We, Aussies, enjoy a wonderful climate and lifestyle, however natural disaster circumstances such as tropical cyclones, flooding and severe storms are an unavoidable part of our life. We cannot afford to be complacent about the dangers natural disasters bring. Therefore, it is important to have a cyclone reinforced shed, garage or carport if you live in an area at risk.
These buildings are very large which means they pose more danger than a Shed. In a cyclone they can cause damage to your home or physical harm to you and your family.
During big storms, if buildings are not appropriately reinforced or anchored they can break down. Steel pieces become flying missiles in wind.
So really, this is a very serious warning and why it’s important you check out the information below to make sure you protect
You, your family and surrounding people.
Fortunately, Cheap Sheds provides sturdy sheds that are built to withstand the forces of nature. In addition, they also offer a Cyclone Kit for some of their sheds. Designed and approved for use in areas with cyclonic conditions, this cyclone kit can be purchased and installed to reinforce a shed to help reduce the risk of sustaining damage during high winds.
BEFORE shopping for a building we highly recommend you check your Wind Rating in your area. Cheap Sheds have developed a Wind Calculator to help you determine the rating in your area before purchasing a shed. It gives you a general rating for your area based on statistics, but to be 100% sure it is recommended you check with your council before putting in your order.
Below you will find Garages, Sheds and Cyclone options which come with options to reinforce them to meet cyclone standards:
Please note: the Cyclone Upgrade Kits can be found in the accessories menu on the product page.
Absco Sheds are top range Australian Made steel sheds and some models come with the Cyclonic Upgrade W50. If you browse the Premier, Regent, Utility and Workshops ranges you can select sheds which provide this option. Click here to see Absco Sheds
Absco Carports also allow you to add the Cyclone kit (W50). Click here to view the ABSCO carports
Absco Garages however DO NOT offer Cyclonic Upgrades, so be aware of this if you are browsing that range of buildings.
- Durabuilt’s Storm Sheds have the highest wind rating(W60) and can withstand winds up to 316km/hr (suitable for cyclone regions Region D/Category 2). It is one of the toughest sheds on the market. Click here to video Storm Sheds
- Durabuilt’s general range of sheds, garages and workshops DO NOT offer cyclone protection kits.
Smartbild Garages can be upgraded with a C2 Cyclonic kit, but it is only available for 2.4m and 2.7m height (Single Garage does come in 2.4m only). Click here to view their list of garages
Awnings can also be added to the garage as an accessory. Price depends on the product and size.
YardPro Carports, despite being less robust that a garage or shed, they too need reinforcement. They come with C2 Cyclonic Upgrade kits as well. Price depends on the model and can be added as an accessory. Click here to view their range of carports
Spanbilt garden sheds are standard and can be upgraded to include the C2 Cyclone kits. They have a fixed price for all sizes (small/medium/large/extra large). Click here to browse the Garden Shed Range
Spanbilt’s Workshop Sheds which are engineered for non-cyclonic conditions can be upgraded with the cyclone kit to C2 (W50). Take a look at their reliable workshops.
By adding a Cyclone Kit to your Cheap Sheds products, it will surely improve the ability of the sheds to withstand winds. It gives you peace of mind in high wind situations and protects your assets when wild weather comes. At the end of the day it will be protecting not only your stuff from being damaged, but also you and your family’s lives.
Again don’t forget to check the Cheap Sheds Wind Calculator to help you determine the rating in your area before purchasing a building.