News & Events
Initiatives for The States Energy Code
For Operable Egress Type
Hurricane Category 5, Energy Saving and Security Screen
Section 08660 Security Screens
Provide permanently installed heavy-duty Aluminum Operable Egress Hurricane,
Energy Saving and Security Screens. Screens and installation shall meet the
State of Florida Building Codes, meet or exceed attached Miami-Dade County
Notice of Acceptance Number 05-0520.02 and be Miami-Dade County Product Control
Approved. Screens shall have a Certificate Award from The Florida Energy Office
earned for providing Energy Efficient Security and Storm Protection Products.
Screens shall also qualify under Homeland Security. Product shall meet or exceed
screen Model 28OP as manufactured by Hurricane & Security Screens, Inc, dba Fort
Hurricane Products, 1100 25th Street, Unit 7, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407,
800-376-8395, or approved equal as indicated in these specifications and
drawings. Hurricane, Energy Saving and Security Protection Screens shall provide
continuous and easy window viewing as well as provide air ventilation when
required. Shutters or Screens that prohibit easy viewing and air ventilation
will not be accepted. Perforated or Expanded Metal Shutters/Screens, Solid Panel
Shutters, According, Electric or Pull Down Shutters will not be accepted.
Supply and install new aluminum security screen units covered under this
specification at (Insert Development Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code) owned
by (Insert Owners Name, Company, Address, State, Zip Code, Telephone and Fax
Numbers, Email). All aluminum screen units covered under this specification
shall be side hinged, consisting of a main frame, sub-frame, wire cloth,
concealed hinges and have a continuous locking system with a single lever
emergency release. Screws, anchors, fasteners and springs shall be stainless
steel or salt sprayed coated galvanized steel. Piano Hinges shall not be
accepted. No plastic, steel or galvanized steel parts shall be accepted. Screens
shall be permanently installed.
2.1 MAINFRAME AND SUB-FRAME
Screen mainframe shall be hollow extruded aluminum alloy minimum 6063 T6 with a
minimum 2” face, 1 1/4” thick and .060 -.090 wall thickness. The screen
sub-frame shall consist of solid extruded aluminum alloy 6063 T6 with a minimum
wall thickness 070. Mainframe and Sub-Frame shall have a minimum tensile
strength of 22,000 lbs. per square inch.
2.2 WIRE LOCK RETAINERS
Screen wire lock retainers shall be of solid extruded aluminum alloy of 6063 T6,
.062 wall thickness and having a minimum tensile strength of 22,000 pounds per
All screen mullions when required shall be of a hollow extruded aluminum alloy
of 6063 T6 and a minimum wall thickness of .062 and a tensile strength of 22,000
pounds per square inch
PAGE ONE OF FOUR
All operable hinges shall be concealed type and constructed of a hollow aluminum
extruded alloy 6063 T6, stainless steel pins, springs and copper bushings.
All fasteners, screws, and other miscellaneous fastening and hardware components
shall be of aluminum, stainless steel or salt sprayed coated steel providing
maximum strength for security and weather protection. No plastic parts shall be
ASSEMBLY: All screen units shall be assembled with corner gusset construction in
a secure workmanlike manner to perform as herein specified to assure a complete
constructed unit. All screen sub-frame and mainframe units shall fit together as
one unit with a minimum spacing between the two frame sections of 1/8” The
locking mechanism shall be viewed and operated from the interior and prohibit
any unwanted opening from the exterior. All screens shall be constructed with
one continuous piece of stainless steel wire.
All corners of the screen mainframe shall be miter cut and fitted with three (3)
.250 thick aluminum architectural angles. Each mainframe shall have a minimum of
four (4) peens per corner in a high professional quality standard. No exposed
fasteners on the interior or exterior of mainframe are permitted.
Screen Sub-frame shall be miter cut, fitted together with aluminum pop rivets.
Weep holes are provided at the bottom of the sub-frame.
Mullions shall be retrofitted as to fit tight against the mainframe unit.
3.3 SCREEN WIRE
Screen Wire Cloth shall be 12 x 12 x .028 diameter stainless steel #304 woven
(Optional: Replace standard 12 x 12 x .028 with 032 diameter stainless steel
#304 woven wires. (See page 5 of 5, item 20 per PTC Engineering Report
attached.) Wire Mesh Screen Inserts shall be bent 90 degrees with 1” bends on
all four sides and of one continuous piece.
