Averaging 60” of measurable snowfall each winter season in the State, Minnesotans are used to seeing their share of snowfall. To add to that, the Twin Cities also saw 228 severe weather or tornado warnings issued during the 2022 calendar year. This severe weather can cause fences to come tumbling down, or cause trees, etc. to bring it down. For some, this can be repaired over time. What about when the security of your property depends on the fence functioning? What about for those where the fence is responsible for keeping livestock in (or out)? There are some repairs, even if temporary, that you can make yourself, but the fence installation and repair specialists at Twin Cities Fence want you to know that you can call 24/7 for emergency repairs.
Supporting a leaning fence: If a section of your fence is leaning, you could create a temporary support until you get the posts reset. Use a long 2×4 to push the fence back into an upright position, and then hammer it into the ground to create a wedge. The ground, the fence and your support board should form a right triangle. This solution won’t last forever, but it can prevent the fence from leaning even further.
Patching open areas: If you’ve lost a section of your fencing or a few fence pickets, you can patch the open area with a substitute material. If it is projected to rain before you can officially repair the fence, you’ll need to select a material that can withstand the elements. Otherwise, you can use just about anything that will span the divide and enclose your yard. Some options include chicken wire, tarps, drop cloths, plywood, scrap metal, and even thick cardboard.
Reattaching broken fence pickets: If some of your fence pickets have fallen off, you may be able to reattach them with different screw locations. Even if the picket is broken in half, you could fix each piece to the corresponding backer rails. They won’t stay attached for long, but they could get you through the period before fence repair.
Using a new temporary fence: You can create a barrier with a construction safety fence. This is the plastic mesh you often see on construction sites, either in bright orange or black. The safety fence is easily pliable, so it is not ideal for long-term security. Nevertheless, it may be just enough to block off your property and let your animals complete their potty breaks.
24/7 Emergency Fence Repairs
Regardless of the type of fence you have and the reason that it came down, the experts at Twin Cities Fence are standing by, ready to leap into action in getting your perimeter restored. If you require immediate service, call (612) 443-1948.