Wooden Fence Rotting: Precautionary Actions


A wood fence is one of the significant problems of the longevity of the yard, and this threat should not neglected. A wooden fence that is well-maintained against rot will not quickly get decayed. Many fence owners are not aware of the causes of rotting, and so they unknowingly contribute to it or do not appropriately protect against it.

Staining the Wooden Fence to Prevent "Dry Rotting"

Cap and Trim Quality Fence

Many of us assume the only cause of wood fence rot is exposing to moisture with the fence, but this is not always the case. While wet rot is a problem for wooden fences, there is also an issue of “dry rot” or the constant loss of the protective sealant or stain that prevents from becoming fragile.

Dry rotting is caused by exposing to the sun and the wind, things your fence will encounter far more often than heavy rains or winter. The primary preventative measure to take against dry rot is fence staining. By staining it will replenish the natural look of wood and prevents dry rot.

Rot-resistant materials

There is a particular character of wood like cedar, and redwood is more resistant to the elements than more conventional materials. There is a wood that is cheaper than cedar or redwood, but it’s often the better option to invest in more quality materials for your fence. This way, your fence will last a more extended period and save you from repairing it or replacement cost.

Going for a treated wood will add longevity for more years onto the lifespan of your wooden fence by addressing the rotting issue head-on with preemptive materials and constructing methods. We custom-built all of our wooden fences using Postmaster Metal posts(Not wood posts will rot). True two by four by eight cedar runners, and 1 inch thick pickets, all from 100% kiln-dried cedar.

Cleaning and Replacing Rot Affected Area

Old Weathered Wooden Fence

The essential way that you can do to prevent the rot on your fence is to treat it with routine maintenance.

Replacing rotted out areas of your fence can further prevent the spreading of rotting as well and identify the spot that needs to be replaced. Routine maintenance can also help keep insects from invading your fence.

All in all, a well-maintained wooden fence can last up to 20 years. The most important advice from us is we highly encourage you to hire professionals.

The Fence Masters has been installing and repairing wooden fences in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas for about more than 20 years in the business. We guarantee our work and materials that we are using to exceed your expectations. We have an A+ rating at the BBB.

Inquire Now!

When you need a reliable fence builder for the projects that requires perimeter security and control to your property, choose The Fence Masters.

We are not the cheapest, and that is not our goal. Our goal is to:

Do it right the first time.

Provide high-quality materials that will last for years to come.

Provide you with prompt, courteous service.

To get a FREE quote and the exclusive 20% off on wood fence stain when we install your fence or if you have any questions, please call us today at 405 728 3200.

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