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Piranha - New Accordion Shutter

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Piranha accordion shutter, Alutech’s own branded accordion shutter.

In a time where pricing and margins are as competitive as ever, we are excited to offer the new Piranha accordion to our product line up.  We have strategically chosen to go straight to the extruder in order to keep costs low and to better control product quality.  This new product will also help you win
more accordion sales by featuring many standard features that would be considered upgrades for the other shutter companies while being priced at a lower price.

 Standard features include:

  • Powder coated colors in white, ivory, beige and bronze.
  • Heavy duty centermates with heavy duty key lock.  No pins needed.
  • Heavy duty tracks available in ceiling, 1” and 2” headers and walkover and adjustable tracks for doorways.  (Over 26% heavier gauge material than most of the competition).
  • Considerably higher design pressures.  (Up to 36% higher psf than a leading accordion manufacturer!)
  • And finally, steel installations available on our approval print.  No site specific engineering required. (1/8” min. thickness applies).

The new Piranha will be available FOB Sarasota, Fl facility only. 

Please contact us today for more information regarding samples or additional information.

10" Small Pin End Cap

Alutech now offers 10” 45° end caps with a mini pin:

When a 10” housing is required you no longer have to use a 90° housing. This eliminates having to use a maxi guide rail when you want a 45° housing and allows for smaller overall widths when using the RCE-40 profile.

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Check how much a shutter will cost and quickly compare your costs and available options.

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Retrive old orders or quotes, look them up see how much they were, which compoments and option your ordered.

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Winter Wonderland

Front DoorHard to believe, but Delaware got it's fair share of Winter Weather this year. With one of the coldest and wettest periods on record, there was a great opportunity to snap some pictures. Thanks Aaron for the photos.

Energy Efficient and Storm Protection

South Carolina's Home Mitigation Program has reached 1000 grants in the last two year.

Among other Products, Hurricane Shutters we sponsored by the SC Safe home program.

In an interesting comment, officials noted, that home owners who installed Hurrciane Shutters reported a 29% savings in energy costs. See full article: http://www.insurancejournal.com

Dealer Seminar - April 30th

check back soon, we are finalizing our dealer seminar program:

  • Products: News, Advantages, Outlook.
  • New Website & Online Pricing Tools for Roll Shutters and Accoridon Shutters
  • Approaches to Marketing: New and Old
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Survival Mode Ideas
  • Free Beer and Pretzels

See you soon

Compare hurricane protection products

This is the first of a series of articles we will compare various hurricane protection products.
Look for the following in the near future:

  • Roll Shutters and Accordion Shutters for hurricane protection
  • Roll Shutter and Hurricane Panels
  • Roller Shutters compared to Fabric
  • Hurricane or Impact Windows vs. Hurricane Shutters

Let's start today with:

rolling shutters and accordion shutters comparison:

Once you leave the arena of plywood for hurricane protection roll shutters and accordion shutters are probably the most common form of window opening protection in the marketplace.

So what are the most important differences between the two?

1. Cost

Well, this is the obvious one. Depending on what operator mechanism you choose, a roll shutter can be 50 to 100% more than an accordion shutter. Now what do you get for more money? More or better hurricane protection? Strictly speaking, not really. Both a roll and an accordion provide some of the best storm protection. Both can have approvals for the various building codes, such as Miami Dade County, International Building Code (IBC), Florida Building Code (FBC) or Texas department of insurance (TDI).

2. Operator Options

The roll shutter has many advantages over the accordion shutter: most importantly, operator options. There are different manual and motorized operators for roller shutters.
The ease of opening and closing is where the roll shutter really shines.

A motorized roll shutter offers hurricane protection at a touch of a button. The motor can be controlled via remote control, even in groups with other shutters. In addition control can be integrated into your home control system or smart home system.

Hurricane protection comes in many different shapes and sizes, roll shutters are one of them. To learn more about roll shutters for hurricane and storm protection go to our product section or contact us.

Hurricaner Newsletter - Edition 44

 


Another exiting Hurricaner newsletter by Alutech United. The hurricaner is our newsletter for the hurricane shutter professional. If you wish to receive a hard copy, call us us send us an email.

You can dowload a pdf copy here.

Our 44th edition of the Hurricane features the following articles:

  • From The Tip of the Triangle: A look at the hurricane predictions for season 2010
  • New Pop-Up Banners for Sale: a great inexpensive marketing tool
  • Credit Card Charges: we used to only allow up $5000, now you can pay larger balances
  • Dealer Seminar: A re-cap of the Alutech Dealer Seminar 2010 in Sarasota

International Door Assosciation Show: Reports from our attendance of the IDA Expo in Las Vegas

Hurricane Roll Shutter - Installation Video

We have been working diligently on brining you the latest information, finally we are ready to share our new installation video with you.

The video shows in detail:

  • Measuring a Roll Shutter 
  • Preparations and checking supplies 
  • Installation: Prepping the shutter  
  • Installation: Rain Cap and Packout
  • Prepping for Electrical Hook up
  • Mounting the shutter box
  • Prepping for installation of universal gear assembly
  • Wiring
  • Final Assembly
  • Finishing up the job

Enjoy!

It is with great sadness

MICHAEL (DOC) DAVIDSON
It is with our deepest regrets that we must inform you of some terribly sad news.  On Friday, June 25th, The Alutech Family lost one of our own.  Mike (Doc) Davidson was involved in a fatal accident tragically taking his life prematurely.  As a 14-year employee of Alutech, Doc was a tremendous asset and was very instrumental with the growth of our wholesale division over the last decade. 

He was highly respected within the company and throughout our entire dealer network.  His upbeat spirit, unconditional loyalty and unparalleled customer service separated Doc from being just an ordinary employee.  Doc always seemed to keep his customers and our office staff in an upbeat mood either with his quick wit and jolly laugh or merely with his ongoing positive attitude.  Above all, Doc was a remarkable man. 

Those of us who knew him personally are well aware of the difference he made in the lives of many people, both in the Alutech family and in his private life.   Please join us in letting his friends and family know how much Doc was loved, how much he will be missed and offer them the strength to cope during this difficult time. 

Let this unfortunate event also serve as a reminder to all,  that life is so very precious and allow us not to dwell on the insignificant challenges we are faced with daily, as they are trivial in comparison.

Respectfully submitted,
George Pfaller on behalf of the team of
Alutech United, East Coast Shutters & Awnings and Green Street Solar.

Clear Hurricane Panels Sale: $3.99/sqft

CLEARLY…
You have yet to hear the news!

We have now reached the peak of the 2010 hurricane season. To assist in your push for more sales, Alutech United is pleased to announce a huge special on our inventory of Clear Strength Hurricane Panels. These clear panels are being offered at the ridiculously

low price of $3.99 a sq ft.
(sale expired)

 

Call now to purchase these remarkably clear panels as this 50% off sale will only be available for a short time.

  • In Stock - Ready to ship
  • Outstanding clarity
  • 30% lighter than most other panels
  • 50% lighter than metal panels
  • Florida Building Code Approval
  • 12 year warranty
  • Able to install with F-Track
  • Panels come in 48", 36",24" and 16" width
  • cutting fees apply
  • certain restrictions apply

See us at IFAI Expo - Oct. 27-29 - Orlando

Come see our booth and find out about:

  • Zip Tex - Screens
    The latest development of fabric screens: end retention and small housings.
     
  • Barracuda - Roll down protection
    Smallest housing of any hurricane rated or security roll shutter.
     
  • Sun Star
    An energy savings solution easily added to any product line.
     
  • Show Special
    Free Motor upgrade: 50 customers will receive a voucher for Free Motor upgrade on any assembled roll shutter or screen product order. Make sure you get registered early.

See you at the show

Alutech United, Inc.

1.800.233.1144
alutech.com

 

Thanks for seeing us at IFAI Expo - Orlando

We thank all of you who visited our booth last week in Orlando where we featured our:

  • ZIP Tex -  Roll Down Screens
  • Barracuda - Roll Shutters
  • Sun Star - Sunroom Shutters
  • Studio Star - Specialty Roll Shutters
  • Piranha - Accordion and Security Shutters

We appreciate your interest and allowing us to share our vision and passion in providing the highest level of specialty designed products. We hope we were able to fully demonstrate the “Alutech Advantage” during our brief time together.

      Whether you are already an expert with shutters and screens or considering adding other products to your line up, Alutech is the only business partner that can offer you the most flexibility with our multiple design offerings. Our versatile and extensive product line will allow you to separate from your competition and achieve your goals by closing more sales.

A brief summary of the “Alutech Advantage” includes:

  • Versatile innovations that are specially designed to lessen the visual impacts on homes and businesses.
  • Products that allow for simple installations.
  • European components providing years of reliable use.

All advantages combined will increase profitability and allow your business to fill many different needs that no one else has.

 Share our vision and imagination by using our products for:

  • Solar protection
  • Security needs
  • Storm protection
  • Curved, Arched or Trapezoidal glass applications.

Please feel free to contact us at any of the numbers below should you need pricing for any current projects or if you simply are in need of more product information.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Alutech Team

Limited time: Free Motor Upgrade on assembled shutters

WHAT?… Free Motors?!

Alutech United is pleased to announce a huge special on our inventory of Hammerhead Motors. These tubular motors are offered in limited quantity as a free upgrade from gear operated shutters.

Hurry, use this opportunity to get more orders installed this year before the hurricane season ends.

Call now to purchase these motors as this sale will only be available for a short time and we have limited quanties.
 

Program Details:

  • Free Motor upgrade from gear operated roll shutters
  • Switch included
  • $45 add-on for Gear Override
  • Hammerhead Motors with 5 year warranty
  • In stock - Ready to ship upon assembly
  • Applies to assembled roll shutters only
  • Limited quantities available
  • Cannot be combined with other specials or offers

Turn this sale into more business for you:

  • Re-visit existing motorized quotes
  • Call back customers and upgrade outstanding quotes
  • Be more competitive on near term projects

Call us with any questions:

800.233.1144 (Toll free)
302.436.6005 (Delaware)
941.355.0970 (Florida)

 Alutech United, Inc

Attorney General Warns of Unapproved Products

The attorney General in Florida issued a warning and a request to report any company that is making fraudulent claims about window film. Realistically this applies not only to window film but to all hurricane protection products. All legitimate products are tested and carry the state approval number. Howeowners and Dealers should always make sure they comply with local regulations and approals. This is the press release:

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer advisory warning Floridians about window film companies that have sold or are selling products to residential homeowners as “hurricane protection.” The implied benefits leave homeowners with a false sense of security, and ultimately very vulnerable to the destructive forces of hurricane winds and flying debris. Through information gathered from the International Hurricane Protection Association (IHPA), investigators have determined that aggressive sales tactics may have misled some homeowners to believe the hurricane protection for windows has been approved for residential as well as commercial use, when in reality the film protection advertised has only been approved for commercial use. The Florida Building Code compliant forms of hurricane protection contain no approval(s) for film applied to a residential structure. The consumer must be aware that passing some but not all testing does not qualify a product for approval. Purportedly, some window film companies are also falsely claiming that by purchasing the window film for residential use, the homeowner will be eligible for an insurance discount. In reality, the insurance industry may not recognize this discount because the window film does not meet the standards for use in a residential home. Recently, the International Window Film Association (IWFA) has began issuing manufacturer and dealer alerts in an effort to make sure companies are adhering to proper business procedures. While most members are following proper advertising and sales practices, some are not. Additionally, not all film manufacturers are part of the IWFA, therefore they are not held to the same standards. Attorney General McCollum offers the following recommendations to consumers to avoid falling victim to dealers who may be misrepresenting the film’s capabilities: Ask to see the product approval and the corresponding number.

For the complete article look here: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/2381FFF92F5F132E8...

Zip Tex - Next Generation Rolling Screen

We are proud to introduce a completely redesigned Zip Tex. This is the latest generation of End-Retention Solar and Insect Screen.

Wind Resistant

Our unique end retention option ensures wind resistance and operabilty using a buit-in dampening system. Zip Tex plus is equipped with a special side rail insert that allows the screen to flex under wind pessure, but keeps the screen anchored in the rails. The Zip Tex will keep your screen in the rails at any position: fully closed, fully open or any position in between.

Fabric Option

There is a wealth of fabric option, that you can choose from.

Inscect Mesh

This keeps out tiny insects, while preserving
outward visibility. Openness factor 65%

Solar Screen

Ultimate protection, blocking sunlight and creating
privacy by blocking up to 90%

Fabric 

Primary purpose it to block the suns harmful rays and

reduce solar heat gain. Openness factors 75%-90%

 for more detail check out: www.alutech.com - screens

Check us out on Facebook

Thanks to Aaron, Alutech United now has a facebook page. Check it out for pictures of various shutter installations for storm and hurricane protection, security, privacy and sun control.

Find out what others are saying about Alutech United.

Click on the like button to become a friend of Alutech, go forth and share:

Going Green, with the USDA, Green Street Solar and the sunshine.

Our photovoltaic solar system went online!

Thanks to a generous USDA grant, Alutech United, Inc. is now contributing to Delaware's clean energy production.
 
With the contribution from the Renewable Energy for America Program, Alutech United has installed a 12.96kW PV solar system in Delaware (Selbyville) that will:
 
  • Produce approx. 17.000 kWh of clean energy annually
  • Reduce our electric bill by about $2,800 annually
  • Generate additional savings through the sale of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
  • Avoid greenhouse gases and CO2 emission
 
We invite everyone to visit our facility and see green energy production "in action". Many thanks to the USDA and Green Street Solar for the great job they did for our company, our community and the promotion of clean energy.

Showroom / Tradeshow samples

Get ready for your spring home shows. Add new products to your line.

