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Privacy Policy

Fencemakers may collect website visitors’ contact information (like their e-mail addresses). Unless you object, this information may be used:

– to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you;
– to monitor who is accessing the website or using services offered on the website; and
– to profile the type of people accessing the website.

If you do not wish to have your personal information used in this manner or for any other specific purpose, you can e-mail us accordingly.

We utilise “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this website. For the removal of doubt, personal information will not be used for any purpose which a reasonable person in your position would not expect.

If you request us not to use personal information in a particular manner or at all, we will adopt all reasonable measures to observe your request but we may still use or disclose that information if:

– we subsequently notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
– we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
– we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Your e-mail message content may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but in such circumstances we would ensure that individuals would remain anonymous.

All personal information which we collect for the purposes of processing orders and/or delivering services (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential and secure to the best of our ability.

There are circumstances where a client/users’ personally identifiable information will need to be submitted to a 3rd party company (including directories and networks) in the provision of our services. All due care is taken to ensure this is done in a secure manner. On occasion the 3rd party recipient of this information might contact users in relation to their own services. Please note that while every effort is made to minimize such occurances, contact by 3rd parties is beyond the control of the staff and terms of Fencemakers .

We consider it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our website. Nevertheless it is our policy not to require personal information from persons known to be under the age of 18 years or offer to send any promotional material to persons in that category.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this website. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us.

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Winter Storm Damage: What to Check after the Storm

From May to October is winter storm season here in Perth, and that can mean high winds, heavy rains, flash floods and even hail.  Severe storms can cause damage to your home and your property, and if left unchecked damage can lead to further, more expensive issues with your home or business property.

Let’s look at what you need to check after the storm.

#1 Check your fencing and gates for damage

worn rusted steel fence

We wouldn’t be Fencemakers if we didn’t put checking your fencing and gates number one on the list! But it really is very important as strong fencing is what protects your property from intruders.

Winter storms can damage the structural integrity your fences and gates. Make sure to check for:

  • Pools of water sitting at the base of your fence posts. This can soften the ground causing instability. Over time if stagnant water isn’t addressed it can also cause timber posts to rot or metal posts to rust. If you notice any rot or rust on your posts it could be time to replace your fencing, and if so it’s best to opt for aluminium or stainless steel fencing as these will be rust-proof and more durable
  • Strong winds can make your fencing sway and move the earth at the base of posts, causing instability. Look for bases that have become unstable, and make sure the earth is tightly packed around the post base
  • Check for cracks and breaks that can occur during a storm and replace any damaged slats
  • Check for damaged or rusting screws and hinges. Misalignments from dropped screws and hinges can affect the integrity of your fence and gates and the functionality. When replacing make sure to find stainless steel screws and hinges to prevent similar problems in the future.

#2 Check to see if your roof is damaged

Perth storm damage roofAfter the storm is over, do a thorough and careful inspection of your roof looking for slipped or broken roof tiles or areas of the roof or flashing that is lifting or completely missing. The last thing you want is damage inside your home because you missed that your roof was damaged during a winter storm.

Roof leaks can be detrimental to a home causing mould, rot and even damage to ceilings and wall plaster. Once the water enters the house, working backwards in an attempt to find the leak is not as easy so best to identify and roof damage ASAP.

#3 Check old and large trees

Assess the condition of the trees that are on your property. After the storm, check all of your trees, but especially those that are old.storm_damaged_shingles_from_thrown_tree_branch

  • Check for broken and cracked branches that could fall and damage your roof or other areas of your property, or even pose a risk for injuries
  • Look for trees that have been uprooted and could tip over
  • Remove leaves so that your drains or gutters don’t clog
  • Haul away broken branches and have partially broken branches removed.

#4 Make sure drains, gutters, and downpipes are clear

When a winter storm strikes, leaves and debris are blown around and can clog drains and gutters. Downpipes can also become dislodged from the wall so that they no longer direct water down the drains and instead out onto the property. This can lead to water logging, flooding and water damage both outside and inside the property.

Clear gutters after perth storm

Carefully check all of your drains, gutters and downpipes after a storm, removing leaves, checking for cracks and checking they are stable and properly aligned.

While we are usually blessed with mild weather in WA, winter storms are a reality. These simple checks after a storm will ensure you catch any damage early so it doesn’t lead to more complicated issues and you won’t be left with bigger maintenance bills.