Archive for September, 2009

Grow your hurricane protection business with Storm Catcher

Monday, September 28th, 2009

If you would like to get into the hurricane protection business, or add to your current line of products – Storm Catcher can help. Read on:

We’re still going and growing!

The last couple of years have been slow in the hurricane protection industry due to a lack of storms, little new construction and the economic downturn. However, we at Storm Smart Industries, Inc. have been growing, expanding our production facilities and continue to develop new, innovative products. For the fourth year in a row we have made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. We are proud of this record and encourage you to continue to be a part of the largest hurricane protection company in the U.S.

Our dealer network continues to expand and our dealers can count on us to provide superior, cutting-edge products, and the best technical support and customer service in the industry. While many manufacturers are dropping out of the industry and their dealers are going out of business, we continue to thrive and our dealers continue to enjoy a profitable relationship with us. We intend to maintain our status as Number One in the industry with the best products and customer service guarantee.

Rolling Screens Top Seller

Our Storm Catcher Rolling Screens continue to be our top seller. Able to span 24 feet and coming in manual or motorized versions, the rolling screen is changing the face of the rolling shutter industry. Being able to see through it gives a big advantage over traditional aluminum rolling shutters and due to the screen’s light-weight, (8 ounces/sq yd) many large openings do not require a motor; saving you up to $1,000.00 per unit compared to a similar-sized aluminum unit.

Ideally suited for waterfront restaurants, bars, hotels, etc. the screen blocks bright sunshine and driving rains. Customers can enjoy their dinner and drinks while watching the sunset and can remain in outside areas when afternoon storms roll in.

New Testing For HVHZ

We are pleased to announce we have completed another round of testing; this time for the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ). We tested our grommet screen, strap-and-buckle and slide screen to much higher pressures and everything passed. This means you will now be able to do high rises and balconies and lanais in the HVHZ zone. We will be submitting our test results to the Florida Building Commission in the next few weeks to get an approval number. We will send out an email announcement when we have the official approval.

New Slide Screen Track Extrusion

During this round of testing, we tested a new track extrusion for the slide screen. This track has a much smaller profile than the track we have been using, and at the same time, it is as strong or stronger. The new slide screen track is 1 7/8″ wide and has a “C”-shaped channel to take the slide screen. It is now available in white and beige.

By: James Jarrett

Houston Chronicle Story About Fabric Hurricane Protection

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The Houston Chronicle recently wrote a story on hurricane screen protection. It is an informative article and much of the information pertains to The Storm Catcher line of hurricane screen materials. Here is a link to the story as it appeared.