What are the dangers of shade? Is there a danger in having to much shade? When that shade is improperly installed, yes, there could be a danger.The photo at left illustrates one of the dangers of shade. An awning in need of repairs that were never done. When the storms roll around, is your shade going to blow off or cave in, damaging property and possibly human life?
It is a good idea to spend some time reviewing local building codes and talking to long time local residents. Local contractors are also a great source of information.
Here is a very simple list of things to consider.
These are just a few things to consider when talking about the dangers of shade. Shade is a must for most of us homeowners. Repairs after the storms are not. See what you can do to build a safer shade. Make sure you ask all of the right questions so that your contractor builds a shady place without the danger.
Aluminum awnings are practically maintenance free, but not completely. Parts that are in contact with the ground could corrode, over time. If your posts become unstable in any way, replace them. It is much less expensive to replace a few column feet than an entire awning. If the roof panels become unlocked due to a strong wind, get them locked back together or replace them. Installing a hat section over top of the awning will prevent this from happening again in the future.