With the upcoming storms in both Ontario and the east coast forecasted, we wanted to remind everyone: it’s okay, and even preferred that the buildings have some snow around them.
This prevents the wind from getting under them and it also means that the height above the ground is less. This significantly decreases the aerodynamic lift.
As we’ve stated in our winter care articles and in the installation guide, there are things you can do to prepare your building to withstand the storms as best as possible. Taking extra steps during the ‘worst case scenario’ situations can often make all the difference and help your building stay standing.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of these situations. Good luck and stay warm!
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If you were one of the many people who, last fall, were faced with putting the cover on in less than ideal weather, you will be looking at significant wrinkles once the weather starts to warm up.
You will need to tighten the cover to prevent premature wear due to flapping in the wind.
Tightening does not have to be done all at once. You can do half one day and half on another.
It is important to remember that you are always pulling at 90 degrees to the wrinkles. Most of the tightening will need to be done lengthwise first.
If you have a loose cover and no time this week to tighten things,
there is a temporary fix!
- Take a soft length of rope (do not use nylon!) and throw it over the building where the cover is particularly loose.
- Tie the rope off at the base as tight as you can.
Please call if you need clarification for this procedure and we would be happy to help