Standard Sunshades

Perforated metal sunshades from Accurate.

Vertical (V-Series)

Why the V-Series Sunshades?

  • Reduce energy cost
  • Enhance building appearance
  • Eliminate product testing cost
  • Standardized installation
  • Maintenance free
  • Complete standard vertical sunshade system

The V-Series standard sunshades from Accurate Perforating are a full line of pre-engineered vertical sunshades designed to add beauty and functionality to any facility.  Sunshades provide an economical and durable way to reduce energy cost, update and customize the exterior appearance of a building.  This series of perforated metal sunshades are available in four standard widths (12, 18, 24 and 30 inches) and four standard lengths (6, 8, 10 and 12 feet) and can be mixed and match to fit most curtain wall or other window application.  A fully integrated mounting bracket system and concealed hardware are included in this system.

Vertical sunshade bracket, style 1The pre-engineered sunshade system reduces or eliminates the need for project specific product testing including wind loading, rain loading and seismic activity rating when applicable.  Simply provide project specific information and though the use of our proprietary modeling software the Accurate Perforating architectural team will determine the best system configuration for the project.  Complete our online Request A Quote form and our team of architectural specialists will review your project, evaluate the variables and provide a quotation to meet your specifications and requirements.

Standard sunshade panels are available with round holes on either a straight or staggered perforated pattern.  Other custom perforated panels are available to accommodate a wide variety of hole sizes, patterns, panel sizes and custom shapes.  Contact our office to consult with a member of our team.

Sunshades and screens are effective at controlling the amount of sunlight that reaches the interior of a building, lowering the cooling cost.  In cooler climates, these shades also can reduce the necessary heating cost of a facility by reducing the cooling effect of falling rain on the exterior of a building.

The variety of colors and finishes available allow architects and designers to create an array of visual effects.  The pre-engineered system helps control the overall project cost.

Vertical sunshade bracket, style 2The proprietary mounting brackets are extruded from 6063-T6 grade aluminum and finished with an architectural grade anodized coating.  Each bracket is specifically designed for use on select building materials such as wood, concrete, block and curtain wall.  Contact our architectural special for assistance determining the appropriate bracket for a specific project.  The (Accu-Shim) self securing shims developed by Accurate Perforating are used to position the sunshade panels into the mounting brackets.  These shims are inserted after the mounting hardware is installed, utilizing a unique channel system to perfectly position the shim and secure it in place making it virtually impossible to fall free from the bracket or sunshade.  The low profile interlocking hardware used to secure the sunshades to the bracket are corrosion resistant and provide a highly esthetic clean finish to the installation.

The V-Series standard sunshades from Accurate Perforating are designed to provide a fast and economical way to incorporate eco-friendly products and promote Green design initiatives into any building project.  However, Accurate Perforating does offer full custom sunshades and facades to accommodate the most creative vision or construction demands.  Contact our Architectural Products sales team to discuss how Accurate Perforating can work with you to bring your vision to reality.

 

 

Material * Perforation Pattern Bracket Style Shade Width (in) Shade Length (ft) Finishes
Aluminum
* Other materials may be available
Staggered

Straight

Curtain Wall

Standard

12
18
24
30
6
8
10
12
Anodized

Kynar

 

How to order

In order to best serve you, before contacting our team or completing the online Request A Quote form please collect as much of the following information as possible  For additional information or definition of these terms simply hold your cursor over the word.

Required Data

Project Input Variables

Specified design pressure

Wind speed (3 sec gust)

Roof height, above ground

Exposure Factors

Exposure B: Urban and suburban areas, wooded areas, or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger.

Exposure C: Open terrain with scattered obstructions having heights generally less than 30 ft. This category includes flat open country, grasslands, and all water surfaces in hurricane prone regions.

Exposure D: Flat, unobstructed areas and water surfaces outside of hurricane prone regions. This category includes smooth mud flats, salt flats, and unbroken ice.

Exposure Factor

Building length

Building width

Are the sunshades located within 5 feet of an outside corner?

Occupancy Category

Occupancy Category I: Buildings and other structures that represent a low hazard to human life in the event of a failure.

*Agricultural Facilities
*Certain Temporary Structures
*Minor Storage Facilities
Occupancy Category II: All buildings except those listed in Categories I, III, IV
Occupancy Category III: Buildings and other structures that represent a substantial hazard to human life in the event of a failure.
*Buildings were more than 300 people congregate in one area
*Daycare facilities with a capacity greater than 50
*Elementary and Secondary schools with a capacity greater than 50
*Colleges with a capacity greater than 500
*Healthcare facilities with a capacity greater than 50 and has no surgery or emergency treatment facilities
*Power generating stations
*Water treatment facilities
*Sewage treatment facilities
*Telecommunication centers

Occupancy Category IV: Buildings and other structures designated as essential facilities.

*Hospitals and healthcare with surgery or emergency facilities
*Fire, rescue, ambulance, and police stations
*Earthquake, hurricane, or other emergency shelters
*Aviation Control towers
*Water storage facilities
*Structures having critical national defense functions

Occupancy Category (I, II, III, IV)

Sunshade Input Variables

Sunshade height, worst case (H)

Sunshade width, worst case (W)

Anchor Bracket Input Variables

Building sub-straight

Additional considerations (optional)

Sunshade Input Variables

Max bracket spacing (S)

Perf. hole diameter

Perf. hole spacing, on center

Boarder area (area without perf.)

Perf. Pattern (straight or staggered)

Panel thickness

Panel material

Anchor Bracket Input Variables

Type of bracket needed

Bracket length