Hurricane fabric is a ballistic-rated nylon and is an excellent alternative to hurricane panels usually made of heavy plywood, metal, or acrylic panels. Hurricane protection for building openings is vital when severe weather approaches Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and anywhere in Tampa Bay.

It is imperative that you can quickly and easily cover up the windows and doors in your home or business. This quickness is essential to protect the contents and integrity of your building. Fabric is a versatile, extremely strong type of storm panel that is quick and easy to deploy at a moment’s notice.

The adaptability of hurricane fabric adds an extra layer of convenience, ensuring that you can respond rapidly to changing weather conditions. Beyond its strength and ballistic-rated durability, the lightweight and flexible nature of hurricane fabric makes it a practical choice for those seeking a hassle-free solution.

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The Benefits of Hurricane Fabric Protection

West Shore Construction’s hurricane fabric panels use the most robust material for hurricane protection for home and business owners available in the industry. The material absorbs the impact of and stops heavy flying objects carried by hurricane-force winds. These hurricane protection panels can also reduce Category 5 hurricane wind speeds from entering the structure they are installed on.

They are installed in open areas such as lanais and porches. This is to stop uplift and stop projectiles from causing damage. Hurricane fabric also works well on all exterior doors and garage doors. So there are many different uses around homes and other types of buildings in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa Bay.

The versatility of West Shore Construction’s hurricane fabric panels extends to various areas of your property, offering comprehensive protection against the diverse threats posed by severe weather. From open spaces like lanais and porches to crucial points like exterior doors and garage doors, these panels provide a robust defense against uplift and projectile damage. By incorporating the most robust materials available, West Shore Construction ensures that its hurricane fabric panels deliver unparalleled strength and reliability, giving home and business owners in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa Bay peace of mind during hurricane season and beyond.

Impact Testing

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What you see above is the impact testing for Hurricane Fabric. A ballistic test must test different forms of hurricane protection in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and many other areas. This test simulates wind-borne debris striking a window or product during a hurricane.

This procedure, as seen above, is done by a 2×4 15 lb. projectile at 50 mph at a predetermined location. This determines the resistance to airborne debris during a hurricane. 

The rigorous impact testing showcased here underscores the commitment of West Shore Construction to providing hurricane protection solutions that go above and beyond industry standards. This dedication to testing and quality assurance translates into a reliable and effective hurricane protection solution for residents in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and beyond.

This commitment to exceeding industry standards in impact testing is a testament to West Shore Construction’s unwavering dedication to ensuring the utmost safety and reliability of its hurricane protection solutions. Residents in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and beyond can trust that the products offered by West Shore Construction have undergone rigorous testing, providing a robust defense against wind-borne debris during hurricanes.

Plywood Test

The first test, as shown above, is plywood, which the majority of people feel is a safe and secure alternative to shutters. Unfortunately, as you have seen, the projectile flies right through the board protecting nothing and resulting in catastrophic damage to your home. This stark demonstration highlights the inadequacies of common alternatives like plywood when faced with the impact of severe weather. Plywood may seem like a readily available solution, but its lack of durability and protective capabilities becomes evident under rigorous testing. When it comes to safeguarding your home or property, investing in proven and reliable storm protection solutions, such as those offered by West Shore Construction, ensures a level of defense that stands up to the most challenging conditions, providing comprehensive protection and peace of mind.

Metal Panel Test

The next test is shown on metal panels. Metal panels look secure, and for the most part, they are, but the evidence doesn’t lie. Not only are they heavy and take up a lot of storage room, but they also crumble from the 2×4, forcing you to replace all the panels in that opening.

Hurricane Fabric Test

Lastly, as you can see with the hurricane fabric. When the projectile is launched into the fabric, the material almost resembles a trampoline and bounces the projectile backward. This causes little to no damage to your home while the panel is unscathed, leaving you and your family safe from the storm.

Professional Hurricane Fabric Panel Installation

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Hurricane fabric storm panels are custom-made for each opening of your home. The fasteners that attach the panels to your home are precisely spaced to conform to the building code in your location.

Hurricane fabric storm panels are custom-made for each opening of your home. The fasteners that attach the panels to your home are precisely spaced to conform to the building code in your location. West Shore Construction can provide professional installation, so the panels conform to Florida building codes. Installation is available on the west coast of Florida, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, and Sarasota.

The meticulous customization and precise installation process carried out by West Shore Construction ensure that their hurricane fabric storm panels seamlessly align with the specific requirements of your home and local building codes. This tailored approach not only enhances the effectiveness of storm protection but also ensures insurance approval. This provides you with the assurance that your investment is recognized and endorsed for its reliability. With installation services available across the west coast of Florida, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, and Sarasota, West Shore Construction stands ready to safeguard your home with precision and expertise.

Moreover, if you would prefer to do it yourself, We can custom-cut the panels for the openings of your home. We can also provide you with hardware, drivers, and instructions as to how to install the panels yourself. Call us today for an estimate on hurricane fabric panels for do-it-yourself projects. Typically, pricing for these DIY hurricane fabric panels runs around $12 per square foot.

Why Choose West Shore Construction?

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The benefits of choosing West Shore Construction’s storm protection solutions are endless.

Beyond the assurance of industry-leading quality and effectiveness, our commitment extends to personalized customer service and expert installations. Our team is dedicated to guiding you through the selection process. This ensures that you find the perfect storm protection solution tailored to your specific needs and preferences. With years of experience serving Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and surrounding areas on the west coast of Florida, we’ve built a reputation for excellence. Finally, choosing West Shore Construction, helps you invest in top-tier storm protection. You also gain peace of mind, knowing that your property is fortified against the unpredictable forces of severe weather.

For example, our panels offer:

  • Strength and durability
  • Intelligent design
  • Storm safety and full protection
  • Easy, simple setup
  • Residential and commercial use
  • Affordability
  • Florida building code approval
  • Insurance windstorm mitigation

About Hurricane Fabric

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Hurricane Fabric is a resin-coated fabric that has nearly twice the burst strength of our closest competitor, providing unmatched protection. Hurricane Fabric delivers “full envelope” protection of your home or commercial property, against hurricane-force winds. This rapid pressurization is what causes roof lift-off and catastrophic damage. Hurricane Fabric weighs just ounces per square yard, making it one of the easiest systems to manage.

The lightweight yet incredibly durable nature of Hurricane Fabric is a testament to its advanced engineering. Its exceptional burst strength ensures unparalleled protection against the force of hurricane winds. This prevents the pressurization that can lead to roof lift-off and extensive damage. The fabric’s ability to provide full envelope protection means a comprehensive shield for your home or commercial property.

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Additionally, you don’t have to hammer large wooden or metal hurricane panels in your window frames thanks to West Shore Construction. Call us today before the storm rolls into Tampa Bay Florida areas like Clearwater and St. Petersburg so we can help protect your property.

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Call West Shore Construction Today For the best Hurricane protection in Florida

You can protect your property from flying debris and also projectiles with our simple-to-use panels. Our hurricane fabric panels are lightweight and also easy to store. The fabric panels and fasteners all meet Florida building codes as well as Miami Dade County hurricane testing codes. 

If you’re considering professional installation and would like to get an estimate for the professional installation of storm panels, in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Bradenton, or Sarasota on the west coast of Florida, our team is ready to provide estimates and discuss the tailored storm protection solutions that suit your property and needs. Call us today to fortify your property against the uncertainties of severe weather.

You can reach us at (727) 488-8182 or contact us online to learn more about us and our Florida remodeling services. Even learn about unique ideas for bathroom remodeling.