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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
49"
6.5" BOX
max. Finished Height
85"
7" BOX
max. Finished Height
88"
8" BOX
max. Finished Height
138"

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FAQ

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

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.

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.

How can I or my company become dealer?

If you already are in the home improvement business, you are probably a good candidate. Call us or send us your contact information (with your Zip code!) Contact us for information on becoming a Hurricane Shutter Installer.