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Preparing Your Fence and Yard For Winter

Preparing your yard for the winter elements can be a daunting task, especially if you live in an area with extreme weather.  It is important to take preventative measures in order to protect your investments especially if you have a large fence enclosure in your yard.

If you have an old fence it is a good idea to check how stable it is and make sure it has not weakened due to rotting.  Give it a good shake and get a feel for how it will stand up to a strong wind storm.  If you find that your fence is weak it may be a good time to either re-enforce it with additional posts and rails or to invest in a new fence altogether.  There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning after a strong winter storm to find that the dog is gone and your fence is blown over.

You will also want to check for aerial hazards hanging over your fence.  Are there any trees that could be a potential threat to your fence?  How about loose limbs and branches?  We have all seen the news stories showing a residence after a strong wind storm with a destroyed yard because a hazardous tree branch came toppling down.  Now is the time to take care of those threats before they damage your property.  Remove loose tree limbs and check the ground for over saturation near the base of leaning trees.  Call a professional if you are unsure about the condition of a tree or overhanging branch.

Should you have overlooked something and you fall victim to mother nature in the middle of the winter its time to call for help.  At Pacific Fence we have crews ready to assist you during your emergency and would be happy to assist you – even during a rain storm!   Call us today or jot down our contact information for future reference.  It’s always good to have someone on your side!