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Fence Repair or Replace Chart

Is it time to repair or replace your fence?

There are a lot of factors that go into deciding if you should repair or completely replace a fence. The below chart should help you in making the decision if you just need to replace a post or put a fresh coat of stain on your fence, or if it is makes more sense to replace the section. While budget is not a part of the chart, it is always part of the decision. We have great affordable solutions fencing solutions either way!

Simply choose the category that your fence falls into or best describes your fence, gates, posts, rails and boards.

Fence Materials In Good Shape (A+) Needs Repair (B-) Time to Replace (C-)
Gate Strong, swings easily, not rotten Sagging, hard to open and shut Sagging, hard to open and shut
Posts (4x4 or 6x6) Straight, firmly rooted in the ground, not rotten Loose in ground fewer than 1/3 of posts lean Posts are rotten, broken, more than 1/3 lean
Rails (2x4 or 2x6) Existing rails are straight, able to hold nails, wood is solid Fewer than 1/3 of rails are sagging or curving, nails are loose and missing Rails are rotten, falling off, missing, more than 1/3 sag or curve
Boards or Pickets Existing boards are straight, able to hold nails, wood is solid Fewer than 1/3 of boards are sagging, bending, or broken Boards are broken, falling off or missing, more than 1/3 sag, bend, or are broken

So how did your fence do?

A) If your fence condition is “In Good Shape”, you probably just have a few cosmetic repairs to address. A fresh coat of stain or paint, and you’ll be looking great!

B) If your fence matches with the “Needs Repair”, you need to decide whether you want to do the repairs yourself or call Fantastic Fence. If you do call Fantastic Fence we can work with you on finding the most affordable and reliable fence repair solution.

C) If your fence is in the “Time To Replace” category, your fence is not just an eyesore- it’s unsafe. In order to protect your family and people passing by this fence definitely needs to be replaced!

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