The fence around your home is something that is often neglected or forgotten about until it’s time to sell the home or it has collapsed in a storm. Are you one of these people and currently dealing with a broken fence?
Today, I want to help answer the age-old question—so you have a broken fence… do you fix or replace?
I know, this question has been weighing heavily on you and the short answer is,
Even though this isn’t a yes or no question, either ‘fixing the fence’ or ‘replacing the fence’, can be the answer, depending on the scenario. In this article, I’ll break down which I recommend for you.
When does it make sense to FIX my broken fence?
There are a couple of situations when fixing is the obvious answer.
First up, is if you don’t plan on living in your home for very long. Maybe you’re renting, or maybe a big move is in the near future. Either way, investing the big bucks doesn’t make much sense. The only outlier here is if you plan on selling your property and are looking for creative ways to up the price. If so, then replacing the fence can cause the
The only outlier here is if you plan on selling your property and are looking for creative ways to up the price. If so, then replacing the fence can cause the value of the property to skyrocket. Brand-new fences carry a lot of weight when you’re analyzing how much you can put your property on the market for.
Fixing also makes sense, if your fence is one that is in use and very necessary on a daily basis. A fence is meant to be a functional component of your home’s architecture. If it isn’t doing its job, it needs to be fixed. Pieces missing or warping that has rendered your fence unusable, can be pretty problematic if people need to access your property each and every day. If this is the case, I strongly recommend that you take the time to look into a Band-Aid fix, so that you don’t interrupt regularly planned activities.
When does it make sense to REPLACE my broken fence?
On the other hand, you have those that need to be replaced. The biggest variable here is age.
Planning on sticking around for a while? If your house has been surrounded by the same white picket fence for decades on decades, then it’s probably time to replace it. This can be a very exciting time, you get to mix up the aesthetic of the design of your property. You’ll feel safe surrounded by a brand-new fencing solution, which will keep your loved ones and valuable possessions secure inside.
It is highly recommended you always seek a professional to help choose and install a new fence. As a fence professional myself, there are many factors you need to consider such as topography, council regulations, etc.
At Taylor Fencing we make sure every aspect is taken care of so that your investment adds longevity and you have peace of mind with a 100% warranty. But even if you don’t choose to use a professional, the fact of the matter is… you need a new fence!
Looking for more information about fences? Be sure to check out the Taylor Fencing Website, found here.