Securing your awning in a storm
Five useful tips for stormy weather
It’s rare for Isabella awnings to be damaged in stormy weather if they’re tensioned correctly and all the pegs are hammered properly into the ground. To make sure your awning is as secure as possible before a storm, we recommend that you read these five specific tips on what to do before a storm.
HOW DO I STORMPROOF MY AWNING?
- Buy the storm securing kit for both corners and the middle. . (You’ll need to buy five kits if you have the Penta model.) A storm securing kit consists of a 40 cm metal peg and a strong storm band.
- Mount the storm securing kit in the corners and in the middle, inside or outside the awning. Five simple steps are all it takes:
- Fasten the small storm band around both rafter poles
- Attach the long storm band to the hook of the small one.
- Attach the other end of the long storm band to the eye of the peg.
- Hammer the 40 cm metal peg into the ground.
- Never tighten the storm band fully. Leave it slack instead so that it doesn’t pull on the awning. This way, the storm securing kit will only come into play if the awning is about to blow away.
See how here.
- Do NOT tension the awning using the storm guy lines without the Isalink storm guy fitting. The awning will lose shape and pull windows and awning stitching into crooked positions. Instead, the guy lines in the Isalink pegging elastics should hang down loosely. The pegging elastics will be tensioned when the wind blows against the awning.
- To give your awning added stability, you can add additional rafter poles, which are easy to mount using Isabella’s patented screwless FixOn brackets. See how to position the rafter correctly here
- Use extra-long 30 cm pegs to give your awning additional stability.