If your fence has sustained some form of damage, you should arrange for a contractor who performs fence repair work to fix it as soon as possible. Read on to learn why.

To restore your property's privacy

If your fence is quite tall and is designed to prevent your neighbours or people who walk by your home from peering into your garden, then it's worth getting it repaired as soon as possible.

Any missing or broken fencing panels will serve as an opening, that will allow those standing near your home to look directly into your garden area. For example, if you routinely use your outdoor space to sunbathe or to dine with your family, this lack of privacy may be a bit unnerving and make it difficult for you to feel completely at ease when you are using your outdoor space, particularly if you are unfortunate enough to have nosey neighbours.

In this situation, getting the fence repaired by a professional fencing contractor will help to restore your property's privacy and in doing so, enable you to once again feel relaxed and comfortable in your own garden.

To avoid security issues

If you have a fence around your home to deter potential burglars, then it's critical to have any broken sections of it fixed by a fencing contractor as soon as you notice the damage, as failing to do so could compromise your home's security. For example, if some of the anti-climb spikes at the top of your fence have broken off and you don't have them replaced promptly, a thief could quite easily climb over the fence and gain entry to your property.

Similarly, if you don't replace the fence's dislodged panels, a potential burglar may be able to squeeze through the gap created by these misaligned panels and then break into your home. Even if the opening is not large enough for someone to pass through, it could allow a burglar to see into your garden (and perhaps even into some of the windows of your home, depending on where the dislodged panels are located) and check if there are any valuables worth stealing.

If whilst peering through the gap, they spot some expensive gardening equipment or some valuables left by the windows inside your home, they may then decide to target your property.

Given this, it is vital to act quickly if you discover any damage to your fence.