Whether it’s a festival tent or a temporary warehouse. Whether it’s a semi-permanent storage area, or roofing for your tennis courts. One thing is for sure: we do our utmost to make your tent windproof.  Would you like to know how?

The longer the intended service-life of your structure, the greater the likelihood it will be subjected to inclement weather, and the more important it becomes that it can withstand the elements. Take our semi-permanent structures that serve as a warehouse or shop for example; these are often erected for long periods of time.  That does mean though that your tent will have to deal with all the elements: hail, snow, but especially wind …

Anchorage: location and terrain

Optimum anchorage is the key factor in coping with gale force winds. The basis of a sturdy structure therefore is correct anchorage that reflects the location and terrain.  So, for example, a tent along the coastline is typically put more to the test than one located inland.

Regards the terrain, an analysis of the subsoil is vital. Can drilling occur with concrete? Is the subsoil sufficiently substantial? With a deteriorated runway, for example, that’s not a matter-of-course. On regular ground – such as a grass field – we always carry out a soil probe test.  This gives us insight into soil composition, as well as load-bearing capacity.  Just because the first couple of centimetres comprise good loamy soil, doesn’t mean that will be case further down.

Modified base plates and adequate anchor points

These prior analyses provide the best guarantee of correct anchorage. Do we work with a frame upon which we can position concrete blocks? Do our standard base plates suffice? But perhaps stronger variants are required in this instance that provide additional anchorage?

The right tent for you

Is the structure properly anchored? Extra assurance can always be incorporated into your preferred tent.   Indeed, we have developed modifications to some of our tents that can cope with higher wind forces.  The difference lies in sturdier linkages and aluminium profiling.  We have acquired extensive experience in developing structures for extreme climates, such as southern Florida, where wind forces can reach 190 km an hour.

Tips for stormy weather

Is a storm heading your way? If so, ensure your tent is properly secured against wind coming in.  Should wind get in, open up the tent on two sides, allowing the wind to escape.  This will prevent damage.

Tent versus wind: conclusion?

The longer the intended service-life of your tent, the more important it is to make it withstand the wind and other elements. But rest assured: we take care of all of that for you! From advance calculations, to erection, and tips on usage.  Are you looking for a fabric structure that can cope with gale force winds? We’re ready to take the challenge!