At Griffin Fence we understand that  fence maintenance is the key to your investment retaining its value.

The last thing any Houston area homeowner or property owner wants to have to worry about, is having their new, expensive & gorgeous fence become dull, worn-out and damaged later. And while here in Houston we don’t have to worry about horrific winter storms, there’s a lot of other weather conditions that can wreak havoc on Houston fencing – and you’ll want to do everything you can to protect your property (and your investment) from that kind of damage.

On average, our clients spend between $3,500.00 and $4,500.00 on their new fences. Our entry level package costs as low as $6.00 per linear foot, and is well worth every penny.

Allowing wind, weather & saltwater blowing in from the Gulf, can destroy your fencing investment – a tough pill to swallow. Luckily though, with the help of our fence staining Houston services and other protection options you won’t have to worry about your fence becoming compromised or degrading over time. Instead, we’ll be able to protect your property from damage and decay, using proprietary solutions that are engineered to breathe new life into older fences and to provide protective layers of “armor” for new fences, too.

Cedar, unfortunately, is very susceptible to water rot and termite damage, but our product deters both . We recommend that you keep up with the maintenance of your fence by way of adding a fresh coat of treatment when you notice the color fading. The better you maintain your fence, the longer it will provide security, privacy, and a crisp new look.

 

Proper fence staining is an important maintenance to keep your fence safe from the elements and save fence owners the headache of having to replace their fence in the long run. With the brutal Houston Texas sun, its recommended to stain your wood fence every 3-5 years. Unprotected wood is susceptible to mold and mildew which decreases the life and value of your fence. Treating your cedar adds years of life to your fence.

With the help of our “top to bottom” Houston fence staining and weatherproofing solutions your fence will look just as good as brand-new for as long as you continue to maintain it. You won’t have to worry about any dulling of the color, any weak spots or degradation of the stain and finish, or any signs of weather and water damage, either. Your neighbors will wonder how you keep your fence looking so nice, but you’ll know that the secret is the folks at Griffin Fence!

 

INTEGRITY / QUALITY / SERVICE

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We specialize in fence installation and the care of your fence material.

As we highlighted a moment ago, home and commercial fence installation is never a “cheap” investment. No matter what you are looking at investing at least a few thousand dollars into the material, labor, and installation of that fence – and that’s not money you’re going to want to throw out the window by leaving your fence unprotected and exposed. At Griffin Fence we focus on providing quality solutions that are reliable and durable, solutions that provide that extra layer of armor your fence deserves to look just as good as brand-new for as long as possible.

Our fence staining services include cleaning, staining, brightening, and sealing outdoor structures such as arbors, fences, decks, and play scapes. Weatherproofing is a key element to protecting your woods natural beauty and original form.

But don’t take our word for it! Plenty of homeowners and property owners (our friends and neighbors throughout the Houston community) recommended and rely on our Houston fence staining solutions because of how effective they are. If you are interested in taking advantage of these kinds of solutions and protecting your fence, reach out to us today for more details and a free estimate!

 

BENEFITS OF STAINING/SEALING YOUR FENCE:

There are obvious benefits to staining and sealing your fence, benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy just as soon as the stain and sealer finish penetrating into your fence material and provide that protective barrier.

Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy leveraging our Griffin Fence staining Houston services include, but are not limited to:

  • Shields From Powerful U.V. Rays
  • Protects Natural Wood Color
  • Waterproofs Wood by Repelling Water
  • Extends Wood Life
  • Mold, Mildew, and Fungus Resistant
  • Prevent Spiting and Cracking
  • Protects From Natural elements Such as Sunlight, Rain, and Animal Urine
  • Restores Weathered Fences and Adds Life To Your Fence

To learn more about our full range of weatherproofing services, drop us a line or give us a call at your earliest convenience. We will be more than happy to share with you the different kinds of weatherproofing options we offer, the different services we provide, and any openings on our current schedule to knock out this kind of work for you.

Contact us today for more information!

 

Fence Staining FAQ’s

Q: Is it necessary to clean your fence prior to staining it?
A: If you can tell that your fence is turning silver it will have to be pre-treated. The silver is actually an algae. We clean, brighten and condition most of the fences we stain unless your fence is fairly new.

Q: How do you clean a fence?
A: We typically use a  Behr wood cleaner, brightener and conditioner Behr product to prepare your fence to be stained.

Q: How do you apply stain?
A: We spray via low pressure, followed immediately by back-brusining (hand brushing on any streaks or runs)

Q: What type of stain do you use?
A: We use Behr or Thompsons stains and sealers. Although very expensive, we have found these to be the longest lasting stains on the market.

Q: How much sealant or stain will you use to protect my fence?
A: Typically we will use 1 gallon of stain per 170-190sf.

Q: How will you protect pool and plants from stain?
A: We use cardboard along the side of your house.. We also use large cardboard pieces when working up next to your house. The most important part of controlling your stain is to apply on a day with very little wind. There are usually only 3 days/ week that are good for staining here in Houston, the other days are just too windy.

Q:How long should I wait to turn on my sprinklers?
A: With temperatures from the 50s to 70s about 4-6 hour if temperatures are into the 70s and 80’s the stain is usally water ready withing 2-4 hours.

 

When should I stain my fence?

After you have just installed a brand new fence, you are probably looking to do everything you can, to ensure longevity of your new fence proper maintenance that will allow it to look in good shape for years to come. One of the most important decisions you can make, has to do with when you have your fence stained.

You are essentially racing the lock to get the lumber stained and sealed before it turns gray, warps or cracks. The best time to stain a fence is between two and six weeks, after the fence has been constructed. This way, the fence still looks new and the wood has had the needed time in order to dry.

If you are looking to stain your fence, past the six week timeline, you can do some preparation which includes removing the mold and algae that your fence has collected over the course of time.

How to prepare a fence for staining

After you have removed the mold and algae from your fence, you will want to make sure you have mowed the grass next to your work area and brushed away any dirt from the job site. Once that has been completed, you can start staining. You will want to ensure that you have selected the right stain for your fence. Here at Griffin Fence, our fence staining crew will be able to help you from the preparation phase to the actual staining process of your fence.

How to choose the right stainer

For the most part, homeowners are split between two stain types: water based and oil based stains. If a project has had several coats of stain applied in the past, then we will be applying a water based stain.

The most recommended and used stains however, are commercial grade oil based stains. Not only will they make your fence look better, but they also work well in high humidity climates, such as that that is found here in Houston. The reason is that oil based stains will penetrate deep into the wood and protect the fence from the inside out.