Frequently Asked Questions

No. We’ve reached past the low-hanging fruit of the zipper-based retention screen, which tends toward weakness and blowout, to produce retractable screens that, despite their sleek design, can stand up to whatever nature throws at them Fenetex developed a thermally fused solid end retention bead that eliminates a sewn or glued zipper and their problems.

Our screens do not bind, kink, pull-out of the tracks or break down from the sun. While not intended for severe weather protection (for that, see our retractable hurricane screens), Fenetex screens will stand up to inclement weather and you won’t have to worry about them if left down on a windy day.

We can make screens from 3’ to 25’ wide with a maximum height of 25’.

(Hurricane screens may require additional engineering if load bearing span exceeds product approval.)

Yes, all of our fabric shutters are certified storm shutters which have been tested to both Florida Building Code standards, as well as the International Building Code standards.

Standards tested include:

  • TAS 201 (Miami-Dade and Florida): Impact Test Procedures 
  • TAS 202 (Miami-Dade and Florida): Criteria for Testing Impact & Nonimpact Resistant Building Envelope Components Using Uniform Static Air Pressure 
  • TAS 203 (Miami-Dade and Florida): Criteria for Testing Products Subject to Cyclic Wind Pressure Loading
    ASTM E330 (International): Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference 
  • ASTM E1886 (International): Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors and Storm Shutters Impacted by Missiles and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials.
  • ASTM E1996 (International): Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors and Storm Shutters Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes.

You can view our Florida Product Approval and Miami-Dade NOA by visiting our PDF Library.

Fenetex offers products with extremely high design pressures to meet every wind zone need within Florida and throughout the United States and Caribbean.
Yes, for large missiles (TAS 201 and ASTM E-1996). The hurricane fabric easily withstands significant and repeated impacts without damage. It is one of the best features of fabric shutters.
If the structure is outside the HVHZ (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties), there is no required setback between the hurricane fabric and the window. This is because the job of the fabric shutter is to protect the opening, and not necessarily the glass. If something heavy enough hits the hurricane fabric hard enough, the glass behind it may break; however, because the opening is still covered, your home is still protected from water intrusion and pressurization.

How Can We Help You?

Fenetex screens are available for purchase through our dealer network and directly from Fenetex for do-it-yourself installers. To locate an authorized Fenetex dealer near you, please complete the form, or contact us directly and we’ll be happy to refer you.