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What are some sturdy hurricane screens?

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A couple of sturdy hurricane screen brands include Armor Screen and Hurricane Fabric. Storm Smart is another firm that manufactures reliable and versatile hurricane screens as of 2016.

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Armor Screen manufactures screens that are Miami-Dade-certified and Florida building code-approved. The screens are tested to withstand wind and rain speeds of up to 276 miles per hour and impact from multiple forms of flying debris. Armor Screens are available in six different colors as of 2016.

Hurricane Protection has developed the patented AstroGuard shield after many studies on storm patterns and the resulting destruction. AstroGuard is the result of rigorous testing and provides protection against high winds, pounding rain and airborne debris. It is approved for use internationally and accredited for all hurricane codes. According to the manufacturers, the material can withstand force 2.5 times more than other shutters made of metal or fabric. It is also relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

Storm Smart Industry's Storm Catcher Wind Abatement Hurricane Screen can be mounted onto buildings in a variety of ways. The screen is available in square and rectangular shapes and other shapes such as arches and other angles. The material is said to block 97 percent of wind and rain, yet allows sunlight to filter through. This allows people to look out from the inside of the building even during a storm.

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