ences are very important aspects of homes and property. Their major aim being being protection, they are a feature that almost all home owners strive to have. Besides protection, fences have become of importance in provision of aesthetic beauty and are of several types. Truth of the matter is that whether your fence is wooden, live or metal, it can never last forever. At one point it will need to be changed or replaced.
The looming question then would be "when to change your fence?". The answer to this vital question would depend on a number of factors. Here are some of the determinants of when you will need to change your fence. First, a fence would need to be changed when you notice that it has started to lean sideways. Leaning is a sign of weakness and an aging fence which should prompt you to change it as soon as possible. It means the fence has rotten from the base and may be posing a danger to your family and guests if you do not change it.
Secondly, there will be need for you to change your fence when there are enough evidence of wear and tear. A tree might have fallen on your fence causing damage,or the plants ( if it's a live fence) shall have dried up. In this case, the fence no longer will serve its purpose and will need changing immediately. The third reason has to do with frequent repairs. If you constantly repair your fence, the costs are likely to be inhibiting and as such the best option would be to erect a new fence all together. In addition, broken boards, splintering of wood, missing boards and noticeable holes in the wood used to make your fence are other signs that you need to change it. They are an indication of weakness and will deteriorate the aesthetics of the fence. When you feel that the aesthetics of your home is betrayed by the fence, you will certainly need to erect a new fence, even with better designs.
The bottom line remains that the choice to replace your fence all depends on your observations and what you want.