Hurricane Fabric Features
When designing the AstroGuard Hurrcane Protection system we focused on the future while we were inventing the safest system in the World today. Our clip design is made to open up to accept replacement screens or new advances to our system that we have not even thought of yet.
The most expensive part of our system besides the fabric: is the clip, wall anchoring system, and labor to install it. AstroGuard's Patented clip system can be opened back up to accept a replacement screen with ease should one ever get damaged.
All the other hurricane fabric manufacturers systems have to be completely reinstalled--Pretty Smart.
AstroGuard is high-strength, high-tenacity nylon hybrid fabric coated with a UV resistant resin. The result is a hurricane protection system that resists wind, water, and flying debris in excess of the Category 5 hurricane level. With a burst strength of well over 1,500 lbs., AstroGuard easily outranks metal panels, roll downs, accordions, and any other hurricane fabrics made of a see through material.
AstroGuard hurricane fabric is a leap forward in hurricane protection screens because its burst strength enables it to stop impacts even while under a wind load. No other manufacturer’s system can stop impacts and large missiles when their hurricane screens are loaded with wind--especially on corner impacts.
Weighing only ounces per square yard, AstroGuard is easy to deploy at storm time. It also folds up neatly into its own storage bags, taking up very little room in an attic, storage unit or garage. You will never have to wrestle heavy, sharp metal panels again! What’s best about AstroGuard however is the fact that you don't have to look at your hurricane protection 365 days a year—we are there when you need us. You care about the look of your residence, don’t detract from it with unsightly hurricane protection systems.
With all of AstroGuard’s advantages, you may think the price would be prohibitive. But, along with AstroGuard’s superior product technology comes superior manufacturing technology that makes it affordable. AstroGuard is a more expensive, stronger fabric than our competitors use, yet we can deliver it to our customers for less.
At only 11 ounces per square yard, AstroGuard is lightweight and easy to manage. If you or your handyman has ever lifted metal panels or plywood, then you understand the importance of this feature. We have found that when a storm is coming, our AstroGuard customers deploy their hurricane protection while many of their neighbors with traditional shutters do not. The neighbors with old-fashioned hurricane shutters would rather risk damage than deploy their hurricane protection! That says a lot.
During a hurricane, most catastrophic damage happens when a window or door is blown in, causing pressurization of the home. This pressurization can rip the roof right off of the building. Prevention of this is known as “full envelope protection.” AstroGuard provides full envelope protection by easily and effectively covering all vulnerable openings: windows, doors, garages, sliders, lanai openings and more. Even if the glass breaks, AstroGuard still prevents pressurization by deflecting the wind.
Because of its flexible nature, AstroGuard stops flying debris and projectiles more effectively than any other form of hurricane protection. Solid hurricane shutters can fail when impacted, and in many cases they are damaged or misshapen enough that a new shutter must be purchased. AstroGuard stops debris and will keep stopping it again and again to maintain the full envelope protection of your home.
AstroGuard is appropriate for both residential and commercial use. Visit our Photo Gallery to view installations.
These days, many insurance companies are requiring homeowners to install approved hurricane protection. This reduces claims to the insurance carrier and protects homeowners from storm damage. AstroGuard is fully recognized and approved by major insurance companies such as Chubb, Citizens (Florida), Fireman’s Fund, and many others.
AstroGuard won’t leave you in the dark. Its translucent nature lets light in while it is deployed over your windows, doors and lanais. Say goodbye to the “cave” feeling you get from traditional hurricane shutters.
AstroGuard has passed the rigorous testing necessary to gain Florida Building Code approval #15208. It is also approved for use in Miami-Dade NOA #12-1004.02.
With AstroGuard, your purchase is protected by a 10-year Limited Warranty. See our Warranty for details.
AstroGuard comes in its own storage bags and can easily be stowed in the attic, garage, or storage unit.
You have the choice of purchasing AstroGuard through an Authorized Dealer for professional measuring and installation, or on a Do It Yourself (DIY) basis. If you choose DIY, please be aware that any hurricane protection system will need to meet the engineering specifications for your area. AstroGuard is no exception. Please see the Engineering Drawings or call us for more information. Professional installers should have certification that makes them qualified to install hurricane products.