As hurricane season continues and you prepare for next year’s hurricane season, take steps now to protect your fence from hurricane damage. Every hurricane, even the ones that only affect you as thunderstorms or rain, has the potential to damage your fence beyond repair, so taking these steps beforehand can really help lessen the potential for any damage to occur in the first place. How can you guard your fence against hurricanes and storms?
Time for a Trim
A lot of the damage sustained during the storm comes from things that are already in your yard or landscaping that are thrown as projectiles or tipped over. So, when you start looking for potential points of danger, start with the elements around your fence. Are there large trees with long limbs that hang over the top of your fence? Make sure that you trim these as soon as possible so that they don’t fall on top of your fence and cause damage. If there are dead or dying trees in your yard, no matter where they are located, consider removing them before storm season hits. Trees that are not healthy run the risk of being uprooted during a storm and becoming gigantic dangerous projectiles. Think of it this way—the last thing you want to see during a storm is your own tree from the other side of the yard lying over top of your brand new fence!
Perform a Little Extra Maintenance
Even if you do a great job of completing seasonal maintenance, storm season warrants an extra-thorough examination of your fence. Check for any damaged places that are in need of repair. These could dramatically worsen during a storm event, so consult with your expert at Hercules Fence Newport News about getting repairs done before the condition worsens. Take a walk down the length of your fence and check for any loose posts that could fly out and become dangerous for your family or home. These should also be taken care of before the storm starts to protect your fence from hurricane damage.
Remove Extra Objects from Your Yard
You take pride in your outdoor landscaping and decorations, but they can cause you and your home harm during a hurricane. To prevent hurricane damage to your decorations or furniture and to your fence, store them safely inside a shed or your home during the storm. An object as small as an empty flowerpot or a birdbath can turn into a huge amount of damage during a hurricane.
Hercules Fence Will Keep You and Your Fence Ready for Whatever Storm Hits
Ready to give your fence a little extra TLC before or after hurricane season? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.