When your fence starts to look a bit worse for wear, there is one over-arching question that typically comes to mind. Should you repair the fence, or should you just have it torn down and replaced? Sometimes, repairing the fence is the best option, but other times, you should just have the fence replaced. Here are some factors to consider as you decide which approach is right for you.
Is the fence damaged all over, or just in one spot?
If just one or two specific sections of the fence are in poor condition, then you are probably best off just having those parts of the fence replaced or repaired. On the other hand, if the damage is spread out all over the place, then you may want to just replace the whole fence and have a new one installed. Making repairs to a lot of individual sections could take a lot of time and could even be more costly than simply installing a new fence.
Do you like your current fence?
How do you feel about this fence overall? Does it meet your needs, or do you wish it were taller? Maybe you have always wished the fence offered more privacy or that it stretched across a different part of your yard. If you aren't super happy with the fence in the first place, and now it is also damaged, this means you may want to just tear down and repair the fence. If you were to repair it, the fence would still not fully meet your needs. This is a chance to get a new fence that really serves you.
How soon can a fence company offer either service?
Call the fence company you plan on hiring and ask them what their current waiting times are. Every company has a different work schedule. If your fence company says they can do repairs next week, but they are a few months out on fence installations, you may want to just go ahead with the repairs. On the other hand, if they are booking both services within the near future, you may be better off just having the fence replaced while the company has the available to do the work.
In most cases, there's no right or wrong decision here. Whether you replace or repair your fence depends entirely on your own preferences and what you think will best meet your needs. For more information, contact a fence repair or installation company.
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