Roll-Down Shutters

We exclusively carry the Bertha/A.S.S.A line of roll-down shutter as they are considered by many to be the best storm shutter in the industry!

Roll-Down Hurricane Shutters are among the easiest and strongest type of hurricane shutter and are ideal for single family homes, condominium, apartment buildings, hospitals, schools, and commercial buildings.

Roll-down shutters, also known as roll-up shutters or simply "roll shutters", sit above your window or door at all times and are easily lowered when a storm is approaching by either a motor, a manual crank handle, or in some cases, by hand (the new 63mm single wall shutter). The shutters are continuously contained in a small box above your opening and are rolled down along heavy-duty tracks which line the left and right side of your opening.

Benefits of Roll-Down Shutters:

  • Extremely Strong - Considered to be among the strongest type of hurricane shutter available
  • Ease of Use - Can be lowered in seconds with little or no effort - Even from across the world!
  • Security - Completely covers your opening, making it extremely difficult to penetrate
  • Light & Noise Blocking - Blocks out outside lighting and minimizes outside noise - perfect for bedrooms or theater rooms
  • Decreases heating & cooling costs - provides UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays

We offer three sizes of roll-down shutter:

1. 40mm double wall vented

2. 55mm double wall vented

3. New 63mm single wall - Open and Close by Hand!

The main difference between the three types is the size of the slats on the shutter and the “single” or “double” wall. The “mm” refers to the height of each slat (Each slat on a 40mm shutter is approximately 1.57” high, Each slat on a 55mm shutter is approximately 2.17” high, and each slat on a 63mm shutter is approximately 2.48” high). The 40mm and 55mm feature a “double wall” which features a closed loop while the 63mm is a single wall only.

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All three types of shutter can be used with or without a motor. When used with a motor, our roll-down shutters can be lowered and raised with a push of a button or even from miles away with your smart phone! Our shutters can be powered with either 110v or 220v circuits or even by solar power with our optional solar power kit! Have Alexa or Google Home? Our shutters can work with them too!

All of our roll-down shutters are made of strong and durable 6063-T6 aluminum alloy and have an end-retention system which eliminates the need for additional bracing.

 

 

40mm Roll-down

55mm Roll-down

63mm Roll-down

 

 

 

 

Slats

Double Walled

Double Walled

Single Wall

Maximum Width

192”

286.5”

241.5”

Maximum Height

252”

252”

252”

Design Pressures

±45.0 PSF to ±120PSF

±40.0 PSF to ±200PSF

±45.0 PSF to ±150PSF

Manual Operable

Yes - Crank Handle

Yes - Crank Handle

 Yes - By Hand (No Crank Needed)

Motor Operable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Approvals

FBC (HVHZ & Non-HVHZ) TDI,IBC/IRC

FBC (HVHZ & Non-HVHZ), TDI, IBC/IRC

FBC (HVHZ & Non-HVHZ), TDI (Pending)

Price

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   Approvals: FBC: Florida Building Code, HVHZ: High-Velocity Hurricane Zone, Non-HVHZ: Non High-Velocity Hurricane Zone, TDI: Texas Department of Insurance Standards, IBC: International Building Code, IRC: International Residential Code

 

Our roll-down shutters come in four (4) colors: White, Ivory, Beige, or Bronze. See colors below.

 

Step 6.1: Keyed Lock

If you select a manually operated shutter, you can choose to upgrade to a keyed lock which is located on the bottom slat. The key can be faced outside (shown below) or inside and will be faced outside unless requested differently. rolldown-colors-and-example-of-keyed-lock-better.jpg

Step 7: Crank Handle Location

We offer four different positions and two sides (Left or right) to install the universal crank handle on the hood/box. Looking at the opening from the outside, the four positions are:

Position #1: Inside (Bottom) - This location is INSIDE the building with the crank handle location being towards the bottom of the hood/box. Additionally, choose which side of the box you want the handle - the left or right side. Choosing this option requires the installer to drill a hole through the building. The crank handle will then be operable from the inside of the building.

Position #2: Inside (Top) - This location is INSIDE the building with the crank handle location being towards the top of the hood/box. Additionally, choose which side of the box you want the handle - the left or right side. Choosing this option requires the installer to drill a hole through the building. The crank handle will then be operable from the inside of the building.

Position #3: Outside (Top) - This location is OUTSIDE the building with the crank handle location being towards the top of the hood/box. Additionally, choose which side of the box you want the handle - the left or right side. This option does not require any additional drilling. The crank handle will be operable from the outside of the building. Se picture below.

Position #4: Outside (Bottom) - This location is OUTSIDE the building with the crank handle location being towards the bottom of the hood/box. This is the most common position. Additionally, choose which side of the box you want the handle - the left or right side. This option does not require any additional drilling. The crank handle will be operable from the outside of the building. See picture below.

 

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