Get your show room updated, with Alutech United's samples and banners:

Pull up displays - $150 - ready to ship

  • Security Shutters: Piece of mind
  • Security Grille: Protect your business
  • Custom Shaped Roll Shutter: Studio Star
  • Solar Screens: Quality of life
  • Solar Screens: Sun Protection with a VIEW
  • Hurricane Roll Shutter: Barracuda
  • Accordion Shutters: Year round protection

Table Top complete shutters - $85 and up - ready to ship

  • Security Shutters: RCE40 / Barracuda
  • Hurricane Roll Shutter: RCE40 / Barracuda
  • Solar Screens: ZIP Tex with End-Retention
  • Accordion Shutters: Piranha 

Mini displays - $10 - ready to ship

  • Security Shutters: Piece of mind
  • Security Grille: Protect your business
  • Custom Shaped Roll Shutter: Studio Star
  • Solar Screens: Quality of life
  • Solar Screens: Sun Protection with a VIEW
  • Hurricane Roll Shutter: Barracuda
  • Accordion Shutters: Year round protection

Product Borchures - ready to ship

  • Security Shutters
  • Custom Shaped Roll Shutter: Studio Star
  • Solar Screens
  • Hurricane Roll Shutter: Barracuda
  • Accordion Shutters

Custom samples and sizes available by request, Call us for more information: 1-800-233-1144

Benefits of Roll Shutters

Explaining the Intangible Benefits of Roll Shutters never seems to interest customers until after they have purchased

 
Almost every sales call I try to explain how the customer will get more benefits out of the installation of Roll Shutters than just the obvious ones. Every customer can relate that they will protect their property form storm damage but most look at me like I have multiple heads when I tell them they will block the sun in the morning so you can sleep in, they will reduce the noise from outside or that the shutters will reduce your heating and cooling bills if used properly.
 
These factors are very hard to quantify to a customer and they never seem to make a financial impact to them to make their purchase less painful to them in the pocketbook. Faced with this situation now I tell my customers, about this gentleman I ran into several years after we installed his shutters and he stopped me in the buildings hallway to let me know how pleased he was with our product. He told me that he noticed during the winters that his electric bill was cut almost $50/month after the shutters were installed on his balcony. He said it might not sound like much but he didn’t use his unit in the off-season and hated paying his electric bill to keep the unit at a minimum 50 degrees. He said now over the 10 years he has had his shutter that he feel it has more than paid for itself in the heat savings alone, not to mention the other benefits such as protection from water damage, storage space (his was a balcony enclosure), and the simple fact that his wife didn’t have to clean the sand blasted glass doors every time they came down.
 
 
Another customer who bought our shutters simply for storm protection, years later told me “how great they are keeping the sunlight out” on those mornings she wished to sleep a little late. Any person on our local beach knows that they are the first to see the bright sunshine through their great glass views of the ocean every morning before the rest of the country.
 
These seemingly small intangible factors have seemed to play a non-existent role in any purchasing decision but I continue to bring these facts to light hoping that some day a customer will stop me and say that they are so happy they bought the shutters for the not so obvious reason and love them for their multi-functions.
John Moore

Hurricaner Newsletter mailed - May 2011

Alutech United publishes a newsletter for the Shutter professional. This free newsletter will be sent to you by mail. If you are not on our mailing list you can download it here.

The current newsletter has two main topics:

Barracuda 3
A major revision to our most versatile Hurricane Shutter. Several option are now available:

  • With or without End-Retention System
  • Single wall or double wall
  • Even better roll diameter
  • Snap-Cap Guide Rail for nicer, cleaner look
  • and much more ...

Zip Tex

This is our latest addition to our product line. The Zip Tex is ae end-retention screen system that can be built as

  • Solar Screen
  • Privacy Screen
  • Inscect Screen
  • Oerator options are: Gear, Motor (with and without override) and Remote Control Motor (with or without override)

Cilck here to read more in our latest newsletter: download

New Product Seminars coming up

Another worthless Seminar? Well, we certainly don't think so. That is why we are having two of them. Expand your business in 2011 with our new products.

Choose your date and location:

  • Friday, June, 10th Alutech United HQ - Selbyville, Delaware

  • Friday, June, 17th Somfy Experience Center - Boca Raton, Florida

The boring stuff on the agenda:

  • nothing

The exiting stuff:

  • Product Update: Barracuda 3
    5 exciting new features, we won't tell you about until ...
  • Product Launch: Zip Tex
    Unique roll down screen. It can't get better than this.
  • Product Launch: Security Grille
    Geez, who needs a solution for the growing security market.
  • Z-Wave Technology
    Is this the end of RTS?

more detailed information coming soon....

RSVP

Heck, I'll be there, how do I let you know?

Call us, send a fax or email. Or RSVP quickly by filling out our online form here.   

This is going to be great!

Your Alutech Team

Product Seminars a few days weeks away

Adapt, Migrate or Die...

We are pretty sure Darwin wasn't talking about the shutter business when he said that. However, we believe it applies to business as well as. We suggest you "adapt" by adding to your lineup one or all of these prodcuts presented next month:

  • Barracuda 3 Adding exciting new features, e.g higher design pressures
  • Zip Tex Our new roll down screen. Insect, Sun and Privacy
  • Security Grille Expand into the commercial security market
  • Z-Wave Technology Finally your home will be as smart as you are
  • Hot off the press: NEW FEMA monies for: FL, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC 

What, When, Where? And Why?

  • Friday, June, 10th - Selbyville, Delaware
    Registration: noon - Semniar: 12:30-4:30 - Cockout: 4:31
     
    Alutech United
    117 Dixon Street
    Selbyville, DE 19975

     
  • Friday, June, 17th Somfy Center - Boca Raton, Florida
    Registration: 10:00 - Seminar: 10:30-3:00 - no lunch (...just kidding)
      
    Somfy Experience Center
    6100 Broken Sound Pkway N.W.
    Suite 14
    Boca Raton, FL 33487

RSVP & Hotel Suggestions

I need to adapt! Call us, send a fax or email. Or RSVP quickly by filling out our online form here.

Alutech shutters in MAN CAVE

Recently on the DIY network's show Man Caves a Alutech roll shutter was used as a garge door.

It is a great looking installation of a black RC37. This shows that Alutech shutters can be use in all kinds of application. The idea here was to make them look like a garage door. Check out the video clip. 

Awesome Custom Brochures

Want awesome brochures for your company?

Well now you can get exactly that, with your own company logo applied to a beautiful Alutech brochure. Just send us your logo and we will have our graphic designer impose it onto our template brochure.

Prices below include the design process and brochures, shipping will be extra.

When you need that nice brochure to help seal the deal give your Alutech sales rep a shout to help you on the process.

The template is available in 2 sizes, both feature all product lines:
Roll Shutters, Accordion Shutters, Awnings, Screens.

Available Sizes:

  • 4 page Brochure (8 1/2" x 11")
    Full color Brochure all product lines, starting at 25 cents / piece
     

  • Trifold Brochure (3 5/8" x 8 1/2")
    Full color Brochure all product lines, starting at 18 cents / piece

 

Click here to download a pdf with more details: Alutech Brochure with your logo.

Send us your logo or call us to get your print run started.

Alutech United
1-800-233-1144

Product News: Barracuda 3 - Hurricane Shutter

We are pleased to announce our latest update to the industry leading hurricane shutter: Barracuda-3

So what is new?

Curved inside retention guides

This redesign of our guide rail provides greater strength for the retention system.

Snap Cap

The newly designed two piece guide rail comes with a snap cap anchor cover for faster install times and more attractive looks.

New clear quieting insert

Our quieting insert has reduced interference with the retention bolt and the transparent color blends well with most colors.

Greater Windloads

For smaller spans windloads are now up to 113 psf. FBC #: 14438

More slat options

In the past there was only one choice: double wall slat with end-retention. Now you can choose from:

  • Single Wall - with end-retention
  • Double Wall - with end-retention
  • Double Wall - without end-retention.

Our new Standard

Unless otherwise specified orders place after Aug. 2011 will automatically ship with the new Barracuda 3 guide rail. If you need to match existing projects please let us know as both, Barracuda 1 and Barracuda 2 rails are available upon request.

Call us for more information

Alutech United

302-436-6005 Delaware
941-355-0970 Florida
800-233-1144 Toll Free

Barracuda 3 - compare your options

We have dramatically improved our Barracuda Hurricane Roll Shutters. Please take a moment to review information.

New Guide Rail Design

One important change is the redesign of oure guide rail it now features:

  • A new snap cover with rounded corners. This makes for very clean look and reduces installation time.
  • Curved end retention guides. They add significant strength and help achieve higher windloads.
  • A new clear quieting insert to reduce operating noise.

More Slat and Substrate Options

Another area of big improvements is the number of options for substrates and the choice of slats. You have more choices:

  • Single Wall with end retention: less cost
  • Double Wall no end reteintio: less cost, even smaller housing
  • Double Wall with end retention: maximum strength, up to 113psf

Take a look at the table below to comare all options and combinations:

Additional changes include more color choices and non-hurricane options, such a spring operators or
perforated slats:

IFAI Expo 2011 - Baltimore - come see us

Alutech United will display at the upcoming IFAI show in Baltimore.

October 25-27, 2011   -   Booth #394

We will be launching our all new Studio Star, the most versatile shutter system for shaped openings.

In addition, exciting new features of the ZIP tex
end-retention sun and insect screen will be presented.

IFAI Product News: Studio Star

Studio Star

We have made many more options available for our unique Studio Star Roll Shutter system.

Features

  • Slats:
    - 40 mm extruded aluminum slat
    - new: single wall slat option
    - new: 42mm double wall slat
  • new: manual operator option
  • new: perforated slats
  • new: re-engineered for larger openings

Benefits

  • lower cost slat option
  • sun control, privacy and security
  • smaller housings
  • cleaner look
  • same look across a project

For more information come see us in Baltimore at the IFAI Expo or go to our Studio Star Roll Shutter Section

IFAI Product News: Zip Tex

Studio Star

The ZIP Tex is our most advanced rolling screen system.

Features

  • end-retention screen
  • multiple fabric options
    solar mesh, bug screen, fabric
  • new: two panel option - mix fabrics in one screen
  • new: snap cap rail

Benefits

  • wind secure
  • shading and insect control in one product
  • commercial applications
  • more housing options
  • cleaner look

Come see us in Baltimore for more information

Please call us with any questions or quote requests.

Holiday Closing

Just like every year, Alutech will be closing the doors for a short period of time to observe the holiday season.

Below are the dates on which we will be closing. We would like to thank you for your consideration during these times for longer than normal lead times on certain orders.

  • Closed for Thanksgiving   -   Nov. 24th -25th
  • Closed for Christmas   -   Dec. 23rd – Jan. 2nd

Should you have any special concerns on any current orders or future ones, please make a point to speak with our sales team to assist you in getting it taken care of properly.
Contact us: 1-800-233-1144.

From everyone at Alutech, have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Don't forget, during the holidays, weekends and really at any other time, our website with special dealer tools is available for you:

  • Instant online quotes
  • Real-time order status
  • Order and Quotation history
  • and more

Log on to your dealer account: www.alutech.com

New: End Retention Grill

With the ever growing security market, anyone who lists their products as security has seen an increase in sales or at least a growth in calls over the past couple years.

At the beginning of this year we started manufacturing a security grill for the commercial market.

Since then we have added some innovative features to the already great grill. We took the grill link and decided to put a rollshutter twist on the concept by putting a curve in the link to achieve a tighter roll diameter than most other competitors on the market today.

Now we have made this grill even better by making it a true END RETENTION grille. Unlike some other companies who keep a link in the rail or just hope and pray it stays in the rail, we actually made it true end retention system to stand up to brute forces.

We took our already hurricane rated concept and rolled it into our gate system, so now you have an incredibly strong grill with an awesome architecturally pleasing appearance.

The END RETENTION GRILL - a.k.a. Gator Grill

Alutech will be @ R+T trade show in Stuttgart, Germany

Alutech will be attending the R+T trade show in Stuttgart,
Germany this year on Feb. 28th, 29th & March 1st.

During our time there, we can be contacted through our partners Alukon System at:

  • Booth B-41 & B-51 in Hall 9.

If you are planning on visiting the show, please let us know, so we can arrange some “talk time” during your trip and steer you to some points of interest. Hopefully, we will see you there. If you need any more additional information feel free to give us a call so we can help you out the best we can.

Dealer Seminar - March23rd, 2012

Well, it’s that time of the year again for the Alutech United Dealer Seminar. Unlike last year, we will only be at one location and it’s a good one too. Somfy Systems was gracious enough to allow us to host at their all new location in Dayton, NJ:

  • Where: All New Somfy Experience Center, Dayton, NJ.
  • When: March 23rd, 2012

We are planning on going over all of our new features to our product lines, mainly: Barracuda Roll Shutters, Zip Tex End Retention Screens, Gator Grill - Security Gate and Studio Star - Roll shutter for any window shape. New features range from new slat options to all new methods of operation. Some of you might know about these options, but we're sure not all.

On top of these new features , we will be giving away one 24”x24” Zip Tex table top sample per dealer, with one lucky dealer getting it upgraded to a RTS motorized unit at no charge . That’s a $185.00 value for free, just for visiting our dealer seminar! So, even if you have old timer's malfunctions like George and forget everything you learned, you will still leave with the best retention screen sample on the market today.

Look for the invitation in your mailbox in about a month with an RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there.

See us @ IDA Expo - Las Vegas

Alutech will be attending the IDA trade show in Las Vegas, this year on May 9th - 12th.

We will present proven products such as:


  • Gator Security Grill
  • Barracuda Roll Down Security Shutters
  • Zip Tex - Rolling Screen System - sun / insect protection

In addition take a peak at the exiting new:

  • Solar Motor Option

Hopefully, we will see you there. If you need any more additional information feel free to give us a call so we can help you out the best we can.

