Summer is coming up very soon. While this can be an exciting time of year due to the beautiful sunny days, warm temperatures, and extra sunlight because of daylight savings, there are still some concerns that come with the season. One of these concerns is summer storms, as these storms can pose a serious threat to our homes. One part of our homes that’s put at great risk during summer storms is our fencing, and if you want your fence to be ready for the rough weather, you’ll need to make some preparations. Here are ways summer storms can harm your fencing, and how you can get your fence ready for them.
Nearly any storm is going to bring high winds, and when the winds get strong enough, your fence posts can be blown away. In this situation, the best thing you can do is make sure your fence posts are installed firmly into the ground. While the intensity of summer storms can vary, you at least give your fence a better chance of staying intact if it’s properly installed initially.
Something else high winds can cause is the falling of tree limbs. You don’t want these limbs to fall onto your fence and cause additional damage. Therefore, you should take the time to trim off unneeded limbs from your trees. That way, there will be fewer limbs that can fall off of your trees later on.
This is mainly an issue with metal and wood fences because metal fencing can rust, while wood fences are susceptible to rotting. Keeping on top of fence repairs and maintenance procedures is the best course of action to take, but this can’t prepare you for everything. Because of that, you should also be sure to stay on top of any kind of insurance paperwork for your fence. You’ll want to have legal protection if something tragic befalls your fence during a summer storm.
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