A brand-new wood fence is beautiful and brown, but it will not stay that way forever. Wood exposed to the elements will turn gray and lose its natural luster. If your wood fencing is looking dull from a few years of exposure, bring back the brown beauty of like-new wood. Wood fence restoration can make your fence look brand-new again and give your yard a makeover for the approaching spring and summer.
Why Does Wood Fencing Turn Gray?
Many wood fences are made from cedar, and for good reason. Cedar is excellent for fencing and can last for many years, especially when maintained with sealant or stain. However, cedar will turn gray if not protected. This occurs from exposure to the elements. The surface of cedar boards contains live wood cells that produce oil, giving the wood its natural color and protection. As these oils are washed and dried away with exposure to precipitation and sun, the surface cells die. The color can begin to change in as quickly as a few weeks or a few months, and mildew or mold can quicken this process.
Stain or sealant can be used to protect the wood surface from UV rays and exposure. However, once the wood has turned gray, it needs to be cleaned and restored before it can effectively be stained or sealed. Pressure washing away the dead wood cells without damaging the wood planks is the desirable outcome, which is best performed through professional fence restoration.
Your Source for Wood Fence Restoration in the Minneapolis Area
At Roof-to-Deck Restoration, we have an experienced team of fence restoration experts that can help make the gray go away on your wood fencing. Our team can safely remove the deteriorating elements on the surface of your fencing without damaging the planks, protecting your fence from harm. We also offer staining, sealant or painting services to make your old fence look like new and keep it protected from the elements. Contact us today at 651-699-3504 to schedule your wood fence restoration this spring.