General: The Child Guard or Vandal-Resistant Screen is designed
to provide a reasonable degree of impact resistance from both inside and
outside. Universal Window and Door makes no express declaration of
“degree of security” these screens provide.
Material: The aluminum is of commercial quality 6063-T5 alloy with
a minimum tensile strength of 22,000 psi, free from any defects imparing
strength and durability, and with standard wall thickness tolerances as
defined in the Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association
Construction: Double hollow frames are mitered and mechanically
fastened utilizing one set (4) of die cast corner keys, and one set (4) of
stamped aluminum corner keys. The mesh is bent at 90 degrees, and
secured to the frame by a multi-screwed continuous retainer bracket.
Full screen tie-bar is attached to the screen frame with four concealed
L-brackets screwed to both tie-bar and frame.
Installation: Screens MUST be properly secured to surrounding
window or other wall application. The jamb tension screws on the screen
frame and/or other optional latches must be properly adjusted to assure
that the screen is secure in the screen track or other surround. The
screen is only as strong as the surrounding frame in which it is installed.
Finish: The exposed surfaces of all aluminum members are provided
clean and free of surface blemishes. Standard finishes are bronze, white,
ivory, black or green electrostatically applied baked acrylic enamel, with
a 5-stage chromate undercoating conforming to AAMA 603. standards.
Other architect specified finishes may be available at additional cost.
Weather-stripping: Stripping is dense, open cell foam tape at
the meeting rail of half screens to act as a bug seal.
Performance: Our screens meet the 60 day salt spray test per
ASTM b-117. Screen wire meets 100 ft lb impact test which is equivalent
to “heavy type” HUD security screen specifications.
Hardware: All fasteners, screws and other miscellaneous fastening
devices are of non-corrosive material compatible with aluminum.
Standard screens are removable by compression of two (2) side springs,
and are equipped with four (4) Allen or Phillips head type adjustable