Wood Fence Replacement for Common Types of Damage

Common Wood Fence Damage

Insect Damage

Tennessee homeowners know all too well the dangers of a termite infestation. Thanks to our warm, humid climate, these troublesome little insects can spell big trouble for any type of wood structure, including privacy fences. In some cases, termite-damaged panels can be replaced, but all too often, the entire fence has been compromised before homeowners become aware of the issue. Our team is happy to provide you with wood fence replacement in the event of an untimely infestation, and we are happy to review insect-resistant fencing materials with you to provide a long-term fencing solution.

Weather Damage

As you well know, the weather can get pretty wild here in Tennessee. We are no strangers to severe weather, including thunderstorms that produce damaging winds, large hail, and devastating tornadoes. More often than not, severe weather damages the entire run of fencing rather than just a few of the panels. When this happens, hiring a reputable fencing company for wood fence replacement services is the best way to remedy the situation. This is because repairing the fence panels and their hardware can be very labor-intensive and can actually end up costing you more than an entirely new fence.

Mildew and Rot

Protecting your fence from water damage might seem like a silly endeavor. However, wood fences are made from a very porous material and doing so can actually help extend its useful life. By regularly staining and painting your fence, you will provide it with a layer of protection against rainwater, groundwater, and sprinkler water. Discoloration and staining is often the first indication that your fence has been repeatedly exposed to water, putting it at risk of rotting if not properly cared for. Cleaning your fence with mild soap and water can help remove stains, but wood fence replacement is often the only solution for fences that have succumbed to rot damage.

Need Wood Fence Replacement in Nashville?

Do you have a wood privacy fence that has seen better days? Fence repairs will only extend the life of your fence for so long before replacing it is necessary, and Fence Kings is your go-to source for affordable wood fence replacement in Middle Tennessee. Our team has 25 years of experience helping individuals just like yourself, and we would love to help you, too. From design to installation, you can count on our team of experienced fence installers to provide you with a fence that will enhance your home’s curb appeal while providing you with the security and privacy you deserve.

What’s the Best Type of Pool Fence?

You have finally put in the pool you’ve wanted for all these years, but now you need privacy and security to go with it. Discover what the best type of pool fence is for your property.

There are laws in place in most states that require a specific type of pool fence. Depending on where you live, as long as it’s at least four feet tall, you get to decide whether you want a chain-link fence, vinyl fence, aluminum fence, wrought iron fence, or wood fencing installed.

Comparing Types of Pool Fences

Before you decide on what kind of a pool fence you want, take into consideration what each type of material has to offer.

Chain-link Pool Fences – These are reasonably priced, easy to install, and provide a boundary between your pool and unwanted visitors. However, chain-link fences can easily be climbed over by children, so if you’re worried about kids putting themselves in danger, this isn’t the best pool fence for your yard. Privacy is also minimal with chain links as you can see what’s going on both inside and outside the fenced-in area.

Vinyl Pool Fences – Vinyl pool fences are a bit more costly, but you can create a barrier that nobody can see or get through. It adds security, privacy, and is aesthetically pleasing with most residential home styles.

Aluminum Pool Fences – An aluminum pool fence might not be the most attractive choice. However, if you’re worried about children, animals, and other intruders, it’s a quick and reasonably priced option. Aluminum pool fences require little to no maintenance, and in most cases, aren’t susceptible to rust.

Wrought Iron Pool Fence – A wrought iron pool fence is, without a doubt, the most durable type of fence for your pool. This material can also add elegance and value to your home. Unfortunately, if you’re considering safety and privacy issues, it’s not the best choice.

Wood Pool Fence – A traditional wood fence is arguably the best pool fence for most homeowners. Nobody can get in or see through your wall from the outside giving you the security and privacy that most desire when taking a dip in the backyard. Wood pool fences are affordable, and you can easily change the appearance with a fresh coat of paint or stain.

Things To Consider Before Installing a Pool Fence

Now that you know the different types of pool fence options and their positive and negative attributes, you have to look at what you want out of your fence installation. Review these factors, and then making your final selection will be much more straightforward:

  • Level of privacy and security desired
  • Cost of the pool fence installation
  • Ability to change the appearance of your pool fence
  • Armed with this information, you can now discuss your needs and wants for the best pool fence for your home with your preferred fence company.

New Puppy? No Problem!

Getting a new puppy or planning for a small dog, can change the style or layout of your existing fence or fence plans. Many new homeowners have small children and pets. It’s part of a great family plan, because let’s face it…children love pets!! One of the most popular major purchases for a new homeowner is a new fence – but what if the HOA requires aluminum? Neighborhoods have become more urban, more populated, and the lots have become smaller which can make it unsafe for your little doggie to roam free.

Smaller dogs like a chihuahua or a dachshund can be hard to keep enclosed in a fenced yard versus a larger dog like a English Bulldog. Just when you think your furry friend isn’t going try anything sneaky, he squeezes his little body through your brand new aluminum fence, and he’s off to freedom! You can’t constantly be looking out the window to see where he’s at and the stress of having to worry about your fur baby is leading you to keep him inside or kenneled. It doesn’t have to be that way! Your four-legged kids should be outside doing their business and getting some much-needed sun.

Puppy Picket, Puppy proof fence
Despite what frustration might lead you to believe, there are options for securing your dog that don’t involve replacing your fence or keeping your dog indoors to put your fears at bay. Whether you have just closed on a home and are looking for a new aluminum fence for Sparky, or looking for a quick fix to your existing one; here are a few options that can give you peace of mind while your little guy is enjoying the outdoors:

Puppy Pickets or Double Pickets
Any reputable fencing company will offer these two styles for your new aluminum fence. The “puppy picket” style has 1 5/8” spacing, which goes up about 16-20 inches from the ground then transitions to standard spacing the for the remainder of the fence. The “double picket” is the 1 5/8” spacing from top to bottom. Some customers find this style more appealing for its consistency. Puppy pickets and double pickets will add around $7 extra per foot to your new fence.

Wire Mesh
This is a simple and fairly foolproof way to prevent Sparky from sneaking out. You can get it in black or galvanized metal or even in a plastic chicken wire which is much easier to handle compared to the metal offerings with sharp edges. If you already have a fence in place, obviously a better alternative to a new fence is to add this wire. Adding this wire to a standard picket aluminum fence is a less expensive alternative to puppy picket or double picket. Standing 24 inches high, this fairly transparent addition will only add about $3 per foot to the price of your new or existing fence.

Keeping your small pet secure is your first priority, and installing a puppy picket aluminum fence or just wire mesh can give you peace of mind. If you need help deciding which option is right for your needs, contact Fence Kings today, and we’d be happy to guide you through the process.

To transform the security of your home and protect your pets from wandering out of sight, fences are a foolproof solution. Managing this project the right way requires the work of skilled hands, that’s why our residential fence installers at Fence Kings are ready to serve you.