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Louvers, Grilles, Sunshades and Awnings - January 2019

Louvers, grilles, sunshades and awnings featured in Metal Architecture's January 2019 issue.

Airolite’s aluminum sun controls can be cantilevered, horizontal, vertical or inclined. They have an all-welded assembly for strength and durability. The sun controls can be used to integrate daylight in new and retrofit building projects. They filter the sun’s heat and glare to 80 percent, and cut wintertime radiant heat loss.

Perfection Architectural Systems offers a complete line of suspended canopies, awnings and walkway covers. They feature rigid roll lock extruded aluminum roof decking materials. The roof pans are self-flashing aluminum sections that form a positive roll lock connection. Water flow is directed from the roof deck to open-topped support beams and internally down columns, which eliminates the need for external downspouts. All extrusions are 6063 alloy and T6 temper for strength. Finishes include clear anodized, thermoset enamel and fluoropolymer (Kynar).

PS Industries’ louvers and dampers are designed to operate in all weather conditions. They feature weather seals and Ice Buster technology. Options include top pivot louvers/dampers, bottom pivot louvers/dampers, center pivot louvers/dampers and sliding louvers/dampers. Materials include structural or formed steel shapes, stainless steel and 26-gauge pre-finished exterior rib sheeting. Frames include jamb and head members for field locating and installation on structures. They are customizable and available with manual, electric or pneumatic operation.

Architectural Louvers offers its model E6JF louvers, which are 6-inch-deep, 45-degree, hurricane-duty, J-blade, extruded aluminum, stationary louvers. The frame and blades are 0.081-inch-thick, and sizing starts at 12 inches wide by 12 inches tall. Mounting for a variety of opening types is available, and options include various screens and finishes. E6JF louvers are used where high free areas and standard rain performance are required. They work well for general ventilation air intake/exhaust, and have product approvals for high impact and impact resistance from Miami Dade County and the State of Florida.