Repair my cedar fence?

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The boards on my new fence are warping and popping loose from the metal frame. Is it the screws or bad boards?

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  • Sus7887901 Sus7887901 on Jul 30, 2018

    Try screwing back into place. May be roots under the surface that are displacing boards


  • What does the back side look like?
  • Karen Karen on Jul 30, 2018

    Our fence did that last year. We just screwed it back in place, make sure you use deck screws or something that can withstand outdoors. Ask at Lowes contractor counter or someone in the hardware department.

  • Charles Charles on Jul 31, 2018
    actually NOT really much you CAN do about this, OTHER than replace the warped boards. You certainly can add new screws and this will work for a while. In the end, all of the "old talk" about this wood lasting forever is a lot of hooey. Just re-screw and be thankful that the fence remains upright All this type fence structure is good for is a little privacy. Easy to look through the spaces between the boards. Part of mine, erected 11 years ago, is on the ground.
  • Karen Brunck Karen Brunck on Jul 31, 2018
    The holes in the metal frame have probably been enlarged as the boards expand and contract with the weather. You may want to drill completely through the board and frame, then reattach each piece as it comes undone with a longbolt and nut. Use washers between the bolt head and wood, and before installing the nut.
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 31, 2018

    use screws made for metal, you may have to use some wood glue to build up around the screw.

  • Laura washington Laura washington on Aug 29, 2018

    I have seen metal strips placed at top of fence to prevent warping. No idea where the strips were obtained.

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