In the past, we’ve discussed why cedar turns grey. It’s a natural process to be sure, but we do realize that there are people out there who don’t really enjoy the look and feel of cedar that’s aged naturally.
That’s why we wanted to take a few moments to remind you that there are some steps you can take to restore your fence once the weather warms up.
It all starts with a good pressure washing. This will get rid of mold. It will also help you out by exposing a fresh layer of wood.
Then, let the wood dry. Once your fence is totally dry you should get out there to inspect it. You’re looking for spent, broekn pieces. You can generally use waterproof glue and a tape clamp in order to bring these pieces back together. If they need more attention then that then you should contact us to have a look.
You should also contact us for repairs–or a fence replacement–if your fence is sagging or falling over. Sometimes a sagging fence can certainly be repaired, but sometimes it just needs to be torn down.
Once you’ve done all this, it’s time to get out to your fence with a good oil based stain. The freshly washed wood should hold the new stain color very nicely, and by the time you’re done your fence should look brand new.
Is your fence due for replacement? Do you live in Fox Point, Mequon, or anywhere else in the Milwaukee metro area? If so, contact us today. We’ll give you a free estimate. We’ll even help you out in winter, so long as the ground isn’t frozen over yet.