SCREENS REMAIN HIDDEN UNTIL NEEDED

Atlas Armor hurricane screens can be mounted exposed on existing walls or they can be built into the walls on new construction. Either way, the screen remains hidden in the hood until it is required, then a touch of a button, and they appear. If you a choose black Atlas Armor hurricane screens, they almost disappears even when it's in the down position. The other Atlas Armor hurricane screen colors will have more of an opaque quality. Outside of the color, all screens have the same properties.


OUR Atlas Armor hurricane SCREENS HAVE A very PLEASING APPEARANCE

​Our hurricane protection screens are engineered for strength, functionality, dependability and aesthetics.  For example: all screen perimeter seams are hidden from view and our patented weight bar, unlike other hurricane shutters, is designed to bend less and to automatically adjust to sloped or uneven floor surfaces. The Atlas Armor hurricane screens are NOT baggy in appearance like other available screens.


OUR Atlas Armor hurricane SCREENS ARE VERY VERSATILE

If you are designing a deck or a patio consider using our screens to reduce the heat effects of the west sun and to block the wind. If you like spending time in your back yard, but you don't like mosquitoes or no-seeums, you will love our screens. If you enjoy being outdoors, but would also like a little privacy while keeping your view or you just want to watch the sun set without getting blinded, our screens are your answer. If you like to entertain on your enclosed patio without fear on high winds or rain ruining your party, we are your answer. And, when you don't need our screen, just push a button and we will disappear until we are again needed. We are very versatile.


Atlas Armor Patented Weight Bar

Our Atlas Armor hurricane protection, unlike other hurricane shutters or exterior shutters, includes patented weight bar which offers several unique features and solutions. 


Problem:

  • When the screen is lowered and the weight bar comes in contact with the floor, it most often does not seal tightly against the floor if the floor is not uniform and horizontal. If there is a pitch to the floor for water run off, there will be a triangular area under the weight bar at the lowest end, that will remain open. Or, if the floor is not uniformly flat, there may be a hump or a swale somewhere in the middle of the opening. If there is a hump, the weight bar will stop on top of the hump which means that one or both ends of the weight bar will not touch the floor. If there is a swale (dip) in the middle, the weight bar will stop above the swale and there will be a large gap in the middle of your screen under the weight bar above the swale. The solution up to now has been to cut the screen on a bias so that weight bar hangs on an angle that matches the floor's slope. This looks fine when the screen is resting on the floor, but it looks horrible at all other times especially if you have several screens in a row. They take on a saw tooth look. And, there is no easy fix for a hump or swale. 

Solution:

  • Floating bottom blade with an attached 1" brush that automatically adjusts to the slop of your floor while the main weight bar body remains horizontal. The blade automatically extends on the lower side and raises on the higher side of the weight bar. This seals your screen to the floor when in the down position. But, when the screen is raised, the bottom blade extends downward uniformly allowing the weight bar to remain horizontal so that all screens are uniform in appearance. Humps and swales are easily fixed by cutting the bottom blade on either side of the hump or swale. This allows the blade to go lower to fill the swale or remain high allowing the other sections of the blade to align to the floor. Unlike rubber tubes attached to the bottom of the weight bar the 1" bottom brush is both thick and wide, yet supple enough to fill in grout lines in brick or Mexican tiles and other small floor imperfections.

Problem:

  • Weight bars are used to assist the screen while being lowered. If not correctly designed, they can flex in ways that both distorts the damages the screen's fabric. This flexing is exaggerated with higher winds (hurricane). Also, typical weight bars are designed to just hang on the fabric without regards to how they look. Typically you will see wide strips of solid fabric showing across the weight bar.

Solution:

  • ​Curved weight bar body design that adds both strength and rigidity in both the horizontal and vertical direction while hiding the screen attachments so that you only see the smooth open screen mesh.

Problem:

  • Weight bar sways side to side when the wind blows which can and will damage the screen fabric in high winds.

Solution:

  • ​All other weight bars are designed so that the internal steel weight is oriented vertically (thick vertically and thin horizontally). This orientation offers zero resistance to sideways movement which in turn allows the weight bar to bow. Think of a wooden yard stick that can easily bend 10" in the middle when your pushing thumbs are placed on the 1" wide side of the yard stick and, but when you place your thumbs on  the 1/4" wide edge, the yardstick will not bend. Using that principle, our Internal weight orientation is horizontal which greatly stiffens the weight bar during high winds so that you don't get the typical screen damaging bowing in and out during high winds.  

