Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means fall will be here before you know it. The beginning of fall on the east coast means the potential for hurricanes and serious storms. It is essential that you know how to protect the interior and exterior of your home, especially your fence, from storm damage. The last thing you want is for a hurricane to severely damage your fence, leaving you to buy a new structure. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to protect your fence from storm damage.
Inspect and Reinforce
If you have time before a storm arrives, you need to inspect your fence thoroughly. You need to check if there are any loose, cracked or damaged posts. If you come across any, you need to repair or replace them immediately. The last thing you want is a loose post to fly into your home during a storm. If you want to ensure your fence survives a storm, you want to reinforce the posts with a strong material, such as concrete.
One of the most effective ways to protect your fence from storm damage is to trim your tree branches. You want to trim all branches that are hanging over or near your home. If a branch is hanging in your property from a neighbor’s tree, ask them if you can trim it for them. You want to trim any dead or loose branches so that you can prevent strong winds from causing a branch break on to your fence. The last thing you want is to replace your fence after a storm.
Clean Up Your Yard
When it comes to protecting your fence from storm damage, you want to clear your yard before a storm arrives. Make sure that you are putting all of your loose patio items, such as tables and chairs, into your home or shed. You want to avoid any items flying into your fence and severely damaging it.
Call Hercules Fence Today
To get more tips on lawn care, and to top off your gorgeous lawn with a beautiful fence, Hercules Fence is ready to help you get the look and function you desire. 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.