Signs You Need A New Fence

While fences are built to last, you may need to replace old or damaged fence panels. Here, Carnahan-White lists some signs that your fencing may need to be replaced.


A privacy fence should help seclude your yard and outsiders from looking in. If you’re able to see your neighbors through your fence, it may be time for a replacement. Holes in your fence can be caused by the pores of the wood absorbing moisture. When your wooden fence begins to rot, there’s very little chance to save it from spreading. If you notice signs of rotting or holes in your fence, it’s time you consider getting a new one.


A brand new fence will feel smooth to the touch and polished if it’s sealed correctly. A weathered and damaged fence will feel rough to the touch. If you your fencing scrapes your hand when you run your hand over it, you may want to take a closer look to determine if you should replace your fence. When you select a new privacy fence, make sure the wooden panels are adequately sanded before installing them.

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Whether your fence is made of wood, vinyl, or metal, discoloration is a tell-tale sign that your fence may need to be replaced. As the material ages, it may lose its strength and hue. A fence that started out white and is now gray needs to be freshened up and replaced.


Water can really take a toll on your fence if it isn’t sealed correctly. If water seeps into the pores of a wooden fence, it can become very fragile and flexible. A warped fence will begin to sag and lean, and there’s not a lot you can do to repair a fence in this state. If you see your fence starting to lean and flex, it’s time to replace it.

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Renew Your Fence With Carnahan-White

If your fence is showing signs of significant wear, make a call to Carnahan-White Fencing Company. Our experts will help you pick out the perfect fence for your home or business. Call us today at 417-765-0303 to get a free quote.