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Now available in Australia
AstroGuard - unmatched protection for your home
AstroGuard is a high strength, high intensity nylon hybrid fabric which is coated in an ultra-durable, UV resistant resin.
- Create lightweight, easily storable fabric storm shutters
- Simple and rapid to install in the event of a cyclone or severe storm
- Now the protection of choice in cyclone prone areas of the USA
- Designed and manufactured specifically for this purpose to highest standards in the USA
- There are currently NO alternative products available in Australia
- Our system maintains a complete barrier to the elements even in the event of breakages behind it
- Systems adapted from other materials like trampoline fabric are inferior in terms of strength, wind load resistance, pressure envelope protection and waterproofing
Proven to withstand winds of over 300km per hour
Impact testing with 4 kg blocks of timber travelling over 100km/hr (28m/second)
Cyclone Testing Station, James Cook University, Townsville
click here - View testing report
click here - View testing videos
click here - Comparison between plywood, metal and AstroGuard video
Given category C cyclone protection rating
The only system of its kind with this rating in Australia
Resists wind, water and flying debris
AstroGuard easily outranks metal panels and roll down shutters
over two times stronger than any other products on the USA market
Protects openings of any size, from the smallest of windows to garage doors
Properly attached it buffers the intense loads and forces applied to structures behind it
glass in windows and doors visibly bowed inwards before shattering during Yasi
hinges, catches and locks gave way
tracks on roller doors deformed and failed
Astroguard will buffer these forces and may be the difference between structures holding or failing
Why use AstroGuard?Click titles below to view more information
Protection from pressurisation and wind and water damage
Pressurisation occurs when a window or door is damaged leading to a breach of the pressure envelope. The sudden change of pressure within the structure can precipitate rapidly
evolving and sometimes catastrophic consequences.
AstroGuard protects these vulnerable openings maintains the pressure envelope by providing an effective wind and waterproof barrier even in the event of a breakage.
Some of the most severe damage is caused by rain forced into the house by the high speed winds after a breakage.
Entire rooms may require replacement of internal walls and ceilings
Homes may be unliveable until repaired
Processes with assessments and insurance will take months if not longer
Correctly fitted Astroguard will overlap openings ( see installation guide) which maintains the barrier to wind and water even in the event of a breakage behind it
This also compensates for structures that may leak with rain under high pressure like louvre windows and older or damaged frames
click here - View testing videos
Breach of the pressure envelope
Sudden change of pressure within the structure can precipitate catastrophic events
Some of the most severe damage is caused by water ingress - internal structures and contents destroyed
AstroGuard maintains an effective wind and waterproof barrier even in the event of a breakage.
Quick and easy deployment
An entire house should not take more than an hour or two
The lightweight fabric is rapidly attached to hollow, threaded wall anchors that are left in place after the installation. All that is needed is a cordless drill.
Wall anchors - masonry and timber
Patented attachment system - specifically designed clips
AstroGuard is suitable for both domestic and commercial applications.
Cost effective protection for your home
AstroGuard has an initial cost but is
the only proven product on the market
a 'once off solution' which will be more cost effective over the long term
Adding to the house value
Metal shutter systems
cost tens of thousands of dollars
considered unattractive by many
usually rely on electricity - we ALWAYS lose power early
Significant cost when covering an entire house
Usually get thrown away after a few years due to storage issues
heavy and difficult to handle
Handling them up ladders is potentially dangerous
Storage is a problem (warping and mould)
AstroGuard is translucent. A surprising amount of light passes through - you will not feel 'boxed-in' or claustrophobic as one would with plywood or metal.
Why Astroguard for your business
Do you have stock that may be damaged?
Can you function afterwards if damaged?
Can you remain solvent if your premises and contents are damaged and your business is unable to generate income?
Many businesses have limited numbers of large windows and doors that are vulnerable and surprisingly cheap to protect
Protecting these with our system may make all the difference
Installing our protection will be Tax deductable
Potential for reductions in insurance premiums ( we are working on it!)
AstroGuard's special ceramic coating means that the fabric is completely protected from the effects of UV damage light and will last many years.
Easy storage solutions
AstroGuard fabric is
Easy to store
Highest production standards
AstroGuard is manufactured using a completely automated system
The final product is consistently delivered according to exacting strength and quality standards
Free cutting service
We are proud to offer free cutting using the latest generation ProSail MK111 plotter / cutter technology.
This will ensure that the fabric is cut to exact measurements and save many hours in your installation
Please refer to our measuring and quote request form in the contact us section
The nesting software with our cutter will reliably provide the most cost efficient use of fabric for your home by reducing wastage to the absolute minimum.
NB - please note we cannot be held responsible for incorrect measurements. Great care must be taken and we will require agreement on all sizes prior to cutting.
AstroGuard provides a versatile, lightweight and effective barrier against wind, water and some airborne debris that is common during cyclonic conditions.
The product has been at the tested extensively in the USA and has undergone impact testing at the Cyclone Testing Station, School of Engineering and Physical
Sciences, James Cook University ("JCU"), Townsville.
The product has been rated as suitable protection in category C zones of cyclone prone areas of Australia. A copy of the JCU report can be found on this website.
While we have every confidence in the quality of the products we sell, buyers must be aware that the protection afforded by AstroGuard cannot be assured in conditions being more severe than those to which it was subjected during tests undertaken at JCU, as outline in the report referred to above. Moreover, sharp or jagged airborne objects (such as glass or sheet metal) may penetrate or pass through AstroGuard if carried by intense winds (whether more severe than those applied during JCU testing or not) or severe weather conditions.
We stand by the quality the AstroGuard product, as per the warranty document (if any) that we offer to buyers at the point of sale. However, to the extent that other warranties might apply to the product (through the operation of any Australian statute) which is capable of exclusion, those warranties are expressly excluded (and negatived) in respect of any products we sell or install for buyers.
The installation of AstroGuard (by persons other than ourselves) in a manner which is inconsistent with our instructions; or the failure of the structure to which AstroGuard is attached, will invalidate all warranties given in respect of it.