Garden Sheds Wind Rating
What Wind Ratings Do Garden Sheds Have?
Before you purchase your shed it’s a good idea to check the wind rating of your product to ensure it's right for where you live. This is one of the most important steps you need to take before purchasing a shed...Why? Watch the following video to find out the dangers as well as what options you have for your home.
What is a Wind Rating?
It’s a rating, which is assigned to a certain area based on the geographic region, shielding, topography and terrain.
For example if you live in North Queensland your wind rating will be higher than someone who lives in Orange, NSW. Now some of our sheds have been engineered for heavy winds and have been rated.
The majority of Absco Garden Sheds are W41C rated as standard. Which means they can withstand winds up to 147km per hour. Some products are excluded such as the Highlander and Aviaries which would be rated as a W33.
You can also upgrade your ABSCO W41C sheds to include a cyclone kit which then ensures the product is a W50C rating which is suitable for 180km winds per hour.
Not all ABSCO sheds have the cyclone upgrade kit available but most do.
Durabuilt EasySHEDs are rated W33, which is just a standard. However they do have a range called StormSHEDs that has the highest wind rating on the market at W60, which can withstand winds up to 316km per hour, which is out of this world!
Spanbilt Garden Sheds
Now most of Spanbilt sheds are W41 rated as standard. But sheds can be upgraded to W50 with the optional cyclone kit. If you live in a very windy area we do recommend you choose a shed appropriate for your location to ensure your safety as well as those around you.
To help out. Cheap Sheds has created a wind calculator to assist you to calculate your areas category but it is important to check with your local Council as well.
Check out our calculator here: http://www.cheapsheds.com.au/wind-rating-calculator/