Weather forecasters are predicting an above average hurricane season this year, due to increased ocean surface temperatures and ongoing La Niña. NOAA is forecasting a range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes.
That means the time to prepare your sports netting for severe weather is now! Our team is based in Florida so we know firsthand the havoc summer storms, hurricanes, and severe weather can take on sports netting systems.
It’s important to note that sport netting systems are so much more than just the nets. Our team of experienced engineers know how strong winds and rain can wear on the pressure points of support poles, anchors, and key attachment points for netting. Over time, excess rain can cause rust, particularly at attachment points, and high winds can strain even the strongest netting. That’s why we recommend scheduling professional netting system inspections after severe weather events. Our team of experts knows what to look for and can recommend the right maintenance and upkeep to keep your netting systems at peak performance.
We have over 25 years of experience designing netting systems that are hurricane-grade and implementing breakaway netting technology to prevent extreme weather failures. Planning ahead for storm seasons can save you and your facility thousands in repair and replacement costs. Reach out to us today at (877) 965-4699 for your free consultation before hurricane season really gets underway!