Spending a little time taking care of exterior woodwork and fencing will help to maintain its appearance and prolong its life. You don’t need to be a dab hand at DIY, just follow these simple tips:

It’s only natural for external finishes to dull over time. To keep them looking at their best, give them a regular once-over with a damp cloth.

Outside woodwork should be repainted or stained every couple of years to preserve the wood.

Repainting or staining may be required more frequently if you live in an exposed area or your property is located near the coast.

Giving your fence a regular coat with a good quality fence treatment will not only enhance its appearance but also protect the wood and prolong its life.

Your 2-year warranty covers problems arising from detective materials and substandard workmanship. It does not include wear and tear, accidental or weather-related damage.

If your fence is damaged by high winds or any other adverse weather conditions, you should contact your home insurer.