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It’s no secret that to make a product well, you have to have a good team of people, quality materials, and the right tools for the job. Plus, it never hurts if you know what you’re doing. Fenetex products are custom made in the USA using imported parts based on the specifications supplied through an online portal. We like to think of what we do as mass customization, and it is incredibly challenging to do it right. To be able to do it well, you need to have the resources to be able to invest in your business. 

Since we started making screens, we have used automation to help our production team make a more accurate product faster. A digital revolution is underway in manufacturing and Fenetex is spending millions of dollars on equipment, production lines, and software to be as efficient and accurate as possible.

Common Features

Common features are features shared by all the screens Fenetex manufactures. All of these components are designed by Fenetex and manufactured by trusted partners with whom we have long standing relationships. The inherent quality of the parts we design is one of the reasons we can offer a lifetime warranty.

Fenetex hoods and reels seamlessly match any side track and screen type. Our system automatically selects the appropriate hood and reel based on your order’s dimensions and screen type. We exclusively utilize extruded aluminum hoods and reels, recognized as the superior materials for strength and corrosion resistance.

Frog Stopper

The Frog Stoppers are opposing stiff brushes integrated with the housing that work to keep frogs out. It also works to clean the screen and keep any flying bugs from getting around the screen.

Extruded Housing

Our screen housings are made from powder coated extruded aluminum for the best combination of strength and durability. They are so tough they even pass the same large missile impact tests as our hurricane screens.

Molded Reel Bracket

Fenetex’s molded bracket serves as the bearing for the reel. This single piece design has no moving parts, no noisy bearings, and no parts to break. What you get is a lifetime of hassle-free and quiet screen operation.

Stainless Steel Fasteners

A great deal of what we manufacture goes to coastal locations where salt air and humidity are constant. We use marine grade stainless steel fasteners, the same materials that one would use if they were building a yacht.

CF Adjustable Reels

Adjustable Reels

Compensators allow the installer to fine tune how a screen rolls up. By making small adjustments to the compensator, wrinkles can be reduced and weight bars can be leveled.

CF Adjustable Reels

Aluminum End Caps

Specially designed flanges and screw bosses bring the end caps and housing together in a structurally sound assembly that supports the weight of the reel, weight bar, and screen.

Anodized Motor Brackets

We designed the anodized aluminum motor brackets to withstand the high torque from the motor and to fight the corrosion that occurs with dissimilar metals. Our motor brackets do not rust and will never cause visible rust streaks.

Aluminum Reels

Fenetex only uses extruded aluminum reels because we do not want to see rust stains form on our screens. Our reels are double-walled and made with stronger 6005A alloy for maximum rigidity.

Our Welding Process

Fenetex keder is an assembly where a PVC cord is overwrapped by a low-friction PVC-coated fabric that can be attached to a screen edge. 

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Perfecting Keder Performance over a Decade

We've engineered our keder with specific cord hardness, fabric densities, and PVC coatings. Our formula for this has been perfected over a decade of manufacturing and real-world use to ensure the best possible performance.

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A High-Energy Joining Process

A precisely cut screen edge is inserted into a Fenetex keder. Welding bars located above and below the screen will come together when the welding cycle is initiated. 

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The Molecular Level Fusion of Keder and Screen

When the welding cycle is initiated, the bars clamp down on the materials with a precise amount of pressure. Then, 10kW of RF energy is briefly pulsed through the material. This creates a lot of heat, welding the materials together. Finally, a cooling phase under pressure sets the weld.

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Backed by a Lifetime Warranty

Once the weld cycle is complete, the keder and the screen are now permanently joined at the molecular level and cannot be separated. There are no zippers to break, no adhesives to fail, and no stitching to wear out. Our process is so reliable that our screens are backed by a lifetime warranty. 

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