Fences are a valuable investment for a home and business that help provide safety and security all while maintaining curb appeal. As with all investments, fences need to be maintained. When it comes to maintenance, some types of fences may be easier than others. But eventually, a fence needs repair or replaced if neglected.

How Do I Know When to Repair or Replace My Fence?

There are 5 important factors to consider. Not all conditions need to be met to replace a fence. For example, the current application of your fence may still be true, but the condition is compromising performance. Let’s take a look at the 5 factors to consider when on the fence about repair or replacement

1. Fence Condition

The most important consideration is the material. Is your wood fence rotten beyond repair? Has it been damaged by weather and storms? If the condition of your fence is beyond repair, then it’s time to replace. If replacement is your decision, consider a different fence type, especially if it’s your location and climate that led to fence deterioration.

2. Fence Cost

It only makes sense that if the cost to repair a fence is the same or higher than the cost to replace, than replacement is the best option.

3. Current Fence Purpose

Have you added new features to your home or business? For example, if you currently have a chain link fence, but built a pool, consider a more secure fence type vs. repairing a chain link fence. As your reason for having a fence changes, the type and design of fence might have to change as well.

4. Warranty

At Buzz Custom Fence, we warranty new fence materials and even the labor is covered in the event of a future problem. Due to many factors outside of our control, we can’t warranty a fence repair. If you want to prevent the cost and hassle of another fence repair, than consider a new fence that will last for years.

5. Value

Replacing a fence will quickly add value to a property and earn the respect of your neighbors. Visually, your home or business will have a new look, all while adding security and privacy. If you’re trying to sell your home, Century 21 finds that, “…the appearance of a fence adds value to the home overall. Buyers with children or pets will appreciate the privacy and security of an enclosed backyard.”

Keep these 5 factors in mind when deciding if you should replace or repair your fence. If you’re still undecided, we can help! Contact Buzz Custom Fence today.

See what our customers are saying:

Homeowner in Mansfield, TX
I had a tree fall on my house from a storm, which destroyed part of my wrought iron fence. They replaced an 8 ft. panel and painted it, excellent job!
Homeowner in Aledo, TX
Exceptional quality and professionalism. After a miserably failed attempt at fence repair and partial refabrication with another fencing company, I called Buzz Custom Fence based on the positive Angie’s List reviews. Hoyt came out twice before the project started to discuss the job and expectations. He also put together a very comprehensive proposal complete with diagrams and photos (NOT the experience I had with the other company). This proactive approach led to very smooth project execution when it was time to start. The crew itself, led by Joel, was very professional and clearly had a high quality standard. They were also flexible to minor tweaks to the plan as the project progressed…things we did not anticipate or ideas the crew had for improved finished product.
Homeowner in Fort Worth, TX
This is the third time I have used Buzz for fence repair and each time the service and quality was excellent