Hurricane Dorian and Fences

Hurricane Dorian is heading for Orlando. Get prepared. This Storm is going to be nasty. Protect your fence with simple steps and get register for the pre-hurricane estimate list. Read how to protect that fence and what to do after the storm if you live in Central Florida or Oviedo.

Hurricane Fence Preparedness Central Florida

Well, Central Florida, a Hurricane Dorian is barreling for the heart of Orlando.  Now is the time to stop what you are doing and prepare.  If you never been through a hurricane, we recommend you review the hurricane preparedness guide on News 96.5 WDBO.

We at Custom Fence Orlando encourage you to prepare, stay safe, and do not forget about your fence.   We spoke with, Kip, the owner of Paramount Fencing and Co-Host of the Florida Home and Garden Radio Show on News 96.5 FM and he said,  “We have moved to threat level “Red”.  So now is the time to prepare your fence”.  He followed up with five things that will possibly save that fence, money, and your life as a storm approaches. They are listed below:

1. If you have a pool, purchase an orange safety barrier fence from the home improvement store prior to the storm. It is impossible to find after a storm. You need to be able to secure your liabilities.

2. If you have a wood gate, take a small piece of 2″ x 4″ and screw it with 3″ screws to both the gate and hinges post, at the top, at the bottom. If possible, open the gate fully and screw it to the fence structure itself.

3. If you have an Aluminum gate, just bungee cord it.

4. If you have a vinyl gate, take it off at the hinges and put it in your garage. Check all post caps. If they’re not glued down remove them and store indoors.

5. Regardless of what type of fence you have, go to the home improvement store and buy several ninety-degree angle brackets. Secure the last component of the fence, runner or post, to the house together. It could be the difference between your insurance viewing that fence as a structure of the house or a detached structure.

He further added.  Now is the time to think about the aftermath.   Dorian is likely to hit the Central Florida area as a Category 2 with winds between 90 and 110 MPH.  So it does not matter if you live in Orlando or Oviedo,  Winter Springs or Winter Park, or Orange County or Seminole County,  fences are going to come down.  Fence professionals will be in high demand.  Now is the time to get on a pre-hurricane list.  Otherwise, you will experience longer than normal wait times and have to settle for two guys in a truck.

Below is Paramount Fencing’s Pre Hurricane Estimate Request.

Register For The Pre-Hurricane Estimate List Today

Prepare Your Fence For Hurricane Mathew.

As you are aware, Hurricane Mathew will affect Central Florida in some manner.  From Orlando to Oviedo, from Winter Park to Winter Springs, Hurricane Mathew will huff and puff and try to blow those fences down.   As a result, we at Paramount Fencing are encouraging every homeowner Hurrican Mathewto embrace that  old fashion saying, “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure.”   It is time to protect that investment,  your fence.

Here are few things you can do to protect your investment. They are also the difference between the insurance company picking up the tab or the cost of repairs coming directly out of your pocket.

  1. Remove the gates and place them in the garage. Understand the gate areas are the weakest part of any fence line. They can be easily removed by removing the hinges attached to the gate itself. Simply remove the screws. Do not remove the screws attached to the fence itself.     If you have an exposed pool, make sure you put up orange mesh fence at the gate entry.  If you do not have time, call us.  We will take them off and re-install them once the storm passes for $100.00.
  2. If you have a stretch of fence line which is standalone or not attached to the fence line as a whole, brace it. Bracing can be accomplished by taking a 2” x 4” about two feet long and placing it at a 45-degree angle, one end buried in the ground, one end attached to the post with a screw.   If you do not have time, call us. We can create the bracing and then take them off once the storm passes for $10 per brace.
  3. If you have a vinyl fence, make sure you remove the post caps and place them in a safe place.   If they are glued, still check your caps.
  4. If you have items attached to your fences such as fence art, potted plants, or equipment. Remove it.
  5. If you have tree limbs that overhanging your fence, trim them.

The above are just a few ways to protect your investment.

In the event you are impacted by the Hurricane and suffer damage, let us know immediately. Understand, the previous customer will always have priority over new customers.  If you are not a previous customer, make sure you take the opportunity reserve pre-Hurricane Mathew estimate.  Schedule.  We promise we will work diligently to fix your fence once the hurricane passes.

Last, my team will be here to help in any way possible.   Even if you need assistance in cutting downed trees and removing debris, we are here to help.  We have tractors and chainsaws.

Take me to Paramount Fencing Hurricane Preparedness Center.