40% stronger than any other fabrics to provide unmatched protection from hurricanes
100 % U.V. resistant so your hurricane protection will never degrade from exposure to the sun
Greater elongation for increased impact protection from flying debris
Translucent even with full hurricane protection in place to allow light into your home or business
The sewn seam of hurricane fabric has been completely eliminated to make installation easy and inexpensive for everyone
High Velocity Hurricane Zone Approved for use in the areas with the greatest danger from extreme storms
Can be rapidly deployed before a storm so you can wait until you are sure the storm is coming your way
Weighs less than 1/10 of an equivalent aluminium panel so you can store and deploy easily and quickly with fewer resources
Hurricane Fabric Description:
Hurricane Fabric is a high strength, flexible, transparent membrane designed to withstand the strongest hurricane force winds and to deflect large and small missiles. Flexible plastic clips add flex to the system which allows the fabric to decelerate objects more effectively than other screen systems on the market today. Constructed of a technologically advanced, lightweight polypropylene fabric which is 95% solid and 5% porous, it allows natural light and visibility while effectively eliminating high winds and driving rain. Our hurricane fabric is High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) certified and wind pressure tested to 195 PSF (276 MPH). Excellent for odd shaped or large patio openings, it can be used where traditional shutters won’t fit. It is lightweight and can easily be deployed by one person. Available in black or beige, it can be folded and stored in the smallest of storage areas.
Robert H. - September - 2018 - Beaufort, South Carolina My Accordion Shutters are up! The windows took about 1.5 hours each. The shutters all fit very nicely, the material and finish is excellent, and they look very good. They are not intrusive at all. I am pleased, my wife is pleased ( you know that is important) and my neighbor, who helped me was impressed based upon his window/door experience. Good job! Thanks.
Marcus J. - August - 2018 - St. John, U.S Virgin Islands Hello everyone at Empire, Marcus from St. John here. This project is being done by me and 1 helper, and we're going back much stronger, with many more tap cons, and wedge anchors than the original installers had done. Your rolling shutters are amazing, great quality and workmanship. Everything is going great so far!
David G. - July - 2018 - Sarasota, Florida
We wanted to self-install so we bought accordions and roll downs from Empire Construction.We measured our window and patio and sent Empire the specs.The shutters were an exact match.Installation is very doable for two reasonably mechanical people. In this case it was only one mechanical person and some extra hands. The accordions were a breeze as installation was mostly marking holes for spots, drilling holes, and screwing them in.Our accordions have locking pins that hold them open and act as a second lock when closed. Even if a projectile breaks the lock the rods will keep the shutters closed.These shutters are Bertha HV1. They are High Velocity Hurricane Zone Approved. Having seen a wide range of shutters we are extremely happy with the quality of the product we received!!
Jim J. - June - 2018 - Homestead , Florida
I installed fourteen aluminum accordion shutters which I purchased from Empire Construction.I could not be happier with my choice.The shutters are made very well and are powder-coated.The purchase included all of the required hardware which was powder-coated to match the shutters.The company is very customer-oriented.Michael and his staff were wonderful.They were attentive, helpful, and a delight to work with.The installation video on the website made the installation very easy.I highly recommend Empire Construction to anyone considering a purchase of hurricane shutters. Thanks again. Please say Hi to everyone,
Steffan L. - May - 2018 - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Florida
I picked up my shipment today at Paradise freight here on St Croix. Your shipping (and your products) deserves the highest rating. Thanks for excellent service..