A balcony, patio, or deck can be a relaxing place to share a meal with close family or to celebrate a special occasion, but a strong gust of wind can send food and utensils flying and create chaos. With a retractable windbreak, you’ll have protection from wind when you need it so you won’t have to worry about the weather interfering with your plans.
How to Protect Your Outdoor Living Area from Wind
US Glass Fence can install a Wind-Dam glass wind barrier. This system consists of two glass panels that are attached to a railing. The first section stands 43 inches high. The second piece of glass can be raised when needed to increase the height of the barrier to 71 inches.
A Wind-Dam is incredibly easy to operate. Just press on the top of the glass, and a hydraulic mechanism will raise the second glass panel and increase the height of the barrier. When the wind has calmed down and you no longer need that additional protection, you can lower the second piece of glass and lock it into place.
The panels that are used in Wind-Dams are made with tempered glass that’s ½ inch thick. Tempered glass undergoes a manufacturing process that makes it much stronger than standard glass. That means a Wind-Dam will be able to withstand an impact from a blowing tree branch or another type of object.
Another advantage of a Wind-Dam is that it won’t block your view. You probably enjoy spending time on your patio or balcony, at least in part, because of the scenery. With a Wind-Dam’s clear panels, you’ll have the protection you need without having to miss out on the views that make your outdoor area so appealing.
Get an Estimate for a Wind-Dam and Enjoy More Time Outside
A balcony or patio might be one of the features you love most about your home. If so, don’t let the threat of wind keep you from enjoying it as much as you would like. A Wind-Dam can give you convenience and peace of mind.
US Glass Fence can install a Wind-Dam that’s customized to fit the dimensions of your outdoor living area. With a Wind-Dam, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh air, pleasant weather, and quality time with loved ones without having to worry about a sudden wind gust wreaking havoc. Contact us today to learn more and to get a quote.