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A new wood fence is a great way to add value and security to your property. While some types of wood fences are naturally resistant to rotting and decay, like Western red cedar wood fences, you will still need to protect your fence from the elements if you want it to hold up over the years. These tips will help you maintain your decorative or privacy cedar wood fence and protect it from the damaging effects of Mother Nature.

Strip and Stain Every Few Years

Exposure to rain and sunlight can make your once pristine wooden fence appear dull and gray. Untreated wood fences are also susceptible to damage caused by wind, fungus, and microorganisms. To protect your wood fence and keep it looking like new, go over your fence with a power-washer and apply a quality stain and sealant every couple of years. Ask your wood fence company for recommendations on stains and sealants.

Make Repairs as Necessary

Keep a close eye on your wood fence. When you notice damages areas or missing boards, contact your fence company to have the damage repaired or to have the missing boards replaced. Repairing your wood fence as problems arise will prevent further issues from developing in the future. Not only that, but a well-maintained wood fence just looks better than a fence that is clearly in need of repair.

Whether you’re looking to replace your old, tired-looking fence or you want to put up a brand-new wood fence around your property for the first time, Paramount Fence can help. We professionally install, design, manufacture, and sale the finest quality custom cedar wood fencing available. Visit our website to learn more about our wood fences, or call us at 630-239-2714 to speak with one of our fencing experts.