How can I make my fence stronger?

Now that warmer weather is on the way, you might be returning to the garden. If your fence is looking a little worse for wear, it might be time to cut your losses and invest in a brand-new fence that’s sturdier and more reliable. The ideal fence is going to give your garden the security and aesthetic value you need so you can keep enjoying your time in the garden for years to come. And with BBQ season just around the corner, what better time to get started?

If this sounds like you, you’re in exactly the right place! At Welch Fencing, we’ve been experts in all things garden fencing for over 50 years. We’re a family-run business, so we know the difference that solid yet stylish garden fence panels can make to your peace of mind, especially if you have children and pets in the family. So, if you’re in search of a few ways to keep your fence in top shape, look no further because we’ve pulled a few tips together for you that’ll help you make sure your fence stands the test of time.

Timber fencing in residential area

Choose pressure-treated timber

The type of fencing you choose determines its longevity; you want to ensure you’ve bought quality wood that’s been prepared and treated correctly, like ours here at Welch. While all of our timber fencings are high-quality, robust, and reliable, we also offer pressure-treated fencing panels for customers looking for extra reinforcement.

These panels are highly weather-resistant, making them an ideal choice if you live near the coast or anywhere that experiences harsh winds or rain. The pressure treatment process involves using an airtight chamber and hydraulic pressure to force preservatives deep into the wood, protecting it from any pesky burrowing insects or creeping mould. This process is more intensive and effective than dip treatment, guaranteeing the panels to last for many years.

Reinforce your fencing with accessories

If you want to make your fence even stronger and more resilient, we offer a range of accessories that can help. These accessories are great for both new and old fences and can provide extra stability and protection against harsh weather conditions. Fence spikes can be installed at the base of each post to prevent movement caused by strong winds or soil erosion, keeping your fence upright no matter the weather. Brackets and supports, on the other hand, can strengthen the connections between fence panels and posts, providing extra security and enhancing the safety of your garden. If you want to ensure that your fence remains solid and secure over time, bolt-down post supports can hold your posts firmly in place.

Apply at-home fence treatments

Now that summer is closing in and we’re all going to be out in the garden as the sun beats down, there’s no better time to start thinking about treating your fence. The weather might not be permitting right now, but gradually, it’ll start to warm up, and the ideal time to seal, stain, and paint your fence is when the weather is just nice.

Treatments like sealing and staining help protect your fence from the weather. Come rain or shine, they provide a well-needed barrier from water, UV rays, and other environmental factors that cause wood to deteriorate. Sealing your fence now and then is best practice if you want it to stay looking its best and prevent any unsightly mould, warping or splintering.

Get your hands on some post mix

Our final tip for keeping your fence strong and sturdy is with some post mix. If you’re unfamiliar, our rapid setting post mix provides a fast and easy post-setting with no mixing required; simply pour into the hole, add water, and you’re done! It’s a simple and reliable way to keep your posts firmly in place, even during the most unsavoury weather conditions. By securing your fence posts, you can minimise the risk of leaning or sagging and maintain the integrity of your fence for years to come.

If you combine all or even just a couple of these techniques, you’ll have a stunning fence that stands proud in your garden for years to come, no matter the weather.

And, if you have any questions about our fencing products or are interested in purchasing one of our sturdy garden fence panels, our experts are here to help. With a wide variety of fencing panels, we’re confident that we have something that will suit your needs. We always strive to provide the best quality, service, and value for your money here at Welch Fencing, so feel free to reach out to us at 01772 336476, and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help!