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Why Aluminum?

Environmentally Sustainable - Aluminum is an incredibly recyclable material

Strong & Resilient - Aluminum has a better weight to strength ratio than stainless steel

Sound & Shock Absorbtion - Used in car bumpers due to shock absorbing properties

Non-Corrosive - T6063 is a grade A aluminum alloy, making it extremely corrosion resistant

Non-Magnetic - Ensuring your phones, wires, credit cards, and speakers are not affected

Superb Heat Sink - Aluminum is used in applications that require heat to be drained rapidly

Ease of Cleaning - Often used in cooking utensils, aluminum is known for its ability to be cleaned easily.

What is an Aluminum Extrusion?

What Is My Paint Finish?

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), which was previously known as AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) sets the standards for coating performance on architectural applications. On forming the FGIA, they kept the specifications named AAMA. The FGIA has 3 different level of ‘AAMA Voluntary Specification Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels’. These are AAMA 2605, AAMA 2604 and AAMA 2603 and each requires a different level of coating testing and performance.

AAMA 2605 requires that coated panels are tested in Florida for 10 years. At the end of the testing, the color must not change more than 5 Delta E units. Chalking must not be more than a number 8 rating based on the ASTM 4214 test and there should be a minimum of 50% gloss retention.

The AAMA coatings specifications are particularly important when dealing with weathering (exterior durability) performance. To ensure the aesthetic properties of the coating are maintained over time, coated panels are tested in Florida (actually known as Florida testing) for ten (AAMA 2605), five (AAMA 2604) and one (AAMA 2603) years. The Florida weather allows the coatings to be continuously exposed to harsh UV light, humidity and salt air. After exposure to these conditions, the aesthetic properties, namely color and gloss, are measured.

AAMA tests include:

  • Dry film hardness

  • Adhesion

  • Impact resistance

  • Abrasion resistance

  • Chemical resistance

  • Corrosion resistance

  • Humidity resistance

  • Weathering resistance

Why Glass Filled Polymer End Caps?

Traditional End Caps or Pivot Points are Stainless Steel, which when rotated in aluminum tracks can wear out the track, causing the potential for the motion to seize over time.

Noise Reduction - Polymer End Caps have the added advantage of being self lubricating, so you don't have to hear the whine and groan of other louvered systems as they rotate.

Glass Filled Polymers work similar in their construction to fiberglass or carbon fiber, where fibers are introduced to increase tensile strength and keep the already existing properties.

A Glass Filled Polymer Also Exhibits the Following Characteristics:

  • Very Good Mechanical Strength

  • High Heat Deflection Temperature

  • High Stiffness

  • High Tensile Strength

  • Excellent Wear Properties

  • High Fatigue Strength

  • Resistant to Solvents

  • High Creep Resistance

The TankTough Fasteners

A Louvered System is only as good as the fasteners that hold it together so check ours out versus the industry standard! See it for yourself:

Industry Standard Chinese Made Fasteners Drill Slow and Lose Their Heads On Our Product

Our 1,000 Hour Salt Spray Fasteners are

LONGER, STRONGER and stay TANKTOUGH

How It's Sealed

No Leaks? No Problem!

Using a non-corrosive, single-compontent, oxime-cured, silicone sealant, our compound cures to a low modulus, flexible, and durable rubber-like solid.

Proudly made in Cleveland, Ohio, the professional grade silicone sealant also exhibits the following extraordinary capabilities:

 

• Permanently flexible •

Will not shrink & crack •

Will not sag or slump •

Weather tight seal •

Excellent adhesion to most building substrates

• Waterproof • Mold/Mildew resistant

• Easily gunned at all temperatures—Winter and Summer
• VOC compliant in all 50 states

• Excellent tooling

• Low odor

• Solvent free

• Invisible to UV light  

• Tack free in 10 minutes

• Completely cured within 2 days

• AAMA verified for all Window installations

• Will not freeze

• Can be used on interior and exterior

• Plastic tubes‐will not fall apart

• Removable tips‐No wasted sealant left in fixed tips

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