When you have a fence that is starting to sag, you want to have professionals fix the fence for you. Your fence company can be the company that initially installed your fence or any fence contractor who has experience installing or repairing fencing in general. You want your fence to remain in healthy condition, so as soon as you notice sagging, loose or missing posts, panels that are coming loose, or gates that are not matching up, it's time to call your fence company to get it repaired. Here's why.
Your fence can become a danger
A sudden storm, someone climbing on your fence, or just the fence finally giving way can cause your fence to become a danger. A fence panel can fall on someone or a part of your home, or can cause damage to your landscape should it come loose or fall entirely. A sagging fence can also put your homeowners insurance liability at risk under the premises liability clause because of failure to repair the fence before it caused damage.
The best way to make your fence safe is to have the fencing professionally attended to. If you make proper repairs now by hiring a fence company to put in new fencing, straighten out the existing fence, replace or tighten posts, and reposition gates, you make your fence safer all around.
Your fence can become expensive to repair
The longer you let a sagging fence suffer under its own weight and failing design, the more likely the fence is going to fail completely. When this happens, the fence becomes less and less likely repairable or becomes so expensive to repair that it's cheaper to replace the unit. Since you need a fence to protect your yard and keep kids and pets within its boundaries, you don't want to wait until the fence falls apart to call a fence company. You'll get a quote for repairs from your fence company when they come to your home so you'll know if repairing your fence is cheaper than replacing it.
Your fence can fail without professional upkeep
If you consider yourself handy enough to do some repairs on your fence, consider hiring a fence company anyway to do the repairs your sagging fence needs. The reason why is simple: a fence that is professionally tended to is likely to last longer, and if you pay to have the repairs done now, you can help the fence last longer and protect your initial investment for the long haul.