Armor Screen and Impact Windows
 
 
Tampa's Local Armor Screen Authorized Dealer

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Armor Screen hurricane shutters protect from wind driven rain and flying debris better than all other methods, bar none! Armor Screen is Miami-Dade certified (CLICK HERE TO VIEW MIAMI-DADE NOA) including large missile impact and wind pressure tested to 195 PSF (276 MPH) Miami-Dade County and Florida NOA No. 08-1008.03 (exp. 1/07/2014), Florida Building Code Product Approval Nos. FL320, FL812, FL8363. With over 10,000,000 square feet installed, Armor Screen hurricane shutters weathered four hurricanes in 2004, successfully protecting people and property.

We offer three Armor Screen products

Armor Screen Roll-Up System

GROMMET SYSTEM

•High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) approved
•Florida Building Code approved: FL8363
•Most economical Armor Screen system
•148" Maximum span
•Unlimited non span
•18", 12", 6" Anchor spacing available
•Tested to 195 PSF (equivalent to 257 MPH)
•Rubber grommets to eliminate anchor vibration
•Zippers available for easy egress
•Can be combined with other Armor Screen systems

Armor Screen Buckle and Strap System

•Miami-Dade NOA# 08-1008.03
•24' Maximum span
•Unlimited non-span
•Maximum 24" on center anchor spacing
•Tested to 195 PSF (Equivalent to 276 MPH)
•Strongest, most versatile system available
•Zippers available for easy egress
•Can be combined with other Armor Screen systems

Impact Windows

All the windows we install are aluminum windows with heavy-duty locks. Due to the extreme conditions here in Florida, aluminum is the only time tested product that will withstand the elements. Aluminum will not crack, chip or fade. Aluminum has a higher heat conductivity rating, and although the differences in the ratings are insignificant, we are unable to offer the Energy Tax Credit on aluminum. Vinyl windows are the only product that is approved for the Energy Tax Credit. Although we don't recommend vinyl, if the Energy Tax Credit is your top concern then we do offer Cardinal LoE Cubed Glass, Siminton and Earthwise vinyl windows, Eastern Architectural Systems Our windows not only add beauty and light to your property, but by preventing air from seeping in, they also make interiors more comfortable and drop your heating and cooling bills.

Vinyl windows are only offered in insulated, insulated low-e or hurricane resistant. If the glass should become fogged or breaks, replacement of only the glass is not possible due to the way the windows are built. Frames on vinyl windows are welded (joints where frames come together are melted) together making it extremely difficult to pull the frames apart and replace the glass.

Since we are installing post construction (stucco and drywall have already been installed) in order to get a clean installation we must order the windows slightly smaller to fit over the existing drywall and stucco. There are many different glass options to choose from for energy efficiency and hurricane protection. Our staff is well versed in municipality codes, Florida Building Codes and insurance companies policies so that we can save our customers money on their homeowners insurance. Most municipalities require us to pull permits on replacing windows.

There are upgrades such as stainless steel, double sash locks, tinting, etc. Aluminum windows are available in white or bronze frames. Vinyl windows are available in beige, white or bronze frames.

Here are some of the manufacturers we are dealers for:

(We use multiple manufacturers to put the right product in the right opening to best serve our customers)

 
 
 
 
Safety Glass - It's the law.

Since 1977, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has required the use of safety glass in both stationary & sliding sections of patio doors.

Our company installs safety glass whenever required by law. As members of the National Glass Association, our company subscribes fully to a professional Code of Ethics and will advise you against using any glass product not specifically designed and approved for the use in the application you contemplate.

Your safety and the safety of your family, guests, and visitors is a responsibility we take very seriously.

Company Policy: Our employees are expressly forbidden to install glass which does not conform to safety in any patio door opening.

Your Safety Must Come First

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has documented 75,000 injuries involving sliding glass doors in the last 10 years. Lacerations and cuts were commonplace in doors without safety glass.

Can You Recognize Safety Glass?

There are two main types of safety glass: tempered and laminated.

Tempered: is glass that is heat treated so that, if broken, it crumbles into hundreds of pebbles with rounded edges. Tempered glass must be marked with a "bug" or logo that identifies that piece of glass as safety glass. The "bug" may vary, but will always contain reference to the American National Standards Institute standard ANSI Z-97.1. Often the Consumer Product Safety Commission standard (16CFR-1201) is also included.

Two Examples of Tempered Glass "Bugs"

Laminated glass, unlike tempered glass, can be cut into sections and installed. Cutting laminated glass to size may result in the removal of identifying "bugs". Unless the glass is broken, the identification of laminated glass is difficult for the untrained eye.

Laminated glass consists of two pieces of glass with a middle layer of vinyl that is then heat and pressure treated. The vinyl layer keeps the glass intact when broken and prevents body parts from penetrating the glass pane.

Unbroken Glass: A Possible Hazard?

If one panel of your patio door system has been shattered into sharp, dangerous pieces, the chances are good that all the panels are non-safety glass.

Federal law and all building codes require safety glass in all openings and adjacent panels of openings for human passage. Your glazing contractor is required by law, to replace all non-safety glass or the job will not meet code requirements.

For reasons of public safety and because our company rigidly adheres to the law, we refuse jobs if we are asked to use materials that do not conform to safety standards