Engineering simulations show that houses are most vunerable during severe storms
at Balconies, Alfrecos,Verandahs ,etc wind can gust around your house
These outdoors areas we enjoy the most but ironically we pay the least attention to structurally...LOL.. most alfrescos are lucky to get a hose down..if you get my gist
With global warming and extreme weather pattens on the increase..
things to look out for, repair and/or update
1. Corrosion ..replace corroded brackets
2. Loose rafters, roof framing members.. strap and secure with hoop iron and clouts
3. Cracked ceiling lining..replace
4. Design Codes ...Check up to date wind rating codes for compliance
5. Don't forget to check your Insurance Policy and see to what extent you are covered for Non-compliance.
Good topic @BIM_Engineer.
This resonates with me. I remember vividly standing on a second-story deck at a family member's house one Christmas long ago when there was an almighty crack. The deck gave way and most of the people that were on the deck at the time were swiftly deposited onto the ground. We were very fortunate that there was only one broken bone from the incident.
I reckon clearing out the guttering is one of the most important jobs at this time of year.
Hey Guys I've put up some sketches for
Upgrading exposed verandahs for wind loadings
Hope you find them useful
This should also be useful for those preparing for more bad weather: How to prepare for a storm or cyclone
Stay safe everyone!