Fiberglass Storm Shutters
Our storm shutter consists of a solid fiberglass louver with a fiberglass frame and comes in colonial or bahama styles. It can be used as a decorative shutter that is fixed-mounted in place or, with mounting hardware, can be a fully operational shutter providing protection from the elements. Although not impact code approved it is extremely strong and very durable. The material will last longer than most building materials and comes with a lifetime warranty for homeowners and a 25 year commercial warranty. The bahama shutter is an excellent choice for a sun-shade which will block harsh sunlight while letting cool breezes in. The louvers are spaced apart allowing air to flow thru for ventilation. Our fiberglass louver shutter is custom sized to fit almost any opening. We also have a board and batten shutter which is available in increments of 4” widths such as 12”, 16”, 20” etc.
The fiberglass material was chosen because of its high physical strength and impact resistance. It has excellent dimensional stability and is unaffected by harsh environmental climates. Fiberglass is not affected by moisture or the salt which is in coastal areas. The frame (or the styles and rails) are made of an extra dense fiberglass that is very strong. The material is pultruded into a rectangular tube that is hollow. The wall thickness is about 3/16” and composed of several layers of fiberglass. The material does not rot or warp. Unlike aluminum products it does not corrode and is unaffected by electrolysis. The surface texture is smooth and when spray painted makes a beautiful finish.
We do custom color matching at no extra charge. The paint is a 2 component acrylic polyurethane which uses a spray application. The resulting finish has excellent long life characteristics. The gloss has been lowered to give a beautiful satin sheen which more closely matches house paints. The finish is easily cleaned with soap and water. The paint won’t peel or flake and later, should you decide to refinish, simply clean with xylene or acetone and paint with almost any finish over the factory coat.
Our shutters can accept various styles of hardware from almost any manufacturer or we have our own line of heavy duty stainless steel. Powder coated colored hardware is available at an extra charge.
Fiberglass storm shutters have a limited lifetime warranty against rotting, splitting or warping for residential purposes. For commercial purposes, the shutters have a limited 25 year warranty. The paint is warranted for 10 years against peeling, flaking or loss of adhesion. Normal fading which results in color loss is not covered.