DIY Fence Repair in Houston!
Should You Do That Fence Repair?
Repairing Houston residential fences is a cost efficient way to fix those areas that are showing signs of decay, rot or damage. Many times it is not necessary to replace the whole fence structure because it can come with a hefty price tag. And many of the repairs that you encounter will be fairly simple. How do you determine if your fence is a candidate for a simple repair?
Deciding on Repair or Replacement
Making the decision to repair or replace your Houston fences can be the easiest part of the project. Assess the variables like:
- How many fence posts are rotted?
- Are there insects or fungus growing on the fence structure?
- Is the fence leaning or lying on the ground?
- Are there any fence post or rail that is not straight?
- Is there any fencing material (pickets) that is rotted?
- Is there any fencing material (pickets) that are not straight?
- Is the gate sagging? If yes, is it from bad hinges, wood rot or weight?
The Repair Option
If you only answered yes to one or two of the questions above, then you may want to consider repairing only the problem areas. After all, on the average, new fencing can cost around $18 or more per linear foot. That means the average size residential lot fence will cost around $4,500, making fence replacement a costly choice. Most fence repairs can be done easily. If you have a small budget, start with a fence repair in Houston.
The Replacement Option
If you answered yes to a large percentage of these questions – say more than half – you are probably a candidate for a new fence. You can contact a fence company or if you are the do-it-yourself type, take on building a new fence. A new fence installation can be difficult but with the right tools, the skill, and the time to devote to the project it can be something that is worth tackling.
Protecting Your Investment
No matter what choice you make for your Houston fences, don’t forget to protect your newly repaired or completely replaced wood fence from further damage by rot, insects and Mother Nature. Check out our complete guide to Fence Staining section for more information.
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Replacing a Wood Fence Post
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Replacing a Fence Picket
Replacing a Fence Rail
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