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Hurricane Precautions: How Do You Keep Your Property Safe?

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If you're concerned about keeping your home safe during a hurricane or another severe storm, create a protective around your property now. Hurricanes can be unpredictable and dangerous. If a major storm strikes your state, it can wreak havoc on your lawn, outdoor furnishings, and home. You can keep your property and everything on reasonably safe with the tips below:

Trim and Support Your Trees

Although your trees can keep your home nice and cool in the summer, they can also destroy your roof during a hurricane. Most hurricanes are strong enough to break off tree branches, snap limbs in half, and even uproot trees from the ground. To keep your trees from damaging your home and property, trim and support them.

If your trees are low enough, you can trim them yourself. You want to remove branches that hang too close to your siding, roof, and garage. Also, remove or cut the limbs of trees that show signs of disease or insect infestation. The limbs may not be strong enough to support the tree during a storm.

You can also have a contractor secure your trees with cables. Cabling not only keeps the trees upright and supported, but they may also keep them from uprooting completely during a storm.

After you take care of your trees, you can place a barrier around the perimeter of your property.

Install a PVC Fence

The perimeter around your house and property can be vulnerable to storm damage as well. Some storms create massive flooding before and after they reach land. Floodwaters can pick up and carry a host of items, including paper, tires, and pests. You want to keep these things out of your yard as much as possible. You can install a PVC fence around your property.

PVC fencing is made of vinyl instead of wood. Unlike wood, PVC doesn't rot or attract wood-boring insects. The material can also stand up to high levels of moisture, which is a benefit during hurricane season.

PVC fencing can also minimize the debris that enters your yard during a storm. Contractors can install the fencing close to the ground, which helps block debris as it travels through the flooding water. If you have questions about the installation process, consult with a contractor immediately.

With the tips above, you can protect your home and property during a hurricane. For more information or to find fencing for your needs, contact a contractor today.