After exposure to the wind, rain, snow, and elements for several years, your fence can take a real beating. Several Utah homeowners have been dealing with major problems as large windstorms have knocked down their fences. A once pristine wood fence can be a difficult project to work on as you end up needing install new fence posts. Leave the difficult job to us! Bronco Fence is one of the top fencing companies in Davis County and surrounding areas. To prevent your fence from being destroyed, take some steps ahead of time when you hear a large windstorm is expected.
Trim Trees Near the Fenceline
A major reason fences fall down is related to large tree branches that crashes into them when they are broken during a windstorm. Remove overhanging limbs from your yard to prevent them from falling on your fence. If the tree limbs are from a neighbor’s house you can ask them if you can remove the overhanging limbs so they do not fall on your fence line. Remove dead or dying trees near the fence line as they can uproot and fall over during a storm.
Remove Large Yard Objects
During a heavy windstorm large Yard objects can fly into the fence. If you know a high windstorm is coming put patio furniture, trash containers, and other objects in an enclosed area so they cannot fly into the fence. Secure other objects to prevent damage to your fence.
Check on Loose Posts
Old fences tend to have a lot of rot near the baseline and near the posts. Old fences are most susceptible to high wind storms. Remove and rebury any posts that are starting to lift out of the ground. Fix loose or damaged boards on wood fences or vinyl fences as they can break off and fly freely throughout your yard or your neighbor’s yard.
Use reinforcements for vinyl, composite, and other fences. If you live in an area with high wind warnings, consider reinforcing your posts with wood, metal, or concrete. We provide unique fencing options as each post is dug deeply into the ground and secured with concrete. Most fencing companies in Utah did not provide the same services that we do to ensure your fence will be able to withstand heavy windstorms and snowstorms.
Lock the Gate
If you know wind storms are coming use a good lock on your gate to secure it into place. High winds will start to slam against the fence and can cause serious damage to the fence in your home. Another way to prevent damage to your gate is to take it off the hinges and secure it in a safe place until the storm passes.
Fence Repair and Insurance Claims
There are cases where insurance companies will pay for the cost of fence repair. If you have a homeowner’s warranty, contact them before working on your fence. Weather-related damage to your home is typically covered under the other structures section of your homeowners insurance policy. Contact Bronco Fence to find out about different homeowners insurance programs and how they relate to your fencing needs.