Fall Wood Fence Care

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Early Fall is the perfect time to get your fence ready for winter.  Fall is also a great time to get the rest of your yard ready for the long cold winter months too.  Fall clean up makes it easier in the Spring to do your spring clean up.

Before the snow flies it is important to inspect your fence for damage from wood rot, warped boards, missing boards, and rotted fence posts.  Make sure the fence post are structurally sound and will not move when pushed against.  Also check any metal latches and metal hinges for rust and replace them if necessary.

Signs of Wood Rot:

  • Posts are loose and wobbly
  • Gate sags and won’t close
  • Boards are caving in
Rotted Wood
Rotted Wood Fencing

When checking your fence for damage it is also important to make sure your wooden fence can handle the weight and moisture that the snow will bring.  Snow can be very heavy and a rotted fence can be pulled down with a lot of snow.  The persistent moisture that your fence will experience in winter can increase the chances of wood rot and a rotted fence will not last through a long winter if it is already rotted to begin with.

Protecting Your Wood Fence Through Winter

Before the temperature gets cold it is a good idea to stain or paint your fence, deck, or railings.  This will give your wood a protective coat to help with wood rot when the weather gets cold and damp.

A great tip to help you decide if you need to waterproof your wood fence is the “splash test”.  Splash water on your wood fence and see if the water beads up.  If the water beads up your fence is still protected.  If not then you should stain or paint your fence.

Keeping Your Yard Clean Helps Your Wood Fence

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Keeping your yard clean will help your wood fence last longer.  Wood rot can happen at the base of the fence when old leaves, grass, and other yard debris accumulate around the bottom trapping moisture.  Make sure to rake your yard free of old leaves and other plant waste.  Snow piling up on old leaves will trap in moisture and cause your fence to rot rapidly.  It only takes a few seasons of miss care to badly damage a wooden fence.

This is also a great time to trim bushes and trees.  Plants growing right up to and touching your fence can cause wood rot.  Over hanging tree branches will hang lower once laden with heavy snow and could potentially damage your wood fence.

Heavy Snow Fall and Your Wood Fence

Heavy wet snow can damage a wood fence.  After a large snow fall it is a good idea to brush away the snow from your fence.  Snow will trap in moisture on the wood of your fence causing it to rot.  Brush way the snow from the base and top if possible.

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Should You Replace Your Wood Fence?

After carefully inspecting your wood fence it will be important to decide if you should repair it or just replace the fence.  An old wooden fence that is badly damaged should just be replaced.  You will spend more time and money trying to resurrect an old wooden fence and then still have to replace it in a few years or even the next season.  If your fence just needs a post or two and some paint then just repair the wood fence.

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Central Iowa Fencing are experience craftsman that can repair or replace your old worn out wooden fence with a new sturdy beautiful one.

No job is to big or to small!

Central Iowa Fencing installs quality fences in the Central Iowa area.  A family owned company with over 15+ years experience.  Contact Central Iowa Fencing today for your FREE fence quote.

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Composite Fencing – A Great Alternative To Wood Fencing

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Composites have been around since the 1980’s and the industry has continued to introduce new colors, styles, and patterns to fit any homeowner’s fencing and deck needs.

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Composite Fencing Comes in Many Styles, Patterns, and Colors.

Composite fencing is a great alternative to wood fencing.  Composite fencing can be used for commercial properties or residential.  Composite fencing has the look of wood and can come in a variety of styles and colors to fit your architecture of your home or business.  Composite fencing can be used the same way as traditional wood fencing.

Composite fencing has numerous benefits compared to the traditional wood fencing.  Wood fencing can rot and warp due to water damage.  Wood fencing needs to be stained or painted every couple of years while composite fencing never needs to be stained or painted.  Composite fencing will not rot due to moisture or harsh weather.  Wood rot can attract insects that bore into the wood, damaging the wood fence even further.  Composite fencing will not be susceptible to insect damage or infestation.

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Composite Fencing Installed By Central Iowa Fencing

The cost of composite fencing is very comparable to the cost of traditional wood fencing.  Composite fencing will cost less to maintain than wood fencing and this will save the homeowner money and time over the life of the fence.  For this reason composite fencing is a great choice for people who want to save time and money on fence maintenance.

Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. is a fence contractor located in Ankeny Iowa.

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Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. is a family owned and operated fencing company specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial fence installation in the Central Iowa area.  Central Iowa Fencing offers many fence materials to choose from like composite fencing, wood fencing, vinyl fencing, chain-link, and wrought iron fencing.

The Central Iowa Fencing credo is:

We pledge to exceed our customer’s expectations by providing quality materials and superior craftsmanship.

Central Iowa Fencing is a fully insured and certificates are available at the customer’s request.  We know security is important to our customer’s so that is why we background check our employees.

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“We pledge to exceed our customer’s expectations by providing quality materials and superior workmanship.”

Central Iowa Fencing is located:

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Ankeny, IA 50023

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Styles of Picket Fences

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Central Iowa Fencing can install various picket fence styles for homeowners in the Central Iowa area including Ames, Des Moines, Boone, Ankeny, Indianola, Marshalltown, Waukee and many other towns around the Central Iowa area.

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Picket Fence Styles

Picket fencing comes in various styles and materials.  Picket fencing can come in wood or vinyl.   Picket fences are usually three to four feet tall and have widely spaced pointy-topped pickets, which is where the name comes from.  Pickets fences discourage climbing and are good at shedding water.  Picket fences add a classic touch to any home and come in various styles to choose from.

Picket fence styles include scallop spaced picket, Gothic spaced picket, French Gothic spaced picket, dog ear spaced picket, and arched spaced picket fence.  Central Iowa Fencing can install any style of picket fence.  Get your  FREE quote today!

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Central Iowa Fencing Installs Railings

 

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Aluminum Digger Railings

Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. installs new railings for home owners and businesses.  We offer high quality railing products in wood, aluminum, and vinyl.  We even have glass railing panels that offer a contemporary look while still providing a view.  Central Iowa Fencing has highly skilled craftsman that will install your railings and fence with expert care.  With Central Iowa Fencing you know the job will be done right.

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Railing installed by Central Iowa Fencing

Enclose and area for outdoor dining.  Outdoor seating is a great way for bars and restaurants to draw more customers in the spring and summer months.  Everyone loves to be outside when the weather is nice.

 

 

 

Clear View Railing
Clear View Railing installed by Central Iowa Fencing

Clear view railings allow for safety but will not obstruct the view.  These contemporary style railings are perfect for homeowners and business.  These beautiful railings can be installed at your home or business by Central Iowa Fencing.  We do all type of commercial properties too.

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Metal Stair Railing

 

Central Iowa Fencing offers railings for stairs, pools, decks, and outdoor entertaining areas.  We have a variety of railing styles and colors to choose from.  Visit our RAILINGS page to see more options.

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Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. and Post Master Fence Posts

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Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. installs wood fencing using Post Master fence posts.  Post Master steel fence posts are constructed of structural steel and has a very heavy galvanized coating to protect it from the elements for years to come.  The strength of Post Master fence posts surpasses traditional wood fence posts and can with stand heavy rain, and wind without warping or rotting like traditional wooden fence posts.

Post Master Fence Posts

1). Will not rot like wood fence posts

2). Are resistant to insect infestations

3). Stronger than wood fence posts

4). Thick galvanized zinc coating

5). Very cost effective option for every homeowner

Withstands Over 70 MPH Winds!

Works With Almost ANY Wood Fence Style!

You can still have the look of traditional wood fencing and have the strength of steel without compromising on the beauty of your fence.  Post Master’s in-line design can easily be concealed with a matching piece of wood.  Post master can be used with virtually any wood fence design.  The professional fence contractors at Central Iowa Fencing Ltd.  can help you with your fence design and wood fence installation in the Central Iowa area.  Call us today! (515) 829-8117

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PostMaster fence post installed into a wood fence with a wood cover.

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Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. Has Added New Service Locations

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Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. is a fence contractor located in the Central Iowa area and has added new service locations to better serve it’s fence customers.  Central Iowa Fencing Ltd. has added more towns in the Central Iowa area including Indianola Iowa, Marshalltown Iowa, Johnston Iowa, Clive Iowa, Urbandale Iowa, and Waukee Iowa.

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