Batten down the hatches!
Winter in the UK is often accompanied by unsettled weather conditions. Strong winds can damage or even destroy fence panels which can be very costly to replace.
It’s worth taking the time now to check your fencing and fence posts to ensure they can withstand strong winds especially to over the next few months.
The first thing you should do is check for any loose posts. Simply push on it and if it moves you’ll need to tighten or replace the post. Also look for cracks, splits or rot which can also cause the post to break and blow over in high winds.
Trim any large branches that are near your fence, if a branch snaps and falls, it could easily damage or destroy the fence. Also check for any dead or dying trees that are nearby which could easily get blown over.
Remove or secure any objects in your garden that could blow into your fence including lawn furniture, children’s toys, and gardening tools to avoid any damage in high winds. To secure them you can use sandbags, metal stakes, or rope to anchor items down to the ground.
Make sure to lock your garden gate, strong winds could blow it open and damage your fence and cause the hinges to come loose or break. It’s important to get into the habit of locking your gate, not only for security reasons but to also avoid pets and young children getting out too.
Avoid high winds damaging your fence – follow these steps and protect your garden from the bad winter weather. If you find you have a damaged fence, contact us to learn more about our fencing repairs and installation services.