Armor Screen

Strength You Can Count On

Research and analysis of the destruction from Hurricane Andrew showed the need for much better protection of all structures. Armor Screen Corp. grew out of this research. A “game-changing” technology was designed and engineered to protect from the potential devastation expected from future hurricanes. Even now this is the only window protection system that deserves such widespread praise, including being the only company expected to be undamaged and prepared for future storms after going through a major hurricane. The existing building codes did not even contemplate a product such as Armor Screen.

Armor Screen Corp., with assistance from Miami-Dade Product Control, revolutionized building codes by carrying out product changes to better suit their needs. For a short time Armor Screen was required for an insurer to accept hurricane windows. Likewise, Armor Screen may be the only product to have survived a category 5 hurricane without damage.

Building on its tradition to serve the needs of customers, Armor Screen Corp. continues research and development for a stronger, safer, and more user-friendly product. The product has advanced beyond storm protection to complete weather control, including sun protection with significant air conditioning benefits.

Armor Screen Corp., having saved a major golf tournament from a destructive line of thunderstorms with torrential rain, has the reputation of being the go-to company for quality solutions to weather control problems. Another is working with an engineering firm to replace reinforced concrete for a hurricane/tornado shelter. Event designers are finding our screens to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional at gathering places.

Armor screen products are made in the USA.

Armor Screen Products

Buckle & Strap
System

Grommet
System

Hemcord
System

Roll Up
System

I-Beam
System

Buckle & Strap System

Details

Of all window shutter systems on the market, The Buckle & Strap is unmatched in its ability to resist hurricane damage. This system was the first of its kind and spawned an entire industry. Even though it was introduced in 1998, it still leads the industry in strength, size, and versatility. The anchors are installed on two opposing sides of the opening, typically top and bottom or left and right. The screen attaches to these anchors via fixed loops on one side and buckles with straps on the opposite side. Typically carriage bolts or eyebolts are used to secure the screen to the anchor points. To start, the side with loops is secured first and then a strap or buckle is attached to the opposing side.

Common Applications

This system is suitable for almost any opening. Buckle and Strap Systems have been installed all over the world on single-family homes, multi-family structures, military bases, fire stations, police stations, hospitals, airports, hotel chains, banks, historic buildings, and many more. While able to cover a typical window with ease, the Buckle and Strap System can protect openings up twenty-four feet in span and unlimited in non-span. Contact Gulf Coast Shutter for a site-specific evaluation to determine the appropriate size for your application.

Features:

  • Industry Leading U.V. Stabilized Fabric for All Colors
  • U.V. Stabilized Thread
  • Fabric Colors: Black, White, Cream, Beige, Gray & Sand
  • Transparent, Lightweight & Unbelievably Strong
  • Miami-Dade County & Florida Building Code Approved

Options:

  • Keyhole Clip System for Fast Deployment
  • Airbag System for Glass Separation
  • Paver Earth Anchor System (Ideal for Pavers on Sand; No Concrete Required!)
  • Zippers Available for Egress
  • Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Anchors
  • Cutouts & Notches to avoid Architectural Elements
  • Rub Patch for Rough or Sharp Contact Points

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Grommet System

Details

Our Grommet System is perfect for windows, doors, and more. With a span of just over twelve feet, the Grommet System is ideal for most window and door openings. Armor Screen offers a variety of anchoring options: male anchors, female anchors, and F-track. The Grommet System is also great for general weather control: wind, rain, or solar.

This screen system uses grommets attached to the screen, providing anchoring points to the building. Mounting techniques and various frames work together to provide a hybrid protective application for difficult openings.

Wall and floor-mount tracks are available in many shapes, sizes, corrosion-resistant materials, and finishes to suit your needs. An optional, code-approved emergency escape panel can provide the ability to protect you inside your home knowing you can get out if you have to

Common Applications

Want a hurricane protection solution that is stylish, and not permanent? And don’t have enough space for traditional shutters or you can’t get to the exterior of a structure easily with plywood and Tap-Cons? Enter Armor Screen, the original fabric hurricanes storm protection.

Armor Screen is a patented, transparent fabric hurricane protector that can be custom-made to fit any opening from your standard home window to an entire condominium-wrapped balcony. It offers protection where previously there was none.

Features:

  • Industry Leading U.V. Stabilized Fabric for All Colors
  • U.V. Stabilized Thread
  • Fabric Colors: Black, White, Cream, Beige, Gray & Sand
  • Transparent, Lightweight & Unbelievably Strong
  • Miami-Dade County & Florida Building Code Approved

Options:

  • Keyhole Clip System for Fast Deployment
  • Airbag System for Glass Separation
  • Paver Earth Anchor System (Ideal for Pavers on Sand; No Concrete Required!)
  • Zippers Available for Egress
  • Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Anchors
  • Cutouts & Notches to avoid Architectural Elements
  • Rub Patch for Rough or Sharp Contact Points

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Hemcord System

Details

This extraordinarily strong and easy-to-install Armor Screen Hemcord System hurricane protection will protect your home from damage caused by high winds and flying debris. This system incorporates the end retention technology of the Roll-Up System with a simple deployment method that is an outstanding application for windows.

