Knowing some simple farm fence maintenance tips can help you keep your farm fencing strong and in good working condition for years to come. At Edge Wholesale Direct, we understand how important it is for you to have the best farm fencing possible. That is why we offer a wide range of farm fencing products.
Wood Fence Maintenance
In order to properly maintain a wooden fence, it is important to apply proactive coat of stain, sealant, or paint immediately after the fence has been installed. This will work to slow down the natural process of decay, preventing the farm fence from drying and cracking, as well as preventing insects from chewing on and destroying the fence. Once the farm fencing has been stained or painted, you will need to check the fence once every year for broken boards, insect damage, and to see if any nails or screws need to be replaced.
Electric Fence Maintenance
One of the biggest parts of electric fence maintenance is ensuring that the fence remains grounded at all times. In order to properly check if the electric fence is grounded, periodically check the grounding rods by looking at the joints and clamps, ensuring that everything is fitting properly, as well as to check that no insulators or wires are broken. It is also important to make sure that the area under the fence wires are clear of debris and tall grass by mowing or spraying with weed killer.
High-Tensile and Woven Wire Fence Maintenance
In order to properly maintain high-tensile or woven wire fencing, it is important to ensure that the tension is 50-200 lbs. Temperature fluctuations and constant use cause the tension to change, so consider checking the farm fencing once every six months to ensure that sections of the fence are not sagging. It is also a good idea to inspect the fence materials for any rust or breakage, as well as to check around the fence line for burrowing animals.