Is it Smarter to Replace or Repair a Fence?

When faced with the choice of replacing or repairing your Brighton fence,  the best thing to do is make a thorough analysis of the damage. You must accurately estimate the state of your fence in order to decide on the best solutions to adopt. Of course, the exact type of repair needed strictly depends on the type of fence that you have, namely on the material, style, etc.

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Wood fences are among the most beautiful types of fences. However, they are also the least resistant to outside conditions and other often destructive elements. The extent of damage that a wood fence can reach depends on the type of wood. While a spruce fence lasts for 4 to 7 years, a pine fence can last for up to 12 years. Cedar is the most expensive, but also the most resistant type of wood. A cedar fence can last for as long as 30 years.

According to experts’ opinion, a fence may need to be replaced if more than 20% of it requires immediate repairs. A wood fence would probably require only a few pickets at a time to be repaired, whereas in the case of a vinyl fence, whole panel replacements may be necessary.