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Vertical Storm Bar Installation - Louver Shutters

The Atlantic Shutter Systems patented storm bar system is sold as a kit with includes
the following items:
vertical storm-bar kit for louver shutters
t-bar section

(1) T-Bar Section
(sold per linear foot)
t-bar

(1) T-Bar Mate Section
(sold per linear foot)
sill brackets

(2) Header/Sill Brackets
short stainless steel pin

(1) Short Stainless Steel Pin
long stainless steel pin

(2) Long Stainless Steel Pins
 

Installation Instructions

Mount the pair of shutters as per the instructions stated on the General Guidelines For Installation Instruction. It is important to have a gap between the two shutters between 3/16" and 1/4".

Vertical Storm Bar (patent pending)

1. Measure the window opening and subtract 1/2" to establish the length of the storm bar.

2. Cut the T-Bar and T-Bar Mate storm bars to the correct length.

3. Place the T-Bar and T-Bar Mate together and set the desired gap between the two. To establish the gap, take the thickness of the shutter plus 1/8" for clearance.

correct gap spacing



4. Clamp the two aluminum pieces together. Use a shim if necessary to obtain the correct gap spacing.

rill guideline



5. At one end of the clamped assembly locate the drill guideline and place a mark 1" from the end. Repeat this at the opposite ends of the assembly. This will establish the drill locations for clearance holes to interface with the header and sill brackets.

clearance holes



6. With the assembly clamped together drill a 3/8" hole at each end on your mark. Be sure not to drill outside of the drill guideline. The two holes are clearance holes for the long stainless

7. Locate the center of the clamped assembly and make a mark on the drill guideline.

clearance hole for the one short stainless steel pin



8. With the assembly clamped together drill a 21/64" hole on your mark. This will be clearance hole for the one short stainless steel pin.

Header/Sill Brackets

9. Close the shutters and mark the center of the closed pair on the window sill.

10. Measure distance from the edge of the window sill to the inside face of the shutter.

11. To determine the depth of the sill bracket add the:

Distance from the window sill edge to inside face of shutter + 3/16"

Center the sill bracket



12. Center the sill bracket and set to calculated depth. Mark, drill and transfer the holes into the sill. Please see the attached set of engineering prints for the appropriate anchors. The brackets may be cut down in length, but require four fasteners at any length.

 
13. Repeat steps 9 - 12 for the header bracket to complete the header bracket.

T-Bar Mate in a vertical position



14. Hold the T-Bar Mate in a vertical position within the window opening. Place the T-Bar mate on one of the sides of the header and sill brackets to transfer the correct hole positions.

clearance hole for the large stainless steel pin



15. Drill a 21/64" hole in each of the header and sill brackets. This will be a clearance hole for the large stainless steel pin.

Assembly

16. Assemble the T-Bar and T-Bar Mate together and insert the one short stainless steel pin in the center.

17. Pull the two shutter leafs closed leaving a 3" gap between them.

18. Slide the assembled storm bar in the 3" gap between the shutters.

19. Slowly pull the shutters closed from the top or bottom capturing the storm bar in the center. The storm bar should come to rest against the header and sill brackets.

two long stainless steel pins



20. Insert the two long stainless steel pins, one in the top bracket and one in the bottom bracket.

The storm bar assembly should not be tight to the point it binds the shutters



Notes

The storm bar assembly should not be tight to the point it "binds" the shutters. The system is designed to have some "play". This will allow for easier installation and removal.

vertical storm bar installation
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