Fence Repairs – Essential For Your Property
Whether it’s your business premise, or your home, putting in place measures to protect the property is essential.
One of the best ways to do so is by putting a perimeter fence around the property.
Not only does it help to keep your pets and children safe and secure, it also keeps out any threats to their safely as well
A well constructed and maintained fence will also be a great boost in your property’s value if you are thinking about selling your home in the near future.
Putting in a new fence is expensive and the better your current fence is looked after the more savings you will have in the long run.
Repairing a fence may seem like a daunting task, but it is not as difficult.
Well, it does require a bit of elbow grease, but with some simple tools, you can repair or even install a new fence within no time.
Over time, you may be required to conduct regular repairs that are caused by different reasons.
Factors that can affect the integrity of your fence
- Aging wood – if your fence is made of wood, you should be ready to replace it. As it ages, it cracks and warps. If this happens, and you can’t replace it on your own, contact a fence repairs Brisbane handyman for professional assistance
- Extreme weather – heavy rainfall or wind can cause damage to your fence. Additionally, humid conditions can mess with the soil around your fence, which may cause it to lean.
- Rotten posts – if you don’t want to be affected by rotten posts, our advice is, install a steel, Colourbond or vinyl fence.
Fence Repairs: Where do you start?
Fencing is a vital project because of the safety aspect that it has, and that it is important to get every step right and not to take short cuts.·
Before you start repairing, assess the damage.
What was the cause? Is it something that you can prevent from happening again?
If so, ensure that you’ve carried out proper preventive maintenance after repairing the damage.
Often fence damage is caused by trees and shrubs being too close to the fence line or even leaning onto the fence.
Regular trimming or pruning trees and plants that touch your fence will dramatically extend the life of the structure.
The other main reason is the soil the fence is erected on – If the soil is up onto the wooden plinth boards – they will soon rot away. Too much soil up against a fence will also have a negative gravity effect and eventually the weight of the soil will soon to start to push against the fence and start it to lean over.
If the fence that needs repairing or replacing is a shared boundary fence – See The Queensland Fencing Guidelines here
If you are not sure of what to do, contact a fence repairs Brisbane expert for help.
What ways can you beef up the security of your property?
Erecting a fence is just a step in the right direction when it comes to protecting property but not the ultimate solution.
There are times when extra security is required. This can be due to areas that cannot be fenced well on a bigger property or adjoining properties may have access areas that allow your fencing to be scaled like low lying buildings or shrubbery.
Or you may have a damaged area that does need a repair and it significantly affects the fence’s integrity. In some cases, it may not be possible to get immediate fence repairs Brisbane services. This is why it is essential to have a beefed-up fencing system. But how can you achieve this?·
Installing surveillance equipment on the fence line.
Surveillance equipment will not prevent intruders that want to get into your yard, but it will help in deterring if they know there is a security system or if you do record them you have evidence to hand to the police. Security systems are a great to scare off intruders and beef up your fencing security.
You have to ensure that the surveillance system you’ve put in place is functioning correctly and turned on. We do install some security systems but for a wired in option please check out our preferred electricians for their Brisbane security installation service
Gate Repairs or Replacements
This may seem like an obvious measure, but you will be surprised by the number of properties without effective gates in Brisbane is surprising. Some gates are part of swimming pool compliance. If you notice that a gate connected to a swimming pool area is not closing properly – This is considered an major safety issue. Do not risk having a child or pet getting access to a swimming pool.
As a property owner, you should ensure that each property is well guarded by a secure gate. It creates privacy and a barrier for unauthorized
persons. We can help. Fence repairs Brisbane can be a bit overwhelming, but we are here to help. Contact us today should you have any questions or if you are interested in booking us.
Fence Repairs Are Vital To Keep Your Property, Children And Pets Safe