Automated systems in various awnings can no longer surprise anyone: they are found in cafés or restaurants, where there is no way to manually fold or unfold such structures. The wind sensor for awnings is often used there.
The automation reacts to the ingress of water, and if this happens, the system automatically closes the awning. This is necessary so that gusts of wind or heavy rainfall do not damage the awning bends.
When to choose a wind sensor for awnings?
If the buyer is faced with the task of ordering motorised awnings with a wind sensor to protect the space from precipitation, several points should be considered.
Firstly, he should choose a special material structure with a Teflon coating, which will allow the rain to run down the fabric and not collect on it.
The second important option is the angle of inclination of the awning. It is required to observe the angle of inclination of the structure of 15 degrees or more, which will allow precipitation to drain quickly from the canvas.
But these requirements are not always met. There are reasons that do not depend on the owner of the awning.
Installation of the awning wind sensor.
The impossibility to set the required 15 degrees of inclination occurs when a limited free space or a small height is allocated for the installation of the awning wind sensor, and the reason may also be the lack of a reliable place for the installation of fasteners.
Then, this type of awning is placed almost at a right angle, and in such a situation, it is necessary to manually fold the structure every time it rains. If there is an appropriate awning wind sensor, it will solve the problem of regularly opening and closing the product before precipitation.
Sometimes it is impossible to observe the required slope even when the awning on the balcony is quite large. It is not possible to make a slope for large awnings because using the space under this product will be quite uncomfortable.
In such a situation, the installation of a wind sensor for awnings is mandatory. Otherwise, it will be very difficult to ensure the safety of the structure – the human factor cannot be ruled out, as in a moment you may forget or not have time to close the awning.
Installation of a conventional wind sensor awning.
There are products that are designed to protect against precipitation, and there are designs that protect exclusively from the sun.
In such a situation, it is very important to take care immediately to install a wind and rain sensor awning. Closing the wind sensor awning during rain can be used as a solution to the problem of watering plants.
Electric awnings with wind sensor: application features.
Awning installers and awning dealers often use and recommend the wind sensor for awnings, because after all, the safety of the product and the people underneath it always comes first.
This device is used to automatically retract the awning at the start of a strong wind, so that the wind does not break the open elbows. All retractable awnings have recommendations for folding when the wind force exceeds 9 metres and more.
The convenience of using electric awnings with a wind sensor also lies in the fact that it has a special adjustment screw with which it is possible to adjust the wind speed at which the sensor gives the order to fold the awning. And it doesn’t matter whether it is a Chinese or a French wind farm.
In other words, if there is a wind sensor for awnings, even if you left the house and did not fold the folding awning, then the automation will do it for you in case of a strong wind.
Somfy awning wind sensor.
A weather station is very common, i.e. a combination of a somfy awning wind sensor and solar sensor, i.e. if the sun came out, the solar panel on top of the system detected it and gave the order to open the pergola awning to hide in the shadow of the one below it.
As soon as the sun has set, the somfy awning wind sensor system will unfold and go to its folded place, two opportunities for a person to enjoy spending time outdoors.
When installing the somfy wind sensor, it is imperative to observe several conditions, the most important of which is to install the somfy wind sensor in the right place, where the maximum winds will blow over the awning.
We often see several situations, including the installation of the awning wind sensor system in a dead zone under the awning, i.e. with the awning open, it takes all the wind. Therefore we must be very aware of the awning cleaning we are going to do.