Contact us for more info - 1.800.233.1144

Our iPhone App and Android App is live!

As some would say: "OMG!!". An Alutech Shutter App, this is the best thing since sliced bread ;). We just launched our app in the Apple (iTunes) App Store and Google play (Android) store.
The Alutech App let's our dealers have access to detailed information about our hurricane and security protection products. This app will keep you constantly up-to-date.

  • Use the picture gallery to give your customers an idea of how hurricane or roll shutters, awnings, solar or insect screens can be used and what they will look like.
  • You can easily look up order status of past and present orders and even
  • create instant price quotations.
  • The measuring section puts all kinds of instructions at your finger tips, right at the job site, i.e. measuring and installation instruction, motor limit instructions and much more. 
  • In addition the Alutech App includes detailed descriptions of our entire product line.
Go to the Apple App Store and download  -  or  -  go to Google Play for your Android App

Shutters gone mobile!

1st installer picture via iPhone App

One great use of the newly minted Alutech iphone app is sending us pictures of your installations. The first one to do so was Brian at East Coast Shutters and Awnings.

Nice job on the install, great looking job!

Thank you Brian, please keep them coming.

Accordion Shutter Sale: $6.99/sqft

We have reached 2012 hurricane season. To assist in your push for more sales, Alutech United is pleased to announce a huge special on our strongest hurricane shutter: Piranha Accordion Shutter. These Accordions are being offered at the ridiculously low price of:

$6.99 / sqft (sale has expired!)

The Piranha is Alutech’s own branded accordion shutter.

In a time when pricing and margins are as competitive as ever the Piranha accordion is strategically chosen to keep costs low.

This sale is intended to help you win more accordion sales by featuring many standard features that would be considered upgrades for the other shutter companies.

 Standard features include:

  • Standard colors: white, ivory, beige and bronze.
  • Heavy duty centermates with heavy duty key lock.  No pins needed.
  • Heavy duty tracks available in ceiling, 1” and 2” headers and walkover and adjustable tracks for doorways.
  • Considerably higher design pressures.

The Piranha is only available FOB Alutech Sarasota, Fl.

Please contact us today for more information regarding samples or additional information.

IFAI 2012 - Boston - come see us - Booth 2112

Come see us at the IFAI show in Boston, MA
November 7-9, 2012   -   Booth #2112

The leading trade show of the fabric industry. 

Zip Tex - Fabric Screen System

  • Wind-secure - end-retention
  • Screen options: sun screen, insect, fabric
  • Engineered for larger openings

Roll Shutter in all shapes and sizes

  • Larger sizes, more slat choices
  • Grilles, Locks and more security features
  • Shading, privacy and security for all window shapes
  • Smaller housings, cleaner look, lower cost

call us for more information

Alutech United, Inc.

800-233-1144 Toll Free
302-436-6005 Delaware
941-355-0970 Florida

Webinar - ZIP TEX - Nov. 15th

Join us for our first webinar. We are very exited to go over the details of our ZIP Tex Product

Zip Tex Webinar Agenda:

• Product Information

• Installation Details

• Sales and Marketing Tips

Zip Tex is our unique end-retention roll-up fabric screen. You can choose from hundreds of fabrics and screens by Mermet, Dixon and Sunbrella, as well as Insect Screen and Clear Vinyl.

To Join us: simply go and join webinar here on
Nov. 15, at 2.p.m EDT.
If you are not near a computer,
you can listen to the audio by calling:

(213) 416-1560 (Access Code: 225 160 979)

Here are 5 tips that will help you get the most out of our webinar:

Test your equipment

Make sure that the computer you will be using meets the requirements needed to properly participate in a webinar.  This System Test is a great way to run a test on your computer and make sure you are good to go.

Avoid distractions

It’s important to be mindful of your location before you enter an online meeting and what distractions in the room (or on your person) may draw attention away from your presentation.  Make sure any distracting elements are not able to be seen or heard before you begin, e.g. cell phone, co-worker, etc.

Are you prepared?

Even if you are not the host of the meeting, you will be able to participate.  You will be able to "chat in' questions or input. Make sure you have everything prepared before the meeting, bring a pen and note book.

Who speaks and do I get to hear them?

Most online meetings have more than one person presenting. In order to see the presentation you will need to log in with your computer. To listen to the speakers you will have to call the conference number and enter the access code

Can I listen to it on my cell phone, do i need a computer?

You can call the conference number and listen to the entire persentation, no computer needed, all you need is your phone and call the number, then enter the access code

We hope you will enjoy this cost effective way to learn about our products. As always, if you have questions, call us @ 1-800-233-1144 or send us an email.

"Speak to you soon"

Holiday Closing Schedule

Upcoming Holidays: We will be closed for the following days during the upcoming the holiday season:
Closed:

  • Nov. 22 & 23   Thanksgiving

  • Dec. 24 - Jan. 1   Christmas Break

See all of you back on Jan. 2nd.

Please make sure to contact us if you need to make arrangements
for your orders or deliveries.

Have a wonderful holiday break.

Your Alutech Team

Webinar: Scorpion Insect Screen Jan.22

 

Join us for our next webinar. We are very exited to go show you our new product: Scorpion, a retractable insect screen.

Webinar Agenda:

• Product Information

• Installation Details

• Sales and Marketing Tips

The Scorpion is a unique bi-fold insect screen.

To Join our webinar: 
go here on
Jan. 22, at 2.p.m EDT.

 

 

Here are 5 tips that will help you get the most out of our webinar:

Test your equipment

Make sure that the computer you will be using meets the requirements needed to properly participate in a webinar.  This System Test is a great way to run a test on your computer and make sure you are good to go.

Avoid distractions

It’s important to be mindful of your location before you enter an online meeting and what distractions in the room (or on your person) may draw attention away from your presentation.  Make sure any distracting elements are not able to be seen or heard before you begin, e.g. cell phone, co-worker, etc.

Are you prepared?

Even if you are not the host of the meeting, you will be able to participate.  You will be able to "chat in' questions or input. Make sure you have everything prepared before the meeting, bring a pen and note book.

Who speaks and do I get to hear them?

Most online meetings have more than one person presenting. In order to see the presentation you will need to log in with your computer. To listen to the speakers you will have to call the conference number and enter the access code

Can I listen to it on my cell phone, do i need a computer?

You can call the conference number and listen to the entire persentation, no computer needed, all you need is your phone and call the number, then enter the access code

We hope you will enjoy this cost effective way to learn about our products. As always, if you have questions, call us @ 1-800-233-1144 or send us an email.

"Speak to you soon"

Zip Tex - Wind resistant - 130mph

Wind resistant! - Tested to 130mph wind

Our unique end retention option ensures wind resistance and operabilty using a buit-in dampening system. Zip Tex is equipped with a special side rail insert that allows the screen to flex under wind pessure, but keeps the screen anchored in the rails. The Zip Tex will keep you screens in the rails at any position, fully closed, fully open or any position in between.

Watch this testing video! The test ended at 130 mph, not because Zip couldn't handle more, but bcause the testing facility was not able to provide higher wind speeds. At any rate, 130 mhp you Zip Tex should not be deployed. But at 130 mph you shouldn't be out there either.

Accordion Shutter Sale: $6.89 / sqft

Alutech United is pleased to announce a huge special on our strongest hurricane shutter: Piranha Accordion Shutter. These Accordions are being offered at the ridiculously low price of:

$6.89 / sqft (Sale ends March, 29th)

The Piranha is Alutech’s own branded accordion shutter.

In a time when pricing and margins are as competitive as ever the Piranha accordion is strategically chosen to keep costs low.

This sale is intended to help you win more accordion sales by featuring many standard features that would be considered upgrades for the other shutter companies.

 Standard features include:

  • Standard colors: white, ivory, beige (bronze: extra cost).
  • Heavy duty centermates with heavy duty key lock.  No pins needed.
  • Heavy duty tracks available in ceiling, 1” and 2” headers and walkover and adjustable tracks for doorways.
  • Considerably higher design pressures.

The Piranha is only available FOB Alutech Sarasota, Fl.

Please contact us today for more information regarding samples or additional information

2013 Dealer Seminar: New Jersey

   Well, it’s that time of the year again for the Alutech United Dealer Seminar. Like last year, we will be at a very suitable location:

           
Where: Tropicana Hotel and Casino | Atlantic City, NJ.

When: March 28 and 29, 2013

RSVP: click here

Because of all the ground we want to cover, it will be a 1½ day seminar. These are some of the Agenda items:

Hurricane protection topics:

  • Alphabet soup: Building Code
    IBC / IRC / ICC / TDI - Guest Speaker - Engineering Firm
  • Products that meet CODE:
    Barracuda, Accordion, Screen, RCE40 and more

New screening products:

for Sun and Insect protection

  • Zip Tex - Roll-up
    End Retention Screens
  • NEW: Scorpion Screen
    Retractable Pleated Screen

Other important topics:

  • The Alutech Marketing Advantage
  • Gator Grille - Security Gates
  • Studio Star - Roll shutter for any window shape
  • Somfy presentation and
  • Instant Somfy Expert Certification

RSVP:

Let us know if you are coming: RSVP here
SAVE the date: March 28 and 29, 2013

Logistics:

Special room rates of $60 plus tax :  use reservation code -  HAU -  and call 800.247.8767 to reserve your room.
Must book before March 1st to get this rate!
For direct flights from several Florida locations as well as Myrtle Beach, check with Spirit Airlines

For more questions contact us:
1-800-233-1144 or sales@alutech.com

Your Alutech United Team

Dealer Seminar 2013 - Agenda

We are looking forward to our seminar. Here what is on the agenda:

Day 1 - March 28th

Time

Topic

Presenter

9:30-10:00

Breakfast – Sign in

Tropicana

10:00-12:00

SOMFY RTS Training

Chris Sitrov

12:00-1:00

LUNCH

Tropicana

1:00-1:30

AluStar Rollshutter line up

Jason

1:30-2:30

Studio & Sun Star Rullshutters

Jason

2:30-3:15

Zip Tex Rolling Screen

Aaron

3:15-3:30

Small Break

STAY

3:30-4:15

{ NEW } Scorpion Bi fold Screen

Aaron

4:15-5:00

ESSA Shutter Organization

George

6:30 -  ...

20th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

The Fin @ Tropicana

     
Day 2 - March 29th

Time

Covering

Presenter

11:00-12:00

Building Codes

John Kampman

12:00-1:00

Lunch

Tropicana

1:00-2:00

Barracuda Rollshutter

Jason

2:00-2:30

IPD Certification

Daniel Wise

2:30-2:45

Small Break

STAY

2:45-3:15

Rolling Security Grill – Gator Grille

Aaron

3:15-3:45

Marketing Tips and Aids

George

3:45-4:15

Flood Barriers

Kevin Kennedy

 

As with all seminars, times are subject to change without prior notice provided flow of presentations end sooner than expected. Note that all subject matter will be covered as written above on said dates.

For Hotel info and to let us know if you are coming go to: RSVP

Come see us at the IDA Expo in Nashville, TN

Come see us at the IDA Expo in Nashville, TN

May 10 & 11, 2013   -   Booth #1245

Contact us for free tickets! Only 20 available!

The leading Commercial Door trade show, we will be showing:

Zip Tex - Fabric Screen System

  • Wind-secure - end-retention
  • Wind Tested 130mph with insect screening
  • Screen options: sun screen, insect, fabric
  • Clear window options
  • Engineered for larger openings

Scorpion - Retractable Insect Screen

  • Large Spans with one screen UP TO 25' width
  • Handicap applicable track system,  3/16” tall
  • Polypropylene Insect screening
  • Quick and Easy install process
  • New Product: Introductory prices

Other important Products & Services:

  • The Alutech Marketing Advantage
  • Gator Grille - Security Gates
  • Studio Star - Roll shutter for any window shape
For more questions contact us:
800-233-1144 Toll Free
302-436-6005 Delaware
941-355-0970 Florida
sales@alutech.com

Your Alutech United Team

Missed & Never Forgotten - Jim Sanders

James (Jimmy) Sanders

It is with our deepest regrets that we must inform you of some sad news. On Thursday, May 30th, The Alutech Family lost one of our own.

James (Jimmy) Sanders a 20-year employee of East Coast Shutter & Awnings was a tremendous asset and was very instrumental with the growth of our retail division over the last decade. He was highly respected within the company and throughout our entire customer base. His upbeat spirit, loyalty and unparalleled representation of East Coast Shutter & Awnings separated Jimmy from being just an ordinary employee. 

Jimmy always seemed to keep his customers and our office staff in an upbeat mood either with his quick wit or perspective on any situation. Above all, Jimmy was a remarkable man. Those of us who knew him personally are well aware of the difference he made in the lives of many people, both in the Alutech family and in his private life.

Jimmy you will be missed!

Hurricaner - Newsletter 56th Edition

Yes, we still do it, a paper Newsletter. Our 56th Edition just went out in the mail to you.

As always exciting content:

  • Zip Tex Options - Improved
  • Extended Warranty
  • Piranha
  • Single Wall Slat - Product Update
  • and much more

Didn't get one? Contact us with your mailing address

 

Zip Tex Improved: Housing Options

As our sales volume continues to increase with this product, so does our awareness of the many needs of our dealers to offer the best product to this market.  Recently, we made a few changes to better assist you in being more competitively priced and to simply add more installation options to help you close more sales.

HOUSING OPTIONS:

We are excited to inform you that we have made the roll formed housing the standard housing choice for all Zip Tex quotes.  We still offer the extruded housing in 4” and 5” for those interested, but it is an option that can be sold as an upgrade.  Doing so, will allow you to be priced competitively from the beginning and not have to re-quote with a less expensive housing option later.  For those of you that perform your own online quotes, please make sure you are aware of this change.

