With many newcomers to our region who may be unfamiliar with hurricane season in Florida, we want to remind local residents that it is important to take steps to protect your fence from damage during storms. Here are some tips to help you protect your fence:
Choose the right materials: The FloriFence team can help you select materials that are designed to withstand high winds and heavy rain while also meeting your other goals for your new fence. Materials such as metal or vinyl are more durable than wood and less likely to be damaged during a hurricane. FloriFence can help you weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each option.
Proper installation: Proper installation of your fence is crucial to its ability to withstand high winds. By working with a qualified, experienced fencing contractor like FloriFence, you can ensure your fence is properly anchored and secured to the ground.
Regular maintenance: Regular maintenance of your fence is also important to ensure its durability during hurricane season. Check for loose or damaged boards, posts, and hardware, and repair any damage as soon as possible. This is another aspect of storm preparation where FloriFence can assist you.
Remove any debris: Before a hurricane hits, make sure to remove any debris or items that could become airborne and damage your fence or other property. This includes outdoor furniture, toys, and anything else that could potentially cause damage. If you can’t remove it from your yard, you must make sure it is properly secured.
Trim surrounding trees: If you have trees surrounding your fence, it is important to trim them regularly to prevent them from falling onto your fence during high winds. Schedule a visit from an arborist or tree-trimming service well in advance of storm season, because these businesses book up quickly as June approaches.
Reinforce your fence: For extra protection, consider reinforcing your fence with additional support structures such as braces, anchors, or crossbeams.
By taking these steps, you can help protect your fence during hurricane season and reduce the risk of damage to your property.