With extreme weather threatening the East Coast of the United States, we encourage homeowners to take a few precautions in order to try and protect their yards and fences.
What is in your yard?
Loose items, lawn ornaments, wind chimes, potted plants, toys, and deck furniture can be thrown around very easily. Trampolines can catch a strong gust and ram thru a fence. Simply move decorations and furniture into a garage or storage area until storms have passed. Remove safety fencing around trampolines and turn them upside down.
Surrounding Trees and Branches
Regularly pruning trees and shrubs away from your home and fence is always a good idea. A simple storm that knocks a branch onto your fence can become a major fence overhaul. Be sure to remove dead or dying trees that could uproot during a storm and also cause damage to your fence.
Secure your gate
Understand that the gate area is the most vulnerable area on your fence line. It is also the #1 call we get for repairs. Gates that are not secured end up slamming closed or worse banging repeatedly against the latch. Properly locking or latching your gate is recommended on a sunny day, but when serious weather approaches adding a bungee or tying a rope to secure your gate to the fence post, could add extra protection during severe weather.
Taking an hour outside to do a few precautionary steps may make the difference in protecting your investment, your fence.
“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.”
“It is better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.”