Armor Screen® hurricane protection is transparent, easy to deploy, lightweight and amazingly strong.

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Armor Screen is a flexible, transparent membrane designed to withstand even the strongest hurricane winds without rupture and to deflect large and small missiles. The system is constructed of a technologically advanced, lightweight fabric that is 95% solid and 5% porous, allowing visibility and natural light into protected structures while effectively eliminating high winds and driving rain intrusion. Armor Screen protects from wind, driven rain and flying debris better than all other methods, bar none! Armor Screen is Miami-Dade certified including large missile impact and wind pressure tested to 195 PSF (276 MPH) NOA No. 03-1204.1. With over 8,000,000 square feet installed, Armor Screen systems weathered four hurricanes in 2004, successfully protecting people and property.

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See what's happening with Armor Screen!

Armor Screen's patented system uses a unique interwoven design which provides and excellent barrier to high winds and driving rain, yet you can see right through it.

  • Replace the "dark cave effect" of traditional systems with natural light.
  • Get peace of mind without being trapped behind your hurricane protection.

Put your hurricane protection up ahead of time and keep your facility functional right up to the storm and open immediately after.

 

 

Deploy your Armor Screen system quickly and easily!

Traditional rigid systems can take hours or even days to deploy. Also, traditional rigid systems require ongoing maintenance. If the system is not maintained it may stick and fail to deploy right when you need it the most. Armor Screen deploys in minutes.
Damage from flying debris will cause replacement of most systems but not Armor Screen. Debris bounces off, leaving your protection undamaged and easy to store when the storm has passed.
 
Armor Screen takes care of you, you don't have to take care of it.

  • Constructed completely of corrosion resistant materials without moving parts.
  • Deploy your protection without concern for stuck shutters, sticky tracks or trained maintenance staff.
  • Armor Screen is one-tenth the weight of an aluminum system.

Deploy in a fraction of the time of traditional systems without tools.

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Protect your building with no impact on its beauty!

  • Flexible mounting systems adapt to any building.
  • Covers spaces and overhangs that can become dangerous compression zones.
  • Protects walkways, patios, balconies and courtyards.
  • Easily open doors behind the screens because pressure has been minimized

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Freedom of design for architects with strength respected by engineers.

Armor Screen provides unmatched design flexibility for protecting facilities of all types. Applications that are impossible with other products are accomplished with Armor Screen. Shelters, fire-rescue stations, auto dealerships, airports, hospitals, store fronts, lanais and sliding glass doors are easily protected. Since Armor Screen is flexible, it can be adapted to most architectural details.

Every screen we make is custom-engineered by the manufacturer to ensure we meet your exacting specifications.

Maintenance free. Worry Free.

Constructed completely of corrosion resistant materials without moving parts and backed by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, Armor Screen takes care of you. You don't have to take care of it.

You can get through it but storms can't.

A major drawback to many shutter designs is that, in keeping the bad weather outside, they also trap the building occupants inside. The flexible barriers of Armor Screen can be arranged to allow for easy access in and out of the structure. Emergency management personnel agree that this is an extremely important feature in your emergency plans.

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Compliance, Design and Manufacturing References

ASCE 7-98 ASTM E-1996 High Velocity Hurricane Zone
ASTM D3786 ASTM E-1886 Miami-Dade Test Protocols
ASTM D4355 SBCCI Standard Building Code   PA 201 Impact Test
ASTM D4533 International Building Code   PA 202 Uniform Static Pressure Air Test
ASTM D4751 International Residential Code   PS 203 Cyclic Pressure Air Test
ASTM D5621 Florida Building Code Texas Dept. of Insurance Building Code

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The Best Hurricane Protection!

Nominated for the Florida Governor’s
Award for Innovation in Technology
Supported by emergency management personnel.
Miami-Dade Product Control Approval Number 03-0108.04

Commercial Applications

The Armor Screen flexible wind and projectile abatement system is adaptable to virtually any architectural design and has been applied to numerous hotels and resorts, condominiums, and retail outlets. Armor Screen offers something that no other system can. The ability to keep your place of business open up to as little as minutes prior to the storm event and can reopen for business in mere minutes. Conventional board-up techniques that are equally costly are not as effective at stopping wind and flying debris, and may require many days to remove after a storm event.

