Everything You Need to Know About Wood Fence Maintenance

A well maintained wood fence will last up to 25 years. The key is regular maintenance, which includes inspecting and repairing the damage on a regular basis. You can follow these steps to keep your wood fence in perfect condition for years to come:


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Inspect Regularly

It's important to remember that wood fences are subject to damage from the environment. You should inspect your fence regularly, especially during the spring and summer months when animals such as deer and rabbits are more active. If a fence is inspected regularly, damage can be prevented or repaired quickly before any serious problems arise. The best time for inspecting a wood fence is in the early morning when there's no wind or rain; this will allow you to thoroughly check your work without having to deal with distracting conditions.


Clean Often

Cleaning a wood fence is more involved than just a quick wipe-down. You’re looking at a lot of work, but it can be done with relative ease with the right tools and materials. The key here is to prevent major problems from ever happening in the first place by cleaning your fence regularly. Hiring a professional fence cleaner like American Exteriors can help save yourself the time and effort put into cleaning your fence. A professional will have the right solutions and equipment to remove and organic matter that may have built up over time. Resulting in your fence to look brand new! Check the photo above to see the proof!


Repair the Damage

A cleaning to your fence, will help you notice any damage that may be present to your fence. Most often times it will just be a board or two that will need replacing, if any. Be sure to do your research on a qualified fencing company to ensure you are in good hands.


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Re-stain every 2-3 years

The best time to stain your wood fence is in the spring or summer. This allows you to maximize your time outside and get the most sun exposure to dry the stain quickly. It’s also important that you apply a new coat every 2-3 years so that it protects the wood from moisture damage. Not only will your fence be protected, but it will also look amazing!

American Exteriors is a trusted exterior cleaning company that also specializes in fence staining. We are a one-stop-shop that can clean AND stain your fence, all in one visit.


A good wood fence will last you for years and years if you maintain it properly. If you have any questions about your wooden fence or if you are interested in receiving a quote on a fence cleaning/staining, don't hesitate to call American Exteriors at 704-964-2592. We are happy to help in any way possible.






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