Fences home guide: 3 ways to maintain it

Ever notice that after a period of time, fences start to degrade in appearance? You might start to wonder if it’s just bad maintenance or poor quality paint.

Soon enough, you notice it always leads back to harsh weather environments, fallen branches, or minor tears that impact fence performance. 

So, why do fences need maintenance

Degradation and breakable parts.


You have identified the major issues. Now, how do you maintain the aftermath?


There are 3 pointers Everlast Services has summarized for those wanting to learn about maintaining fences:

Are you ready? 


  1. All fences have kryptonite: damp conditions. 

    They are easily tarnished with rust or fungi conditions from water (especially metal ones). Due to its eroding nature, it is recommended that any sprinkler should be positioned further away from the fence.

    Substitute it with a pressure wash. It’s low cost, high efficiency, and cleans tough substances such as grime and dust. Sounds good, right?


  2.  Nails, watch out for them. 

    Those things stick out when you least expect them to be. Nails can easily catch one’s clothing or injury, making them a hazardous environment.

    Getting nails off seems easy, but removing them is a challenge, especially for safety. Often, at the back of a hammer’s head, a shape ‘V’ is useful, especially prying out nails by their head. Luckily, this should minimize the damage to the board slightly for you to reuse it.


  3. Make sure to do health checkups for your fences.

    Especially with wooden ones, one rot area can cause it to spread regardless of the condition. When it happens, the best method is to cut off the infected area to stop the rot from spreading. This can be done by replacing new timber wood and coating.

Maintaining fences takes time and effort. If you are seeking improvements and would like someone to take care of your landscaping needs, then look no further than Everlast Services. We have experienced landscapers too, who will work with you to create your perfect outdoor living space. Regardless of where you are, be it Altona, Laverton, or Truganina, we will be there for you to create your ideal outdoor living space!