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Critical facilities that in some cases cannot be evacuated such as hospitals, nursing homes or other assisted living facilities, and any critical care facility will benefit from Armor Screen.

The Orange County Emergency command center is the command center for the Disney World area, and is possibly the most sophisticated center in Florida. Continuous operation during any emergency is crucial. The center was protected by various types of Armor Screen installations, including 29’ tall rollup screens protecting entrances and banks of windows.  These screens withstood the full onslaught of hurricanes Charley and Frances, including having 15’ tall trees bounce off.

 

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Testimonials:

“The eye went right over us at the Emergency Command Center. Armor Screen sure did its job and we have not had one complaint.”

Orange County Fire Rescue Maintenance/Construction Coordinator, Daryl McCarthy – Orlando Florida

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“We were very worried about tree limbs flying around. But it worked great! It was very easy to put up and then to store immediately after. We lost no business."

Cingular Store Manager, Tom Gould – Daytona Beach Florida

 

“Armor Screen is wonderful.  Not only did it protect us but we put Armor Screen around three sides of a porch as a very comfortable smoking room.” 

Rosemary McMahon, Manager of an assisted living facility run by the Catholic Diocese of West Palm Beach.

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“I, along with eight others rode out hurricane Ivan at the McCollough Institute… (Armor Screen) worked marvelously…I would feel comfortable anywhere these were being used.  I was genuinely surprised with their durability. I would not only purchase them for my home, but would recommend them to my friends as well.” 

This from a director of the world renowned McCollough Institute after riding out a direct hit from Category 4 hurricane Ivan in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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Industrial Applications

Because Armor Screen provides unmatched design flexibility it can be custom made to protect any type of structure including providing continuous wind protection for workers and equipment on offshore rigs, critical areas in refineries, unusually shaped refinery structures, emergency command centers, telephone and electrical infrastructures, and endless other possibilities.

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Residential Applications

Applications that are impossible with other products are accomplished with Armor Screen. Lanais and sliding glass doors are easily protected. In addition to protecting windows and doors, for an increased level of protection your entire below roof line structure can be enclosed to eliminate dangerous compression zones that can cause the loss of your roof structure. Most installations can use our basic removable barrier, roll-up, or track system. All types of installations may use wind force to create pull down, strengthening the structure.

Armor Screen can be put up without tools and is easily deployed in a fraction of the time required for other products. Because Armor Screen is so lightweight anyone physically capable of climbing a ladder can deploy it quickly and easily.

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Testimonials:

“I may have the only house in the development with no water damage after suffering the eyewall of both Frances and Jeanne”.

Homeowner, Diana Cullity – West Palm Beach, Florida

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“I actually enjoyed sitting on my lanai watching the storm rage around me, and my pool screen structure collapsed onto the Armor Screen without further damage”.

Homeowner, Mike Miller – Bonita Springs, Florida

 

“During hurricane Frances, we sat on the porch behind Armor Screen as an imbedded tornado picked up our pool enclosure and wrapped it around a neighbors tree”.

Homeowners, Mr. & Mrs. Sigler – Boca Raton, Florida

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“During hurricane Charley, I sat and watched the wind rage around us as our pool enclosure joined the flying debris”.

Homeowner, Barton Childs – Punta Gorda, Florida

 

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Local & Municipal Government

Nominated for the Florida Governor’s Award for Innovation in Technology. Supported by emergency management personnel. Armor Screen protects from wind, driven rain and flying debris better than all other methods, bar none! Armor Screen is Miami-Dade certified including large missile impact and wind pressure tested to 195 PSF (276 MPH) NOA No. 03-1204.1. With over 8,000,000 square feet installed, Armor Screen has experienced four major hurricanes in the summer of 2004, with wind forces ranging from 2 through 5, the strongest category.  Charley came ashore as category 4, but went through quickly, almost like an oversized tornado.  Frances, onshore as category 3, was very slow and pounded buildings for two full days finding any structural weakness.

