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Balcony cover shade just collapsed

Uh oh. Before the snow I had raised my balcony shade curtain and essentially kept it up to protect what I had on the balcony. Well, it just collapsed, strong metal buckled, under the heavy snow. Who would pay for the repair? Had no idea this would happen!
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Uh oh. Before the snow I had raised my balcony shade curtain and essentially kept it up to protect what I had on the balcony. Well, it just collapsed, strong metal buckled, under the heavy snow. Who would pay for the repair? Had no idea this would happen!
You mean the one you roll out to keep the sun off? The ones that every time there's a storm someone asks who pays because the thing tore off?

If it's what I'm thinking of I'm afraid that's you. I think it comes under negligence. Depending on it's age you could be only paying for part of it.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

you probably should have rolled it up once it started snowing. It should be written in the contract tho.
You may can ask your home insurance to cover it? But they also could say its your fault.
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Old 15.01.2021, 07:37
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

It is your fault, you pay.

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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

It really doesn't take a lot of snow to break stuff..

At new year I bought / built a gazebo thing for the garden, so we could party outside, bonfire etc.. It snowed off and on and I had to keep clearing snow from it .. At on point we went inside for an hour and came back out to this .. Catastrophe. .

The thing was check and the reviews on Galaxus did say it was crap.. It served it's purpose I suppose.
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Uh oh. Before the snow I had raised my balcony shade curtain and essentially kept it up to protect what I had on the balcony. Well, it just collapsed, strong metal buckled, under the heavy snow. Who would pay for the repair? Had no idea this would happen!

A shade curtain is supposed to last 15 years, with a bit of chance you will only be obliged to pay a fraction of the cost. How old is your building?


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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

Thanks everyone. I was using it to protect what I had on my balcony. It was the metal arms that snapped - incredible. I didn't even think about the snow being so heavy. I appreciate all your comments and understand I should have been more vigilant and careful.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

The metal arms will have longer "rental life" sorry.
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Who would pay for the repair? Had no idea this would happen!
Your parents? But there is a possibility they’ll take it out of your pocket money.
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I didn't even think about the snow being so heavy.
Settled snow is almost as dense as liquid water, so a 50cm fall on a balcony shade two metres wide is going to weigh in the order of three tonnes. Not surprising it collapsed.
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Thanks everyone. I was using it to protect what I had on my balcony. It was the metal arms that snapped - incredible. I didn't even think about the snow being so heavy.
I shoveled quite a bit of snow last night. One large shovel of snow is pretty heavy in it's own right.

We all make mistakes. As long as no one was hurt is the main thing.

You may want to sit down when you get the inevitable bill.
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Your parents? But there is a possibility they’ll take it out of your pocket money.
Inappropriately rude - and also inappropriate that a moderator (the normally impeccable Ace1) "liked" the post.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

Hardly abusive really
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Hardly abusive really
Abusive is too far, but it's just an unnecessary bit of casual meanness.

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Abusive is too far, but it's just unnecessary.

My mother would have said "uncalled-for"
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Abusive is too far, but it's just an unnecessary bit of casual meanness.
There's been a fair bit of casual meanness recently. All of it is unnecessary in my opinion.
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Inappropriately rude - and also inappropriate that a moderator (the normally impeccable Ace1) "liked" the post.
Sure, I thought it was funny. Not in the least bit "rude", just a very mild micky-take. British humour, perhaps, which not everyone 'gets', but really nothing nasty or insulting about it.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

Alas, far too few people can do basic math these days.

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Alas, far too few people can do basic math these days.

Tom
And far too many people like to assume that they know more than everyone else these days.
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Re: Balcony cover shade just collapsed

do you have some insurance such as Haftpflichtversicherung?

this should cover some or all of the cost.
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