Some of the important things that you should get from dealing with a local shed supplier is their local knowledge and the latest design and engineering for your Cyclonic region.
After Cyclone Larry struck the areas around Innisfail a lot of work was done by the leading steel shed companies in collaboration with the Australian Steel Institute regarding improving steel shed designs and ensuring compliance with wind speeds etc. If you are going to build a shed in Cyclone regions it’s a good idea to understand ShedSafe.
If you require a shed in a Cyclonic region it is critical that you consult a shed seller who is well abreast of the regulations of building sheds in cyclone regions. We believe that you should strongly consider buying from dealers who only supply buildings that have been accredited ShedSafe and who have also completed their own training is specifying Steel Sheds.
Here is a map of the wind regions of Australia. The regions marked C & D are of particular interest.
Quality well designed steel sheds have performed admirably in recent cyclones so long as they have been correctly constructed and properly engineered.
One of the most important factors in a shed’s integrity during a cyclone is to maintain it as a sealed building. Tough wind-locks on the roller doors are now written into the building code as mandatory and strong screens on windows to protect against flying debris are considered very important. Your local shed seller can explain these important points and more.