Even the best fences start to show signs of wear and tear eventually. Though a northern white cedar fence lasts longer than most (15-30 years) eventually it will come to the end of its lifespan. And even before it does, winter weather, neighbors, and other unforeseen events can cause damage. If you want to save money, it’s important to know when a fence can be saved, and when it can’t. Much depends on what’s wrong with the fence. Discoloration Discoloration is, in general, one of the easiest and cheapest problems to solve. A good pressure washing will kill..
Anything that’s made of wood can be prone to mold, especially when the weather turns wet. That’s why we gave you some ideas for removing mold from a fence in one of our previous posts. We’ve also talked about how to prevent snow mold. However, we apparently missed at least one simple and inexpensive mold-cleaning method: OxiClean. It looks like it works pretty well, so we thought we’d share this information. Check out the results and the method in the video below. Though we haven’t tried it ourselves yet, it looks like one really big advantage of using..
Technically, removing a fence isn’t really that hard. You can use a hammer to pull the boards off the rails. Then, the posts need to be dug up and removed. Sounds like something any child can do, right? Not so fast. Remember that the posts are usually mounted with concrete and gravel. You need specialized equipment to remove them. It’s not something you’re going to want to do with a sledgehammer. In fact, you can hurt yourself in the attempt. Even professionals get hurt while doing this type of work sometimes. If you’re going to get a new..