storm defense window covers

Storm Defense for Windows

Jan. 11, 2018

Wayne Dalton, a builder favorite for garage doors, will showcase its storm defense tools by displaying Fabric-Shield® Storm Panels and Pull-Down Shutters at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2018 International Builders’ Show. Attendees will learn how Fabric-Shield products provide homeowners with simple, convenient protection from unruly weather by utilizing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated woven fabric panels.


fabric shieldFabric-Shield Storm Panels


For many homes in need of storm defense tools, Fabric-Shield Storm Panels can be a highly effective alternative to steel or aluminum hurricane panels for use in hurricane-force wind and rain, and are tested in accordance with the American Society for Testing Materials’ (ASTM) E-1886, E-1996 and E-330. The panels are available in custom sizes to fit the window and door openings of any home and are translucent to allow diffused natural light inside. Thanks to its lightweight material, the panels can be easily stored rolled up, laid flat or hung vertically.

“For many homes located in states where extreme weather comes without warning, Wayne Dalton’s Fabric-Shield Pull-Down Shutter system is the one of the fastest ways to help homeowners be storm-ready,” said Wayne Dalton Vice President of Builder Sales Tim Matthews.


house before hurricane protection
house after hurricane protection

Before and after showing the Fabric-Shield Pull-Down Shutters.


The shutters feature the same PVC woven fabric as the panels, but in a durable aluminum frame. When not in use, the shutters roll up into a compact, low profile canister.

To further assist homeowners and builders in regions requiring storm protection, Wayne Dalton residential garage doors can be purchased with wind load-rated reinforcement options that have been approved for use in Miami-Dade County, Florida Building Code (FBC) and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

Recently, Wayne Dalton was recognized as the top provider of quality garage doors in BUILDER Magazine’s Brand Use Study. Builder favorites include Model 9405 Carriage House Steel, Model 9100 Classic Steel and Model 9800 Designer Fiberglass garage doors.

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