5 Ways Staining Protects Your Fence
Have you ever wondered about the benefits of staining your Plano home's wooden fence? It’s an important step in maintaining the health and quality of your fencing investment. After all, hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters can wreak havoc on wooden fences. Thankfully, proper staining can help protect your fence from the elements.
Here at Curb Appeal Woodcare, our Plano fencing contractor use high-quality wood stains to ensure a superb, long-lasting fence. When it comes to wooden fences, the quality of the wood and the stain are two of the most important factors for longevity.
So how does fence staining help protect your home's fence? Our team of skilled restoration specialists here at Curb Appeal Woodcare have taken the time to list a few of the ways.
A high-quality, properly applied stain by our team of professionals will help prevent water from getting into your wood fence. In turn, this helps to prevent rotting. This is probably one of the top benefits of staining your fence.
Limit UV Damage
No matter the season, direct sunlight can strip the color from your wooden fence, leaving it looking faded and old. One of the key benefits of staining your fence with a high-quality oil-based stain is that it will ensure that the UV damage is limited. Regular upkeep will have your fence looking new for years to come! Think of a fence stain as sunscreen for your fence. The more pigment the stain has, the higher the UV protection you will have. Semi-transparent fence stains have the highest UV protection for exterior wood staining projects.
Prevent Splitting, Warping, & Wood Rot
If water gets into your fence and freezes and thaws and freezes and thaws. This freeze-thaw cycle can cause big problems. Thankfully, a fence stain will repel the water, helping to prevent splitting and effectively extending the life of your fence. Oil and water don’t mix, and a quality oil-based penetrating stain prevents water from entering the wood, which causes warping, splitting, and ultimately wood rot.
Enhance Wood Grain
Staining your cedar fence helps to make the wood grain pop, increasing the visual appeal of your fence. Not only will your fence look great, but it may even help to increase your property value. Transparent stains do a wonderful job of really highlighting the wood grain of a new fence. While semi-transparent stains don’t highlight the grain as much, they still add considerable beauty to a wood privacy fence.
Ultimately, the main benefit of staining your fence is to increase its lifespan. Without staining your fence, you can expect it to last between 10-12 years. If you stain your fence every 3-5 years with a high-quality oil-based penetrating stain, you can expect your fence to last 20-30 years, easily, depending on the type of wood.