Storm Panels in Orlando
For hurricane protection, storm panels are the most commonly used product. Sun Barrier Products offers storm panels that are made of corrugated aluminum which allows the panels to weigh less but still offers sturdy protection. They have a removable snap track hardware that has fixed studs for panel mounting. We also have a direct mount system for shutter attachment as well as a Header and Sill.
Removable Storm Panels are the least expensive option for protecting your home from Hurricane Damage. Shutter Hardware is permanently attached to your home, then when a hurricane threatens, the precut panels can be attached and anchored into place with wingnuts. Panels are made of corrugated aluminum for maximum strength, but are still lightweight and easy to use. Smooth sides allow for shutter placement without the danger of cutting your hands. Panels are also available in clear Lexan, to provide light and visibility.
The least expensive option for shutter attachment is the direct mount system. This system is used in masonry construction, and usually allows for panels to be attached horizontally with Panel mate fasteners. The Panel mate is a tapcon with a threaded bolt on the end. The tapcon is secured into the concrete, and the threaded bolt protrudes about ¾” to allow for the punched holes in the panels to go over the bolts, then wingnuts are tightened onto the bolts. When not in use, plastic covers are used to cover the bolts for safety.
Header and Sill is used for vertical mount for the Panels. A top u-shaped header is attached above the opening, and a bottom F-track is attached below the opening. When the panels are to be installed, stainless steel square-head bolts are slid into the track, creating studs for the panels to attach to with wing nuts. Header and F-track sill is also available with 1”, 2” and 3” build out where needed.
Snap Track Hardware
Snap Track is the latest innovation in Storm Panel hardware. Designed for horizontal mount, the extruded aluminum track has fixed studs for panel mounting, and has a hinged extruded aluminum cover that hides the fasteners when not in use. The structure also creates stronger fastening for the panels, since the studs that hold the panels are separate from the hurricane rated fasteners that hold the snap track to the wall. When the hinged cover opens for shutter attachment, the cover also closes in the open corrugated end of the storm panels. The snap track has an attractive look when closed, it can be painted, and has the appearance of a decorative trim. Homeowners also have the option of painting the exterior of the snap track to match their home.
For a free shutters consultation contact us today about your shutter options. We are here to help find the perfect shutter for you. Come visit our showroom and manufacturing plant.