If your home is located in an area where your home may take on hurricane force winds, then you have more than likely gone around the house to ensure you have taken all the steps possible to protect it. However, there are other areas of your property that you also want to make sure you try to protect as best you can from damage in the case of a hurricane. This article will cover some of those important areas.
Care for your trees
If you have dead or diseased trees in your yard, you definitely want to have them removed before hurricane season comes around. Otherwise, these unhealthy trees can easily be ripped from the ground and cause a lot of damage, as well as be very dangerous. A hazardous tree removal company can help. Have your healthy trees trimmed and have any broken or other at risk branches removed. If you have potted trees outside, you may want to move them in the garage if they are short enough to fit.
Protect your fencing
The best way for you to protect your fencing is to remove anything in your yard that could pose a risk to the fence by becoming a projectile that slams into the fence due to the high winds. As mentioned above, trimming trees also serves the dual purpose of taking away some of the concern of a damaged fence. However, things like a child's wagon, a dirt bike or anything else left out can also cause plenty of damage. If your fence is damaged, you want to have it fixed as soon as possible so no one gets injured on sharp edges.
Protect your outbuildings
If you have sheds or outbuildings on your property, you don't want to forget about them when you are going around and securing the rest of your property. You want to put storm shutters on the windows, or screw sheets of plywood over the windows. Install three good locks, such as deadbolts to the doors. Put a roof strap on the roof to connect it better to the building.
Protect your finances
Last but definitely not least, you are going to want to be sure you go over your home owner's insurance policy and be sure everything is up to date. If you don't have an insurance policy right now, then this is something you want to make sure you do before that hurricane ends up reaching your home.
I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.