Stylish track design, easy screen deployment. With a Hemcord System, you’ll provide hurricane-proof protection at an affordable price. The screen is designed with ties on one or both sides. To deploy, simply slide the cord into the c-channel track. The benefit of handles is that deployment with them is easy. A deployment in minutes is possible!

There is no need to board up your home or office, leaving you in the dark for days. The Hemcord System’s cutting-edge mesh structure provides you the knowledge of what is going on outside your window while keeping you comfortably safe and sound inside.

Common Applications

Ever thought about deploying your hurricane protection from inside your house? Want to avoid standing on a ladder to reach upper floors or high windows? Our Hemcord System may be the answer! Our c-channel track design allows for deployment through the window onto the exterior of the structure. If you have an operable window, you may qualify for this application. The Hemcord System offers many more applications such as wind, rain or solar control. 

Features:

  • Industry Leading U.V. Stabilized Fabric for All Colors
  • U.V. Stabilized Thread
  • Fabric Colors: Black, White, Cream, Beige, Gray & Sand
  • Colors for C-Channel: White, Bronze, Beige and Ivory
  • Transparent, Lightweight & Unbelievably Strong
  • Miami-Dade County & Florida Building Code Approved

Options:

  • Four different aluminum track profiles
  • Handles for easy deployment
  • Velcro tabs to hand roll screen and secure in place
  • Custom fabric to match color when rolled up with velcro
  • Zippers Available for Egress
  • Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel Anchors
  • Cutouts & Notches to avoid Architectural Elements
  • Rub Patch for Rough or Sharp Contact Points

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Roll Up System

Details

Enjoy incredibly effective hurricane protection and the convenience of an electronically controlled or manually operated rolling hurricane screen system. Protecting you, your family, and your home even when you are not there, this highly innovative and advanced design is like having a bulletproof vest for the vulnerable openings of your home.

Additionally, the rolling screens can cover large openings while the cutting-edge mesh structure filters in light, allowing you to see out.

Please contact Gulf Coast Shutter for Storm Catcher measurements.

Wall and floor-mount tracks are available in many shapes, sizes, corrosion-resistant materials, and finishes to suit your needs. An optional, code-approved emergency escape panel can provide the ability to protect you inside your home knowing you can get out if you have to.

Common Applications

The Roll-Up System is ideal for any outdoor living spaces, outdoor dining areas, and hard-to-reach openings such as second-floor windows. When deployed, the system will protect your belongings from flying debris, driving rain, and high winds. No need to move patio furniture, decorations, or any typical outdoor living accessories. Armor Screen utilizes U.V. stabilized fabric and thread to stand up to everyday use in Florida’s harsh climate.

Colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Beige
  • Ivory
  • Bronze
  • Custom

Features:

  • Always in place, ready for use
  • Withstands hurricane-force winds and impact from flying debris
  • Blocks 97% of all wind and driving rain, protecting the envelope of your home
  • Operates from inside or outside the home
  • Can easily be deployed manually or electronically with optional remote control
  • Provides privacy and keeps the lanais clean of rain, dust, and debris
  • Reduces sun glare
  • Increases the resale value of your home
  • Easy to Install

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I-Beam System

Details

Do you have a condominium balcony, outdoor patio or loggia? Does the idea of climbing a ladder to deploy your hurricane system concern you? The I-Beam Track System was designed for you! This system combines the strength and versatility of our Buckle and Strap System with a sliding, curtain-like track. No ladder required for deployment!

Common Applications

If you need a way to protect your condominium balcony or patio, I-Beam Track System is the best solution. The screen is designed to be deployed and stored when not in use. In a storm, if the screen is being used, simply release the side restraint (optional) and pull the screen across and securely fasten at both bottom buckles. The screen is attached to the top of the console with stainless steel spring clips for quick deployment or removal.

Features:

  • Miami-Dade NOA# 08-10008.03 Approved
  • The screen slides like a curtain or drape.
  • Works in conjunction with the Buckle and Strap system
  • 24′ Maximum span
  • Unlimited non span
  • Maximum 24″ on center anchor spacing
  • Tested to 195 PSF (Equivalent to 276 MPH)
  • Ideal for Condominium balconies, patios, lanai’s and loggia’s
  • Perfect for everyday sun, wind, and rain protection
  • Easy storage, no ladders required
  • Zippers available for easy egress

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