Ahh, the great British weather. It’s subject of almost all small talk at work, in shops, and on public transport - don’t we just love to complain about the rain too.
On average, the UK sees rain or snow for 133 days across the year. Which means 36% of our days annually are subject to increased atmospheric moisture.
But what does this mean for your fence?
Although most fences are designed to withstand the elements, sometimes rain can take its toll on your garden fencing.
Here, we explain how rain affects your fence and how you can prevent any subsequent damage.
How does rain affect your fence?
While most timber fencing is pressure and dip treated for increased durability, if end coat is not applied once nails or any holes are made to the timber, rainwater will eventually prevail, causing damage to your fence.
As the bottom of your fence posts begin to rot due to the moisture build-up, they start to become weaker too. Your posts are then vulnerable to damage from debris and strong winds.
It’s important to remember, the more your fence posts are damaged the weaker it becomes, and then security and privacy issues become noticeable.
Hopefully, you’ll have replaced your fence by this point…
But how can this be avoided in the first place?