3 Reasons To Put Up Temporary Fencing While You Wait For A Storm Repair

Posted on: 23 March 2023

If some of your fencing has fallen down in a storm, then you might have to wait for a repair. Fence contractors will be busy, and you might have to wait for them to do the whole job. If your type of panels isn't immediately available, you might have to order them and wait for them to arrive.

In the meantime, it's worth putting up temporary panels to fill your gaps. Why is this a good idea?

1. Make Your Home Secure

Fencing helps keep your home secure. It creates a barrier around your property. Intruders will have to get over your fences to get close to your home. If you lost a couple of fence panels in a storm, your home isn't as secure as it was. People can simply walk through the gaps to access your property.

If you install temporary panels, then you remove these gaps. Your home will be more secure until you can book a full fence repair.

2. Keep Children and Pets Safe

Fencing doesn't just give you security; it also has some safety benefits. For example, if you have children or pets at home, then your fences keep them safe inside your property. They can't simply wander out when you aren't looking. If your fencing isn't intact, then young children and pets can get out of your yard. You'll either have to watch them all the time they are outside or you'll have to keep them indoors. If a child or dog runs into a road, then they could get hurt. You don't want to expose young children to stranger dangers.

Temporary fence panels restore your home's safety. Your children and pets can play in your yard, and you won't have to worry about them sneaking off your property and coming to some harm.

3. Prevent More Damage to Your Fencing

If you've lost some fence panels in the storm, then all your fencing becomes less stable. Panels help hold other panels in place. If you have high winds again before repairing your fence, you might lose more panels. If a panel isn't secured on either side, then it is more likely to fall down.

Temporary panels restore the strength of your fences. Existing panels and posts will likely stay in place until you replace the missing parts.

To get started, talk to your fence repair contractor and ask them to put up temporary fencing panels until they can fix your current damage.