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Repairing a Wooden Fence
The vertical fence boards on a wood fence are often secured with nails, which can work loose over time. Instead of driving the nails back in, replace them with corrosion resistant deck screws, which will stay put. Watch this video to find out more. ...More
The vertical fence boards (pickets) on a wood fence are often secured to the horizontal rails with nails, which can work loose over time. Instead of driving the nails back in, replace them with corrosion resistant deck screws, which will stay put.
Watch this video to find out more.
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As weather makes fence boards expand and contract, the nails that hold them in place often work free. Instead of driving them back in, why not replace them with short deck screws. The screws are larger in diameter so they can be driven into the old nail hole to secure the board, and make sure it stays that way for years to come.