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Fence and Gate Maintenance / Buy Now
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Membership Service Highlights:
Our membership trade specialists will:
- Inspect metal and wood surfaces for signs of discoloration, loss of sheen, fading, cracking, flaking, peeling, splitting, and delamination
- Touch-up paint as needed
- Reseal wood as needed
- Make minor repairs as needed for gaps and damage
- Make adjustments to assure proper operation of gates
- Oil and maintain all hinges
- Inspect for loose concrete blocks and reattach as needed
- Cover or fill in holes and tunnels under the fence
Fences help keep varmints and unwanted pests out of your grounds and can also help reduce intrusion from neighbors and noise, keeping your yard your own patch of paradise. Loudly squeaking gates, or gates that no longer latch are often "put up with," but to fix them is straightforward. Also, over time fenceposts will shift, making your fence less stable, and making panels lean. Meanwhile critters will periodically tunnel underneath.
Why Regular Maintenance is Essential:
Wood material is especially susceptible to dry rot and termite infestation. Posts nailed to the house and in contact with the earth can serve as a pathway for termites to enter the structure. Hardware such as brackets, hinges, latches, pins, and installation hardware will need to be inspected and adjusted. With metal gates, rust can be a concern; to keep the gate rust-free and swinging smoothly it may need to be retreated on an annual basis. Vinyl and composite tend to be the longest lasting materials for garden gates in all weather, but may need occasional cleaning. Perimeters should be checked for tunnels and other undermining by animals.
- Inspect all exposed wood fences and posts to assure that no untreated wood is in contact with the earth.
- Keep a minimum two-inch clearance between the bottom of a wooden fence and the soil level to help prevent rust or rot.
- Keep wood fences and gates painted or stained.
- If child safety is a concern, be sure that the gate latch sits high enough to keep small hands from reaching it, and choose a gate style that's not easy to climb.Regular sealing or painting of the fencing helps prevent warping and rot or rust.
Terms and Conditions
Minor repairs and adjustments of up to two gates and 100 linear feet of fencing in standard service call. Minor repairs and adjustments to include: reattaching existing wood pickets to close gaps, adjust gate or latch to close properly, touch up paint (homeowner to supply paint), reattach loose blocks with mortar. Replacing missing wood or concrete blocks is not included, unless the materials are supplied by the customer. Welding of iron pickets and fencing is not included. Staining or sealing of fencing and gates is by bid only, but some may be included depending on the type of fencing present-to be determined at time of purchase by your account representative. First call back for is free, additional call backs on performance are $15.00 each to cover transport cost.12-month limit on callbacks. Callbacks are limited to poor closing gates or loose pickets or damage related to the maintenance service and does not cover additional damage however caused. If Alltegra are called back under false information, or if the callback is for any other reason than poor performance an additional service charge will be applied. Additional work not . Any repair work requested by the client at the time of first service will be charged at $85 an hour and billed in 15-minute increments. Other services not listed may have additional fees. Maximum of 30 minutes will be used for additional repairs or work during a fence and gate service visit. Return visits for repairs and other work have a 1-hour minimum. Damage caused by our actions will be remedied by repairing or replacing the damaged part as needed. Guarantee is for one year if properly maintained by Alltegra. For one (1) year from the date of invoice, Alltegra will repair free of charge defects in workmanship. There are no other guarantees expressed or implied, and there is no liability for consequential damages of any nature or kind. Guarantee is for labor only. Materials are not included. Any home system and its components may need to be replaced or repaired to be brought back to standard working order before any Alltegra guarantees or warranties can be put in force. Guarantees do not cover existing damage, termite damage and normal wear and tear. Customer retains full ownership of their fencing and gates and household systems and components and must act responsibly for those systems. Do not let soil come into contact with the fencing or gates, fix all termite damage, and keep fencing and gates protected with paint or sealant.