Perhaps the number one question we get asked is:

“Exactly how durable is the Flex-Safe Barricade in the wind?”

We’ll break it down for you and let you know why average wind shouldn’t be a concern!


I’m frequently asked what sort of wind resistance the unit has or how it will hold up in the wind. As you can see, there’s not much surface area the wind can catch. So the wind will flow above the unit or below the unit. The banner rail is mesh, so it’s not obstructing the wind.

The unit will stand up to a stiff wind. Of course, when there is a heavy gale or hurricane-force winds, all bets are off.

There are rubber feet on the bottom of the unit, which will help the unit stay put and stop it from drifting. If you need additional weight to keep the unit in place, something like a small sandbag would be appropriate. Just put it down on the bottom of the unit. One or two sandbags will keep the unit in place.

As a word of caution, though, I would not place the sandbag here in the middle of the unit or on top of the unit. If the barricade is struck by a vehicle, the sandbag could become a projectile and injure somebody. There are other ways to add weight to the unit, but please give us a call and talk about that.

Thank you.