ABOUT OUR STORM PANELS
ENGINEERED HURRICANE PROTECTION
VuSafe™ Storm Panels are an affordable, practical solution for protecting glass areas during hurricanes, nor’ easters, or for seasonal closure. They are light weight, easy to use and allow natural light to filter in. VuSafe™ storm panel attachment solutions will satisfy coastal building codes.
VuSafe™ storm panels and attachment options have been tested and approved to meet ASTM standards E330, E1886 and E1996. Panel spans of up to 108” at DP50 can be achieved with our quick connect panel attachments and no requirement for center support. VuSafe™ also satisfies insurance industry guidelines for window protection.
High visibility, clear polycarbonate panels of .110” thickness are measured, pre-cut and pre-punched to fit any window and door. Panel widths are 14” nominal width with a depth of 2”. Each panel has two corrugations 6” on center.
Retention Header Attachment System
Rotate Panel to Vertical
Lower Panel into Postition
ULTRA-h™ HEADER & PANEL CLIP™
The Ultra-h™ Header and Panel Clip™ attachment system is VuSafe’s patent pending enhancement to the industry standard h-Header channel. By incorporating an integral positive lock system, Panel Clip™ combines the ease of installation of an h-Header channel with the impact and wind resistance of direct mounting.
Hurricane Hook Attachment System
Our Hurricane Hooks remove the necessity of climbing ladders and the presence of header channels at the top of the opening, yet provide the impact and wind pressure resistance of a direct mount attachment. Hurricane Hooks are less obtrusive than other types of mounting hardware, making them the ideal solution when low visibility is important. Hurricane Hooks can be installed using Ultra-F™ Track or anchored directly into the building’s structure.
Our hardware selection is specifically designed for maximum strength and durability of use. Made of stainless steel and polycarbonate components, each part plays an integral role in providing stability in the mounting process.
ALUMINUM BUILD UP
Extruded aluminum rail extensions may be used to adjust the mounting plane of attachment channels. The build up is designed to slide onto the back of the top and bottom mounting channels. Incremental sizes of 3/8”, 5/8” and 7/8” may be combined to achieve desired depth.
Our extruded aluminum channels secure the storm panels on the top and bottom of an opening and may be permanently installed or removable as needed. Channels are provided in standard colors of white or Nantucket gray, or your custom paint choice. Header channels may be capped with crown moulding for a built-in appearance.