Best Fence & Rail Jacksonville, Florida

Hurricane: the unwanted summer guest

Image of a hurricane cloud formation.

The sun is shining, the weather is warmer, and the kids are about to be on summer break! What could ruin this ‘stress-free’ time of year? Hurricanes. Unfortunately, Hurricane season starts June 1st, but now is the perfect time to prepare your family and home. In Florida, we usually don’t take hurricanes seriously. It’s always good to be over-prepared rather than underprepared. Below are some tips and tricks on how to stay informed and prepared for this wet season.

Know your evacuation zone: 

If you live by the water, which is likely in Jacksonville, you need to know where to go if conditions get unruly. Evacuating can protect you and your family. Sign up to receive emergency alerts on your phone to stay in the know, while remaining calm and taking action.

Create a plan for your family: 

Having a plan in the worst-case scenario is a great way to stay safe during a storm. If you have a room with no windows, it’s best to go into that room shut all the doors, and cover yourself in blankets. With your family being on the same page, it’s easier to gather everyone and take cover.

Know the difference between a hurricane warning and a hurricane watch: 

There always seems to be some confusion with the difference between a watch and a warning. This is the same with tornados or any weather alert. A Hurricane Watch is when hurricane conditions with sustained winds of 74 mpg or higher are POSSIBLE within a specified area in the next 48 hours. A Hurricane Warning is when hurricane conditions with sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are EXPECTED within a specified area in the next 36 hours. Understanding the stages of a hurricane can also help you determine if you should evacuate or stay put.

Protecting your family is always your number one priority but since you are trying to be overprepared it’s helpful to get a head start on how to protect your home whether you’re evacuating or not. Here are some helpful tips on how to protect your home, fence, and landscape. Shutter all openings in your home, secure loose roof shingles, and sandbag the outside of your home and your fence. Luckily Best Fence offers a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on aluminum fencing through Alumi-guard, and all fences come with a 3-year labor warranty. If you’ve had your fence installed by us, you’ll have that extra peace of mind, it’s one less thing to worry about.

While protecting your home is a priority, protecting your family is always number one. Take the tips from this blog and get ready for some storms this summer season. We specialize in customer service and will always repair fences within three years of installation. Stay safe, and start preparing.


Best Fence and Rail of Florida is Jacksonville’s industry leader in fabrication and installation of top-quality vinyl and aluminum fencing. At Best Fence, our mission is to fabricate and install the highest quality product at a competitive price, while providing unsurpassed Customer Service. Fencing is an investment in your home. Your decorative fence design choice adds value to your property in a beautiful way. We provide professional FREE estimates at your convenience. Call us today at 904-268-1638 or visit