While Rainbow Shade sails have been known to withstand over 90 kph winds when the extreme weather events arrive with their 200 plus kph winds, it is the wise building owner who includes the shade sails in their cyclone preparation activities.
Rainbow Shade Sail’s Advantage when Extreme Weather Visits.
While shade sails are widely recognised as effective protection from the harsh Australian sun, these shade cloth structures have an unsung and often unrealised advantage when the really dirty weather blows in, like Queensland’s cyclone Debbie. Which according to the ABC news at the time left thousands of Queensland properties damaged and more than 750 homes uninhabitable. And our warming climate is predicted to increase the frequency of these catastrophic like events.
While Rainbow Shade sails have been known to withstand over 90 kph winds when the extreme weather events arrive with their 200 plus kph winds, it is the wise building owner who includes the shade sails in their cyclone preparation activities. For unlike verandas, pergolas and other built shade structures that surround our buildings, a little forethought and planning can ensure shade sail installations come through these events unscathed.
After Wallaroo StormWhere built structures can only be battened down and have any debris cleared away, it is a relatively quick and easy task to take down shade sails, fold them up and stowed them out of harm’s way until the tempest has passed. You may want contact your shade sail installer for this process, they have the expertise to ensure your re-installed shade sails look as good as new.
When a 300 km plus wind gust blows into the open nature of the built shade structures, destruction is invited to visit while the flush wall mounting points and steel pole supports of the stored shade sails can ride out the storm with relative ease. That huge gust of wind which lifts the veranda off its footings and convinces it to pay your neighbour an impromptu visit will also cause it to try and take those parts of the building to which it is attached along for the ride. Whereas the naked shade sail poles, while they may sing in the wind and rain, should they bend may inflict little if any damage to their surrounding neighbours.
Then when the rainbow heralds the returning calm, the shade sails can be retrieved and re-installed, providing protection to the alfresco dining areas and the children’s playgrounds once more. And in the unlikely event the sails are damaged, through either human error or nature’s vengeance, their replacement is relatively inexpensive.
With all the colours of the rainbow and then some, Rainbow Shade has the largest selection of coloured shade cloths in Australia. Which when combined with the variety of shapes and sizes available, only limited by your imagination, Rainbow Shade’s sails can complement any home or business with their affordable and decorative shade solutions.
View our products to see which Rainbow Shade cloth fabric is best suited to your shade installation.
To see how Z16 easily handled a recent wild weather system with 90kph winds in South Australia click here.