Do you live in Rancho Murieta and have a broken fence? Whether your fence has blown over or you just need a simple repair to the gate, you’ve found the right place! As a handyman, I’ve fixed many fences and would love to help you get your fence back in order.
Here are some of the most common fence issues.
Broken Fence Post
This is likely what happened if your fence is no longer standing upright! The most common cause of a broken fence post is moisture around the post slowly rotting the base. As the wood rots, the post gets much weaker. After it reaches a certain point, it just takes a strong gust of wind and down goes the fence.
The simplest and most cost effective way to repair this is using a Simpson Strong-Tie Column Base.
With this strong fix, the 4x4 fence post does not touch the dirt so future rot is all but eliminated!
If you can walk up to your fence and move it more than 1 or 2 inches, then it’s likely that a fence post has rotted out and is no longer supporting the fence. This is essentially the same thing as a broken fence post, your fence just hasn’t blown over yet.
Broken Fence Boards
Here is another common issue that I run into. However, this is relatively easy and you are likely to be able to complete this repair on your own. Simply go to your local home improvement story, pick up a couple of replacements and some nails or screws and attach the new fence boards. Easy! Or, give me a call and I’ll gladly help you out.
Just like doors, gates need regular maintenance to function their best. However, sometimes they are just built wrong to begin with. Either way, sagging gates are a common issue that you don’t have to live with.
Most of the time reinforcing the gate with a cross member and some screws is more than enough to solve the issue. Occasionally, however, the gate may need to be rebuilt to function properly or the post may be rotten. The Simpson Strong-Tie repair works great here.
Gate Won’t Latch
As fences are exposed to harsh weather and the changing seasons, they tend to move around as the wood expands and contracts. This can cause the gate to become misaligned and therefore not allow the gate to latch.
Repairing this issue can be as simple as moving the latch or adjusting the gate appropriately.
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A broken fence or gate can be a real pain, especially if you have dogs or are concerned with your family’s security. But it doesn’t have to be! Just give Neighborhood Pro Handyman a call and I’ll gladly help you get your fence back in order.