WE WARRANTY OUR SCREENS FOR FULL 10 YEARS
ATLAS ARMOR 10-YEAR SCREEN WARRANTY IS ALSO TRANSFERABLE
Hurricane Protection and Year Round Push Button Comfort
WE WARRANTY OUR SCREENS FOR FULL 10 YEARS
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 on how long ago you bought it
Our warranty is also transferrable if you should sell your home before the end of the warranty. No other hurricane product offers a transferrable warranty.
MIAMI-DADE HVHZ HURRICANE PROTECTION – NOA 21-0512.04
Atlas Armor hurricane screens are the oldest certified roll-down fabric screen available for the Florida High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Miami-Dade & Broward counties.
We also have the Florida Building Code approval so you can Install Atlas Armor hurricane screens anywhere in Florida.
Other states, such as Texas, often use Miami-Dade approval as their standard, and insurance companies often insist on products that carry the NOA approval.
HIGH QUALITY IN EVERY WAY
All metals are powder-coated, our motors are warranted for 4 or 5 years (based upon the type of motor), and our screens are warranted for 10 years. We offer all stainless steel components for our coastal customers. Our screens are made from heavy extruded aluminum, stainless steel, and polyester/Aramid fabric. Aramid is also known by the trademarked named Kevlar.
MULTI-USE – EVERYDAY PROTECTION FROM ONE SCREEN
We have two types of screens: roll-down and fixed panels. The roll down screen is remotely controlled, Our patented hurricane fixed panels are manually placed into side tracks and anchored in place by means of 2 stainless steel pins. No tools required. The tracks for the panels are always mounted on the outside but the fabric can be installed into the tracks while you are either on the outside or on the inside of the home … on any floor level as long as you can reach the side track on each side of the opening
VERY, VERY COST EFFECTIVE
OUR FABRIC SCREENS ARE MADE OUT OF OMEGATEX, WHICH IS A GREEN PRODUCT AND QUALIFIES FOR US FEDERAL TAX CREDITS
You will, however, continue to save on your cooling energy bills whenever our fabric screens are being used.
ATLAS ARMOR WARRANTY ALSO COVERS ANY SCREEN MANUFACTURE’S DESIGN DEFECTS (MDD)
Our screens are designed and manufactured to protect your opening by staying within their frame. If the screen ever comes out of their frame, that opening is left unprotected. Because anything is possible, we want to protect your investment by including a Manufacture’s Design Defects (MDD) portion within our warranty. If a problem should occur to one of our registered customers, anytime during their 10-year warranty, Atlas will first assess the damage to determine if it is an MDD. If it is an MDD, Atlas will determine the best repair/replace solution, and then at its sole option, quickly provide either a free screen replacement or a free screen repair to correct the problem. The following possible MDD’s are covered by this warranty:
- Screen comes out of the side track
- Screen comes out of the bottom weight bar
- Screen comes out of the top take-up reel
- Horizontal seam (that joins two screen panels together) splits or comes apart
- Weight bar end guide breaks or comes out of the side track
Note 1: This MDD warranty only covers the fabric portion of the screen and does not include any possible additional charges (i.e. repairs or Dealer labor or shipping).
Note 2: The hurricane screens are sacrificial so if the screens got damaged while protecting your property, they did their job and it was not an MDD. They will not be replaced for free. Example: hurricane impact window cracks because something hit the glass and broke it. That is not an MDD and you would have to buy a new window. If the hurricane glass just falls out of its window frame on a sunny day, that would be an MDD problem and the manufacturer should fix the problem at his cost.
SCREENS REMAIN HIDDEN
SCREENS REMAIN HIDDEN UNTIL NEEDED
Atlas Armor hurricane screens can be surface mounted on existing walls or built into the walls and ceiling on new construction. Either way, the screen remains hidden in the hood until required; then, a touch of a button they appear. We suggest that you choose the black colored hurricane fabric, because they are the easiest to see through and to keep clean. The other screen colors will have more opaque quality. Outside of the color, all screens have the same properties and price. See the FAQ section for color samples.
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. Unlike other hurricane shutters, our patented weight bar is designed to flex less and automatically adjust to sloped or uneven floor surfaces. The Atlas Armor hurricane screens are NOT baggy in appearance. On screens taller than 10′, our 2″ seams run horizontally across the top of the screen so that you never look directly through the seam, some other screens manufacturers always run their 4″ wide seams vertically down the center of the screen which always hinders your view.
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 block the wind. If you like spending time in your backyard, but don’t like mosquitoes or no-see-ums, you will love our screens. Our screens are your answer if you enjoy being outdoors but would also like a little privacy while keeping your view or want to watch the sunset without getting blinded. We are your answer if you like to entertain on your enclosed patio without fear of high winds or rain ruining your party. And, when you don’t need our screen, push a button, and we will disappear until we are again required. We are very versatile.
ATLAS ARMOR’S PATENTED WEIGHT BAR
Problem: Damaged screens due to flexing weight bar
- Weight bars are used to assist the screen while being lowered. If not correctly designed, they can flex in ways that distort and damage the screen’s fabric. This flexing is exaggerated with higher winds (hurricanes). Also, typical weight bars are designed to hang on the fabric without regard to their appearance. Typically, you will see wide strips of solid fabric showing across the weight bar.
- Curved weight bar body design 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 bowing
- The weight bar sways side to side when the wind blows, which can and will damage the screen fabric in high winds.
- Our patented weight bars are different from all other weight bars. Where other screen weight bars are not horizontally braced, they easily sway from side to side with the wind. Our patented weight bars are horizontally braced to reduce side to side movement which means less horizontal travel during a storm. Less horizontal travel means that you will have less storm damage to your screen.
Problem: The weight bar does not seal to the floor and flexes too much
- 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 runoff, a triangular area under the weight bar at the lowest end will remain open.
- Or, if the base 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 bad solution has been to cut the screen on a bias so that the weight bar hangs at 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.
Solution: Our patented weight bar
- Our patented floating bottom blade with an attached 1″ brush automatically adjusts to the slope 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 blade sections 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.