3-Step Winter Checklist for Your Barn

Winter is almost upon us! In case you haven’t had the time or gumption to install brand-new barn curtains on any of your buildings, there are still a few things you can do to ensure that any currently-installed curtains can withstand one more season of wind and snow!

1. Check your Curtains

It’s hard to know if your curtains are in good working order if you don’t take that first step and inspect. Curtains will need to be raised or lowered a few times to ensure that all winch or moving mechanisms are still functional. Once you get them moving, put the curtains in the fully extended position and take a good, long look at them. They may not be worn or full of holes now, but pay special attention to areas next to supports and ends (as these areas wear faster) and any area that looks weaker or more worn than the rest of the curtain. This is also a good time to give them a basic cleaning, as added dirt and debris can compound any future damage or hide current issues.

2. Mend to Defend

If you notice any tears, rips, or weakened sections of curtain, now is the time to get them on the up-and-up. Gluing and stapling are the two main methods of curtain repair; as they are temporary fixes at best, make sure to note any locations fixed in this manner so that they can be checked regularly during the season. Make sure any location fixed with glue is thoroughly cleaned beforehand to ensure maximum adhesion, and staple any curtain in a manner that will not let any part of the staple cut or puncture other sections of curtain.

3. Plan for Next Season

While a good curtain can last many years, make sure that you keep track of what curtains have an increasing amount of problems. The decision to completely replace curtains is up to the barn owners, but being able to plan for replacement (both monetarily and time-wise) will give you the upper hand when it comes to scheduling and organization.

Celina’s Polyethylene, PVC, and Insulated Agri-Barrier Curtains are available for order 24/7 at our e-commerce website, and can also be ordered over the phone – (419) 586-3610. For more information or to request a quote, email our PPTV certified Celina Industries representative at jamiedues@celinaindustries.com.