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Shade Screens and Weather: How to Protect Your Investment

October 26, 2023

Whether it’s a cozy afternoon on the patio or a lively backyard barbecue, your shade screens play an important role in keeping you comfortable and protected from the scorching sun. However, as much as you love shade screen use, it’s also important to be mindful of unpredictable weather that can pose a threat to your precious investment.

Today we’ll explore the importance of safeguarding your screens from the elements and offer some tips on how to protect them during bad weather. We want your shade screens to last for years and continue providing you with the perfect outdoor oasis.

Invest in Quality

First and foremost, investing in high-quality screens is the foundation of weather protection. Quality screens, such as SummerSpace®️ screen systems, are designed to withstand various weather conditions, from relentless sun exposure to rain and wind. They are made from durable materials that can stand the test of time, so make sure to choose wisely when purchasing your shade screens. However, even weather-resistant screens should be protected when inclement weather rolls around. 

Routine Maintenance

Proper maintenance is key to ensuring your shade screens remain in top-notch condition. Regularly inspect your screens for any signs of wear and tear, loose fasteners, or damage. If you notice any issues, address them promptly to prevent further deterioration. Cleaning your screens periodically to remove dirt, dust, and debris will also help prolong their life.

Protecting Your Shade Screens in Bad Weather

Now, let’s delve into how to protect your shade screens during unfavorable weather conditions.

Roll Up Your Screens: While high-quality shade screens are designed to handle wind and rain, it’s a good idea to roll them up during severe weather events. High winds, especially in storms or hurricanes, can throw flying debris into your screens. Rolling them up and securing them in place can help prevent unnecessary damage.

Secure Anchors: Make sure your shade screen anchors are firmly secured to the structure. Loose anchors can lead to screen flapping in the wind, causing unnecessary wear and tear. Consider reinforcing anchors or adding extra support if you live in an area prone to strong winds.

Regularly Trim Surrounding Trees and Plants: Overhanging branches and foliage can pose a risk to your shade screens during windy conditions. Regularly trim trees and plants to prevent them from rubbing against or falling onto your screens.

Monitor Weather Updates: Stay informed about weather forecasts in your area. This will give you ample time to prepare your shade screens for adverse weather conditions. When severe weather is predicted, take proactive measures to protect your investment.

Protect Your Shade Screens

Your SummerSpace shade screens are not just functional; they are also an investment in your outdoor comfort and enjoyment. By taking the time to choose high-quality screens and implementing proper maintenance and protection strategies, you can ensure that your shade screens will continue to provide shade, comfort, and style for years to come. Don’t let unpredictable weather catch you off guard — be proactive and safeguard your investment.

Here at SummerSpace, we’re committed to helping you make the most of your outdoor living space. If you have any questions or need further guidance on protecting your shade screens, use the “Find a Dealer” button on our website to find an expert near you. Enjoy sunny days and stay safe during the storms!

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