1) Q: What is the difference between Astroguard and Astroflex?
Astroflex: A polypropylene (trampoline) fabric, with a reinforced sewn edge border.
Sold for $4.60 per square foot DIY, custom cut & includes all hardware required for installation.
Installed on average* for $8 per square foot (*pricing will vary depending on size of job, surface that anchors will be mounted into & geographic location)
Astroguard: A resin coated ballistic nylon fabric with a heat-sealed edge.
Sold for $5.75 per square foot DIY, custom cut & includes all hardware required for installation.
Installed on average* for $10 per square foot (*pricing will vary depending on size of job, surface that anchors will be mounted into & geographic location).
Impact tests 3x’s higher than Astroflex
*Astroflex requires the extra layer of manufacturing (reinforced stitching) because polypropylene is inherently weaker than ballistic nylon.
2) Q: Will my home owner’s insurance company accept it?
A: YES! Both products have an A+ rating with ALL insurance carriers.
ASTROGUARD exceeds all International Building Code
, Florida Building Code & Miami Dade requirements. In fact, Astroguard recently became the 1st
American Made Hurricane Protection System to gain approval in Australia
- where testing standards
are more stringent.
ASTROFLEX fulfills IBC & FL Building Code requirements
& is Category 5 approved to install anywhere in the world OTHER THAN DADE & BROWARD COUNTY*
3) Does the hardware come with the fabric or is it extra?
A: Do-It-Yourself pricing includes all hardware required for installation, including a drill bit & driver!
Dealer/ Wholesale pricing includes custom cut fabric & attachment clips (calculated based on 12” on center spacing on 2 sides);
Additional clips are sold for $1.25 each (top/ bottom set- which includes (8) #8 x ½” Stainless Steel Screws)
Typically, we do not supply hardware for our dealers, but is available upon request.
A: see q:2; But, yes Astroguard is Category 5 rated and approved for use anywhere in the world.
Astroflex is CAT5 approved everywhere other than Dade & Broward County
5) Q: How long does it take to receive once my order is placed?
A: All orders ship within 1 week of receiving payment. However, we are generally able to accommodate expedited requests at no additional cost.
6) Q: Do you cut it to fit?
A: Orders placed on hurricanefabric.com are all custom cut to your specification; In fact, custom arch & geometric cuts are available for NO EXTRA CHARGE.
Astroguard is also available on the homedepot.com
in six pre-cut generic sizes which can be adjusted to your specifications on the job site.
7) Q: How do I get a quote?
A: Log onto hurricanefabric.com & select the quote tab & specify which fabric
sizes to firstname.lastname@example.org
8) Q: Is there anyone that can install it for me?
A: Yes, we have a global network of dealers eager to assist you.* Please provide your location, # of openings, surface mount & we will have a dealer contact you within 24 hours.
In addition, we have an excellent instructional: How to Measure
and How to Install
Videos on our website which will enable any handy man to get the job done.