Houston Fence Waterproofing
Wood fences can give any property a nice rustic appeal that boosts their monetary and esthetic value, but only if they are properly maintained. If you have a wooden fence, this means waterproofing your fence because water and moisture can ruin a fence over time.
When wood is exposed to water for long enough, it will warp, bend, crack and rot. And once your fence has rotted, good luck keeping trespassers off your property or your pets from running loose. The only way to make sure that your wooden fence is serving its intended purpose for years to come is to adequately waterproof it.
And while there are no shortage of products and guides available to ambitious property owners who want to do it themselves, the best way to make sure that your fence continues to stand up against the elements is to get the professionals from Unity General Construction LLC. For years, our company has been installing, painting, staining and waterproofing Houston fences and providing peace of mind for home and business owners in the area.
For a free quote on how much it might cost for Unity General Construction LLC to waterproof your fence, call (832) 598-2774 to speak to one of our experts.
How to Waterproof a Fence
There are a number of different options whenever it’s time to waterproof a fence. It all depends on the current condition of your fence and what is the best course of action based on our experts’ assessment.
Some of the options we may pursue include:
A waterproof sealant is generally the most common thing applied to fences to waterproof them. By in large, these sealants are made out of a silicone rubber and they protect wood not only from water but also from UV rays and extreme temperatures. It is possible for you to get both colored and clear types of sealant. So, if you want to darken, brighten or make the natural color more pronounced while also protecting it from water damage, we can do that for you.
There are many types of paints that can protect wood fences from the rotting effects of moisture, humidity and heavy rain. Most often, waterproof paints come in both the latex and alkyd-based varieties. Latex paints allow moisture to pass through wood fences while preventing them from degrading the structure. Alkyd paints form an impenetrable layer over the surface.
A fence can also be waterproofed using a wax polish. Not only will a wax polish prevent water from damaging the wood’s structural integrity, it will also repel dirt and dust. There is a variety of wax polishes that can be applied to your fence, so you only need to tell us how you want it to look once the waterproofing is complete and we’ll make sure that you get exactly what you envision.
If you have any additional questions about fence waterproofing, please give us a call at (832) 598-2774. We look forward to working with you.