Timber Fence Repairs vs Replacement: How to Tell the Difference

Your new timber fence won’t always look as pristine as it did the day you had it installed. Some people like the weathered look, while others prefer their fence looking new and polished. Either way, repairs will most likely be necessary at some point. Over time, factors such as weather conditions, rotting, termites or general wear and tear are likely to have an impact on your fence.

Here at Amazing Fencing, we often have property owners asking us for help when it comes to their timber fencing issues and whether they should opt for a repair job or a complete replacement.

Have a read below as we investigate the most common timber fence issues and how to tell if you should repair or replace.


If the materials used for a timber fence haven’t been treated correctly, they’ll become susceptible to rotting. At Amazing Fencing, all the timber we use has been sourced from trusted suppliers and is properly treated to avoid issues with rotting. However, if your timber fence was installed by another company who didn’t treat the timber before installation, you could be at risk of dealing with a rotting fence.

If you detect the rotting early enough, you may not require a complete fence replacement. If the rotting hasn’t been detected soon enough and more than one-quarter of the fencing appears to be damaged, it’s best to consider replacing the fence completely.

Old Age:

Aging is, unfortunately, a fact of life—it even happens to your once new and fresh timber fence!

When your timber fence is out in the elements day after day, it’s going to eventually start showing signs of wear and tear. This could be in the form of wobbly posts, loose panels and it may start to look old and faded in appearance.

Here at Amazing Fencing, we construct high-quality timber fences that are designed to last for many years after installation. If your property is older and the timber fence was previously installed, you might be starting to notice some signs of old age. If the fence is more than 20 years old, it’s probably time for a replacement.

If you’re still not sure, contact a fencing specialist like the Amazing Fencing team and we can provide you with reliable advice on whether your fence requires repair or replacement.


These days, most timber fences will be specially treated to prevent the risk of a termite infestation. If in the unlikely event that you discover termites, we suggest you act quickly to avoid further damage occurring.

If detected early enough, you will need to have your fencing properly inspected and treated to ensure the termites are gone and won’t be returning. Complete termite inspections and treatments can, however, be costly, so it may be in your best interest to have a new fence installed.

Seek the advice of expert fencing contractors

Time for a new timber fence? Get in contact with the expert team at Amazing Fencing today. We provide prompt and reliable fence installations and we’ll be sure to help you find the best fence to suit your requirements and budget.

If timber fencing isn’t for you, we also install a variety of steel fencing options including Colorbond fencing and PermaSteel fencing. Contact us today to arrange your free quote.


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