Depending on the kind of wood your fence is made of, you may face different challenges. For example, if your fence is made of pressure-treated pine, you may not have to worry about bugs eating the wood away but you may have to worry about warping. Warping occurs over time as moisture seeps into the pressure-treated wood. This is a huge reason why you should seriously think about sealing your fence if it is made of pine.
Sealing a pine fence could protect it from warping and offer other benefits such as protection from discoloration and fiber breakdown from UV rays. Even if you have a fence made of naturally insect-resistant wood like cedar, sealing is a good idea to protect its good looks.
Hardwoods like cedar can age pretty poorly if they are not sealed properly. They end up turning a dull, grey, unattractive color. To prevent your fence from turning into a neighborhood eye-sore, we recommend professional fence sealing. At Century Paint, we have been professionally sealing fences for two decades.