At Fenetex, we understand that protecting your home or business from the elements is of the utmost importance. Giving our customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home, your possessions and your family are safe and secure is what motivates us to deliver the most durable and reliable hurricane protection system on the market. We understand that product failure is not an option.
Fenetex products are rigorously tested and certified using the highest standards for hurricane protection. Our hurricane screens withstand wind speeds up to 200MPH and our insect and shade screens are rated up to 75mph, meeting or exceeding all local and International Building Codes.
All of our products are inspected according to both our own meticulous in-house process as well as a nationally recognized third-party quality assurance program, ensuring that everything that leaves our warehouse out-performs the competition.
OUR PRODUCT APPROVALS INCLUDE
STANDARDS & CODES WE TEST FOR
Florida’s (Miami-Dade) TAS standards:
As well as the International Building Code ASTM standards:
Hurricane screens are not as flat as shade or insect screens and will have some noticeable wrinkles due to the fact the screens are a little baggy. The bagginess is because the screens are designed for hurricanes and missile impacts, shade is an added benefit. The bagginess exists to meet the engineering requirements of the anchor and the extremely high design pressures the screens can withstand (we’ll be happy to explain this in greater detail – just ask). Purchasers should be made aware of this and those customers that will have an issue with the slightly baggy hurricane screen should consider purchasing our dual screen system – we designed the dual screen for more demanding customers.
In addition, be aware the hurricane screens may require a permit and should always be installed according to the Florida Product Approval Installation Instructions. Any use outside of the scope of the Product Approval may require site specific engineering for that use. While Fenetex may build a screen outside the scope of the Product Approval, it is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or installer to verify the use is appropriate and allowable under local building codes.
Manually operated screens are designed to be used where electricity is not available, or the screens will be used infrequently. It is not cost effective over the life of the screen to use manual gears on a regular basis given the time and labor effort required to cycle several screens up and down and the high potential for operator caused damage. Further, the cranking mechanism in a manually operated screen has no settable limits. This means the screens bottom bar can be rolled up too high causing it to jam in the screen housing if the stops have been removed, the screen can be let down too far such that it appears unsightly, and the screen can be rolled backwards on the reel which will create several issues that can jam the screen, cause the screen to come out of the tracks, and/or damage the screen. Operator errors can quickly create a circumstance that requires costly service and repairs, these are not covered by any warranty.