Many areas of the U.S. experienced dangerous thunderstorms and tornados this week, and it’s essential to know how to prepare your property for storms to keep them as safe as possible. The DC area is likely to be hit with more rain this season, so continue reading for tips on how to keep your fence safe from summer storm damage.
Branches and Trees
Trees can be very dangerous during a bad storm, as strong gusts of wind can knock dead branches off, leaving them to fall on your property. Take the time this summer to trim any overhanging branches over your fence, home, driveway, and other areas of your yard that you want to keep safe. One large branch can cause serious damage, so this step is crucial for protecting your fence.
You can also use a windbreaker to protect smaller trees that could easily fall over in a heavy storm. Use sturdy, long poles in the ground and wrap burlap around them to break high winds and protect trees from crashing down.
Next, you should inspect your fence at the beginning of each new season to look for signs of damage. Check for loose or rotted posts that need replacement before the next storm hits, as you don’t want posts flying off your fence during a bad storm. It’s best to do regular maintenance and inspections as often as possible, as you don’t want to realize that your fence is damaged the day before a summer storm. Take the time this weekend to replace old posts and inspect your fence for other issues to ensure it is strong enough to withstand wind and rain.
Remove Items From Lawn
Random items in your lawn can become very dangerous during an intense storm, as heavy winds and rain can cause objects to fly into your home or fence. Keep your lawn clear of hazardous objects, and when there is a warning of a thunderstorm or hurricane, move all outdoor furniture to your basement or garage. If you have furniture that is too heavy to carry, tie them down securely to ensure that they stay put.
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