Zip Tex: New Motor Options

MOTOR OPTIONS:

We have recently sourced private label remote control motors to add to our Hammerhead Motor line up.  These motors can be used when in a very competitive opportunity.  They are available with a choice of a single channel or 15-channel hand held remote.  Please be aware that the rpm of this motor is a little slower than a typical screen speed and you will not be able to offer wind or sun sensors if you choose the Hammerhead option.  Also, don’t forget to offer solar motors reliable for over two years now.

Zip Tex: New Cable Guide System

NEW CABLE SYSTEM:

Our zippered end retention system has been a huge success and has satisfied most of your needs.  But, on occasion, there are openings that will not allow for installation of guide rails or they may not be necessary.  Such as rock walls or areas where there is not enough room for a guide rail.  We listened and now you have a solution…  Behold the Zip Tex screen with cable guides.  Offered with a little deeper discount, you can now offer and provide even more shading solutions.  Stay tuned for more information as this product continues to develop.

Certified Installer Program - 1st Class being held

Impact Protection Device - Certified Installer Program

1st Class being held Oct. 21st and 22nd

Hilton Garden Inn – Sarasota,FL – on the Tamiami Trail

Trainer:

  • George Pfalller, Alutech United
  • Bill Spindel, Windshutters

Registration:

  • Due by September 30, 2013
  • Contact kyetter@archtest.com for a registration form and information
  • Register early seats are limited

Architectural Testing is introducing a certified installer program that targets the needs of the impact protection device industry. The Impact Protection Device (IPD) Certified Installer Program was developed by Architectural Testing to provide an avenue to certify experienced installers of these types of products.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Avoid costly callbacks due to poor or incorrect installation and provide better customer service
  • Work more efficiently, optimizing both time and money
  • Maximize product benefits for happier, more satisfied customers
  • Demonstrate that they have learned and retained the knowledge to properly install hurricane protective devices by passing the examination
  • Provide increased credibility to hurricane protection device products through quality product installation and performance.
  • Present their credentials to building code officials as a method for ensuring that the products are installed in a method that will ensure their proper use and performance ratings
  • Show recognizable benefits to the
  • building industry, insurance industry,
  • code jurisdictions, consumers, and other interested parties.
  • Provide a forum for feedback from impact protection device installers.
  • Provide manufacturers with a means that allows them to piggy-back additional training regarding product-specific installation training of their proprietary products after

For additional information regarding the Impact Protection Device Certified Installer Program, please contact Karen Yetter, Senior Program Manager, at 717-764-7700, or kyetter@archtest.com.

Endorsed by the International Hurricane Protection Association (IHPA)

IFAI Expo in Orlando, FL

Come visit us at the upcoming IFAI Expo in Orlando, FL.

IFAI Expo

Oct. 23-25 2013

Orlando, FL

Booth: 4251

This year, we will be demoing our new pleated insect screening product, SCORPION SCREEN. This product is the “bee’s knees” of screening products for outswing doors and large openings where traditional roll down screens just don’t make sense.

We’ll also be showing our product that many have come to love, Zip Tex. This screen will be seen in a whole new point of view “Flat”. By integrating the Zip Tex system with ever improving Studio Star mechanics, we’re covering more openings in new ways.

Here is a quick list of all the products Alutech United will be exhibiting while you experience the show.

STUDIO STAR – Angular/arched shade shutter

ZIP TEX – Rolldown Solar/Insect screen system

NEW:  SCORPION – Pleated bi-fold screen system

ALU STAR – Roll Down shade/security shutter

BARRACUDA – Roll Down hurricane/security shutter

Contact us for free tickets - hurry limited quantities available

Happy Holidays

From all of us at Alutech United, may Peace, Happiness and Prosperity be yours during this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.
Our schedule for this holiday season:

Closed: Dec. 23rd - 27th and Dec.30th
Open: Jan 2nd, Jan 3rd

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Dec.
15
Dec.
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Dec.
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Dec.
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Dec.
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Dec.
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Dec.
21
          Last shipping 
day before break
 
Dec.
22
Dec.
23
Dec.
24
Dec.
25
Dec.
26
Dec.
27
Dec.
28
    Christmas Eve Christmas Day  

 

 
Dec..
29
Dec.
30
Dec.
31
Jan 1,
2014
Jan.
2
Jan.
3
Jan.
4
    New Year's Eve New Year's
Day
Hooray we're back Open for business  

 

        closed

 

Please make sure to contact us if you need to make arrangements for your orders or deliveries. 


Look out for our upcoming events in January and February

  • Webinar for Scorpion Screen
    The pleated retractable screen for wide openings
  • Webinar - Alutech Geeks
    Overview of our electronic, online and mobile services and support

Happy Holidays
Your Alutech Team

Alutech United, Inc.
800-233-1144 Toll Free
302-436-6005 Delaware
941-355-0970 Florida
www.alutech.com

Alutech Webinar: Feb 13th

Want to become an "Alutech Geek"? During the seminar we will show you how to get the most out of Alutech's online tools.

We are starting the year with a presentation of our various tools and resources that are available to our dealers. These tools are free and can be used with your existing computers, smartphones or tablets.

During the 45min Webinar, we will show you:

www.alutech.com - website walk-through

how to find all the information you need quickly

  • Electronic dealer book and design guide
  • Instructions, approval drawings, etc.
  • News and newsletter

Email Notifications:

automatically receive

  • Order confirmations

  • Shipping notices

  • Invoices

WebGenius

the online Dealer Tool. Our system lets you:

  • Create instant online quotes

  • Print instant online shop drawings

  • Review existing quotes

  • See your order history, order status, real-time tracking information

Mobile App for Smartphones

Alutech is the first company that developed an App for Roll Shutter Professionals

  • Quick quotations on your phone or tablet

  • Resources, instructions, picture gallery

  • Real-time order status

No need to sign up. Just follow this link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Join Alutech Dealer Webinar

Online Tools Webinar - Second Chance

Due to popular demand we will repeat our "Want to become an Alutech Geek?" webinar. During the seminar we will conecntrate on Alutech's online quoting tool.
These tools are free and can be used with your existing computers, smartphones or tablets.
During the 35min Webinar, we will show you:

WebGenius
the online Dealer Tool. Our system lets you:

  • Create instant online quotes
  • Print instant online shop drawings
  • Review existing quotes
  • See your order history, order status, real-time tracking information

Mobile App for Smartphones
Alutech is the first company that developed an App for Roll Shutter Professionals

  • Quick quotations on your phone or tablet

  • Resources, instructions, picture gallery
  • Real-time order status

No need to sign up. Just follow this link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Join Alutech Dealer Webinar

Dealer Seminar: Installer Edition - April 10-12

Time for another Alutech United Dealer Seminar. This time it is all about INSTALLERS:

                         Where: Historic Hamption Inn, Baltimore, MD
                         When: April 10, 11, 12
                         RSVP: click here

Tentative Agenda:

Day One: April 10

  • Installation demos on most products
  • Somfy RTS Training
  • Service hints and tips with demos
Thu

Day Two: April 11

  Option 1   Option 2 (fee applies)
 
  • Presentation o Alutech Produc Line including th 
  • al new:
    Barracuda 3.57 Magnum
  • Alutech Geek: Online Tools, Web Site, Mobile Apps
  • Marketing Tips and Aids

 

 
  • Impact Protectio Device Certification Class

Certified by ATI Cost $550 per person ($10 discoun for 
early registration)

 

Evening: April 11

Join us Friday evening for Orioles vs. Blue Jays Baseball Game-Attendee Appreciation Night w/ Wes, Jason & Aaron or Comedy Club w/ George.

Fri

Day Tree: April 12

Exam for Impact Device Certification - Administered by ATI Labs
  

Sat

    
RSVP:


Let us know if you are coming: RSVP here
SAVE the date: April 11 - 13, 2014

Logistics:


Accommodations are available at:
Historic Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
131 E. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-7888
Make reservations under rate code: ALU
for special rate book before March 10th: Hotel Reservation.

For more questions contact us::
1-800-233-1144 or sales@alutech.com

Your Alutech United Team

SEBC Show | Orlando, FL | July 24 - 25

Vist our Booth at the SEBC Show, we will be in booth 739.

Hands on with our display products:

  • New Product: Barracuda Magnum
    Roll Shutter for Security and Hurricane protection
  • New Product: Scorpion Insect Screen
    Retractable insect screen
  • Security Grille
  • Zip Tex - Roll Screen

Be our guest, contact us for free show passes. 

Toll Free: 1-800- 233-1144
Delaware: 302-436-6005
Florida: 941-355-0970

IFAI EXPO | Minneapolis, MN | Oct. 14th - 16th

October
14-16
        
We will be displaying at booth 1004.
Go hands on with our products
  • New Product: Magnum

    • Roll Shutter for Security and Hurricane protection

  • New Product: Scorpion Insect Screen

    • Retractable insect screen for french doors and large openings
  • Studio Star                 

    • Roll up shutter for architectural windows
  • Zip Tex - Roll Screen

    • Roll down screen for insect and solar protection
    • Rolling retention screen for skylight openings and pergolas

Be our guest, contact us for free show passes.

Toll Free: 1-800- 233-1144 |  Delaware: 302-436-6005  |  Florida: 941-355-0970

New: Choice of Bottom Seals for Zip Tex

Did you know that we offer three different bottom seals on the bottom of the zip Tex hem bar?

We offer 3 choices to suit your projects:

  • 3/4'' Pile Brush (Standard)

  • 2'' Pile Brush

  • 1'' Rubber Bulb

For you next project specify which one works best for you.

For more information on Zip Tex insect and shading screen
view our Zip Tex area or contact us.

New Rail Option - H40 Snap Cap

H40 Snap Cap rail cover

Did you know that you now have the option to choose the H40 rail with our beloved snap cap feature? Keep in mind, this is not an approved rail section for hurricane zones, but will work great for any application where security is a concern and light storm protection is wanted. 

Dealer Seminar / Octoberfest

Mark you calendar:

2015 Dealer Seminar: October 9th-10th

On the agenda:

Zip Tex - New Features

Magnum – New Features

Studio Star – New Features

Scorpion Screen

Somfy – RTS & My Link

Alutech Geek

Marketing

Factory Tour

October Fest

Be on the look out for more upcoming information regarding the 2015 Alutech dealer seminar.This year we go back to our roots, bringing the German OctoberFest to Delaware.
For more info contact us: 1-800-233-1144.
 

Please let us know if you will be coming: RSVP   

Comments or questions

Storm & Hurricane Shutters

Protect your home and family from storm, hurricanes and severe weather with Roll Shutters, Accordion Shutters and more.

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Alutech Rolling Shutters

Our Roller Shutter Designs Give You Peace of Mind

While removable storm shutters will work in some instances to provide security when it’s needed the most, there is often a need for year-round protection. When this is the case, Alutech United’s Alu Star roller shutter designs make the perfect choice. Whether you’re a homeowner, a contractor, or an architect, you’ll discover these hurricane shutters deliver exactly what you’re looking for – performance, quality, convenience and aesthetic appeal.

 

Our Roller Shutters Are Industry Leaders

Alutech United is a leader in the roller shutter industry because of the quality of our designs. We have been in the business since the 1970s and have remained on the cutting-edge because of our innovations. The Alu Star roller shutter is one such innovation.
An Alu Star security grille provides everything a homeowner needs in a shutter. This design combines security, weather protection, energy conservation and noise control into a single product. Alu Star security shutters are European-style Roll-up shutters with a twist. Our roller shutter design has been adapted for the Mid-Atlantic coastal regions by using materials like stainless steel, aluminum, galvanized steel and plastic to eliminate concerns about oxidation and ensure a long, trouble-free life.
Alu Star’s features make them stand out for everyday use no matter the weather outside. This roller shutter design will enhance:

Your home’s security

When they are properly closed, the Alu Star design affords the protection of security shutters. The features included in Alu Star make it nearly impossible for burglars to gain entry through windows and sliding doors that are properly covered. These roller shutter designs are a proven burglary deterrent. They form a physical barrier between the would-be thief and any valuables found within a property.

Your hurricane preparation

Alu Star hurricane shutters come in many styles and colors. They have been built to withstand 140 mph hurricane force winds while also protecting the opening from wind driven, airborne debris.

Your energy conservation efforts

Security shutters also provide a barrier against high and low temperatures. They can help you maintain the temperature in your home and reduce your reliance on heating or air conditioning. In addition, roller shutters can also shade a home and provide sun protection.

Your home’s appearance

At Alutech United, quality is our number one priority, but esthetics are also a top concern. We have implemented many innovations to help ensure that the Alu Star roller shutter line enhances a home’s appearance rather than detracting from it.

Your Options and Benefits

Our motor operated roller shutter designs come with a Somfy tubular motor that is engineered to fit inside the shutter axle. All Somfy motors come with a full five (5) year warranty. Manual Override options are also available, so that the shutter can be operated even in emergencies or during a power outage. Alu Star roller shutters can also be installed with special electronics, such as remote control, wind, sun or rain sensors, interior/exterior key switches and can interface with smart home and home automation systems.
When you want the ultimate in every day protection for your home, the Alu Star roller shutter is your ideal solution. At Alutech United, gaining your satisfaction is our business. The Alu Star Roll Shutter offers security,weather protection, energy conservation and noise control in one product. European style Roll-Up shutters (a.k.a. rolladen / rollladen) have been adopted and modified for the Mid-Atlantic coastal regions by using only stainless steel, aluminum, galvanized steel or plastic components to eliminate oxidation and ensure long, trouble free life.

Sun Star Rolling Shutter

Sun Star - Sun Shading Rolling Shutter

The Sun Star shutter system is a sun shading rolling shutter used to cover horizontal glass surfaces such as those found on sun rooms, solarium's and skylights, designed purposefully so that you can control the sunlight and temperature of your room, providing comfort and maximum protection in one, and the most variable thermal conditions imaginable.

