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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2015

Who can repair a 70yr old picket fence?

There are 2 separate picket fence sections with 12 pickets on each. They are over 70yrs old, one attached picket piece is rotting away and the entire fence is leaning. I need them professional repaired and painted so they can last maybe another 70yrs. Painting them normally is doing no good anymore. I can't find any company that does this. Help!

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Hate to say it, while you might find a Fencing or Handyman (your Search the List category) contractor who would rehab, with it all tilting (presumably meaning rotted posts) and a rotted section and paint not "taking" any more, I feel pretty confident saying that a totally new fence (Fencing) will be your cheapest and longest-lived solution. Remember, labor is expensive - and substantially rebuilding a picket fence is VERy labor intensive, and it will ahve to be stripped or sandblasted to bare wood to get paint to adhere right, and that is assuming the wood is not so weathered or rotten it will not work at all.

Get a Fencing company to put in a new fence - wood, or for somewhat shorter life but less maintenance, vinyl. If you really want a LONG life wood fence (guess you are planning on getting your moneys worth out of social security and living to 150, huh ?), use cypress or heart redwood or similar long-lived wood - through generally the longer-lasting the wood, the harder it is to get a good paint job on.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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