Wood Fence Repair
Metal Fence Repair
Fencing comes in two basic materials, wood or metal. We can easily replace rotten wood but more effort is required to repair a metal fence. Metal fence may come in many forms and metals. Aluminum, Steel, and Iron are all used in metal fencing and all require specific skills to fix them. The most common metal used to build fences today is steel, then aluminum, and less common is actual wrought iron. When someone speaks of wrought iron today what they are actually describing is ornamental steel fencing. Steel fencing is usually galvanized and powder coated and sometimes can just be painted also. Rust is the enemy of iron and steel fencing and need to be protected from moisture. When iron or steel begins to rust it can eat away to the point where repairs are needed. The typical approach is to cut out the rusted section(s) of fence then weld, grind, galvanize, and paint to complete the repairs. In the case of aluminum it is a little more maintenance free but it is not as strong and requires a different welding process. Tree limbs, cars, and people are usually the enemy of an aluminum fence. The steps to repair an aluminum fence are pretty much the same except galvanizing is not needed.