While winter in Cairns isn’t as cold as winter in the southern parts of Australia, temperatures are still milder, and the humidity drops. Combine this with low rainfall and you have the perfect weather conditions to get out in the garden and carry out your winter fence maintenance.
Fence Maintenance Tips For Winter
A few simple checks and minor touch-ups will keep your fence in top condition for the year ahead.
- Cut back overhanging tree limbs and shrubbery. Rake up leaves to prevent them piling up around your fence (leaves = moisture).
- Try not to have things leaning on your fence (ladders, toys and yard equipment for example) as these can cause unnecessary strain and areas of weakness.
- Touch up minor scratches with paint where required.
- Complete repairs to fence panels and posts while the weather is dry.
Maintenance For Colorbond Fences
One of the best features of Colorbond fencing is that it is low maintenance. However, there are a few minor tasks you should perform to ensure it stays looking its best
- Hose down your fence to remove cobwebs and built up dirt, soil and salt.
- Check the perimeter of your fence to make sure there aren’t any areas of rust or other damage.
- Check the base of your fence to ensure soil isn’t building up. This is the most important part of Colorbond fence maintenance you can perform. Soil needs to be kept approx 20 mm below the rails to prevent corrosion.
- Don’t use fertilisers or weed sprays around your Colorbond Fence.