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Can your fencing withstand the winter?

It’s now the time of year to be wary about your fencing. Strong winds, heavy rain and snow can mean that your fence gets a bit of battering! 
Heavy rain means a lot of moisture gets into the fence, causing the wood to rot, and affects its ability to stand upright over time. 
You can help to avoid this by using waterproof paint or wood preserver on the fencing, which helps to protect it and also ensures the colour doesn’t fade so quickly. Dead leaves at the bottom of your fence can also cause the wood to rot, so it’s best to rake them away before this happens. 
It’s important to make a few pre-winter checks to assure your fence is in good condition. Firstly, check for wood-eating insects and any holes or cracks that will need to be patched – if there are holes or cracks, these can be easily filled with putty or a wood filler. Secondly, make sure to check for any low hanging or weak branches as these can fall during strong winds and damage your fence. 
However, if your fence is already showing considerable signs of rotting or warping then it may be time to replace it – a fallen fence can be salvaged, but for some fences, the damage is too great. Large amounts of rot and damage mean that you may be better off replacing the whole fence. 
Here at Enterprise Works, we want to assure your fencing is fit for the upcoming winter. We now stock the all-new fence post product, DuraPost. This product is lightweight, reliable and can withstand winds of up to 70mph. It’s made of steel so it won’t rot or warp, meaning you can have a sturdy fence all year round.
Additionally, at Enterprise Works we are offering a 50% discount on all fence panels throughout November. Contact us now while stocks last!

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