Our customers were affected by the storms, which usually results in Roller Shutters blown out of the guides. By purchasing the right product from the start, it can help reduce the risk of issues, when these storms hit the UK. Normally when people purchase roller shutters, they think about cost and security. It is important to think also about the winds in your location. You don't want to waste your money on a roller shutter that is isn't going to last long, as it's not suitable for your location.
A lot of our roller shutters are fitted externally and open to the elements. Some of the roller shutter doors are installed in very exposed and open areas for example Farm Buildings. We have roller shutters fitted in City Centres, that are subjected to strong gusts of winds from the wind tunnel effect caused by tall buildings. We also have customers that have roller shutters fitted on the coasts and regularly subjected to high winds.
Security Direct has a large range of roller shutters, which have been tested for wind loading. We have written an article on Wind Ratings and How they work - CLICK HERE. The majority of our Roller Shutters have been tested between Wind Loading Class 2 - 5.
Wind Class 2 - This is classed as a storm with wind speeds up to 59 mph.
Wind Class 3 - This is classed as a Violent Storm with wind speeds up to 73mph.
Wind Class 4 - This is classed as a Hurricane with wind Speed of up to 88mph.
Wind Class 5 - This is classed as a Major Hurricane with wind speeds up to 100mph