Frequently Asked Questions
1) Q: What is the difference between Astroguard and Astroflex?
A: AstroFlex is a Polypropylene fabric with a reinforced seamed edge. It is transparent and appears as a dark screen when viewed from the inside. It is available in Black or Beige colors and cannot be field modified. DIY pricing starts at $5.59 a square foot and installed pricing generally varies from $9 to $14 per sq. ft.
AstroGuard is a resin coated ballistic nylon fabric with a thermal welded edge hem. It is transparent, letting light in the house but cannot be seen through. It is available in tan and white colors and minor field modifications can be made if cut edges are heat sealed. DIY pricing starts at $6.59 per sq. ft. and installed pricing generally varies between $10 and $15 per sq. ft.
2) Q: Will my home owner’s insurance company accept it?
A: Yes, both products are rated for the “Large Missile Impact Test” and are rated A-1 for the Florida Mitigation Inspection Report. Both qualify your home for Opening Protection mitigation discounts.
Please note that the Astroflex product cannot be used in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) which comprises only Miami Dade and Broward counties.
3) Q: Does the hardware come with the fabric or is it extra?
A: Do It Yourself (DIY) kits include all hard ware (Clips, Clip Screws, Anchors, Bolts) including drill bit(s) and drivers as applicable.
4) Q: Is Hurricane Fabric approved for my location?
A: Yes, Hurricane Fabric can be applied anywhere. Visit our webpage and under the “Resource” pull down click on Product Approvals. You can simply click on your coastal state image and download pdf Product Approvals.
5) Q: How long does it take to receive once my order is placed?
A: Please call 561-742-3756 for updated lead times.
6) Q: Do you cut it to fit?
A: All orders are custom cut to your finished size requirements, so be sure to add the required overlap to your opening measurements. AstroGuard is also available at the homedepot.com and is available in 6 pre cut generic sizes. Helpful “How to Do” documents are included under our “Resource” tab.
7) Q: How do I get a quote?
A: Go to www.hurricanefabric.com and click on the Order / Estimate tab. Enter your specific location, house attributes and required panel sizes and a custom quote will be generated.
8) Q: Is there anyone that can install it for me?
A: Yes, we have a global network of dealers eager to assist you.* Please provide your location, # of openings, surface mount & we will have a dealer contact you within 24 hours.
In addition, we have an excellent instructional: How to Measure and How to Install Videos on our website which will enable any handy man to get the job done.
9) Q: Can I really install this myself?
A: Anyone with reasonable measuring and power tool skills can install our Hurricane Protection System. There are many helpful tutorials on our website to get you up to speed. Additionally, our customer base has produced several helpful “How to” videos on You Tube.
10) Q: My neighbor said he saw Hurricane Fabric in Home Depot. Can I purchase there?
A: AstroGuard is available through homedepot.com in six precut generic sizes. These panels are not heat sealed and will require sealing prior to installation. This can be accomplished most conveniently using a thermal heat cutter.