Fences are a great way to border and protect your yard, but eventually, the material may start to wear down, especially if your fence is made from natural materials, such as wood. Damaged fencing not only ruin the aesthetic of your yard, it also makes it easier for pests like raccoons to sneak onto your property. Here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to replace your old fencing.

Accidental Damage

If your fencing has been broken by harsh weather, a falling tree, vehicle collision, or any other type of accidental damage, it’s a good idea to have it replaced as soon as possible. This kind of damage is usually too significant to be mended with a simple repair, so replacing it is the best option.

Stained Wood

If you see yellow spots or find stains on your wood fencing, it’s a sign that the wood has started to rot or mold. If your fence is left sitting, the mold will continue to grow and could have serious health consequences. Rotting or holding wood fences are common in areas with a lot of rain. If you live in a rainy climate, you may want to consider using another material for your new fencing to prevent such issues from reoccurring.


If you notice that your metal fencing has started to rust, it’s time to have your fence replaced. A rusting fence is visually unappealing and will lower the property value of your home, not to mention decrease its curb appeal. Rusting can also cause sharp edges to form on your fencing, which can result in physical harm. Keep your front yard or garden safe by having rusty fencing removed as soon as possible.

Fencing can enhance the look of your home by adding a strong architectural border to your front yard or back garden. The professional designers and contractors can help you develop and install new fencing that perfectly complements your home. For more information on our fencing and other landscaping services, contact us today at Canada’s Gardenland.