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Should You Repair or Replace Your Fence?

Fence Being Repainted

Not only is damage to your fence unsightly, it can put you at risk. Broken fences make it easier for children and pets to get out, while trespassers have an easier time getting in. They can also cause injury to your family or pets. Deciding whether to replace or repair your damaged fence comes down to 3 main factors: the age of the fence, the extent of the damage, and the type of fencing materials in Acworth.


Wooden fences need the most maintenance and, as a result, are most likely to get worn down and damaged over time. Wooden fences have a much shorter lifespan if they’re not faithfully cleaned and repainted; once rot or insects take hold, the damage will quickly spread to other areas of the fence.

On the other hand, if you maintain your fence regularly and catch the damage early, wooden fence repairs in Acworth are generally straightforward and inexpensive.


With practically no maintenance needed, it’s easy to see why many people love vinyl fences. They're long-lasting and withstand weather and insects well. Their most frequent damage comes when they crack under some kind of heavy impact--like when you accidentally drive your lawn mower into it. Luckily, most vinyl fence damage can be solved by simply replacing the damaged sections; replacing the entire fence is rarely necessary.


Metal fences come in many shapes and styles, making them practical for many uses. They're the strongest fences available and don’t need too much maintenance, meaning metal fence repairs in Acworth aren’t as common as other repairs. However, if they do break, they're among the more difficult to repair. Most repairs require an experienced welder, while some problems--such as damage to chain-link fencing--can be so time-consuming that it’s often easier to simply replace the damaged fence.

Another problem some metal fences face is rust. While small rust spots can be removed or restored, a fence that is rusted over across a large area is probably better off being replaced.

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