Fence Repair in Guildford
Here in the UK the weather can be unpredictable, uncompromising and very hard on fencing, which is why fence repair is one of our specialities.
Fences made of different materials require different levels of maintenance and there are pros, and cons to each type of fence.
The weather will effect different fences in different ways. Wooden fences are the most vulnerable due to the fact that rain and continuous exposure to water such as ground water can cause a fence to rot and eventually crumble and fall apart. It can also be damaged fairly easily by strong winds as they are a solid structure and have no way for the wind to pass through them so instead resist the wind which can lead to it being blown over. Then there is the sun which can dry the wood and cause it to crack and weaken, the sun will also cause the colour of the fence to fade if it is not protected correctly.
Other forces that can damage a wooden fence are falling trees, vegetation growing through a fence, animals scratching a fence and humans who can do anything from deliberately vandalise a fence to driving a car into a fence and knocking it over.
For all the cases listed above there are solutions and ways to repair your fence. If a fence panel is still in place but not standing straight then it could be the result of a damaged post that is no longer supporting the weight of the fence. This can be a fairly simple repair job or re-seating or replacing the post. If a fence is standing strong but has some damaged panels or planks then simply bracing or replacing the damaged panels could be the solution. In some cases however replacement of an entire panel or post may be the most cost effective solution. But whatever the case our team of fencing experts will help you assess the damage and advise on the best course of action to fix the issue and save you the most money.
Fences made of steel, aluminium or iron are less likely to be damaged by the elements owing to the fact that they are made from stronger material. They are more resistant to wind as they are typically are not solid so the wind passes through them rather than pushing against them like a wooden one would. The sun also has less of an impact on a metal fence as it is not generally hot enough to warp or melt the material. The one element that can cause damage to a metal fence however is rain and ground water as water can cause metal to rust and therefore become brittle if the fence is not coated in the correct protective solution. Rust can be very tricky to stop or get rid of but there are still ways to prolong the life of your fence even if rust has started to show. Like wooden fences though the metal fences are not immune to damage from other sources such as trees and human error. Depending on the type of damage to a metal fence the repair job could be a little more complicated if it involves cutting and welding. Not to worry though our experienced fence repair team have the skills and knowledge to repair any issue you have and will always work with you to find the best solution to fit your needs and your budget.
So if you have a damaged fence whether it's metal or wooden, slightly damaged or significantly damaged, our friendly team will be more than happy to talk you through the most budget friendly option and are committed to offering you the best solution for your fencing needs.
We can also put you in touch with local contractors to assist with tree removal, roof repair and any other damage remediation works following storm or other damage.
Areas we Cover in Surrey
At Fencing Guildford, we offer a wide variety of fencing services throughout Surrey and Hampshire county, focusing on the towns and cities of Guildford, Godalming, Farnham and Farnborough.
We are always happy to hear from anyone looking for fencing services, and our friendly staff will be more than happy to provide you with a free assessment and quote, so please feel free to give us a call today.