How Do You Protect A Fence From The Sun?
Garden fencing is an investment. As such we are sure you'll want to get the most from it and ensure it stands the test of time. In this article, we are going to show you some of the things you can do to protect your garden fence from the sun. There are some considerations before purchase and some actions to do once you've got your fence panels in place. Read on to learn more.
Why Does the Sun Damage Fencing?
Sunlight, while lovely to enjoy in the garden, can be damaging to your garden fencing. We all know that too much exposure to the sun can damage your health but it also affects other materials too, including fences. This damage, called UV degradation, affects many natural materials. With too much exposure, these materials can fade in colour, lose strength, become less flexible, crack and disintegrate. As garden fencing is outside 24/7, it is exposed to UV rays whenever the sun rises. As such, garden fencing has just as much risk of being damaged by the sun as by rain and wind.
Garden Fencing Ideas to Protect from the Sun
With a little bit of care, garden fencing can last a long time, even many decades. When you choose the right material, the right protection and care for it consistently, you'll find you won't have to replace it anytime soon.
Choose Quality Garden Fence Panels
To ensure the longevity of your fence, we recommend choosing the best quality timber fencing you can find. The better quality the fence panels, the less prone to damage from any source. While this article is about protecting from the sun, fence panels that are built to repel rot and insect attack will also make them less likely to be damaged by UV rays. Choose tanalised timber fencing to protect against rot and maintain the appearance of your fencing for a long time. You should also look to purchase from a reputable fencing company to ensure the quality of the materials and manufacturing process. Here's what to look for when choosing a fencing company.
Building, Staining and Protect
The durability of your garden fence is also determined by how well it is installed. Building a garden fence correctly can ensure it does not get damaged by weather or other people. A fence without holes or tears will reduce the impact of the sun on the structural integrity of the timber. You may also paint, stain and oil your fence panels in place to further protect them from weather damage. While our tanalised timber has a 15-year guarantee, we also recommend oiling our fence panels to maintain the colour. If you want to protect them from the sun, utilise UV resistant paint or stains. This will protect the materials for longer, leading to an extended life span for your fence.
Garden Fencing Maintenance
Looking after your fence is an ongoing process. You can't just build it and leave it if you want it to last. Painting, staining and oiling your fence should be undertaken at least once a year. This will maintain UV protection and reduce the damage from the Sun. Cleaning away dirt, debris and plants will also preserve the fence for longer. Include fence maintenance as part of your garden routine.
Shop Garden Fencing Panels
Browse our contemporary garden fencing panels. All of which are crafted from tanalised timber, giving a 15-year guarantee against rot and will keep your garden fencing looking amazing for years to come. We specialise in modern fencing that stands the test of time. All of our fencing is created in our workshop in Sheffield, UK and we are proud of our quality products. Get in touch if you need help with your order or are looking for something bespoke for your beautiful garden.