What to do when your Outdoor blinds get damaged during storm season?

It is generally advised to roll up outdoor blinds in case of harsh weather occurrences such as intense wind or storms. But admittedly, when the harsh wind and rain hits, it’s hard to prepare yourself, keep everything you need nearby, and secure everything all at the same time.

At one point or another, you may forget to secure a few things, one of which could be your outdoor blinds. If you’re living in Brisbane, then you know how storms can bring high winds and rain in the area. Damage to property is common especially if you’re not prepared.  

How to fix your outdoor blinds in Brisbane homes after  a storm

In case you’ve left your outdoor blinds down during a storm and find them damaged, don’t fret. There are still a few things you can do to get it back to its best shape. These are some simple ways to manage the situation and avoid replacements.

Make sure everything is safe and secure

Do not attempt to fix your blinds in the middle of the storm. The harsh winds may send parts flying your way, jeopardizing your safety. After a storm, you may find different types of damage on your outdoor blinds.

It could be that the motor does not work anymore, brackets may have been destroyed, or the fabric may have a huge rip that might be beyond fixing. 

Document the damage for proof and professional assistance

Take photos or a video documenting all the damage that was acquired from the storm. You can use this information to help get a claim from your insurance if needed. Aside from that, you can also use these to reach out to us at Brisbane Shades & Sails for replacement of parts or consultation for possible repair.

Our team knows our products to the core and have pretty much seen it all. We can advise you on parts you may need or we can repair it for you. Nothing is left to surprise, we can walk you through the entire process to ensure that you will get the best, most cost-efficient and fastest fix possible.

Clean up

Once your outdoor blinds are fixed either through our professional help, blinds replacement, or just a few tweaks from you, make sure to clean it up. Do not scrub or rub on the fabric of your outdoor blinds as this can cause further damage.

Instead, lightly brush on the surface to rid it of debris. Next, dab on the area using a wet sponge and a light cleaning agent and rinse by dabbing the same area. Once the stains or dirt have been removed, let the fabric dry.

Storms are inevitable. And most of the time, we’re left to manage everything that we can after it passes. Your outdoor blinds can get damaged during a storm. But with these steps, we can hopefully make repair and fixing a lot less overwhelming experience for you.

Our team is more than capable to help you out in case your blinds are in need of repair. Simply reach out to us, and we’ll guide you through the entire process so we can work to get it back to its best shape. We’ll make sure that it’s not just functional, but just as durable as it used to be so it can last for years.