Barrier Styles

Proven Protection

Exeter offers security and flexibility with each storm and security barrier option. We have extensive experience manufacturing and installing a wide variety of screens based upon the diverse needs of our customers. There are two specific styles used in our hurricane-rated window screens:

  • Perforated Metal
  • Wire Mesh

What is a Perforated Metal Storm Screen?

Each barrier style has strengths that will keep your vulnerable spaces protected year- round. See Security Levels for more information

Perforated metal hurricane barriers are metal sheets that have holes or openings punched through laser cutting or CNC punching. These hurricane protection screens provide the strongest levels of protection against hurricane winds and flying debris. Additional benefits include:

  • Unlike wire mesh, perforated metal does not require a stabilizing frame because of its high structural strength.
  • With perforated metal, Exeter has control over the size an pattern of the holes that allow the passage of air, light and liquids.
  • Aesthetically, perforated metal offers more options because holes can be punched into customized shapes and patterns.

What is a Wire Mesh Storm Screen?

Each barrier style has strengths that will keep your vulnerable spaces protected year- round. See Security Levels for more information

Wire mesh is a screen comprised of stainless steel that is woven, or interlocked, and then welded. Sometimes these strands of metal are fastened together to form a mesh sheet. Benefits of wire mesh include the following:

  • Gauge Versatility. Wire mesh can be designed to withstand many levels of storm rating and security threat. It can be engineered to be manufactured with large openings to openings the size of a pin, when higher levels of security are required.
  • Flexibility. Wire mesh has added flexibility benefits, making it easy to customize and adjust based upon the needs of a home, commercial building, or government property.

Contact Exeter for a Free Consultation

Exeter hurricane rated window screens are trusted across the country to defend commercial buildings from extreme storms, violent wind, and harmful debris. We tailor our unique storm solutions based on building size, shape, budget, and weather expectations. Our screens are engineered, manufactured, and installed in accordance with Miami-Dade County NOA, the Florida Building Code, SBCCI, IBCC, the Texas Department of Insurance, and other governing body requirements.