Poly Enterprises took a trip back to New Hartford, NY to help our customer replace an old and deteriorating wood fence. Fences are for privacy and safety, of course, and to keep things instead of allowing anything to get out it is important that you have a safe and secure fence installed.
If you do have a rotting fence and a fence replacement isn’t a current option there are a few options to preserve your fence as well as a couple general tips to help preserve the life of your wooden fence.
- Sink your fence post in cement.
- Creosote will prevent against insects and also weatherproof your fence post.
- Use good wood. There is a difference in pine versus and cedar, for example
- Use a metal post instead. Metal won’t rot like a wood post.
Now back to our project. After securing the site, and deciding on the fence layout to maximize space and functionality, we decided to utilize our vinyl Fulton privacy fence with a picket top accent along the front and sides of the property. Along the back property line we went with a 4ft high brown vinyl coated chain link fence which was visually appealing, and yet unobtrusive enough to allow for the enjoyment of the woods and wildlife.