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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
Installation photo
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
Max Width
Max Height
Min Roll Diameter
50 mm axle
Housing size chart
5.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
9" BOX
max. Finished Height
10" BOX
max. Finished Height
12" BOX
max. Finished Height
Are your Shutters and Screens approved for Florida Building Code?
Yes. Several of our models fall under the “hurricane shutters” category under Florida building code. For more information check See our solution page for Hurricane Protection.
Roll Shutter, Accordion Shutters, Hurricane Shutters, Storm Panels, Hurricane Screens: what is the difference?
While these shutters differ in style or design, each of these works to protect your home from torrential rains and hurricane force winds. In addition, each of these products is tested to comply with numerous building codes (e.g. FBC and IBC).
Do I need hurricane shutters?
Hurricane shutters provide the highest level of protection against the elements. Whether you use roll shutters or accordion shutters they do much more than just protect you from hurricane force winds. See our Applications page for for more benefits.
What colors can I choose from? (Roll Shutters)
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.
How many shutters or screens can I operate with one switch?
Special switches can operate up to two shutters. Somfy’s RTS or IGC technology could, virtually, operate an unlimited number of shutters with only a single switch! The technology could also be modified to control individual or groups of motors from multiple locations. Lastly, we can incorporate the technology into most home automation and z-wave systems.
When should I use a Motor with Gear Override?
If power is lost, a motorized shutter or screen with gear override can be manually opened and retracted. 
This is a good option for areas prone to frequent power outages. Motorized shutters with a gear override option are recommended and sometimes required for any opening that may be used as an emergency exit.
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