It’s that time of the year again. Extremely high winds are predicted in the next few weeks across the Midwest – especially for tomorrow. It’s critical that you make sure your windscreens have been removed from your tennis courts or are rolled up for protection. The screens are designed for high winds; however after years of weathering and UV fade they may not be as strong as they once were. We all know how expensive they are so please take precaution and have them taken down if they have not been done so for the year.
A reminder from our fall checklist soon to be out:
Strong fall winds can create sail-like resistance on attached windscreens, resulting in early and costly windscreen failure. More costly still: Strong fall winds blowing against left-in-place windscreens create significant force and are a key reason for structural damage to tennis court fencing.
Ice and snow build-up can cause windscreen fabric to deteriorate quickly limiting windscreen service life. Saturated windscreens can freeze quickly and contribute to fence failures during winter storms or high winds. As noted above, the cost to tag windscreen locations and inspect, clean, and store windscreens is minimal compared to replacing windscreens or undertaking fence repair or replacement.
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