Does Your Fence Have Any Moisture Damage?
Watch for water pooling around your posts. Overtime the water does not drain away from the posts the wood gets saturated. If if doesn’t dry out it will begin the process of rotting wood. Sometimes this is underground and you can’t see it.
In cold weather the wood doesn’t have the ability to dry out.
May Cause Cracks In Wood Fences
Because wood constantly changes with the weather, it’s hard to keep up the maintenance unless you are diligent with keeping it top of mind. Wood will expand and contract depending on the amount of moisture in the wood and ground. If the wood gets too dry from the winter weather, this is where the cracks in the wood begin to form. If neglected, small cracks turn into large cracks and before you know it fence pickets are falling off the fence. So how do you know when it’s time to replace the fence picket(s)? Ask a professional fence company early before it becomes to costly to repair.
In North Texas the weather during the winter months fluctuates quite a bit. Some days it’s a 70 degree swing. Better have the fence checked because cold weather affects wood and it is possible that repairing early will offer a longer lifespan.