The summer heat is fading away and the weather is starting to cool off. Although the temperatures may be gorgeous, hurricane season is on its way. For some parts of the U.S., it’s well under way. Hurricanes and tropical storms bring a damaging combination of high winds and heavy rain. Depending on the strength of the storms, the damage can be catastrophic. It’s time to make sure your property, and the fence surrounding it, is ready for hurricane season.
Anything that is loose, such as lawn furniture and any decorations that you may have out. Loose items can be picked up by hurricane force winds and blown into your fence and destroy it. If you have a trampoline in your yard, even that can be picked up and tossed around. Put away lawn furniture and decorations well before a storm hits so that they don’t get tossed around and damage your property. If you have something large, like a trampoline, make sure it is secured so that it can’t get blown away.
Check for Low-Hanging Branches
Hurricane winds can rip off tree branches and send them flying right into your fence. If you have a tree with branches growing near your fence, those will be the first to cause damage. You can protect your fence and the rest of your property by trimming any branches that may be growing close-by or may become loose.
Time for A New Fence?
Look closely at all of the components of your fence. If the list of necessary repairs looks super long, consider just putting in a new fence. A new fence can be installed and reinforced to be as strong as it needs to be to withstand everything that those hurricanes can bring.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All Your Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited for a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.