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Tips on how to protect blinds from the wind

Last updated:
10 April, 2024
Reading time: 2 minutes
windy open window

In assessing the shutters and their protection, two questions come to the fore: how should they be placed to be well protected and, secondly, what can be done in the face of the powerful atmospheric phenomena that hit us such as the Danas or the cold drop.

Here we are going to talk about tips for protecting roller shutters from the windThe most common models are those whose drawers are inside the home, as these are the most common models.

What determines the resistance of a roller shutter?

First of all, to ensure that our roller shutter is wind resistant, we must know the wind pressure in the area where we live. The parameters chosen to measure the resistance are:

  • Area in the country where we live. It is not the same living in the north where winds are stronger than in the south, where wind speed is usually lower.
  • Height above ground where the shutter is located.
  • The degree of roughness of the terrain. That is, whether the house is at sea level or not, in rural areas and what natural obstacles it has, as well as in urban areas and at what height of the building the shutter is placed.
  • Shape of the building. Depending on the shape and layout of the building, the wind impacts with more or less force.

In any case, the common rule is that roller shutters must be installed at least 50 cm from the window The roller shutters are designed so that they do not collide with the roller shutter, regardless of the type of roller shutter.

Factors to know the resistance of a roller shutter

The above mentioned has a lot to do with what we are going to say next, since the resistance of a roller shutter is determined by factors that will make it last more or less outdoors.

  • Strength of the louvre slats.
  • Distance between the blind and the window.
  • Permeability of the blind.
  • Fastening of the slats to the guides.
  • Slat width and slat construction material.

Tips on how to protect blinds from the wind

Keeping the blinds down

Wind action is an element to be taken into account when talking about roller shutters in general. In cases of strong gusts, the movements and blows of the shutter can lead to the shutter being blown away. to unhook from the guides or that, in some models, the hooks that bind the slats together can come loose and break the shutter.

In case of extreme winds, exposed roller shutters are completely vulnerable. Therefore, to avoid any damage, it is advisable to have the shutter fully rolled up or unrolled or, alternatively, fastened to prevent damage to the shutter.

Blinds inside the window

We can also find Interior shuttersThe windows, i.e. they are protected by a window, mostly shutters are used. On northern areas The shutter is often used quite a lot due to the strong gusts of wind that can tear the shutter or damage it if they were installed on the outside. In addition to wind, it also helps to reduce noise and better control the light entering the home.

Blinds materials

As a function of wind speed and wind resistance, and type of roller shutterThe damage caused by this meteorological accident can be diverse. As a general rule, the metal shutters or aluminium roller shutters are very much more wind resistant and any impact such as hailstones. Next are the PVC shuttersThese are the most common, but also the ones that suffer the most damage when the wind is a little stronger than normal.

The most vulnerable would undoubtedly be the wooden shuttersWood is weaker than the previous materials, despite being more aesthetically pleasing. It is not advisable to install wooden shutters in areas where the wind tends to run quite a lot to prevent it from tearing or breaking them.

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Written by: Javier Marquez Barneto

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