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The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) has released a story about using Armor Screen to protect emergency resources during the recent storms. Read the story here.

City and County officials can find information on accessing the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant for funding community projects here.

In addition, a copy of Florida’s Handbook for Hazard Mitigation Projects can be downloaded here.

 

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Fire Stations, schools, administrative offices, pumping stations, emergency command centers, critical hospital facilities can all benefit from the flexibility and effectiveness of Armor Screen Your most durable structures can be easily converted into emergency shelters. In most applications Armor Screen can be easily deployed by the staff at each facility negating the need for an additional workforce.

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The Orange County Emergency command center is the command center for the Disney World area, and is possibly the most sophisticated center in Florida. Continuous operation during any emergency is crucial. The center was protected by various types of Armor Screen installations, including 29’ tall rollup screens protecting entrances and banks of windows.  These screens withstood the full onslaught of hurricanes Charley and Frances, including having 15’ tall trees bounce off.

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Testimonials:

“Orange County Fire Rescue installed Armor Screen on many of their stations.  Armor Screen was used to protect the overhead doors, as well as windows, doors etc.  Many of the overhead doors included glass panels.  We were even told that some of the stations with drive through doors, front and back, left all doors open during the hurricane and found it very comfortable, rather than the closed in, stuffy atmosphere when boarded up. “It protected our glass overhead doors, yet allowed us to get our trucks out immediately.” 

Lieutenant Rafael DelValle, Shift ”C” commander, Volusia Station 74. 

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“Armor Screen worked amazingly well for our many Hillsborough public shelters."

Kalemeris Construction, Owner, Celeste Kalemeris – Tampa, Florida

 

“We left all front and back overhead doors open. Armor Screen kept out wind, rain, and debris, but allowed a slight breeze to make it comfortable”.

Station 66, Shift “A” Commander, Lieutenant Mark Ratta – Lake Barton, Florida

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“The eye went right over us at the Emergency Command Center. Armor Screen sure did its job and we have not had one complaint.”

Orange County Fire Rescue Maintenance/Construction Coordinator, Daryl McCarthy – Orlando Florida

 

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Installation Options

Armor Sreen is typically installed by anchoring the screens to the ground and to the structure. This installation method provides the best protection and is the best solution for protecting your structure in high velocity wind zones such as coastal properties, shelters, or emergency management centers that must be manned during a storm. Regardless of the installation method that you choose, all Armor Screen products are constructed of the same super tough material.

Track Mount

This easy to deploy system allows you to leave you Armor Screen up and ready to deploy at a moments notice. Simply draw your hurricane protection like a curtain and strap it down at the bottom using the pre-attached hardware and straps. This system is great for large porches an lanais.

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Grommeted System

Grommeted installations are designed with ease of installation and for reduced cost of protection in mind.The grommeted installation can be further enhanced with aluminum stormbars that increase the separation between the screen and your windows for added protection.This typed of installation is great for simple window protection as well as lanai and porch protection.

Save money with a DIY kit.

Grommeted/Lanai
Wingnut/Stud
Screw/Anchor

Hemcord System

Hemcord Installations while similar to grommeted installations simply slide into a pre-attached track that stays on the structure until your storm protection is needed.The hemcord installation can also be further enhanced with aluminum stormbars that increase the separation between the screen and your windows for added protection.

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Handles used with a split C-Channel allow for easy deployment, even from inside upper story windows.

Screw heads are easily concealed under a paintable screw cap for an unobtrusive appearance.

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Roll-up System

Roll-up Instalations a re available in either manual or electric.

High velocity wind protection (tested to 257mph) Missile impact protection Water barrier Transparent Excellent shade screen Very low maintenance Spans up to 148, Length to 23 Florida Building Code Approved Miami-Dade Approval Pending Operates by remote control (electric) 10 year factory warranty on screens and aluminum parts 5 year warranty on electric motors and controls

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Electric roll-ups come with tracks while the manual roll-ups can be used with the hemcord system or simply strapped to anchors at the bottom.

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