Hurricane resistant screen system

  • US 6,263,949 B1
  • Filed: 10/12/1999
  • Issued: 07/24/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A screen assembly for resisting hurricane force winds comprising:

  • a frame defining an opening and having an exterior face and an interior face;

    a screen mounting portion provided on said frame including a base and at least one side wall;

    at least one retainer bar for cooperating alignment with said screen mounting portion, wherein said at least one retainer bar includes a generally H-shaped cross-section;

    a screen for covering said opening positioned on said screen mounting portion and sandwiched between said frame and said at least one retainer bar; and

    a first plurality of fasteners, wherein said fasteners are positioned relative to said retainer bar such that said retainer bar pivots relative to said screen mounting portion as said fasteners are tightened for drawing said screen tightly across said opening.

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