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How to Winterize Your Fence & Protect It From Cold Weather January 10, 2017

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How to Winterize Your Fence & Protect It From Cold Weather, Islip, New York

With colder temperatures and winter weather comes potential damage to the fences that provide us with privacy and security. No matter what type of fence you have, you can take steps to ensure its protection through a process of winterizing. Below are some easy tips for winterizing three of the most popular types of fences.

Aluminum Fence

imageAn aluminum fence is strong and sturdy and can withstand the effects of inclement winter weather. Over time, however, it may become necessary to give your aluminum fence a little reinforcement. Aluminum isn’t prone to rusting like other types of metals, but scratches can appear over time. Touch up any damaged areas with aluminum-surface paint. 

Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fencing, like metal, is built to last. That doesn't mean that it will last indefinitely, though. Before colder temperatures and wintry conditions set in, inspect your fence for any loose posts or panels and replace or reinforce them. Also make certain your vinyl fence is clean, free of dirt, debris, and mold. These easy steps can guarantee your vinyl fencing is ready for the harsher conditions of the winter months.

Wood Fence

Of the three fence types discussed here, wood is the most vulnerable to damage during the winter. If your wood fence is stained, painted, or in some way treated, double check that all spots are touched up and no gaps or damage in the treated areas are left open to the elements. You may also want to confirm that all posts, rails, and panels are securely in place to help the fence take on whatever conditions winter may bring.


If you're in the market for a new fence or fence repair, contact Wayside Fence Company. Call (631) 968-6828  for more information about their services, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and deals. Wayside Fence Company sells retail and wholesale fencing and performs installations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. They also sell to contractors and homeowners throughout New York, New Jersey, and New England. No matter what time of year it is, the fence professionals at Wayside Fence Company will provide you with the highest quality products and service.

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