Wind can be a powerful force against fragile fences. If you are lucky to live in a place that doesn’t get much wind, then you shouldn’t be too worried about gusts knocking down your fence. But it’s always a good idea to do a bit of research to find out the average wind speeds in your area. Certain types of fences have been tested for high wind speeds and, if properly maintained, should withstand most storms. If you are unsure of the stability of your fence, there are a few ways you can add reinforcements. Adding a metal pole inside a hollow fence post will strengthen your fence, making it less likely to move or sway in the wind. Adding support beams across panels or concrete at the base will also help to fortify the fence. If y0u are unsure how to bulk up your existing fence, contact your local fencing professional. Often, the best things you can do to prevent wind destruction aren’t to your fence, but the surrounding area. Cut down any trees or its branches that are likely to break and fly around your yard. Secure any large outdoor items that might also be moved with the wind. If your fence has a gate, make sure it is secured with lock or chain. A swinging gate can cause a lot of destruction, especially if it comes off its hinges.