Problem:

  • When a weight bar bows, the length of the bar shortens as the center of the bar extends to the side. Typical when that happens, the weight bar guides will pop out of the side tracks. When the wind changes direction and the weight bar tries to extend to the opposite side it must first pass through the center (position where the guide is in the track) but if the guide doesn't find its way back into the track, it will cause screen damage by poking through the screen. In a hurricane, this is repeated 100 times per minute. Weight bars can bow in and out anywhere from 1 to 2 feet in the middle based on the wind's strength. Now add the momentum of the weight of the steel within the weight bar. This bowing motion puts a tremendous amount of pressure on both the fabric and tracks. This is the beginning of a screen failure.

Solution:

  • Our weight bar guides are designed to be "end retention" meaning that the weight bar guides are locked into the side tracks. They never come out. They always remain in the tracks. By not allowing the two ends to leave the tracks, the weight bar can only bow 1-2 inches. With high winds, such as a hurricane, the weight bar will try to bow, but now the combination of both end guides locked into the side tracks and the horizontal steel in the weight bar body, results in the bowing and the momentum of weight shifting from side to side will be reduced to the absolute minimum. Goal achieved: minimum stress on the fabric screen which in turn greatly reduces the possibility of screen failure.

The same fabric screening material that is used in our Atlas Armor hurricane roll down screens can also be attached as either a removable panel or a permanent fixed screen. When it's permanently covering your opening, it qualifies for federal tax credits. Sorry, the roll down screens (because they are not always covering the opening) do not qualify for the tax credit. You will, however, continue to save on your cooling energy bills whenever our fabric screens are being used.

MIAMI-DADE HVHZ HURRICANE PROTECTION - NOA 17-0426.11

Atlas Armor hurricane screens are the ONLY certified roll down fabric screen available for the Florida High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Miami-Dade & Broward counties. Install Atlas Armor hurricane screens anywhere within Florida. Other states, such as Texas, often use the Miami-Dade approval as their own standard. Insurance companies often insist on products that carry the NOA approval.


USE IT EVERY DAY FOR COMFORT - WE WARRANTY IT 

Unlike other fabric screens, Atlas Armor hurricanescreens don't have to hide from the sun, they can be fully exposed to the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays without any damaging effects. In fact we warranty it. We will replace your fabric screens if it ever becomes damaged by the sun's UV rays, atmospheric chemicals, rot , mold or mildew. You can quickly judge a product's components by looking at its warranty. We have a full fabric screen replacement warranty not one that is pro-rated based upon how long ago you bought it

MULTI-USE - EVERY DAY PROTECTION from one  screen

Why pay more to have one product for hurricane protection and another for solar protection and another for insect protection? Think of our Atlas Armor hurricane screens as the "Swiss Army Knife" of the screening world because one screen provides all of your protection and comfort needs in ONE screen. Our Atlas Armor hurricane screen also protects against: solar heat, harmful solar UV rays, flying insects including no-seeums, and everyday wind and rain. Our transparent fabric screens also allow you to enjoy your view and they let in light and those comfortable light breezes. 

Hurricane Protection  plus Year around push button Comfort

Atlas Armor hurricane screens are made out of fabric and their benefits are only limited by your imagination. Instead of building a patio with a wood privacy fence, consider using our roll down screen that offers you a degree of privacy while still enjoying your surroundings.

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 High Quality in every way

Because Atlas Armor ​hurricane screens are warranted for 10 years, WE BUILD THEM TO BE USED. We use the best materials and components that are currently available. All metals are powder coated, our motors are warranted for 4 or 5 years (based upon the type of motor), our screens are warranted for 10 years. We offer all stainless steel components for our coastal customers. Our screens are mainly made of heavy extruded aluminum, stainless steel and polyester/Aramid fabric. Aramid is also used in the trademarked product named Kevlar.


heavy duty engineering

Our tracks, motors, idles and reels are designed for an extended lifetime of heavy usage. Atlas Armor hurricane screens are a blend of Aramid (used to build race cars, airplanes and military bullet proof vests) and Polyester which is much stronger than the other typical screen fabrics made of Polypropylene (used for water ski ropes) or Polyurethane (used for trampolines'). Atlas Armor hurricane screens are not effected by the sun's UV rays like the other screens that dry out, shrink and turn brittle. Again, look at the other screening product's warranty.


very, very cost ef​fective

Because Atlas Armor hurricane screens can be used every day instead of just once a year or once in several years, the cost of our screens divided by the actual usage days makes ownership just a few pennies per day. PLUS, you also get the daily comfort benefits as well. For example, take a $1,000 product and divided it by the number of days that you use it. If you use it once every 2 years, it would cost you $1,000 for that 2 year time frame. In the case of Atlas Armor hurricane screens​, you would be using it everyday for those 2 years so it would cost you $1.40 per usage. Now, divide your cost of our screen by remaining number of days of your lifetime to get the actual daily cost of our screen. Pennies. Now add in the fact that you will need to replace (buy again) the other screens when they get damaged. See our warranty.


Our Fabric screens are MADE OUT OF OMEGATEX which is a green product and qualifies for US federal tax credits