Just like a house or any other construction, a fence needs a certain amount of maintenance if it is to last well. What you’ll need to do depends on what kind of fencing you have, but fencing contractors will tell you that a steel panel fence is one of the easiest to maintain.
Here are some tips on how best to maintain your fence
- Steel panel – the main problem with a steel fence is rust, but if you keep the bottom clear of soil and mulch, it shouldn’t rust for many years. Never bank soil up so that it rests against the bottom of a steel fence, and don’t dig a channel for it to rest in when erecting it. Once the newness wears of and the colour starts to fade, it can be painted, but use a paint that is suitable for steel. Don’t use water based paint. Never paint over any rusted surface as the paint and rust will just come off.