Sun Star shutter systems offer 90% greater thermal protection than similar style fabric shades. Not only will the Sun Star protect and cool a room, it will save energy and also reduce your ever increasing heating and cooling costs.

 

  • Made from high quality aluminium and stainless parts
  • 90% greater thermal protection than fabric shades
  • Allows control over sun shading
  • Saves energy and reduces heating and cooling costs

Barracuda

Alu Star Barracuda - Hurricane Shutters

Hurricane shutters come in all shapes and sizes. Alutech United has developed a better version of the hurricane roll shutter, called Barracuda. Alutech's Barracuda shutter system will give you code compliant hurricane protection in small housings. In addition, the End Retention System eliminates the need for storm bars. Years of engineering and testing went into one of the most advanced roll shutters for hurricane protection on the market.
 

The patented technology, provides a smooth, quiet operation, very small housing sizes combined with all the hurricane protection you need.

 

The Barracuda meets and exceeds the toughest standards: TDI, IBC/FBC, and Dade County.

Some of the unique features of the Barracuda Shutter are:

  • End Retention System - eliminates storm bars
  • Efficient roll diameter - minimizes housing size
  • Patented roll shutter system
  • 42mm extruded aluminum slat
  • Stainless steel end retention bolts
  • New slat appearance
  • Building Code Approved - complies with FBC / IRC / Dade / TDI
  • Approved for block and concrete construction
  • Approved for wooden structures

Technical specifications

Description
  • No vertical Storm Bars
  • Small Box Sizes
  • S.S. Retention Screws
  • Snap Cap rail cover
  • Perforated Blade options
  • Single wall blade options
  • Hurricane Rated    
  • FBC, IBC, TDI, DADE
  • Best Home Security
  • Shade Control
  • Noise Control
  • Privacy Control

 

Available colors
Mill Finished
Silver
Gray
White
Cream / Ivory
Light Beige
Brown
Custom Color
Characteristics
Covering Surface
1 21/32'' | (42 mm)
Slat Height
42 mm
Nominal Thickness
7/16'' (8.7 mm)
Weight per Square ft
1.64 lbs
Slats per Square ft
7.62
Max Width
186’’
Max Height
159’’
Min Roll Diameter
40 mm axle
Size
5.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
48"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
74"
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
94"
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
132"
9" BOX
max. Finished Height
160"

Gallery - Roll shutters

About us

  • 1971 - 1979: Beginnings in Germany

    More than 35 years ago, Hans Schanz was researching roll shutters that were different than anything on the market: "Being a Mechanical Engineer, I was looking for a niche product and discovered new applications for roll shutters.

  • 1980 - 1984: Building the Business Nationally

    Following the traditions of German inventors, Hans Schanz developed in 1984 a technology that was a bold and novel concept for a roll shutter, which would be able to follow the shapes of a multitude of windows. The Studio Star roll shutter was born. Within a few years the company became the market leader for asymmetrically shaped roll shutters. In 1989, the company had 30 employees and 4 Mio Deutsch Marks (approx. $2 Million USD) in revenue. From the beginning most of the employees were friends, neighbors or family members. We built a network of European relationships within the building industry and continued to develop the Studio Star into the now called Wiga Star a roll shutter for glass roofs and sun rooms.

  • 1990 - 1999: Expanding Internationally

    During the 90s, the second generation started to actively work and shape the company. In 1990, Holger Schanz incorporated the "WIGA GmbH." Today, he is the CEO of the company that services the Northern European Shutter Market with exceptional Roll Shutter Products. Joe Schanz expanded the American subsidiary and developed the North American Market. Today, he is the President of Alutech United Inc. in Delaware, USA, with a special focus on Roll Shutters for hurricane protection and security.

  • 2000 - Present: Second Generation

    Years of research and development have led to one of the most versatile product lines in North America: Examples are Barracuda, a shutter system for security and storm protection and the "Studio Star" a roll shutter for all window shapes. These fine products are distributed and installed by factory trained dealers around the country.

  • Alutech Today:

    It was only with the dedication and hard work of General Manager, George Pfaller that Alutech has grown from a two employee company to a staff of thirty plus strong. For fifteen years George has lead Alutech to be the most respected and leading hurricane and security shutter manufacture today. With George's leadership Alutech prides itself on offering the highest quality, best service and its determination to continue and develop new product for our industry.

  • Two Locations: Delaware and Florida

    Alutech currently has two locations. Headquarters are located in Selbyville, Delaware and our second location is in Sarasota, Florida.

    Both locations have inventory and manufacturing floors and equipments for efficient and cost effective shipping and production.

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Studio Star - Custom Shaped Shutter

Studio Star Roller Shutter For Any Window Shape

Alutech's Studio Star is a unique shutter that will protect virtually any shaped opening! Ideal for all triangular, arched and unusual shaped windows. All Alutech's shutters are designed to protect buildings from the worst of storms, the most determined burglar, the brightest sunlight and the most variable thermal conditions imaginable.

 

Features

  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum RCE-40 slat profile
  • Electrical Motor operators with special clutch and brake attachments
  • All curved guide rails are CNC machine bent to ensure perfect fit and no cut and weld marks
  • Die cast aluminum endcaps with special entry guides
  • Attractive 45 degree, 2-piece shutter housings
  • Powder coated paint finishes on all exterior components
  • 3 Standard colors. White, Light Beige, Cream. Custom colors available
  • Optional removable spring-loaded stormbars
  • Engineered pulley system for guidance of lift cable

Benefits

  • Cover any shaped opening, triangular, arched, and trapezoidal.
  • Storm and Hurricane protection.
  • Protects all openings from driving wind and rain damage
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Protect your non-rectangular windows with rolling shutters
  • Increased insulation factors
  • Increased property values
  • Reduced insurance premiums
  • Sun Protection and shading

Watch the studio star shutter video

Zip Tex - Motorized Screen

Watch our Zip Tex Screen video here!

 

Exterior Rolling Solar Screen - Protection With a View

Enjoy protection from the sun's harmful rays and keep out pesky insects with Zip Tex motorized roll up screens. Spanning up to 23 ft. wide and 16 ft. tall, virtually any opening can be accommodated with Zip Tex.

Any type of establishment can benefit from our residential, commercial and recessed applications. Extruded and roll formed aluminum components and stainless steel fasteners ensure receiving the highest quality product. Insect, solar and privacy mesh along with a variety of popular colors make it easy to offer motorized units that are customized to fit all needs. The Zip Tex screen rolls into a small, virtually unnoticeable housing when not in use and simply rolls down when you need protection.
 

Obstacle Detection System

Insect Screen

Insect screen offers the ultimate in insect protection, while at the same time stopping up to 65% of the sun's heat and glare. This fabric improves daytime privacy and offers excellent outward visibility, yet openness of the 20x30 mesh is small enough to keep out tiny insects.

Solar Shade

Solar Shade is a unique woven mesh that can block 75-90% of the sun's hot rays before they enter your windows, while also performing as an insect screen. This fabrics primary purpose is to reduce solar heat gain in the summer and reduce heat loss in the winter.

Privacy Shade

Privacy Shade is the ultimate in shading protection by blocking up to 90% of the sun's heat and glare before it penetrates windows and doors. This fabric improves daytime privacy while offering outward visibility. Ideal for extremely hot windows, doors and porches.
 

 

  • Turns any outside area into a usable room: garages, patios, balconies, porches, gazebos, car ports or entry ways; also provides shading over windows
  • Provides shading from the sun's harmful UV rays and reduces television screen and computer monitor glare
  • Keeps out pesky insects
  • Reduces air conditioning expenses by as much as 60%
  • Enhances privacy but does not obstruct your view
  • Sizes available 3 ft. to 23 ft. wide, up to 16 ft. tall
  • Remote controlled for effortless operation
  • Commercial, residential and recessed designs
  • Variety of screens types and colors

Wind resistant!

Our unique end retention option ensures wind resistance and operability using a built-in dampening system. Zip Tex is equipped with a special side rail insert that allows the screen to flex under wind pressure, but keeps the screen anchored in the rails. The Zip Tex will keep your screens in the rails at any position, fully closed, fully open or any position in between.

Amazing Test at 130 mph (Curtain: Insect Screen)

Comparison Chart

Product Comparison Chart

Comparison of our Hurricane Protection Products, sometimes these are called: wind abatement or wind mitigation or hurricane mitigation products. The table below should give you a guide line as to which product is suitable for a particular situation, as far as Hurricane Protection, usage and additional benefits or specifications.
 

  Slat: Barracuda Slat: RCE40 HV Bertha / Piranha Lexan or Aluminum Fiber Mesh
Design Pressure (Windspeed) Slat: Barracuda Slat: RCE40 Slat: HV Lexan or Aluminum Fiber Mesh
Compliance with Building Codes FBC, IBC, TDI, Dade, HVHZ, NHVHZ FBC, IBC, TDI, Dade, HVHZ, NHVHZ FBC, IBC, Dade, HVHZ FBC, IBC, TDI, Dade, HVHZ, NHVHZ FBC, IBC, NHVHZ
Operator Options - Manual
- Motorized
- Remote Controlled
- Home automation integration
- Manual
- Motorized
- Remote Controlled
- Home automation integration
Manual Fixed, but removable Fixed, but removable
Ease of installation during storm can be closed from inside the home without opening window can be closed from inside the home without opening window can be closed from inside the home without opening window from outside only, if not windy from outside only, if not windy
Storage self contained in upper housing self contained in upper housing slides to the side, stack can take up balcony space auxiliary room, garage (small space, can be rolled up) auxiliary room, garage (small space, can be rolled up)
Advantages          
  Slat: Barracuda Slat: RCE40 HV Bertha / Piranha Lexan or Aluminum Fiber Mesh
Price
Additional Benefits Security, Privacy, Insulation Security, Privacy, Insulation Security, Privacy - -
Aesthetics Extra Small Housing Small Housing Side Stacks Lexan: almost invisible See Thru, colored
Materials Extruded Aluminum Extruded Aluminum Extruded Aluminum Aluminum / Lexan Woven polypropylene threads
Available Colors   
  
  
  
  
  
  
Max. Windows / Door width 15' 6" no storm bar: 5' strombar: 24' unlimited unlimited unlimited
Max. Windows / Door height wood: 7' concrete: unlimited block: unlimited ? 10' ? 14'
Opening Shapes e.g. circles, trapezoids            

 

Accordion Shutters

Accordion Shutters for Hurricane Protection

Alutech's Accordion Hurricane Shutters are designed to cover windows, sliding glass doors or enclose total balconies. Both curved and removable tracks are available to exactly fit your balcony and not take up valuable floor space. The Accordion shutters have been tested to meet or exceed Southern Florida's building code regulations.

  • Built to withstand hurricane force winds
  • Made from high quality extruded aluminum and Stainless Steel parts
  • Encloses entire balconies with one shutter
  • Protect patio doors from rain damage
  • Improved Stacking
  • More Coverage per Blade
  • Fastest Assembly and Installation
  • 90° - Corner Mate available
  • Reduced "footprint" for balcony enclosures

for more information go to HV Bertha Accordion: quick installation, many options available

RCE 40

Alu Star - RCE 40

The most cost effective roll shutter we carry is the RCE 40. This version of the Hurricane Roll Shutter has:

  • Extruded Aluminum Slats
  • Optional Stormbars, available for larger Spans
  • Efficient Roll Diameter - minimizes housing size
  • Building Code Approved - complies with FBC / IRC / Dade / TDI

For more information, samples and price quotes, contact us.

To see how the RCE 40 compares to other hurricane protection products take a look at our hurricane shutter comparison chart.

Technical specifications

Description
  • Hurricane Rated
  • FBC, IBC, TDI, DADE
  • Good Home Security
  • Shade Control
  • Noise Control
  • Privacy Control
  • Vertical Storm Bars
  • Vented slat options
Available colors
Mill Finished
Gray
White
Cream / Ivory
Light Beige
Brown
Custom Color
Characteristics
Covering Surface
1 - 9/16'' (40 mm)
Slat Height
40mm
Nominal Thickness
7/16'' (8.7 mm)
Weight per Square ft
1.64 lbs
Slats per Square ft
7.62
Max Width
165''
Max Height
110''
Minimum Roll Diameter
40 mm axle
Size
5.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
47"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
72"
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
88"
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
119"
9" BOX
max. Finished Height
157"
10" BOX
max. Finished Height
226"

Bertha-58

Alu Star - Bertha-58

In addition to the Mini systems RCE 40 and Barracuda, we carry the Maxi system know as Bertha 58 with the following features for hurricane protection:

  • End Retention System - eliminates storm bars
  • Extra Tall Slat: 58mm - for oversize opening, e.g. Lanais or Balconies
  • Building Code Approved - complies with FBC / IRC / Dade / TDI
  • Approved on Wood and Concrete/Block Substrates

For more information, samples and price quotes, contact us.

 

Technical specifications

Available colors
Bronze
White
Cream / Ivory
Light Beige

RC 37

Alu Star - RC 37

Of the various models of the roll down shutters available, the RC 37 foam filled slat allows for shutter application when an exceptionally small housing is necessary. Each slat is insulated with polyurethane foam, for noise reduction and interior climate regulation.

  • RC 37 Aluminum Foam Filled Slat - Smallest Roll Diameter
  • Weight: 0.70 lbs / sqft - easy manual operation
  • Most cost effective Roll Shutter

The RC 37 is the choice among homeowners for security, protection, and noise reduction. The cost efficiency makes the RC 37 a perfect match when protecting small openings, such as windows.

For more information call us (Toll Free 1.800.233.1144) or request a free brochure.

