Minimise Cyclonic Damage with Fabric Shelters

Australia regularly experiences inclement weather – storms and cyclones are real threats that amount to millions of dollars in damage each year. At the opposite end of the spectrum, extreme heat could cause unsafe working conditions for employees, as well as livestock and other animals.

DomeShelterTM provides durable fabric structures designed to withstand strong winds. Our shelters are ideal for a wide range of industries, from agriculture to aviation. We can work with you directly to help find the shelter ideal for your business.

The Power of Cyclones

The strong winds generated by cyclones can potentially damage structures by creating negative pressure or suction, or positive pressure, push. While most types of roofing can withstand regular wind conditions, cyclones and storms can easily damage most types of roofing.

When wind hits your structures, the pressure produced is not equal, depending on the location of where the wind impacts. This means that some parts of your roof are more likely to sustain damage than others. Generally, wind blowing across edges of the roof exerts higher pressure, often ripping slats and shingles off.

Some areas in Australia are more prone to stronger winds than others. You can refer to the Australian Wind Region Map to learn which terrain category your location belongs. It will help you understand what safety precautions to take when preparing for a cyclone.

Preparing for Cyclones

DomeShelter’sTM curved shape and tear-stop technology make our shelters ideal for withstanding cyclonic conditions. However, we do recommend removing tarps in the event of a storm warning to minimise damage and tearing. Wind pressure and the presence of flying debris could damage the fabric permanently.

The tarps are easy to remove and easy to install, giving you ample time to remove them in the event of a cyclone warning. This will protect the fabric and minimise the need for replacements.

Some of our clients in the past, however, have decided to leave them on as they consider the tarp dispensable.  It is up to the client’s discretion to remove or keep the tarp. Either option can minimise cyclonic damage to your structures.

Contact us today to learn more about how our shelters adapt to cyclonic conditions.

 

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