Earlier this month Julian came over to help with preventative measures to prevent our sun canopy from blowing away and being damaged. Galvanized strapping was fastened to the four legs of the canopy with hose clamps and then tightly secured to the deck with deck screws.
Prior to this, the legs of the canopy were secured with cup hooks to the deck, some of which had not survived beyond one season. Other tethers did not hold the legs solidly to the deck. In high winds the canopy thumped and banged incessantly.
Today, Ottawa experienced a severe wind storm that brought trees and hydro wires down, blew signs down and did all kinds of damage. But the canopy survived unscathed!