A wood fence can be a beautiful addition to any property, offering privacy, security, and a touch of natural elegance. But like any outdoor structure, it’s subject to wear and tear over time.

Weather and sunlight are two primary adversaries of wood fences. Exposure to rain, snow, and humidity can lead to moisture absorption, which in turn promotes rot and mold growth. Additionally, prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the wood to dry out and become brittle, making it more susceptible to cracking and splintering.

Mold and rot are not only unsightly but also pose significant structural concerns. Mold can discolor the wood and create an unappealing appearance, while rot weakens the wood fibers, compromising the fence’s stability and strength. Fortunately, there are preventive measures that homeowners can take to mitigate these risks.

Staining is one such solution. Applying stain to your wood fence not only enhances its appearance by adding color and depth but also provides a protective barrier against moisture and UV damage. A quality stain penetrates the wood, sealing it against the elements and helping to prevent mold and rot from taking hold.

However, even with regular staining, the weakest link in a wood fence is where the posts meet the ground. Constant contact with moisture in the soil creates an ideal environment for rot to develop, weakening the posts and compromising the entire fence structure. Fortunately, there’s a simple yet effective solution to this common problem: PostSaver Pro-Sleeves.

PostSaver Pro-Sleeves are heat-shrinkable sleeves with a meltable liner that are installed around the base of fence posts before they’re set into the ground. These sleeves create a barrier between the wood and the soil, preventing moisture from seeping into the post and reducing the risk of rot. By using Pro-Sleeves, homeowners can significantly prolong the lifespan of their wood fence and minimize the need for costly repairs or replacements.


Pro-Sleeves are installed in our shop before the job is shipped.

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