3.4 WIRE LOCK RETAINERS
Screen Wire shall be placed into mainframe receptor channels and wire lock
retainer shall be miter cut, fitted, and placed over 1” wire angles on all four
sides, fastened to screen mainframe with #12 x ¾ stainless steel or salt sprayed
coated steel screws 4” on centers.
4.1 LOCKING MECHANISM
Each screen unit shall have only one emergency exit locking system per screen
for easy exiting. Locking System shall consist of a solid extruded 6063 T6
aluminum panic release lever. Screen shall open by simply pushing with a finger,
hand, arm, elbow, foot or any human extremity permitting adults, children,
elderly and handicap easy exiting. Screen Locking System shall return to its
locking mode simply by pulling the screen mainframe inward from the interior or
pushing it inward from the exterior. Screen Locking System shall be concealed
and tamper-proof when in the locked position from exterior manipulation and
PAGE TWO OF FOUR
There shall be a minimum of two (2) concealed hinges per screen unit, three or
more if size span is over 40”.
Each screen unit shall prevent mainframe rattle due to contact with sub-frame.
5.1 CLEANING / PAINTING
The exposed surfaces of all aluminum members, wire, and screws shall be clean
and free from serious surface blemishes. Standard Kynar Powder Coated Finish
shall be electrostatic applied, and baked-on. Finish shall be selected by the
owner, architect or authorized agent. Samples of the standard or custom finishes
shall be provided upon request. Warranty on the paint finish shall be guaranteed
for a minimum of 10 years. Standard colors are White and Bronze. Custom Colors
The screen sub-frame units shall be face mounted 3” in length over the exterior
window opening on all four sides per Miami-Dade County Hurricane Category Five
requirements Where face mounting of screen frame is not applicable, inside
mounting of the screen frame with a tubing system shall apply. All face and
inside mounting systems shall be approved by a licensed and certified engineer
by the State of Florida. Exposed interior or exterior installation
fasteners/anchors shall not be accepted.
6.2 CLEAN UP
The contractor shall be responsible for clean up and removal of any debris
caused by the screen installation.
The contractor shall be responsible for any property or tenant damages due to
negligence during the screen installation.
7.0 MEASUREMENTS & SITE VISIT
7.1 FIELD MEASUREMENTS
Awarded contractor shall be responsible for site visit, exact field measurements
and quantities prior to and after submittal of their bid.
8.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE
All installation shall be guaranteed for a period of one (1) year. All screen
hardware shall be guaranteed for a period of one (1) year from the date of
installation. All screen mainframes, sub-frames and stainless steel wire shall
be guaranteed for a period of ten (10) years.
All screen units under this specification shall have been tested by an
independent testing laboratory, meet or exceed the minimum requirements per
attached Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance Number 05-0520.02 Report and a
minimum Approved Screen Test Size of 64.50” x 147.50”.
PAGE THREE OF FOUR
8.2 CERTIFICATIONS/REPORTS CONTINUED
Screen Units shall have Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved Label, a
Certificate Award from The Florida Energy Office earned for providing Energy
Efficient Security and Storm Protection Products and a Florida Energy
Conservation Assistance Program Report using a minimum stainless steel wire
cloth 12 x 12 x .028 diameter. NOTE: ALL ITEMS UNDER 8.2 CERTIFICATIONS/REPORTS
SHALL BE INCLUDED WITH BIDDERS BID DOCUMENTS OR BIDDER’S BID SHALL BE DEEMED
8.3 PRODUCT APPROVALS
Prior product approval is required to be eligible for bidding. At a minimum of
10 days prior to the bid date, a full sized sample with literature, valid
Independent Laboratory Test Reports, valid Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance
Number, Miami-Dade County Product Control Approval Label, Anchoring Reports
stamped and approved by State of Florida Licensed Engineer and shop drawings at
1/8” scale must be submitted to the Architect, Owner or Authorized Agent for
review and acceptance as well as other documents, certifications and
requirements in this specification. All bidders will be advised by addendum of
approved products a minimum of 3 days prior to the bid date. Apparent low bidder
shall have a sample of each screen type supplied and installed no later than 10
ten days from installation notice date by the Architect, Owner or Authorized
9.0 DEFINITION STATEMENT
The requirements in this specification are intended to provide the very best
product based on manufacturer’s model types, experience, testing reports,
certifications and salt air performance.
PAGE FOUR OF FOUR
END OF SECTION