Still, some growers are reluctant to install mesh in the vents, the main reason being the loss of ventilation. Understandable, according to Wennekers. “But growers can often minimise the ventilation loss that mesh entails by initially adjusting the windows properly. In addition, mesh has the added advantage that ventilation can take place during rain.”
Naturally, the advice remains to close the vents or set them to storm mode during a storm.