The most asked questions about fence installations: answered

Installing a fence is one of the best ways to add more privacy, security and curb appeal to your property. If you’re planning or at least considering installing a new fence, you probably have a few questions you’d like answered. After all, a fence is an investment that’s going to be on your property for years.

At Welch Fencing, we understand that. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy guide of answers to the questions we commonly get asked when our customers are in the process of buying a new fence. That way, you can make an informed choice that suits your needs as a homeowner. Or at the very least pick up some helpful information for future reference!

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What are the benefits of garden fencing?

There are many benefits to timber fencing. It brings a lot to the table in terms of style, stability and longevity, but that’s not all. Here’s a list of reasons why fencing is a brilliant investment:

  • Privacy – Most people want privacy while they’re spending time in the garden. There’s nothing worse than constantly being at the behest of prying eyes when you’re trying to relax. A timber fence will block your property from the eyes of others, allowing your garden to feel secluded and private.
  • Curb appeal and property value – A tall, high-quality and beautiful fence – like the kind we supply here at Welch Fencing – will add boundless curb appeal to your home. They really can make all the difference in the way your home looks from the outside. A good quality fence is also a great way to add to your home’s overall value. So not only is a garden fence lovely to look at, it’s a smart investment.
  • Security and peace of mind – If you have young children or pets, then one of the reasons you’ll likely be seeking a fence is for added security and peace of mind. The last thing you want to be thinking about at home is how safe your kids or pets are when they’re playing in the garden. A tall and robust fence will definitely make you feel better about leaving them to have fun in the garden while you take care of other house tasks like cooking dinner or tidying up.
  • Aesthetics – It goes without saying that aesthetics come into play when you’re considering your fencing. Wooden fencing has a natural beauty that’s unmatched by any other material. Not only that, but wood comes in a wide variety of beautiful shades and patterns. You can also paint or stain wooden fencing to match your desired colour palette, so you’ll never be stuck with just one colour.

How do I know when it’s time to get a new fence?

When your current fence is looking a little worse for wear, it’s probably best to start looking into replacing it. Some telltale signs that your old fence needs replacing are:

  • Cracks and snaps
  • Wear and tear
  • Sloping fence panels
  • Missing boards
  • Mould
  • Insect damage

That’s just to name a few. It’s best practice to replace a fence before the damage manifests too badly. That way you aren’t without fencing in the changeover process. Wooden fencing typically has a life span of around 10-15 years if it’s cared for properly (sometimes even longer!). So you can almost plan for the occasion, or at the very least when to start considering your options if you know how old your current fencing is.

How do I care for my timber fencing?

To properly care for your timber fence is to keep it free of dirt and debris and to generally keep your eye out for any maintenance jobs that crop up. This could be staining, sealing or painting your fence – which should be done every couple of years – give or take. It could also be clearing away leaves and weeds from around the edges of your panels, or even scrubbing away any mould that appears after a spot of particularly bad weather. We have a whole blog on how to keep your fence looking its best season by season that you can check out for a more in-depth explanation of this!

That’s all the basics covered! However, if you still have questions, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team of experts and we’ll be happy to advise. And if you’ve decided now is the time for a new garden fence, youre in the right place! Weve got a great selection for you to choose from here at Welch Fencing. Feel free to take a look around our site or simply give us a call on 01772 336476; we can’t wait to hear from you!