How to Protect Awnings & Blinds From Wind

Our patio awnings and external blinds have been designed to combat the harsh elements of the British climate, engineered with the finest and most robust materials, giving these innovative external shading systems a great tolerance against the outside weather whilst increasing their longevity.

While these resilient features are what makes our products so desirable, we do advise all our clients to take precautions when it comes to storm winds. Our awnings and window blinds have a wind rating assigned to give guidance on what the shading system can withstand, from beaufort 5 (fresh breeze, 24mph) to beaufort 6 (strong breeze, 30mph). This does not mean you should leave it out until the wind reaches these speeds, it is always better to be safe than sorry so do not take the risk as it can be difficult to predict changes in the weather which could result in unwanted or even irreparable damage. Our awnings and blinds are constructed with corrosion resistant aluminium cassette casings which  protect the fabric and mechanism during inclement conditions.

Sensory Technology

For extra peace of mind, we have sensory technology options available to integrate to your external shading system to provide added protection.

Vibration Sensors

Our garden awnings can be equipped with advanced vibration sensory technology, positioned discreetly on the lead-rail and detecting the 3-dimensional movement of the awning. If the movement surpasses the models windspeed capability it sends a command to the integrated tubular motor to retract the awning back into its cassette for shielding.Patio Awnings | Houses | Caribbean BlindsWind Sensor

The wind sensor can be commissioned to both external roller and roof blinds, positioned in close proximity to the shading system on an open surface where the cup ‘propellers’ can detect the wind and retract the blind safely back into its protective casing.

Wind Sensor for External Blinds

Tahoma Smart Home Hub

This sophisticated little box of tricks can be linked to all our shading solutions by simply connecting the hub to the home broadband (router) which then opens a range of additional control features on the Tahoma smartphone app, including the ability to create scenarios and set times, positioning your shading system at pre-determined positions at different times of the day. Furthermore thanks to the latest bi-directional motors utilised in our blinds and awnings, you will be able to see the exact position your shading shading system is in wherever you are, so you can stay ahead of the weather.Tahoma | Automation | SMART Hub | Alexa | Google Assistant

If you would like to find out more about our awnings & blinds and the sensory technology available, then speak to one of our knowledgeable advisers today on 0344 800 1947. Alternatively, you can request a guide price for your preferred shading system using our quick and easy estimate form.

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