Should I repair, or, replace my fence?
It’s one of the biggest questions when it comes to home improvement: to repair, or to replace?
Here’s some rule of thumb advice.
It’s all good to repair your fence when:
- The fence can be satisfactorily, or completely, restored to its prior state.
- The individual components can be replaced; such as a pail, rail, post, screws or nails.
It’s time to replace your fence when:
- A majority of the materials have reached their end of life
- When the repair cost is more, and the life expectancy is less, than that of a replacement.
The best way to find out is to get a quote for both options, do the sums of price and lifespan, then let that inform your decision.