The answer is not that simple, considering that the resistance of a fence depends on several factors that include the age of the fence, the materials it is made from and the way it has been maintained along the time.
However, a little bit of forethought in the autumn (a close inspection and some maintenance) can make sure your fence is ready for another cold season. If you have a wood fence, prepare yourself for more maintenance work than in the case of a vinyl or metal fence.Harsh winter conditions can seriously damage and weaken a wood fence that has been ignored for too long. Wood is a very beautiful material that provides many advantages, but you must take care of it regularly, otherwise it will be destroyed by moisture which will allow mold, mildew and rot. Fallen tree branches and some other debris can also damage your fence.
What you can do:
- Make sure the fence is in good shape. Look for soft wood areas, replace damaged boards and patch cracks and holes.
- Clean your fence with a pressure washer and allow it to dry completely
- Have Denver fence companies use a waterproof sealer to treat the wood
As for vinyl and metal fences, they are very low maintenance; all you have to do is checking them for any potential mechanical damage and replace broken parts.