As I’m typing, Adelaide is being lashed with winds up to 60km per hour, with a possible thunderstorm developing throughout the afternoon. Even if I couldn’t see the trees nearly bent sideways out the office window, I’d know there was wild weather in Adelaide judging by the number of panicked calls we’ve received today from people whose shutters have been blown off their walls. Yep: blown – off – the – walls!
In weather like this where very heavy wind is hitting the home, we strongly recommend roller shutters be either completely rolled up, or completely rolled down. Leaving a shutter partially rolled up provides an avenue for a gust of wind to funnel into and potentially lift the curtain – or the whole shutter – away from the wall.
Don’t be too worried though; roller shutters will generally only ever come away from the wall if they are oversize width-wise, have been left partially open in high gusts of wind, or have been very poorly installed.
If you have shutters affected by today’s weather please give us a call on 8447 3443. We now have a few extremely busy days ahead however we will give you what advice we can over the phone and schedule a time asap to get out and have a look at any damage.