Hurricane season can be quite stressful, depending on how active it is, it can be unpredictable and change course when you least expect it.
Find out what a typical hurricane season is like in your area so that you can make sure you are prepared for the correct situation.
Once you find out the risks for your location, you can start using the steps below to make sure that you are adequately prepared for hurricane season each year, preferably well ahead of time.
A few things to keep in mind:
- In the event of a hurricane warning, we recommend to protect your investment, all canopy tops should be removed with hurricane warnings above 90mph.
- As a precaution, remove the fabric for any Category 1 or above storm if you are certain the storm is coming your way.
- If you are comfortable, you can remove the fabric yourself – Loosen the turnbuckles and all cable clamps, once the tension is off the cable the sail will slide off the frames with no problem, store in a safe place – no rats or rodents.
- In the case of some commercial properties, we do provide services for shade removals. Call 48 hrs. ahead of time – first come first serve. We will remove the shade at least 24 hrs. ahead of time, once down we will clean and replace hardware. Have a look at our website for warranty details.
- If you are in a no-win position, then just cut the cable to save time (the cable can be replaced).
- For Storms below 90 mph winds, inspect your structure and make sure sails are still properly tensioned. A properly tensioned sail is tight and will have few to no wrinkles.
After any major storms, we can do a quick inspection of shade sails and hardware. We can also examine the tension on the sails, and scrutinize footers for any movement.
We do offer shade sail repairs, so if you have any damages, we are a call away. We are ready to help with any project, new or repaired.