Yes that is a big concern with furniture on a rooftop or for that matter anything that is not hefty in weight( hold comments please – i have been known to budge in minor hurricanes !!!! ) or tied down.

We recommend furniture that is of a decent weight, umbrellas need to be put down after every use – there is no room for Mary Poppins moments in Manhattan- unless you are on Broadway !

Even as secure as this looks – umbrellas are the most likely to lift off in a gust of wind and should be retracted after every use

Furniture should be difficult for you to lift – if it is not then it will be an easy lift as mother nature huffs and puffs at your terrace – a good rule of thumb is the heavier it is for you to move then the harder it will be for the wind to do so.

This sectional is bolted together at the base making it extremely difficult to blow over – the garden care team at Plant Specialists clip all sectionals together to make it harder for the elements to move them.

If heavy wind is forecast it certainly can’t hurt to bring all occasional pillows and sofa cushions in from the terrace, lay over small occasional tables and take the glass off of any of your dining tables that may have it and lay it flat on the ground or store it in your apartment ( preferable )

On a setting such as this we would lay all of the chairs on their sides and store them close to the wall of the apartment – same with the table, the umbrella can go there as well on its side.

If unsure please don’t hesitate to speak to your building Super or call us at Plant Specialists – we are happy to advise you