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How Different Weather Conditions Affect Your Fence

Fence Installation
Aluminum and Vinyl Fence

Weather can take a toll on even the sturdiest fences. From the scorching summer sun to the chilling winter frost, different weather conditions can affect your fence in various ways. Here are a few things you need to know about how weather impacts your fence:

Hot Sunny Days

Hot, sunny days can cause wooden fences to crack, warp, and fade over time. Additionally, prolonged sun exposure can lead to the bleaching of wood, resulting in a less vibrant appearance. This damage isn't just superficial; it can weaken the fence and make it less resistant to further wear and tear.


Rain, snow, and humidity are especially damaging to wooden and metal fences. Excessive moisture can cause wood to rot, significantly shortening its lifespan. Metal fences, on the other hand, are prone to rusting, which can compromise their structural integrity.


Freezing temperatures can also be harmful, particularly to vinyl fences. The low temperatures can make the vinyl brittle, leading to cracks and breaks. High winds, on the other hand, can cause fences to sway or even topple if they're not properly installed and reinforced.

Maintenance is Crucial

To protect your fence from the ravages of weather, regular maintenance is crucial. In our next blog post, we will delve into the best weather-resistant materials for fences and how to weatherproof your wooden fence.

If you need professional help with maintaining or installing a weather-resistant fence, Fence Appeal, your local fence business in Central Connecticut, is here for you. Call us at 860-500-7030 or fill out our web form for a free fence installation or repair estimate.

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