Just like any other types of fencing, bamboo fencing needed to be care and
maintenance regularly. These apply to our
Japanese bamboo fence,
bamboo privacy fence, bamboo rolled
fencing, bamboo fence panel,
bamboo pedestrian low fence, and any other bamboo fencing we carry.
Check your bamboo
fence every few months for peeling, splintering, mold, or breakage.
Insect nests are another potential problem, along with knotholes where birds
may be nesting. If you decide to treat the nesting areas, do so humanely, for
the birds at least. Otherwise, you may wish to leave these areas alone and
concentrate on actual damage to the bamboo. Look for signs of termite
infestation, and call an exterminator if you find them. Manage pest problems
before they get bigger, or you could end up paying a premium for pest control.
Depending on the kind of bamboo fencing you have, you may want to sand off
rough edges or remove protruding bamboo fragments that could cause splinters,
especially if you have children or pets that are likely to play on or around
the fencing. For bamboo fencing, a natural look works well, but you still may
need to check for problem areas that need to be treated with fungicide,
herbicide, or pesticide.
Bamboo fencing should be re apply with a coating of clear outdoor sealer once
a year or two, depending on your location, linseed oil or polyethylene are
good choices. You should use power washing machine to wash the bamboo fence
first before apply the coating.
When applying a new coat of outdoor coating to your fence,
you might want to put up a string barrier along the fence that you have
painted to keep it from being bothered until it dries.
Even though your fence may be used for mostly functional purposes, like
keeping neighborhood dogs away or protecting a parking area, it doesn’t hurt
to make the fence attractive and aesthetically appealing. Check out your
bamboo cap and molding options at
your local home supply store.