How-to – Step-by-Step Installation

Narrator: This video shows an egress- or hinged mesh mounted to a home with brick veneer. A fixed mesh mounts with the same process.

Remove the factory attached white or bronze mitered snap covers on the perimeter of the frame. Pre-drill holes through the mounting channel for the number of fasteners desired, starting 6 inches from each corner. Place the mesh within the opening and shim for a consistent reveal on all sides. Fasten through one corner mounting hole, and then level and plumb the frame. Use appropriate fasteners long enough to secure into the structural header, and adjacent studs, never into the window frames.

¼ inch lag screws or ¼ inch Tapcons are recommended fasteners. Security screws with special screw tips may be added to make entry nearly impossible. For security installations, space the screws as needed for a solid connection. For hurricane installation, consult the Florida or Miami-Dade approval documents for the required fastener and spacing for your project.

Re-attach the perimeter snap covers to hide the fasteners.

Use a mild degreaser such as Formula 409 to clean the frame and snap cover. Never use bleach or chlorine on the black stainless mesh. To clean the powder coated black mesh, use mild detergent or PB Blaster-which can be found at your hardware store.

Use an exterior silicone-based caulk between the mesh frame and the brick or wood trim for a clean finish.

For egress mesh, go inside and test the panic release bar. It is best to close the mesh from the exterior, as the general design of the egress release is for emergencies, and not for daily use.