Living Florida has many wonderful benefits but being prepared for the threat of hurricanes hitting our area is always a major concern. Atlantic has many excellent options to keep your home or business protected in the event we get hit by a storm. Many alternatives to traditional aluminum shutters have been developed in the past few years. Traditional shutters are large, heavy, hard to store, and require multiple people to install when the threat of a storm emerges. Atlantic has found a terrific alternative in Hurricane Fabric. These lightweight fabric protective shields are made with a revolutionary high-tenacity nylon hybrid material that is coated with a UV resistant resin called AstroGuard. This high tech fabric provides protection from wind, water, and flying debris in excess of the Category 5 hurricane level.


Atlantic also offers convenient motorized drop screen systems that can be configured with more than one type of screen. Drop screen systems are easy to use and provide the highest level of protection in the area they are used. The ability to house two different screens in one system allows you to have shade and insect protection all year and the ability to deploy your hurricane protection when needed. Both single and dual systems come in a variety of frame colors and fabric choices to meet your specific needs.

Thread Selection: Only as Strong as the Weakest Link

Thread is the most important aspect of any marine, awning, drop screen or shade sail project as it has to endure the harsh Florida sun day in and day out for many, many years. Too many times, canvas shops opt to cut costs by utilizing a sub-par thread only to have the project needing to be re-stitched after only a few years. With today’s fabrics engineered to last up to 10 years, the choice is clear: Use a thread that is guaranteed to last in writing. SolarFix® PTFE thread will not lose any significant strength due to UV or chemical exposure, unlike conventional polyester, nylon and cotton products. See below for a 5-year comparison chart. SolarFix® is the thread of choice for all of our canvas covers, biminis, dodgers, roll-up curtains, shade sails and awnings.

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