The weather is starting to warm up once again, and with the end of winter comes a beautiful new season filled with plenty of enjoyable weather. However, much like winter, spring has its fair share of stormy days, and they can do a number to your property if you are not prepared. One such area that can be damaged by spring storms is your fencing.
Spring brings very different storms from winter. Instead of blizzards and other snowstorms, you will be facing more thunderstorms and tropical storms. With these storms, you’ll be faced with landslides, hail, high winds, lightning, intense rain, and possibly flash flooding. You need to be ready for whatever these storms have to throw at you. Here are the ways spring storms can hurt your fencing and how you can prepare for these storms.
The Impact Spring Storms Can Have on Your Fencing
There are many ways spring storms can wreak havoc on your fencing. Among the many ways damage can occur, here are some of the most common catalysts.
- Wind: This is the variable that is most likely going to cause you problems. High winds are very prevalent with spring storms, and the intense winds can damage your fence by blowing debris onto it. This includes tree branches that may fall from above.
- Flash Flooding: Flash floods are concerning for several reasons. For your fencing, floods can bring plenty of standing water and cause drainage problems. This will cause the fence to rot if it is made from a material that is not resistant to water.
- Lightning: Cloud-to-ground lightning is dangerous because it can cause structures to become damaged and set buildings aflame. Sometimes, lightning will cause tree limbs to break off or even cause entire trees to fall over, which can fall on top of your fencing and other parts of your property.
How You Can Prepare for Spring Storms
If you own a property, you want to have all of your paperwork ready. It should be somewhere safe and easily accessible. Having insurance information on-hand will drastically reduce the stress caused from having your fencing and other parts of your property damaged.
Along with that, you want to be aware of upcoming storms in advance. This allows you to decide how to reduce the number of ways your fence can get damaged. For residential properties, something more important is that you can devise a plan for how to keep your family safe when hazardous weather arrives.
One last thing is that you want to repair damage that your fence previously sustained. This may seem odd since it will likely get damaged again, but it helps with the streamlining of your claims process.
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