Oh no! Your fence is not in the best of shape right now. This could be caused by a variety of different reasons, such as bugs or debris. With Florida’s weather, you could also expect some storms to be a risk, as well. Some repairs can be quick and easy while others might require an entirely new fence. Read on to learn more about fence damage and how Lafferty Aluminum and Screening can help.
Common Fence Roadblocks
Let’s face it: it is difficult to prepare for every risk your fence faces. However, this does not mean that you cannot identify the most basic fence problems. Here are some of the most common fence problems that you will probably face in your ownership:
- Leaning fences
- Utility line damage
- Shallow post holes
- Missing boards
Many of these problems are fairly easy to solve. However, it is best to contact a professional to make sure you are repairing these damages correctly. Lafferty Aluminum and Screening are more than happy to assist you with these problems, and we will use our over thirty years of experience in order to get the job done.
If you own a fence, chances are you also have the fence covered by homeowners insurance. If not, it is easy to include your fence into your insurance; although not included within a standard plan, you can purchase an optional plan called unscheduled structures coverage.
The good news is that it can help cover expenses towards the fence if it receives any damage. However, this is only when fences are severely damaged by a storm or a fallen tree. Maintenance costs are not included.
Although wooden fences are very durable, they have their own sets of issues to combat in order to be preserved. For example, wood rot is decay that is mostly caused by moisture and fungi that are trapped in the wood. Despite it being a natural process, it could also lead to some structural problems in your fences.
There are three different kinds of wood rot that you should keep an eye out for: brown, white, and soft rot. Brown rot occurs when the wood appears to have dry fungi growing on it. This type of rot also thrives in Florida temperatures, occurring in temperatures between 65 and 90 degrees. White rot also occurs in these temperatures but looks very different than brown rot. For instance, it is lighter in color and gives the wood a more spongey texture. Finally, soft rot is an entirely different rot on its own. This is because it thrives in extreme temperatures and appears on the wood as a honeycomb texture.
Most of the time, you are going to have to replace the wood affected, but there is hope if your fence is not quite soft enough to warrant a replacement. The softness of the wood can be tested with the Screwdriver Test; simply poke the wood with the tip of a screwdriver and see whether it is hard or soft.
Despite it being made of a durable plastic combination, vinyl fences are still susceptible to damage. These are usually caused by human accidents and errors. Thankfully, these can easily be replaced, so long as the rest of the vinyl stays intact.
Aluminum/Chain Link Fences
The good news with these fences is that, contrary to popular belief, they will not rust. This is because aluminum is not a ferric metal, which is the type of metal that rusts easily. However, there is still some natural damage that it could sustain, such as soil erosion and patina. Thankfully, these are fairly easy fixes that Lafferty Aluminum and Screening can help with.
Soil erosion damage to aluminum fences can often arise in shifted concrete, causing the fence to become less stable than it was in the past. This results in the concrete itself having to be replaced. Patina, however, is something entirely different, as it is a stain that develops on the aluminum. Although it may look pleasing to the eye, it could spell trouble for your fence. This can be solved by simply applying new coats of paint and finish to the fence.
Seeing that your fence sustained some damage can be really tough. Whether you’re experiencing some wood rot or a large tree crashed through it, Lafferty Aluminum and Screening is here to help. With our One Year Workmanship Guarantee, you will be at ease knowing your fence is safe and secure. Visit our website to receive a free quote today.
Why Hire Us?
30 Years Of Experience Serving Customers
Although some items throughout your property can get repaired or installed by yourself, screen enclosures should get left up to the professionals. Every step must get done correctly, or else you’ll only see problems form fast.
Whether you fail to measure the site correctly, or the surface doesn’t get pulled taut enough, it allows the material to pull away from where it should remain secured. And when that happens, you wind up paying for the same job several times over.
From inexperienced installation teams to cheap screen materials, there are too many things that can go wrong with your job. Instead, our team offers more than 30 years of screen enclosure installation and repairs, providing you with the best contractors possible each time.
Why risk a poor-quality installation again when we can save you more on every project? Choose us for your household’s needs and enjoy lasting quality today.
Why Choose Us?
We Would Love to have you as a Customer!
When area homeowners need help securing their household, they turn to us for better results. No matter the area you need enclosed or its dimensions, we can best assist you with added privacy and security that lasts.
No one else provides the level of skill or experience that our team has, giving you the superior quality of service that you deserve. Hiring our contractors means never having to worry about what happens once we leave, and you can still rely on us for better results.
If you need to know that your home remains in the best hands around, you need our contractors today. Call Lafferty Aluminum and Screening for the trusted screen enclosure installers when you’re trying to find “screen enclosures near me”.
Areas We Gladly Serve
We always utilize the qualities of treated and safe materials to create a high quality product for those we are serving.
- Palm Bay
- Melbourne Beach
- Palm Shores
- Melbourne Village
Indian River County
- Vero Beach
- Indian River Shores
- Winter Beach
- South Beach
Reviews from our previous client's
Doug Michels and his crew were great! Doug personally measured and estimated the screen, made the building permit application and managed the project. That's personal service! His price was fair and very competitive. His workmanship is superb and we love our screened lanai! We could not be happier.
— Henry Singer
Michels power-washed our pool cage and then completed a full rescreening in less than 2 days. It looks fantastic! I would highly recommend Michels for their value and quality of work, responsiveness and professionalism. Outstanding job!!
— Liz Lenza
Fantastic Fence installer Tony does an amazing job, if you're in need of a fence-ask for him. This is an amazing team, one stop shop for all your enclosure needs. Whether it's your porch, yard or both these guys can do it - and it looks PHENOMENAL. Doesn't get much better than a family business with quality employees!
— Christy A
Excellent service and I’d highly recommend this company to anyone needing a fence or screening.
I cannot remember the last time I received such honest and genuine customer service.
This is an amazing team, a one-stop-shop for all your enclosure needs.