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Wind breaks----(para ventos)

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Wind breaks----(para ventos)

Post Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:50 pm

Hi.

I need something to go around my curved open Varanda which will shield us from this coming winters gales.

Perhaps imitation hedging or acrylic sheeting cut to size/shape.

Where can I find this along the Algarve or get it done.

Any ideas or suggestions please..

The Varanda being curved is open to the east, south and westerly coastal winds.

At the moment we are using canvas held on by plastic cable ties which frequently break due to UV light. Also not draught proof.

tombo+


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Re: Wind breaks----(para ventos)

Post Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:04 am

First, your cable ties; if you get nylon ones, they'll last many years in the sun. you get them at better hardware stores or professional electrical suppliers [NOT diy places]. it will say nylon on the bag.

What material[s] to use if you ditch your canvas is a more difficult question, since there are so many variables.

Should it be wind tight? Water proof? See through?

 

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Re: Wind breaks----(para ventos)

Post Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:43 pm

I would say windtight. Also non see-through as long as I can see over the top.

I will keep a lookout for nylon cable ties. The current ones initially seems strong but after
a few months just snap.

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