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.
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.