Create an AccountLog inCurrencies:
855-336-6040
CALL TOLL FREE
Shopping Cart
Square Feet Total: 0
hurricane protection for windows

 

Proud Member of the

fabric hurricane shutters

Testimonial

Compared to what I had installed earlier, the Hurricane Fabric i



It is light as a feather, simple to install, strong as anything you can get to protect your house, and stores in a bag.

We built our home on a barrier island nearly twelve years ago and never gave a lot of thought to hurricane protection until the summer of 2004 when so many west coast communities were devastated by storms. We have a lot of windows and doors. I spent a great deal of time researching available product from plywood to steel/aluminum panels to fabric. While the fabric certainly seemed to offer the best hurricane protection, the cost aspect was just too steep. And I also couldn't find anyone to just sell me material for a self install which led to an expensive $12-14 per square foot installation.

Then a national home supply company started to offer a plastic panel for about $80 per 4X8 sheet. Having no real alternative, I went ahead and got about 20 panels. Lots of measuring and then had to cut each panel to size…not hard but time consuming. These panels were certainly a lot lighter than plywood, but still took up a fair amount of garage space. Once I finished installing the smaller doors and windows, I still had a large pool lanai area, front entranceway, and two garage doors to protect. Everything I read said the large openings were probably the most important thing to protect. Fabric was still the most practical, but the cost of material and required labor made it a painful solution.

Then I found Hurricane Fabric. It allowed for a self install if you wanted a really competitive price, and delivery of the entire package needed for installation. I installed all my prior panels with a panelmate/wingnut system and the Hurricane Fabric was approved for the same type of application. All I had to do was submit size of openings, what type construction (wood or concrete), color, and hardware preferences. No big holes for lead anchors needed and no cutting required. Well, I really pushed these guys to get this stuff on the market so I could finish up my house. And I sure am glad I waited!

The clamp system is so versatile it can be used in virtually any situation. You position the clamps in one foot increments based on how it works best on your house. Drill the holes and set the panelmates. Each clamp slides over the protruding stud and a wingnut finishes the process. I already have a wingnut driver from my prior installation so put up and take down is a breeze. Application of the resin to bond the clamps is the last step in the process and is simple and quick.

Compared to what I had installed earlier, the Hurricane Fabric is a "no brainer." It is light as a feather, simple to install, strong as anything you can get to protect your house, and stores in a bag. This product would be all around my house if I was starting over. My wife loves being able to see right thru the screen and we'll never have to move the lanai furniture again. While I like to do this kind of thing myself, even a non-do-it-yourselfer can get a handyman to install and save a lot of money.
Testimonial By: John W. Biesinger, III, J.D. (Senior Trust Advisor)

Back
View All Testimonials

Add My Testimonial