Hurricane Season and Shade Structures: How to Select the Perfect Solution

Hurricane Season and Shade Structures: How to Select the Perfect Solution

Florida is known for its hot and humid weather, but hurricane season can bring some extreme conditions. From late May through early November, the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Florida is prime for hurricanes. These storms are often preceded and accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds. It’s critical to keep that in mind when selecting shade solutions for your property. After all, different weather conditions require different types of shade structures.

So, what should you consider when selecting a shade solution ideal for wind, rain, and perhaps hurricanes?

Consider these three things:

Choose a Hurricane Strong Frame.

You’ll want something sturdy that can withstand the elements, like aluminum or steel. RENSON LOUVERED ROOF SYSTEMS have a Miami Dade NOA and will withstand up to 183 mph winds.

Consider the fabric.

Some of the best fabrics to consider for foul weather conditions include PVC-coated polyester, solution-dyed acrylic, and laminated vinyl.  Most fabrics are made to withstand 82 mph gusts and must be removed for Category 1 hurricanes. However, there are specialized fabrics by Ferrari made to withstand 150 mph winds! These are primarily used in airports, government projects, and residential buildings.

Be mindful of the installation.

Shade structures provide shelter from the sun and pleasure to the eyes, but a permanent one is best when you also need protection from the elements. Our certified installers and project managers ensure all installations meet the appropriate engineering specifications.

Do you need help choosing materials for your outdoor space? ShadeFLA has a wide variety of shade solutions to ensure your outdoor spaces are useful and enjoyable regardless of the season or the weather. So, call ustweet us, or Facebook message us to get started on your project.


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