Tired of your rugged,dull,uninspiring look that your fence gives you every time you drive on your front lawn?
Here are the benefits of getting a new fence as opposed to repairing that worn out fence.
BENEFITS OF GETTING A NEW FENCE
1. PREFERENCE AND TASTE.
One benefit of getting a new fence is that you will now be able to thoroughly shop around and settle for the fence that suits your preference and liking.
Another advantage of getting a new fence is that you will now be able to re-design where you want the fence to pass through,how close to the road etc.This will be purely based on your needs.
Studies have shown that while it may not be visible in the short run,the cost of constant repair to an old fence is far much more in the long run than just erecting a new fence.
A comparison between fences of the old and modern fences reveals a technological advancement of today’s fences.Modern fences have less wear and tear because of certain added materials e.g vinyl,far much more durability,have the added capability of being electrically wired for security.
WHY MAINTAINING AN OLD FENCE IS MORE COSTLY THAN PUTTING UP A NEW ONE
Let’s take a picket fence and how much it would cost you to repair it.
After a thorough survey of homeowners,it was found that a homeowner will use up to $1200 to repair wooden fences.
a)Wooden posts tend to sag and shift with time due to soil shift as a result of snow and rain.This can be a huge financial cost especially if the whole fence shifts.The cost may go up to $560.
b)These posts also rot with time and sometimes the posts usually need a total replacement which is just as expensive as putting up a new fence.The cost for replacing a rotten wooden panel may go up to $175.
c)There are also the added costs of constantly spraying the wooden fences to avoid termites and also repainting.The average cost per square foot is usually $3.37
d)Not to forget,are the gates that constantly need repair i.e broken hinges,rotting wood etc.Also another extra constant expense.This would go to as high as $250 depending on the nature of the repair.
e)Post damage is also another cause for concern when repairing a wooden fence as the rails are the ones that hold the wooden panels in place.The cost for this repair usually ranges from $50
Putting up a new wooden fence is $937.Do the math.