Biggest Threats To Your Garden Fence Panels
Even if your garden fence panels don’t stack up to be your most expensive garden asset, you’d certainly appreciate how much they mean to you if they should fall or break.
As your panelling hides everything you do – or don’t do (!) – in your garden, they’re one of your most important privacy assets and help you hide that shed you’ve never painted or those pogonias you never pruned.
This is why it’s essential that you’re aware of what are the biggest threats to your garden fence – or fortress if you will; whether it be made in the style of a extravagant Louvre design or from traditional closeboard wooden fencing panels.
Without a doubt the biggest threats to any garden fence are those posed by humans rather than nature. That’s because your fence isn’t something only you have the power to protect, or damage, but your neighbours and the outside world too. If there’s a young family living next door, who have children that are into football, then there’s a serious risk your panels could take a beating should a heavy-footed kick go awry.
The effects of the weather too aren’t something to be sniffed at. Although your fence has been designed to take large amounts of stress, there still will be freak events where gale force winds could start to damage individual panels – either from the force of the gust alone, or from uprooted objects.
The rain will also degrade your fences natural defences over time too. This is why it’s a good idea to either buy pre-treated fences that act as a barrier against this, or treat them yourself as soon as possible.
Less likely, but still a possibility, is the chance that an animal will try and dig under – or through – your fence. This could be your own cat or dog (even the neighbour’s perhaps), or a wild fox. For this reason setting up firm foundations, and concreting parts of the panels, is highly recommended. Without applying a protective coat, insects could bore into the panelling too.
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