Storm Shutters and Shades 6.8 Accordion set the standard for how accordion shutters should be designed. All previous accordion shutter designs were inefficient and had limited life spans, some needing replacement in as little as 4 years. The combination of the offset screw boss and superior coatings makes this family of accordions the most durable and long-lasting available in the market today. The 6.8 is our “Mid-Rise” accordion meaning it has been designed for the higher wind loads found in most taller residential and commercial buildings.
Storm Shutters and Shades Streamline (SL) is our cost-effective residential accordion system option. While the SL Accordion is lighter and more cost-effective, it still has all the same features and benefits of our 6.8 System. The SL Accordion also meets the same testing and code requirements as the 6.8 System, while carrying the same approvals and evaluations. The SL has been optimized for strength and cost efficiency for the residential market.
Storm Shutters and ShadesHigh-Rise (H.R.) Accordion System has been designed to meet the toughest testing requirements and highest wind loads available in the world. The H.R. System shares the same features as our standard 6.8/SL Accordion Systems but is engineered specifically for high-rise, hi-performance structures which require much higher wind loads than residential and even mid-rise buildings. The H.R. System is capable of spans up to 15′-6″ in height and tested to pressures beyond 300psf, which translates to wind speeds well in excess of 300mph, significantly beyond any code in the world today. The H.R. System also meets the ultra stringent essential facilities code requirements which increase the 9-pound large missile from 50 feet per second to 80 feet per second! A 2 x 4 traveling at 80 feet per second will shoot right through a block wall!.