Technical specifications

Description
  • Light Home Security
  • Shade Control
  • Noise Control
  • Privacy Control
  • Vertical Storm Bars
  • Vented slat options
  • Most common blade used in Europe
Available colors
Silver
Gray
White
Cream / Ivory
Light Beige
Brown
Characteristics
Covering Surface
1 -7/16'' (37mm)
Slat Height
37mm
Nominal Thickness
17/64''(7mm)
Weight per Square ft
.56 lbs
Slats per Square ft
7.03
Max Width
102'' wide
Max Height
161'' height
Minimum Roll Diameter
40 mm axle
Size
5.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
62"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
99"
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
120"
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
161"

End Retention

Zip Tex - Solar or Insect Screen with end retention system

 

What separates the Zip Tex from the standard Solar Screen? The Zip Tex End Retention System! A small coil style zipper is the key component of this end retention system, providing a smooth, quiet operation with no binding or bunching of the roll. The Zip Tex End Retention System secures the screen in the tracks, firmly eliminating those pesky bugs from finding their way in. This feature also ensures total shading coverage track to track.

 
Alutech United, Inc. has taken its expertise and experience in roll shutter manufacturing and coupled this with the latest innovations in sun control products in order to design the ZIP TEX rolling solar screen. Through manufacturing efficiencies and component overlap, the Zip Tex system utilizes the best features of a rolling shutter, Alutech's large inventory, and improved rolling screen features to deliver the very best rolling screen product in the marketplace.

Improve your quality of living...

...with a shading product built to handle the sun's damaging rays and harsh exterior environment.
The Zip Tex exterior rolling solar screen is the ideal product to control the sun's heat, damaging rays and glare. It will protect your home furnishings from fading and will also reduce your air conditioning expense by as much as 60%.
 
Wind resistant!
Our unique end retention option ensures wind resistance and operabilty using a buit-in dampening system. Zip Tex is equipped with a special side rail insert that allows the screen to flex under wind pessure, but keeps the screen anchored in the rails. The Zip Tex will keep your screens in the rails at any position, fully closed, fully open or any position in between.
Amazing Test at 130 mph (Curtain: Insect Screen)

Bottom Seal Options

Did you know that we offer three different bottom seals on the bottom of the Zip Tex hem bar?
 
We offer 3 choices of bottom seals,
to suit your projects:

  • 3/4'' Pile Brush (Standard)
  • 2'' Pile Brush - for unlevel floors or bases
  • 1'' Rubber Bulb - for water sealant

For your next project, specify which one works best for you.
For more information on Zip Tex insect and shading screen view our Zip Tex area or contact us.

Security Grille / Security Gate

Roll Security Grille for Storefronts, Malls and more

Roll down security grilles are the security systems that have gained the most popularity for retail and commercial protection.  By using the unobtrusive grille system, a property is able to become secured overnight and allow shoppers to view merchandise after hours.
Display windows and entryways remain inviting and enticing as compared to a storefront with solid shutters or bulky iron gates.  Equally important, our grilles feature safety and aesthetic advantages over other systems: 

  • End retention system: provides a higher level of security.
  • Grille can be mounted on the interior or exterior of the glass
  • Operation can be: manually or motorized allowing for easy use
  • Centrally located heavy duty mortise lock on the bottom bar that locks into the side rails, our system allows you to keep your entryway free from tripping hazards.

Watch the demo of the Security Grille Here:

 

Common Applications include

  • Store Fronts
  • Counter (Bars, Tiki Bars, Pharmacy)
  • Gun Stores, Gun Racks
  • Shopping malls
  • Commercial Kitchens

Many cities are modifying their building codes to increase appearance in downtown areas and preserve architectural character of their buildings by banning solid roll down shutters.  However, the use of sliding or roll down grilles would still be permitted due to their openness factor.  In fact, the New York Times recently published an article regarding a bill from the Public Safety Committee that stated "after July 1, 2011, any roll-down gate that is being replaced must be replaced with a gate that allows at least 70 percent of the covered area to be visible." "This bill not only helps first responders when they are called to protect our businesses, but it carries the additional benefit of beautifying our city's landscape".  Cities and business owners taking these measures will help maintain a comfortable appearance and preserve the economic well-being of shopping districts in many areas.

Scorpion - Insect Screen

Scorpion - Retractable Insect Screen

The SCORPION system is a retractable insect screen for almost any size opening. With its bi folding design, it allows it to cover large openings with ease. The scorpion screen system is designed perfectly, allowing it to be manually pushed and pulled effortlessly. One feature that stands out the most is the only 3/16” tall bottom track. This feature makes it an almost perfect fit for most entrance ways.

Cleaning is simple, when the screen starts to acquire too much dirt, simply wash it with water. Once bad weather arrives simply pop out of track and store in a safe place.


 
Watch a very satisfied customer after install of our Scorpion screen. In the video watch Jaime from Positive Solutions in Puerto Rico demonstrate how easy it is to use this beautiful screening product for a french door application. Also notice the very minimal 3/16" track at the entrance of the doorway, making it perfect fit for any entrance way with foot traffic.

Unique features

  • Patented "caterpillar" technology
  • Extremly low profile bottom track
  • Modular Stack designe
  • Pleated - folding - screen
  • Corrosion Free Aluminum and PVC mechanism

Perfect for

  • ANY LARGE OPENINGS
  • Sliders
  • French doors
  • Outswinging doors
  • Balconies
  • Porches
  • Lanais
  • Garage Doors

Fabric Options

Screen Fabric Options

Made with extruded aluminum frames, Zip Tex systems utilizes Mermet, Phifer, Ferrari and Sunbrella fabrics to block the sun without blocking your view. There are several openness factors and color patterns available to choose from, for example:

 

Phifer Suntex 80 & 90

Exterior shading fabric made of strong vinyl-coated polyester, 31% Polyester, 69% Vinyl on Polyester. Mildew and fade resistant. Needs only an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water. Blocks up to 80% of the sun's heat.

 

Phifer Suntex 95

Engineered for exterior applications. It is a full basketweave vinyl-coated polyester fabric, thinner and lighter weight than traditional SunTex. 28% Polyester, 72% Vinyl on Polyester. Blocks up to 95% of the sun's heat.

 

Mermet - Natte

A highly durable fabric made up of 42% fiberglass & 58% vinyl designed for challenging situations in which solar heat gain and glare are problems. Retains excellent visibility with its 12% openness factor. Suitable for internal and external application.

Mermet - Satine

This translucent fabric made up of 42% fiberglass & 58% vinyl is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use due to its superior strength and dimensional stability. Excellent visibility with 5% openness factor.


 

Mermet - Flocké
 

42% Fiberglass, 51% Acrylic, 7% Cotton Flocked Backing. 0% openness factor. Blackout screen.
 

 

Weblon Coast Line Plus

High performance PVC composite that features a strong polyester base fabric. Used with the clear vinyl application. Multpile colors available for borders with clear vinyl.
 


 

Serge Ferrari Solits B92

 

 

Serge Ferrari Soltis 93


 

 

Serge Ferrari Precontraint 502

Used with the clear vinyl application. Multpile colors available for borders with clear vinyl.

Others fabric options include:

  • Ferrari - Soltis 86
  • Sunbrella - Solids
  • Insect Screen

  

Drop Shades

NEW DROP SHADE:

Our zippered end retention system has been a huge success and has satisfied most of your needs.  But, on occasion, there are openings that will not allow for installation of guide rails or they may not be necessary.  Such as rock walls or areas where there is not enough room for a guide rail.  We listened and now you have a solution…  Behold the Zip Tex screen with cable guides.  Offered with a little deeper discount, you can now offer and provide even more shading solutions.  Stay tuned for more information as this product continues to develop.

 
 
 

HV Bertha

HV Bertha - Accordion Shutter Window Protection

Alutech's Accordion Hurricane Shutters are designed to cover windows, sliding glass doors or enclose total balconies. Both curved and removable tracks are available to exactly fit your balcony and not take up valuable floor space. The Accordion shutters have been tested to meet or exceed Florida's building code regulations.

  • Built to withstand hurricane force winds
  • Made from high quality extruded aluminum and Stainless Steel parts
  • Encloses entire balconies with one shutter
  • Protect patio doors from rain damage
  • Improved Stacking
  • More Coverage per Blade
  • Fastest Assembly and Installation
  • 90° - Corner Mate available
  • Reduced "footprint" for balcony enclosures

Accordion Shutters - Bertha High Velocity - Hurricane Testing

These Accordion Shutters have been tested to meet or exceed the most stringent requirements for Hurricane Shutters in the industry, such as :

  • Florida Building Code (FBC) Non HVMZ
  • Florida Building Code (FBC) HVMZ
  • Dade and Broward
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • International Residential Code (IRC)
  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
  • Miami-Dade County

Accordion Shutters - Bertha High Velocity - Benefits

  • Accordion Hurricane Shutters are permanently installed for year round protection.
  • They fold back compactly similar to a louvered door and are one or two piece shutters.
  • They are installed in front windows and doors, balconies, and large patio openings.
  • Accordion Shutters are convenient, and easy to close. They lock from the inside or outside for increased security and protection.
  • Accordion Hurricane Shutters are made of aluminum and should be cleaned and lubricated yearly.
  • Accordion Shutters are considered one of the strongest shutters available.
  • A Special 90° Corner Mate is available to exactly fit your balcony and not take up valuable floor space.
  • The new Big Bertha HV features Hurricane Protection for residential and commercial applications.
  • The two-blade system is highly versatile and allows flexible use of components for both commercial and residential Hurricane Shutter Systems.

RC 42

Alu Star - RC 42

The RC 42 Foam Filled slat is the most commonly used shutter slat in today’s market. It is a versatile slat that conveniently rolls small and with its polyurethane foam core insulates and reduces unwanted outside noise levels.

  • RC 42 Aluminum Foam Filled Slat - 42mm tall
  • Perfect Balance between: Roll Diameter and Opening Width
  • Weight: 0.80 lbs / sqft - easy manual operation
  • Most cost effective Roll Shutter

The RC 42 is used where you need to protect medium sized openings from unwanted intruders, noises, heat gain, heat loss or light.

For more information call us (Toll Free 1.800.233.1144) or request a free brochure.

Technical specifications

Description
  • Basic Home Security
  • Shade Control
  • Noise Control

 

  • Privacy Control
  • Vertical Storm Bars
  • Vented slat options
Available colors
Gray
White
Cream / Ivory
Light Beige
Brown
Characteristics
Covering Surface
1-21/32'' (42mm)
Slat Height
42mm
Nominal Thickness
3/8'' (9.3mm)
Weight per Square ft
.56 lbs
Slats per Square ft
7.62
Max Width
118'' wide
Max Height
308'' height
Minimum Roll Diameter
40mm axle
Size
5.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
39"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
78"
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
88"
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
121"
9" BOX
max. Finished Height
161"
10" BOX
max. Finished Height
212"
12" BOX
max. Finished Height
308"

Gallery - Studio Star

Gallery - Scorpion Screen

Motorized Retractable Solar and Insect Screen

Restaurant: Screened Outdoor Seating

Tiki Bar: Roll Shutters - Security

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Fabric Options: Sunshadow 4000

We have added a new Screen Fabric for our Zip Tex End-retention Screen: Sun Shadow 4000
The SunShadow 4000 is a heavier weight for Solar and Privacy Screen for exterior applications. It is available in 5% and 10% openness factor. This fabric carries a limited lifetime warranty (10 years if used in exterior applications) by RollEase. It is available in 14 different colors and 2 openness factor at a very competitive price level.
Zip Tex is our end-retention Roll-up Screen featuring:

  • unique end-retention system
  • motorized and manual operator options
  • wide range of frame colors, fabric choices
  • roll formed, extruded and hybrid housing
  • Wind tested up to 130 mph
  • clear vinyl windows available

More information on ZipTex

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Take a look at these new fabrics - Sun Shadow 4000

Are your Shutters and Screens approved for Florida Building Code?

Yes, we have several models that are considered Hurricane Shutters under Florida Building Codes. For more information check the Technical Info Section on Florida Building Code Hurricane Shutter Installation Drawings.

Roll Shutter, Accordion Shutters, Hurricane Shutters, Storm Panels, what is the difference?

There are many solutions to protect your windows and doors on your home from storms, hurricane force winds, wind driven rain, etc. The term "Hurricane Shutters" usually applies to Roll Shutters or Accordion Shutters that can withstand hurricane force winds and are rated to such conditions, i.e. they are tested and comply with various building codes, e.g.: IBC - International Building Code

Wind Load Charts

Use the map below to locate which wind speed region you are in. This will help you determine what your maximum shutter sizes are, depending on which slat profile you choose.

Values are 3-second gust speeds in miles per hour and (meters per second) at 33 ft (10m) above ground for exposure category C and are associated with an annual probability of 0.02.This map is for rough guidance only. Please contact your local dealer for more accurate information.

Do I need hurricane shutters?

Whether you use roll shutters or accordion shutters they do much more than just protect you from hurricane force winds. See our solution page for for more benefits.
Depending where you are located, you might need shutters that are rated for different wind speeds: See our wind load map what your area is rated.

What colors can I choose from?

Depending on the product standard colors are white, cream, beige, gray, ivory,  bronze, silver and brown. Many non standard colors and custom color options are available upon request.

When do I need to use Storm Bars?

Storm Bars are recommended when widths exceed 48" for RC42, 60" for RC55, 72" for RCE40 and 96" for RCE60. Barracuda and B-58 are so called end-retention systems that do not need storm bars.

How many shutters or screens can I operate with one switch?

Special switches will operate up to 2 shutters. Somfy's RTS or IGC Technology can be installed to operate virtually an unlimited number of shutters with only one switch. Somfy Systems can also be adapted to control one or more motors in groups and/or individually from one or more locations. In addition, we can interface with most home automation and z-wave systems.

