Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:08 PM
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:16 AM
What I don't understand is how, unless there is a sizable gap between the screen and the glass, it stops glass breakage. A flying board at 100mph is a flying board. If the screen is flexible and can touch the glass, then the 100mph board can touch the glass. The result is broken glass, wind and water into your home.
If there were a foot or so gap and the fabric was stretched taught, this might work to protect the glass.....but certainly not in the applications shown in some of the pictures. They might work as "missile" protection to prevent entry of large objects, but you still lose the window glass.
Nah Ha 602
Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:45 AM
I took a really good look at them when they had them up last year. The problem was how close they installed the screens to the windows. It would not stop flying debris from hitting, and breaking a widow, or door.
My guess is that the fabric would stop something from penetrating the house (like a 2x4)however, I would be interested in how it would do on sharp projectiles, like flying roof tin, and large glass shards.
They used huge eye bolts to anchor the straps all around. When you remove the screen, your left with some pretty large and ugly eye bolts decorating your doors and windows.
Of course, those can be removed, year in, year out.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:36 AM
Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:47 PM
that pretty much changed my mind. plus the big ugly bolts that have to be no more than a foot apart. lots of holes for a bigger window.
the material is trampoline material. very hard to stretch and it only allows 3% of the wind to come thru. if glass broke, your home would still be protected from rain and wind. a light mist is all that MIGHT come thru, according to CAT4 storms. i do love the idea of being able to see thru them and have light....however...
for me, i am sticking with my rails and painted plywood shoved into place when a storm is coming. i have storage...that is what it is for!
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:30 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:20 AM
The combination of two windows on opposite ends of the condo and the fact that our bedroom doors were shut caused a wall to blow over and several gypsum board ceiling sections to fall out. The owners of Nah Ha all collectively agreed to redesign the glass system to prevent this from happening again. All owners were required to install aluminium hurricane shutters and a stronger storefront system that we used computer analysis to design. Some of us upgraded our glass even further to tempered, laminated glass in lieu of float glass.
As drjoe stated, I think these screens might work if they are several feet from the glass. If the glass is compromised, then water and wind is going to get into your place.
In spite of the damage we got from Wilma, I am reasonably certain with the re-design, we could weather a pretty significant storm with only minor damage now. (Not that I want to test it.)
Nah Ha 602
Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:26 AM
Assume the gypsum boards were replaced, too? As I understand it, that type of material shouldn't be used close to the ocean and particularly beachfront as you are.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:16 AM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:01 AM
We used durock cement board on the balconies with new uplift braces that were not installed the first time. I upgraded to laminated glass on the really big glass areas.
All the gypsum board inside is green board. We haven't had an issue with mold like some people have. We also don't have any leather in our place and I suspect that is some of the source for mold spores to get their start.
I would have preferred all of our walls to be concrete, but that isn't going to happen.
Nah Ha 602
Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:20 AM
We have decided to go with the bid we received for these screens....it was the only cost effective measure we could come up with other than plywood. Unfortunately, we don't have the space to store plywood sheets or would we have confidence in having them installed properly if they were needed....lets hope no one has the need this year.
The screens will be installed so there will be appropriate deflection angles and will also have side skirts to prevent intrusion from the sides. The eyebolts are removable & will have color matched covers for the anchors to keep debris from entering them & clogging the threads when not in use. This system will enable them to be deployed in less than an hour...this will make our mgmnt.company happy. Plus we can store the screens under the bed.
I'll try to post pics when they are done with the installation.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:18 AM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:36 AM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:38 AM
Be sure to verify that your property manager will install these for you. Some PM companies state in their policies that they will close accordian shutters, but will not install plywood shutters due to the time required to install the plywood.
Nah Ha 602
Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:39 AM
Wife was down there this weekend & said the winds were so high on the upper terrace, it was moving the patio chairs around...pushed them all against the railings & even turned a few over. These weren't light aluminum chairs either. We did discover we need to re-seal the bottoms of the patio doors as we are getting some leakage. Just like here, it's always something. Wish you could ship some of the rain up here....3 weeks plus without a drop & 14 days straight of 100+ temps. With the constant wind it's like being in a convection oven.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:13 AM
You can weigh them down with zip tied diver weights.
Nah Ha 602
Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:37 AM
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