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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

10 m, wow- how many arms does it have?

We had a 4.5 x 4.5 m- electric with automatic wind sensor in the UK, and that was hugely expensive. Still going strong from the photos of the Nursery/kindergarten our house now is.

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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

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We live in a house with quite a large electric sunshade on the terrace(10m x 2.5m) . It is specifically written in our rental contract that negligent damage like this would not be covered by insurance.
Your rental contract does not have anything to do with the liability insurance you purchase. It refers to the owner own insurance.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

It had 2 arms of 180cm each (they bent and retracted). The width of the shade is 3m just about. I have it rolled up now so not sure the length, - maybe 2.5 m
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

It wasn't electric - it's manual.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

OP, with a bit of luck you'll only need to cover the cost of new arms plus installation. Im looking at mine out the window - if the bottom rail and fabric aren't damaged it would be a pretty straightforward repair.

It still may not be cheap, though.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

That is what I am hoping. Somehow they have to get the huge screws out of the part that connects to the building. Thankfully and amazingly, nothing else looks to be damaged.
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Somehow they have to get the huge screws out of the part that connects to the building.
Why would that be a problem?

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That is what I am hoping. Somehow they have to get the huge screws out of the part that connects to the building. Thankfully and amazingly, nothing else looks to be damaged.
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Why would that be a problem?
Yes, I was wondering the same thing myself. all you need is a big enough screwdriver...
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Not all of us are handypeople.
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Not all of us are handypeople.
This is sad.

Why not?

Hell my daughter can change her spark plug when it fouls, add oil (it's a two-smoke, hence the fouled plugs), etc.

My wife can also operate a screw driver.

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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

I am decently handy but this seems to be more complicated. It is more like a bolt and the top (and bottom) are not fashioned like a screw. It's just a sunken round hole on top and bottom. Any ideas?
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That is what I am hoping. Somehow they have to get the huge screws out of the part that connects to the building. Thankfully and amazingly, nothing else looks to be damaged.
Most likely they would just replace the arms, not the mounting brackets which are very solid and unlikely to be damaged.

That's what they did when they replaced ours:

- unclip material from old arms & crossbar (being careful not to let it over-rewind)
- remove old supports (ond bolt each side)
- attach new supports (which come closed and pre-tensioned)
- attach material
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I am decently handy but this seems to be more complicated. It is more like a bolt and the top (and bottom) are not fashioned like a screw. It's just a sunken round hole on top and bottom. Any ideas?
Just be aware that any further damage done by shoddy DIY work may add to your bill of repairs when you move out.
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I am decently handy but this seems to be more complicated. It is more like a bolt and the top (and bottom) are not fashioned like a screw. It's just a sunken round hole on top and bottom. Any ideas?
Got a picture?

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Here are the top and bottom.
Alas, these files cannot be opened!

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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

Sorry - try these.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

Anti-tamper stuff, you need to drill them out.

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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

Been snowing again all night. And we have been shovelling, snowblowing all day. If you are not aware of the weight of one single shovelful of snow- I suggest you come up and give us a hand Main issue now is that every shovelful has to be lifted above our head to get over the wall of snow at the side.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

What snow, it's warm and sunny!

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Protocol to discuss with landlord broken item

Hello,
A while ago I posted about weather related damage to my flat. I just got around to calling someone in for an estimate. I don't speak much German and the rental company doesn't speak English, but we will manage. Can someone tell me the protocol for the repair? Do we determine the age of the item (outside shade) and then split the repair? Thanks for advice.

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