When Is It Time To Replace My Fence?


When you notice your fence is leaning, you can often strengthen the fence again with new wood posts. But when the sections are simply falling down, then it might be time to consider a new fence. Once you reach that stage where pickets and boards are falling off or missing, a new fence often outweighs the cost of frequent repairs.
If your fence is more than 15 years old and begins showing signs of decline, you may also need to consider replacing the fence. Once a fence approaches its second decade, chances are the elements have done a number on it and it may be time to say goodbye. A good rule of thumb is that if you have to replace more than 20 to 25% of your fence’s panels or pickets, you’re better off having the entire fence removed and replacing it with a new one.

When weather takes it toll and entire sections of a fence collapse, it’s definitely time to consider replacing your wooden fence.

Still, some home owners prefer the rustic and natural look that a fence offers. They are indeed gorgeous works of art when carefully constructed and beautifully maintained. If you live in Los Angeles, CA, an area where you have a choice of materials, wood can be your best option. Many newer home communities tend to favor a wood because of its look and durability. If you are interested in having a new wood fence or gate built for your home give us a call today at (310) 601-6616. We would love to send you a free estimate! 

Arian Harwell, Lead Designer

I grew up building custom furniture in Taos, New Mexico with my Dad. We did it all. When we moved west we liked the weather and decided to build outdoors. Over the years we met a bunch of skilled craftsmen who like making fences and gates with us.