When should I use a Motor with Gear Override?

Motorized shutters with a gear override option are recommended and required for any opening that may be used as an emergency exit. If power is lost, a motorized shutter with gear override can be manually opened for exiting the building. Some areas are also prone to frequent power outages. If this is the case, we would recommend manual shutters when possible and motorized shutters with gear override.

Do you have dealer near me?

We probably do! Just send us your contact information (with your Zip code!) We will get you in touch and/or send you free information material. Contact us for more information.

Hurricane Education

Hurricane Protection and Building Codes

Hurricane Season in the USA begins June 1 and extends through November 30. On average, several hurricanes hit the US East Coast during this period. It's not only the Category 5 (strongest) hurricanes that cause all the damage...In 1996 Hurricane Fran (Category 3) became the third most costly in history...Flood damage extended from North Carolina to the Great Lakes.

Alutech Hurricane Shutters prove to be an effective barrier between a storm, wind driven rain and your building. Our hurricane shutters will significantly reduce leakage through your windows and entrances in a high wind and hurricane condition.
 

A Hurricane Shutter is defined by your building code

Sometimes confusing, but nevertheless a very important aspect of Hurricane Protection is your local building code. Only shutters that comply with your specific buildings code's requirement are truly hurricane shutters. Look at our wind load map and building code adoption map, to give you an idea about your area. Contact us or a dealer of ours for information about your municipality. Our products are rated, tested and approved to meet or exceed the following building codes:

  • Dade County
  • Florida Building Code (FBC)
  • International Building Code (IBC / IRC)
  • Texas Department of Insurances (TDI)

To find approval drawings for each of these codes follow find the product your are interested in a follow the links for Building Codes.


Find Products for Hurricane Protection

Our hurricane protection products include: Roll Shutters, Accordion Shutters, Screens and Panels

 

Pricing Instructions

Most dealer questions arise about pricing and costing of shutters. Here is how you can do it:

Online - Instantly:

For pricing information, order status and more, log on to your Alutech Account, which provides you:

  • Instant online pricing
  • Order Status
  • Quote and Order History

Log on to your account for Online Pricing.
 

Easy: Fax/Phone

Just send us an e-mail, a fax or call us, and we walk you through it: contact us.
 

"by the book"

As a registered dealer, we send you a dealer book with all pricing instructions.

Home Owner

Innovative Products to protect your Home

Allow us to assist you or your contractor when you prepare to protect your most valuable asset and its contents. To put it simply, our vision as an industry leading manufacturer is not just a basic focus to only protect your investment like most companies. In addition, we proudly offer a complete line of specialty designed products that strive to maintain your homes beauty and charm, while drastically enhancing your quality of life. When you select any of our individually custom built shutters, you will instantly receive a quality product that provides versatility and allows you peace of mind. Equally important, after purchasing one of our many innovative and unparalleled products, you will feel completely comfortable knowing that you have made a sound decision. Learn more to find out why Alutech United is the only choice when it comes to safeguarding your home.

Why are Alutech's products any different?

Quality

It begins with the materials. For decades, shutters have commonly been used throughout Europe. As a spin-off from a family owned business that began in Germany, we have many years of experience with the engineering and technology that has already been proven and we continue to use European resources for their reliable and consistent quality. We can be certain, with each shutter we ship, our customers will have the continued confidence that our products are capable of being utilized for many years to come.
 

Aesthetics

Although we manufacture many of the traditional shutters you are probably accustomed to, we have taken multiple innovative steps to lessen their visual impact upon installation, as well as, providing creative solutions for openings that were once an architectural challenge. From our custom shaped shutters for arched or trapezoid shapes to our uniquely engineered mini end retention shutter that provides one of the smallest housing requirements available. We are proud to offer these versatile innovations to our customers while continuing to provide the most aesthetically appealing shutters in the world.

Stability/ Experience

For over 16 years Alutech United has helped thousands of homeowners protect an existing home, vacation home or even their new dream home. We have consistently made wise financial decisions and we continue to offer our products at a fair and competitive price. We remain well positioned financially and by having a northern and southern location; we will be here to conveniently support our customers for many more years. We also have a complete staff of knowledgeable and experienced representatives at each location that can assist you from the basics of shutters to the more complex questions involving using shutters with your home automation system or using a remote IP interface.

Versatility

Not only do our shutters protect against storms or other weather events, when used on a daily basis, they can provide a positive change to your everyday quality of life. From providing a shading solution with the afternoon sun to providing a thermal barrier during extreme summer or winter temperatures, rest assured there will be a noticeable change in your utility consumption. Not to mention, protecting against the harsh ultraviolet rays that could damage expensive furniture or floors. Finally, lets not forget about security and privacy as another major benefit. When the shutters are closed, you can enjoy complete privacy and a reduction in noise, in the event you live on a busy street or have a close neighbor. More importantly, a potential thief will certainly target another less difficult victim if your home has shutters.

Peace of mind

By purchasing shutters from Alutech United, you can feel positive that you have chosen a company that offers far more advantages and benefits than anyone else. From our less obtrusive shutter options that will maintain your homes beauty, to all of the many benefits that allow you to enhance your quality of life, assisting with your energy savings and protecting your investment from storms, sun and burglary. We hope you will contact us to allow us to further detail all of the many other reasons Alutech is the right choice for you. Contact one of our facilities so we can put you in touch with a local dealer or we can discuss your intentions and recommend the proper solution for your needs.
 

Did you know?

We can fully integrate our shutters to work with your Crestron or Lutron home automation systems. Let our knowledgeable support staff assist you in either working on a new project or using an existing system.

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Dealer/Installer

The most complete line of products for your business

As an industry leading manufacturer, we have strategically developed a full line of products to provide to our customers. We offer all types of hurricane and security protection products in the form of clear and aluminum panels, Accordion shutters, roll down shutters and even hurricane abatement screens. We also offer roll down insect screens, solar screens and even retractable awnings. It is important to note, that most of our products are proprietary and will allow you an edge against your competition. When you select Alutech United as a partner, you will be guaranteed uncompromising quality products, dependable service all at a competitive price. Learn more to find out why Alutech United is the only choice when it comes to searching for a supplier.
 

Why are Alutech's products any different?

Quality Products

It begins with the materials. For decades, shutters have commonly been used throughout Europe. As a spin-off from a family owned business that began in Germany, we have many years of experience with the engineering and technology that has already been proven and we continue to use European resources for their reliable and consistent quality. We can be certain, with each shutter we ship, our dealers will have the continued confidence that their customers will own products that are capable of being utilized for many years to come. Another hidden benefit is Alutech has chosen to purchase most of our aluminum straight from the mill in order to get the best pricing and to better control inventory. Next is quality control. Multiple systems are used throughout the production process from the very beginning of an order to a packaged status just before shipping to ensure that an order is produced properly and shipped on time. Many more procedures are currently in place to assure we maintain a solid inventory and to provide the most efficient production schedule.
 

Aesthetics

Although we manufacture many of the traditional shutters you are probably accustomed to, we have taken multiple innovative steps to lessen their visual impact upon installation, as well as, providing creative solutions for openings that were once an architectural challenge. From our custom shaped shutters for arched or trapezoid shapes to our uniquely engineered mini end retention shutter that provides one of the smallest housing requirements available. We are proud to offer these versatile innovations to our customers while continuing to provide the most aesthetically appealing shutters in the world. Generally speaking, we can offer housings sizes on roll down shutters in a much smaller housing than our competition. Perfect for out swinging doors or casement windows without a lot of space.
 

Service/ Experience

For decades, Alutech United has helped our dealers protect thousands of homeowners with existing homes, vacation homes or even their new dream homes. We have consistently made wise financial decisions and we continue to offer our products at a fair and competitive price. We remain sound as a company and by having a northern and southern location; we will be here to conveniently support our dealers in the future. We also have a complete staff of knowledgeable and experienced representatives at each location that can assist you from the basics of shutter quotes or installations to the more complex questions involving using shutters with home automation systems or using a remote IP interface. Versatility Not only do our shutters protect against storms or other weather events, when used on a daily basis, they can provide a positive change to your customers everyday quality of life. From providing a shading solution with the afternoon sun to providing a thermal barrier during extreme summer or winter temperatures, rest assured there will be a noticeable change in their utility consumption. Not to mention, protecting against the harsh ultraviolet rays that could damage expensive furniture or floors. Finally, lets not forget about security and privacy as another major benefit. When the shutters are closed, customers can enjoy complete privacy and a reduction in noise, in the event they live on a busy street or have a close neighbor. More importantly, a potential thief will certainly target another less difficult victim if their home has shutters.
 

Competitive Price

By purchasing shutters from Alutech United, you can feel positive that you have chosen a company that offers far more advantages and benefits than anyone else. From our less obtrusive shutter options that will maintain your customers homes beauty, to all of the many benefits that allow you to enhance your customers quality of life, assisting with their energy savings and protecting their investments from storms, sun and burglary. We hope you will contact us to allow us to further detail all of the many other reasons Alutech is the right choice for you. Contact one of our facilities so we can discuss our products and begin working with you.

Did you know?

We can fully integrate our shutters to work with Crestron or Lutron home automation systems. Let our knowledgeable support staff assist you in either working on a new project or using an existing system.

Architect/Planner

Complement. and protect your intricate designs for discerning clients by choosing from a host of our many innovative products.

We all agree that windows and doors are generally the key architectural features on the facade of a home or business. Although beautiful, we conform to the notion that these openings generally need added protection depending on the location of the project. If your requirement is storm protection, added security, or simply increasing the energy efficiency of the project, we have numerous products available for you. Generally, we are asked to provide a solution for all of these provisions as they each play a key role in enhancing the comfort level of the homeowner and provide peace of mind. If you are searching for an industry leading manufacturer that provides high performing products, experienced technical support and is capable of maintaining the elegance and overall appearance of your design, look no further. You have found an accomplished partner with the tools and desire to allow you to execute your design and bring your vision to reality.

Why should I specify Alutech United's products?

You can't put a square peg in a round hole.

We vehemently feel the same way in regards to putting a traditional rectangular shutter over an arched shaped opening. Aesthetically, it is very unattractive and it draws your attention away from an original detail that was intended to be an architectural feature. Our Studio Star designer series are the only storm rated shutters that are capable of covering just about any shaped opening you can challenge us with. As if that were not exciting enough, we are capable of operating this shutter from any inverted position or horizontal position, making it an easy choice for covering skylights and any other typically challenging openings. Contact one of our representatives to find out more on other versatile uses for this product.

Did you know we require one of the smallest housings available?

Being an innovative and cutting edge leader in our industry, we recently developed an end retention shutter system that allows us to span large openings without the use of bulky storm bars, while requiring one of the smallest housings available in our industry. That means you can now offer your clients a much less obtrusive appearance without the need for unsightly storm bars. If you are still in the design stage, by having these small diameter requirements, simply plan a housing access panel in the wall above each opening to completely conceal the shutters when they are not in use. We have worked with many architects, on existing structures or new projects that incorporate this into the design for a flawless and concealed appearance.

Home Automation

Home automation is becoming a standard protocol in most high end new construction projects. Each of our roll down shutters is fully capable of being integrated with each of the home automation systems that are available today. Let one of our technical experts explain how beneficial this can be to your clients, help design a grouping or explain how to make our shutters capable of being used with an IP interface. We are well trained and well versed with all of the available technology that is available today.

Extensive support

No matter the size or type of project, whether your vision includes straight lines or curves, we have your solutions available. Allow our capable technical representatives to ensure every aspect of your sophisticated plan is addressed from its infancy to final build.

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Additional Comments/Questions

Large Network of local Dealers and Installers

Over the past 15 years we have built a nationwide Network of professional Installers and Dealers.

These local Tradesmen are factory trained and have years of experience. They provide in-house consultations, installation services and will maintain your shutters.
 

Manufacturer Support

Alutech as a manufacturer offers support to Designers and Architects during the design and building process. We help you choose the product that fits your needs and requirements, we also make sure you get local expertise if and when you need it.

Get in touch with us for any question you have. Call us: 1-800-233-1144 or use our convenient contact form.

