Your awning is perfect for enjoying warm, sunny days and evenings outdoors. It can protect you from heat and harsh sunlight and help keep your windows and doors well shaded and protected during all kinds of weather. Inclement weather, however, can cause damage to your shade structures. If you care properly for your shade structure, it can keep you cool and shady for years to come. Here are a few ways to ensure your shade structures will be safe during a severe storm.