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Understanding The Different Types Of Hurricane Screen Systems

Posted by John Lemonakis on Dec 6, 2013, 2:46:00 PM

Before--After-2.3Hurricane screens are some of the most economical ways to protect large openings, including retail storefronts, home lanais and porches. If you've never thought of using hurricane screens instead of impact windows or hurricane shutters, learn a little more about the options from Storm Solutions.

Benefits Of Hurricane Screens

If you're a home or business owner in Southwest Florida, you probably know just how valuable hurricane shutters and impact windows can be. However, in some cases they're just not practical, whether this is due to a large space or budget constraints. Hurricane screens are less expensive than hurricane shutters or impact windows, which makes them an attractive choice for home or business owners who are interested in protecting their structure in an economical manner.

What Should You Look For In Hurricane Screens

If you're looking for hurricane screens to protect your home, make sure that they're Miami-Dade County code certified. These hurricane screens are large missile impact and wind pressure tested up to 276 MPH. It's also important that you have these professionally installed since professionals will know the right type of anchoring system to use, including eye bolts, lag bolts, drop in anchors, concrete screws or ground anchors. Additionally, a professional company such as Storm Solutions will be able to evaluate your situation and recommend the perfect screen system for your home or office building.

Types Of Hurricane Screens From Storm Solutions

Storm Solutions provides five different types of hurricane screens. Each type is transparent from the inside of a building, which allows homeowners to clearly see outside.

Buckle and strap system. The buckle and strap system is the strongest, most versatile type of screen and it can be combined with other types of screens. It's lightweight, easy to install and incredibly strong. It can be used on single windows, across garages or along an entire home for maximum protection. The buckle and strap system also has optional zippers, which allow homeowners to come and go without uninstalling the entire screening system.

I-Beam track system. The I-beam track system is attached to the home with a track across the top, similar to a curtain. It's permanently mounted on the home and simply slides out of the way when it's not in use. The track can be completely customized, which makes it ideal for curved spaces, such a balconies or lanais, and it can be used as an everyday sun or rain shield so homeowners can enjoy their outdoor space even when the weather isn't perfect.

Roll-up system. Roll-up hurricane screens are permanently attached at the top of a window or other opening and can be rolled into place with either an electric motor or manually. Homeowners who choose to use an electric system can have the screens interfaced with their home automation systems, which makes it easy to put them into place.

Hemcord system. Hemcord screens slide directly into tracks for easy deployment. On first story windows, these screens are installed outside of the windows; however, it's possible to use them inside a window on a two story building. It's also possible to have a zipper installed.

Grommet system. The grommet system is the least expensive type of hurricane screen. Anchors are spaced at 18, 12 or 6 inches and rubber spacers help eliminate anchor vibration. Zippers are also available.

If you're not sure which type of hurricane screens are right for your home or business, contact Storm Solutions through our website or by calling (239) 288-4430. We serve the Southwest Florida cities of Naples, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, and the surrounding areas, and offer emergency repair services.

 

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Screens