Rolling Shutters

Rolling Shutters

Rolling Shutters help insulate windows against energy transfer, saving energy bills throughout the year. When rolled down, shutters create a pocket of air between the shutter and window. Keep cool air from escaping and the sweltering heat out during the summer. Keep the winter air from ruining your toasty interior. Enjoy comfort all year in addition to great savings.

Anyone who has had to bear the brunt of heavy weather including hurricanes and tropical storms will know that windows,audemars piguet replica especially larger ones are prone to damage from both flying debris and severe instant pressure changes during heavy gusts of wind.
 
Prevent problems with shutters
 
A broken window in a storm can be a serious issue for any occupants as allowing storm force wind and rain inside can cause considerable damage. Where there are occupants, flying glass can be fatal. Shutter installations protect the occupants and windows from these potential dangers.
 
Tested to the toughest standards
 
Rollac’s hurricane rated shutters are tested to pass the highest standards in America – Texas Department of Insurance, Miami Dade County, and the Florida Building Code. See the Hurricane Approval Documents in the  Architects & Dealers section below for the proper hurricane approval codes and documentation.
 
Engaged System Available
 
The Engaged Shutter System (ESS) locks the shutter into the rails with a specially designed sidelock. These sidelocks are mounted into the slats, preventing the shutter curtain from pulling out of the side rails.

Details

Colors
 
Rollac Manufactures roll-formed foam filled slats in a wide variety of slat colors that match nearly any surface.

Complete shutter systems are available:

Security Shutters
We are all aware that sadly in this day and age, defending our property from thieves and vandals has become a daily activity. Most break-ins are through exterior doors and windows. Although doors can be fortified, windows are hard to secure. Alarm systems are all very well but a thief can be in and out of a window in seconds, with no time for assistance to arrive. Installing a Rollac shutter system can place a barrier as tough as a door, not only deterring would-be thieves, but also repelling the most vigorous attacks. Our locking and securing mechanisms, whether manual or automated, have been designed to make a break-in very difficult indeed. Shutter protection can be used on homes and businesses everywhere to make the occupants feel secure, and keep valuables and goods in a safe environment.

Energy Savings
Rolling shutters can have a significant impact on energy conservation. At the same time, they allow for daylight management to improve visual and thermal comfort. Rolling shutters are an adaptable shading solution because they improve energy efficiency in every climate. In a hot climate, the rolling shutter shields your home from solar heat, reducing the need for artificial cooling. In a cold climate, retract the shutter and use sunlight for natural heat. At night, rolling shutters can be lowered to avoid heat escaping the building.
 
Solar Shading
Natural daylight and maintaining a visual connection to the outside has a positive impact on our emotional states. Lower your shades to a comfortable position to avoid glare while having natural daylight stream in your home. This reduces the need for artificial daylight and you can maintain a positive visual connection to the outside.
 
Thermal Comfort
Often thermal conditions in a room are associated with room temperature. If rooms are overheated, it has a negative impact on our well being and productivity. Therefore, to protect a building from overheating, a rolling shutter keeps the heat out and the room temperature comfortable. 

Shutter Efficiency Test
Rollac performed a U-Factor computer simulation on two of it’s popular shutters styles, the RLL55-X extruded and an A150-R Regular Foam shutter. Below are three tables, showing three different testing results.
Each Shutter was tested on four different types of window builds, with four different frames (16 testing types per shutter).
 
U: U-Factor
The rate of heat loss is indicated in terms of the U-factor (U-value) of a window assembly. The lower the U-factor, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating properties.
 
SHGC – Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
The SHGC is the fraction of incident solar radiation admitted through a window, both directly transmitted and absorbed and subsequently released inward. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower a window’s solar heat gain coefficient, the less solar heat it transmits.

Please call for quote. Slat choices and free samples are available.