Check Decks and Fences for Seasonal and Structural Damage

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), May 13, 2013 – Total Fence Inc. (, the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), is releasing a statement warning homeowners to check their decks and fences for any damage that might have occurred over the harsh winter.

In March, in Alabama, six people were injured when the deck they were standing on collapsed. (Source: Anderson, M., “Six spring-breakers hospitalized after deck collapses at beach house in Gulf Shores,” March 11, 2013; Read more.) According to Total Fence Inc., this tragedy emphasizes the point that, after months of neglect and harsh weather conditions, it’s not uncommon for structural issues to arise, no matter what climate one lives in.

“As the weather warms up across the GTA, many homeowners are looking forward to enjoying the sun in their backyards. But before they do, they need to ensure their decks and fences have survived a long winter of neglect,” says Tony Defeo, owner of Total Fence Inc. “After months of being exposed to the unforgiving weather conditions, decks and fences can suffer from serious structural damage and deterioration. The hot and cold fluctuations in weather can also cause fence posts to heave, lean, and become unstable.”

Spring is the perfect time to have your fence, deck, pergola, or arbour checked for seasonal and structural damage. Total Fence Inc. can identify wear and tear or poor building practices and recommend the best course of action.

“If a homeowner is looking to extend or enhance their backyard living space, Total Fence Inc. can design and build a customised fence, deck, pergola, or even hot tub enclosure,” says Defeo. “Families love to spend time outdoors; especially if they have a fenced in backyard, patio, or deck. Keep your backyard family-friendly and safe by ensuring your fence, deck, and patio are well-maintained.”

Total Fence Inc. is the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation in the GTA. With the technical expertise and experience to handle jobs of any size, from small backyard decks to custom carpentry, pergolas, ornamental iron fences, acoustic sound barrier fencing, and industrial chain-link enclosures, Total Fence Inc. provides residents of the GTA and surrounding areas a complete range of affordable fence installation and repair services to suit their personal tastes and needs.

For more information on Total Fence Inc, visit the company’s web site at, contact Total Fence Inc. by e-mail at, or call (416) 239-5362.