Have you noticed your fence is damaged, old, and tired looking? If so, there may only be one way around it. The wood is rotting, warping, and splitting, and there is zero hope for repair - now is the time to take your fence down and have a new one installed.
In this article, we explore several tips for removing your old wooden fence, so you can set time aside to do the job properly and even save yourself some money.
Make sure it’s your fence
Before jumping the gun and tearing down a fence that belongs to your neighbour, it is important to think about fence etiquette. Just like you would when installing a new fence, be sure to confirm your property lines and make sure none of your fence is located on your neighbour’s side.
Only once you have complete certainty the entire fence is yours should you proceed to take it down.
Think safe, take caution
Taking down a fence involves the use of tools and lifting heavy pieces of wood, so it is a good idea to take caution. If you can, ask a family member or friend to help with any lifting, it can be a lot safer and quicker with an extra pair of hands.
You will likely need to remove nails or screws from your fence panels and posts too, so be sure to do so safely and avoid leaving them around your garden. This can be dangerous to the people and animals that may come across them.