This form of hurricane and storm protection is most often used for windows, sliding glass doors, balconies, lanais and commercial structures with large openings. Heavy-duty construction provides superior strength and exceeds all of Florida’s impact- and wind-test requirements. Vertical blades allow for installation of any width. Stainless steel roller carriage system makes for easy opening and closing. Shutters glide along tracks along the top and bottom of the opening. Install to open right, left or from the center, and can be stacked to one or both sides. Locking system protects against forced entry and theft. SHUTTER BLADES AND CENTERMATES All blades are of hollow post construction 6063-T6 extruded aluminum. Blade material is available in Type One .050 or Type Two .062 thickness and constructed of 6063-T6 extrude d aluminum. Storm Smart accordions stack in about 30 percent less space than most systems and utilize a lower profile centermate. The combination of deeper corrugation, larger hinge points and pin diameter dramatically increases the overall strength of the system. The increased level of performance allows installation of large spans in areas that demand higher pressures without the need for locking rods. ROLLER HOUSING Heavy duty roller housing is die-cast Zamac® finished with DacroShield® for resistance to salt and corrosion. The roller housing secures the wheels with .166 AISI 302 Series fasteners. WHEELS AND BUSHINGS Self-lubricating wheels and bushings are fiberglass impregnated nylon for strength, long life and low maintenance. The wheel edge is rounded, enabling Storm Smart accordions to take radii without jamming. This wheel design makes for easy rolling of large blade sections and for overall super smooth rolling action. HEADER & BOTTOM TRACKS Heavy duty extruded aluminum header and bottom tracks are available in ceiling mount, wall mount, walkover or build-out design. Tracks are felt-lined for noise reduction and ease of operation. Stronger header and bottom tracks provide maximum protection in high winds. Two-piece floor tracks or wall-mount tracks adjust for leveling. Floor track may be removable for use in front of glass, entry or garage doors. LOCKS Keyed lock can be installed inside or outside for privacy and security. The key lock provides more security from intruders. An optional heavy duty store-front lock is available, which can be operated from both inside and outside. TESTING STANDARDS The system has been tested to and has passed ASTM protocols E330, E1886, E1996-02 as well as TAS 201, TAS 202, and TAS 203. If you would like to learn more about this or any other hurricane protection product, please allow us to schedule a free consultation at your convenience. Once you talk to the experts, your decision will be easy.