Emergency Matters: What to do when your fence is blown down
February 13, 2020
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February 13, 2020
Nobody can change the weather, and after a high wind storm, the sight of a blown down fence panel can create an overpowering wave of instant stress. You know you cannot leave it as continuing bad weather could cause further damage and now your property is left with reduced security and lack of privacy.
Before working out how to fix the fence ensure that any blown down panels have been moved to safety and prevent them from causing further obstruction or hazard to others.
So, here’s what to do about fixing your blown down fence. Let’s start with some first aid essentials – this will minimise the risk of any further damage:
Once everything is under control and you’ve done all you can to prevent any further damage, then it’s time to get your fence fixed. Don’t just try to repair the damage by fitting the panel incorrectly as a temporary fix – this could be a waste of time and money as well as having the potential of causing more unnecessary problems. As we know, fixing a fence is not a one-man job so we advise this should not be attempted on your own.
No matter the size of the job it’s time to call a professional in. Make sure you use a qualified professional who comes with good recommendations – using a trusted tradespeople site like Checkatrade means it’s simple to find local, thoroughly checked professionals along with recent reviews of their services at the click of a button.
If you have the right tools and feeling brave you could have a go at repairing your fence. It’s not an easy job and if in doubt we always recommend using a Checkatrade expert.
Watch our simple film to help size up the job and then decide if you are up to the challenge.
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