VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 17, 2016) - The professionals at QS Fencing, a fencing repair and installation company based in Vancouver, field a lot of questions when it comes to wood fencing. The most common inquiries centre on maintenance and how to make their investment last longer. For more, go to: http://www.qsfencing.ca/blog/when-to-replace-repair-fence-vancouver-homes/
"People love the warm, homey feel a wood fence inspires," says a company representative. "However, the sun, wind, and watery run-off so common in Vancouver can subject your fence to a terrific beating."
When it comes to fence repair, it's necessary to look at the root cause of the damage. For a wooden fence, it's easy to replace a post or two that's been damaged by a wayward teen on their first joyride. However, structural weaknesses caused by rot may call for a full replacement.
"It's best to consult a fencing repair professional to determine the state of your fence. They'll be able to check the foundation and advise you accordingly."
If you are repairing a partially damaged fence that's salvageable, try to opt for the most rot-resistant lumber you can afford. These options tend to be a bit more expensive, as pressure-treated wood has been saturated with life-extending preservatives, but pay off in the long run.
Apart from pressure-treated wood, cedar and redwood are also options that stand up relatively well to the weather. These can be strengthened further through the use of exterior paints and stains.
It's always worth inquiring about fencing repair, as there's a significant cost difference between repair and replacement. In either case, the professionals at QS Fencing can advise on different options and provide you a quote.
About QS Fencing
Established in 2010, QS Fencing is a family-owned business that aims to provide quality products and superior service. It is a Vancouver-based fencing company that is licensed and insured. All employees are WCB insured as well. QS Fencing serves the geographical areas of Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Richmond, Surrey, and Delta, BC.
To learn more, visit http://www.qsfencing.ca or call (604) 345-5145.