Tough Tek Metals®
The Tough Tek Metals® patented child safety screen protects small children from window-fall injuries. The Tough Tek screen is manufactured from stainless steel and aluminum. It exceeds ASTM F2090 standards (https://www.astm.org/Standards/F2090.htm) to withstand 60 pounds of static weight as required in the Static Load Hang test, and it also passes the 100 ft lb pendulum test*. The Tough Tek safety screen withstands 100 pounds of static weight. The Tough Tek screen is an effective bug barrier that protects against insect-borne illnesses including the Zika and West Nile virus.
*The screen installer is responsible for testing to ensure that ASTM standards are met when screen is affixed to the opening.
**Lab test report available upon request.
The Tough Tek safety screen is corrosion-resistant. It delivered a 98% reduction in screen maintenance costs in an affordable housing cost-benefit analysis**. Tough Tek safety screens also reduce insurance premiums and deductible payouts.
Protects THE ENVIRONMENT
The Tough Tek screen is a ‘green’ product as the aluminum and steel materials are completely recyclable, unlike fiberglass screens.
According to Verisk’s 2021 report, 6.2 million properties in the United States experienced one or more damaging hail events in 2020.
What Clients Say About Child Safety Screens
After explaining the problem of children falling from windows, and how they could help, Brian Houlihan and the entire labor force at Lansing Housing Products took on the project with enthusiasm and purpose. They took it on, and with the assistance of the Iowa State University Engineering Department came up with a patented Child Safety Screen.
When asked to do a Benefit/Cost Analysis to determine the impact of the Child Safety Screens when installed on existing large multi-unit affordable housing developments it was found that such installation saved property management approximately 98% of all window maintenance costs.
The screens simply save money as well as save children