When most people are in the path of an oncoming hurricane, they spend hours moving furniture and getting their outdoor living areas ready for the storm. For those with Fenetex Retractable Hurricane Screens, they leave everything as is because they know they’re protected. Our motorized hurricane screens are made with aramid and polyester fibers, the same types of material used in ballistic body armor. Our hurricane screens are comparable to an aluminum roll shutter for strength but unlike aluminum shutters, they do not block the light and you can see through them. They also have a special PVC coating that allows the screens to double as shade screens to protect from the sun’s harsh light. Come rain or shine, these screens provide year-round protection.
Our hurricane screens are certified by Miami-Dade and the State of Florida for use in the High Velocity Hurricane Zones. We manufacture the only fabric roll shutter that outperforms metal roll shutters, so our screens last longer, withstand more, and serve more functions than any other company.
Hurricane screens are not as flat as shade or insect screens and will have some noticeable wrinkles due to the fact the screens are a little baggy and it is not uncommon for there to be some “feathering” along the edges. The bagginess is because the screens are designed for hurricanes and missile impacts, shade is an added benefit. The bagginess exists to meet the engineering requirements of the anchor and the extremely high design pressures the screens can withstand 165mph winds.
Hurricane screens block a significant portion of water, but they are made from a woven material that is 9% porous. This allows a little bit of airflow, but also allows some water to come through; they are not a water barrier. The primary purpose of hurricane screens is to protect a structure from wind borne debris impacts and hurricane force winds. Please consult your sales consultant for other options if your primary goal is to block water.
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Maximum Size – 240″ Wide X 168″ Height
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