Applications

Alutech Shutters and Screens offer maximum protection to any window shape: from angular frames to curved, from complicated openings to regular. What sets Alutech products apart from other shutter systems? Simple... quality, versability, speed of production and shipping, and above all - custom manufacturing to fit any shape. To find the product that suits your application go to:

Technical Information

Overview of our Protection Products, the table below should help you navigate to the relevant documentation

Dealer Book and Design Guide

For full download of our 200++ page design guide go to: Download Dealer Book and Design guide

 

Regular Roll Shutters Bottom Up and Sunroom Shutters

Roll Shutter - Overview

Bottom-up - Roll Shutter - Overview
 Hurricane, Storm, Security, Privacy, Insulation Hurricane, Security, Privacy, Insulation
Window / Opening:   Window / Opening Shapes: 
Curtains:  Magnum, Barracuda, Bertha-58, RCE40, RC37, RC42, RC55 Curtains:  Magnum, BarracudaRCE40
Image Gallery - Roll Shutters Gallery - Asymmetrical Roll Shutters
Operators:
- Manual
- Motorized
- Remote Controlled
- Home automation integration
Operators:
- Manual
- Motorized
- Remote Controlled
- Home automation integration
Building Code Approvals and Drawings: Roll Shutters Building Code Approvals and Drawings: Studio Star
Roll Shutter Installation Instructions
Roll Shutter Measurment Instructions
Studio Star - Shapes - Installation Instructions
Studio Star - Shapes - Measuring Instructions

 

 

Zip Tex - Roll-Down Solar / Insect Screens Sunroom Shutters / Shading

Roll Screen - Overview

Sun Room - Overview
 Hurricane, Storm, Security, Privacy, Insulation Security, Privacy, Insulation, Sun Control
Window / Opening:   Window / Opening Shapes: 
Curtains:  Fabric and Insect Screens Curtains:  Magnum, Barracuda, RCE40, RC42 (foam filled)
Image Gallery - Roll Shutters Gallery - Roof Shading System
Operators:
- Manual
- Motorized
- Remote Controlled
- Home automation integration
Operators:
- Motorized
- Remote Controlled
- Home automation integration
Zip Tex Screen Measurement Instructions
Zip Tex : Installation Instructions

  

Sun Star - Roof - Installation Instructions
Sun Star - Measurment Instructions
Scorpion Insect Screen Accordion Hurricane Shutters

Overview: Scorpion Pleated Insect Screen

Overview: Accordion Hurricane Shutter
Insect Screening Hurricane Protection, Security
Gallery: Scorpion Insect Screens Gallery: Accordion Shutters
Operation: - Manual Operation: Manual
Installation Instructions
Measuring Instructions
  
Accordion - Installation and Measuring

Buildcode Approval Drawings / Prints
 

Install Instructions

Measuring and Installaton Instructions by Products

 
Regular Roll Shutters Bottom Up and Sunroom Shutters
Roll Shutter Installation Instructions
Roll Shutter Measurment Instructions
Studio Star - Shapes - Installation Instructions
Studio Star - Shapes - Measuring Instructions

 

 

Scorpion Insect Screen Accordion Hurricane Shutters
Installation Instructions
Measuring Instructions
  
Accordion - Installation and Measuring
 

Webinar: Alutech GEEK - Online Tools

November 19th

Join us for a presentation of our various tools and resources that are available to our dealers. These tools are free and can be used with your existing computers, smartphones or tablets. During the 45min Webinar, we will show you: register here

www.alutech.com - website walk-through

how to find all the information you need quickly

  • Electronic dealer book and design guide
  • Instructions, approval drawings, etc.
  • News and newsletter
Email Notifications:

automatically receive

  • Order confirmations
  • Shipping notices
  • Invoices
WebGenius the online Dealer Tool.

Our system lets you:

  • Create instant online quotes
  • Print instant online shop drawings
  • Review existing quotes
  • See your order history, order status, real-time tracking information
Mobile App for Smartphones

Alutech is the first company that developed an App for Roll Shutter Professionals

  • Quick quotations on your phone or tablet
  • Resources, instructions, picture gallery
  • Real-time order status

 

Limited space please register here

 

RSVP - Alutech Dealer Seminar

Annual Dealer Seminar 2016

Where: Alutech United -  Siesta Key, FL

Host Hotel: Aloft Sarasota FL, use alutech for special rates

When: October 14th and 15th

What: Dealer Seminar

  • Zip Tex - New Features
  • Magnum – New Features
  • Somfy 
  • Alutech Geek
  • Marketing
  • Factory Tour
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Event for Saturday

Please tell us if you are coming, so we can be better prepared. Any questions, just let us know.

Magnum

Alu Star Magnum - Mini Overhead Door and Hurricane Shutter

Alutech United has developed a new version of the hurricane roll shutter, called Magnum. This shutter system can be used both, as a mini-overhead door for security applications, as well as  hurricane shutters. In either case, this will give you small housing sizes.

Our unique "End Retention System" eliminates the need for storm bars. Years of engineering and testing went into our most advanced roll shutter.
 The patented technology provides a smooth, quiet operation and very small housing sizes combined with all the protection you need.
 
The Magnum meets and exceeds the toughest standards: TDI, IBC/FBC.

Some of the unique features of the Magnum Shutter are:

  • End Retention System - eliminates storm bars
  • Efficient roll diameter - minimizes housing size
  • Patented roll shutter system
  • 57mm extruded aluminum slat
  • Stainless steel end retention bolts
  • New slat appearance
  • Building Code Approved
  • Approved for block and concrete construction
  • Approved for wooden structures
  • Perforation and hole punch option
  • Slim line and commercial lock options

Technical specifications

Description
Available colors
Mill Finished
Bronze
Silver
Gray
White
Cream / Ivory
Light Beige
Brown
Custom Color
Characteristics
Covering Surface
57mm
Slat Height
57mm
Nominal Thickness
7mm
Weight per sqft
1.3 lbs
Slats per ft (height)
5.38
Max. width
18ft
Max. height
19ft
Min. Axle diameter
60mm
Size
5.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
50"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
84"
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
112"
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
150"
9" BOX
max. Finished Height
195"

Insect Screens

Insect screen offers the ultimate in insect protection, while at the same time stopping up to 65% of the sun's heat and glare. This fabric improves daytime privacy and offers excellent outward visibility, yet openness of the 20x20 mesh is small enough to keep out tiny insects.
 

Technical specifications

Description

6.5" Box only available for spans over 19 ft. wide. This system then uses a double reinforced axle system to reduce deflection.

 

Side Rail, Housings and Bottom Bar

Available colors
Bronze
White
Light Beige
Brown
Custom Color
Size
4" BOX
max. Finished Height
116"
5" BOX
max. Finished Height
218"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
300"

Studio Star Type G Specifications

Our Studio Star Type G allows you the same physical properties of a regular rolling shutter, just in a reverse rolling direction. This shutter allows operation from the bottom of the shutter to roll upwards to the to finished height rather than the downward direction of a normal rolling shytter. The Type G has a square finished top as that of a normal roll down shutter.

Type G

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Perforation and Windows

Webinar: Zip Tex Rolling Shade & Screen, Feb - 18th

Just because it's cold now doesn't mean Spring isn't coming. Get prepared for the upcoming shading and insect season with knowledge of the leading product on the market that can help your customers, with a little help from us by attending this free webinar.
 

WEBINAR: ZIP TEX ROLLING SHADE & SCREEN

 
WHEN: FEBRUARY 18th, 2016 @ 2:00 est.
WHERE: ANYWHERE YOU CAN CALL OR CONNECT ONLINE
 

Some things you will learn, during this web event.             

  • What fabrics do we offer?
  • What's the largest span?
  • What options for operators?
  • Custom applications and  many, many more!

 

Hurry, as space is limited to 25 registrations!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW - LIMITED SPACE
 

Solar Shading Screens

Solar Shade is a unique woven mesh that can block 75-90% of the sun's hot rays before they enter your windows, while also performing as an insect screen. This fabrics primary purpose is to reduce solar heat gain in the summer and reduce heat loss in the winter.

Technical specifications

Description

Phifer

Fabrics

  • Suntex 80:  80% coverage - 20% openness 
  • Suntex 90:  90% coverage - 10% openness 
  • Suntex 95:  95% coverage - 5% openness

CONSTRUCTION

  • 31% Polyester, 69% Vinyl
  • 10 year warranty

WHEN TO USE

  • Solar Protection
  • USA made
  • Higher seam heights

Mermet

Serge Ferrari
 

Side Rail, Housings and Bottom Bar

Available colors
Bronze
White
Light Beige
Brown
Custom Color
Size
4" BOX
max. Finished Height
96"
5" BOX
max. Finished Height
218"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
300"

Vinyl Roll Screen

Technical specifications

Description

Clear Vinyl Key Features:

  • Almost 100% clear
  • Clear Window: 20mill thick PVC
  • Max Window is 51” wide
  • Can do multiple windows
  • 5” space must be kept between windows
  • No curved tops

 

Side Rail, Housings and Bottom Bar

Available colors
Bronze
White
Light Beige
Brown
Custom Color
Size
5.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
216"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
300"

Why buy from Alutech United

Increased Beauty and Security

Your home will likely become the largest investment you'll make in your lifetime. Protecting it, and your family, is simply the right thing to do. When it is time to get the job done right, Alutech United is here to help. Our roller shutter designs can help you weather storms and increase your overall home security while adding beauty and value to the structure.

​At Alutech United, we offer our customers the highest quality and most visibly attractive security shutters in the business. Our designs include accordion shutters, sun shading roller shutters, storm shutters, retractable awnings and more. We also build security shutters right into designs. 

While there are other manufacturers of hurricane shutters, Alutech isn't like the competition.

So, what makes Alutech’s security shutters stand out?

The quality we offer - At Alutech, quality is our number one concern. To ensure this, we start with the very best materials to make every product in our line. We combine the right materials with our years of experience and our proven technology and engineering to guarantee our customers delivery of the finest security shutters in the industry.

Our attention to aesthetics - Alutech has taken innovative measures to lessen the visual impact caused by the installation of traditional security shutters. We offer custom shaped shutters for trapezoid and arched shapes and a number of other products meant to protect a home while still offering visual appeal.

Our experience - Alutech is a leading manufacturer of storm shutters, security grill products and hurricane screens. Our business began more than 35 years ago in Germany when founder Hans Schanz began researching roller shutter designs. As a mechanical engineer, Schanz saw a number of other applications for this design and Alutech was born. In the 1980s, the company pioneered a new design of security shutters that could follow the shapes of a variety of windows. By the 1990s, Alutech expanded internationally and today services customers all over the world from its new headquarters in Selbyville, Delaware.

Our versatility - While our storm shutters are ideal to have in place when severe weather threatens, they are also perfect for everyday use. Our security shutters are versatile enough to provide shading and will even serve as a thermal barrier on days when the temperatures spike or plummet.
 

Security Shutters Help Bring Peace of Mind

The peace of mind you’ll enjoy - When you have Alutech security shutters in place, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve done your part to protect your home and your family. Our shutters can offer you protection from sun, storms, cold and hot weather and even burglary.

When it is time to better protect your home, Alutech United is here to help. We offer a variety of solutions that range from removable storm panels to systems you can put into use every day. At Alutech, your safety, security and satisfaction are our top priorities. If you’re ready to enjoy the protection storm shutters provide, Alutech is here for you.

Hurricane Shutters

Here you can choose from several different hurricane protection products

Measuring Instructions

Detailed measuring instructions for all Studio Star shapes.

Click here for measuring instructions.

Measuring Instructions

Detailed instructions for all Studio Star shapes.

Click here for measurement instructions.

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Annual Dealer Seminar - Register Today!

Join us for our annual Seminar :
October 14th & 15th : Siesta Key, FL
 

Time and Location

October 14th & 15th : Siesta Key, FL
Host Hotel: ALOFT SARASOTA:
special rates under code: ALUTECH GROUP
  

Agenda

FRIDAY Presentations

  • Zip Tex
  • Magnum
  • Barracuda
  • Somfy

Lunch

  • Power Pricing
  • Online Web Tools - live demo
  • Cannon Testing!
  • Florida Shop Tour

FRIDAY NIGHT: Dinner Cruise 

Le Barge Dinner Cruise, food & live entertainment

SATURDAY: Choose

  • Shooting range, with George
  • Charter Boat, with Cliff & Aaron
  • Golf, with Wes & Jason
  • Beach, with Joe

Register Today!

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We are your local Alutech United Dealer and Installer. Contact us for more information and a free price quotation.

Webinar: "Did you know?"

Webinar: "Did you know?" Lots of little things we can do -  You may not know or don't remember.

DATE: FEB 23rd, 2017
TIME: 1:30 p.m. EST

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Motorized Garage Door Screen

Any type of garage opening can benefit from Zip Tex rolling screens from residential, commercial, and even restaurants and bars. Zip Tex can offer solar, wind, privacy and insect control in an instants notice.

  • Turns any Garage area into a usable room and regain your MAN CAVE.
  • Provides shading from the sun's harmful UV rays and reduces television screen and computer monitor glare.
  • Keep out wind, and debris that comes with it. 
  • Enhances privacy but does not obstruct views.
  • Keeps out pesky insects and other unwanted pests. 

Technical specifications

Description
  • 4" Box Standard
  • Zipper Locks into Rail
  • Heavy Bottom Hembar
Available colors
Bronze
White
Light Beige
Size
4" BOX
max. Finished Height
116"

Come see us - IDA Expo - Atlanta - Apr. 19-22

Come see us - IDA Expo - Atlanta, GA-
April 19-22

We would love to have you come visit our booth at this year's 2017 IDA EXPO in Atlanta.

  • Displaying ZIP TEX screen with our new ODS motor system
  • Displaying MAGNUM our mini overhead door system

Booth 1253 , APRIL 19-22, 2017

 

Studio Star - Custom Shaped Shutter

General Info

Alutech's Studio Star is a unique shutter that will protect virtually any shaped opening! Ideal for all triangular, arched and unusual shaped windows. All Alutech's shutters are designed to protect buildings from the worst of storms, the most determined burglar, the brightest sunlight and the most variable thermal conditions imaginable.
 
Features

  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum RCE-40 slat profile
  • Electrical Motor operators with special clutch and break attachments
  • All curved guide rails are CNC machine bent to ensure perfect fit and no cut and weld marks
  • Die cast aluminum end caps with special entry guides
  • Attractive 45 degree, 2-piece shutter housings
  • Powder coated paint finishes on all exterior components
  • 3 Standard colors. White, Light Beige, Cream. Custom colors available
  • Optional removable spring-loaded storm bars
  • Engineered pulley system for guidance of lift cable

Benefits

  • Cover any shaped opening, triangular, arched, and trapezoidal.
  • Storm and Hurricane protection.
  • Protects all openings from driving wind and rain damage
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Protect your non-rectangular windows with rolling shutters
  • Increased insulation factors
  • Increased property values
  • Reduced insurance premiums
  • Sun Protection and shading

Technical specifications

Size
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
65"
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
75"
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
110"
9" BOX
max. Finished Height
140"
10" BOX
max. Finished Height
185"

Windowz Inc.

Company
Windowz Inc.
Location
Ocean Isle Beach , NC 28469
United States

KiddCo Door & Glass

Company
KiddCo Door & Glass
Location
Ventura , CA 93003
United States