Sun shades are growing more popular in new building design due to their aesthetic quality and sun-limiting functionality. Ametco offers quality architectural Sunshades in galvanized steel and aluminum bar grille design, extruded aluminum tubing design, steel and aluminum louver design and perforated aluminum design.
Sun shades designs allow varying amounts of light to penetrate into the building, and custom fabrication is available. Aluminum and galvanized steel Sun shades are powder coated in one of 15 color choices for durability and appearance. All of Ametco’s sunshades are designed as specified by ASCE 7-10.
Basic Wind Speed: 115 mph (for Structural Importance Factor II(1.0)
Structural Importance Factor: II(1.0)(failure presents a potential hazard to Human life)
Ground Snow Load: 25 psf. (The leeward drift loading must be investigated for buildings greater than 40’-0" wide)
Atmospheric Ice: ¾" thick @ 40 mph wind speed
The maximum standard panel lengths will range from 60" to 144" depending on Sunshade type, with the maximum length illustrated on the concept drawings. The maximum panel depth will be 3'0" to 4'0" again dependent on Sunshade style.
Galvanized Steel & Aluminum Bar Grille Sun shades are manufactured from 2" x 3/16" bars on 1-3/16" centers.
Extruded Aluminum Sun shades are available in four styles, and are fabricated from aluminum extrusions. Each aluminum sunshade is manufactured to order.
Fixed Louver Sun shades can be fabricated in steel, aluminum or stainless steel and provide 80% & 100% direct visual screening. Aluminum Louver Sunshades are manufactured from heavy-duty aluminum extrusions for strength and visual appeal.
Perforated Aluminum Sun shades begin with 1/8" thick aluminum sheet that provide from 10% to 50% open air. There are numerous patterns and styles of perforations to choose from.
Ametco provides CAD drawings in various formats to add to your project spec. Click the name or icon of the desired format to download.
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The following panel designs are common for this type of application. Click the name to view more information about the design.
Perforated louvered infill panel
Steel or Aluminum sun shade, Style 101, sunshade
Sun shades Style 102-45 2" x 1/2" tube on 2-3/16" Centers. All bar grille sun shades are manufactured to order in either galvanized steel or aluminum.
Sun shades Style 102-90 aluminum tube is 2" x 1/2"Bar on 1-3/8" Centers manufactured to order
Sun shade Style 104-45 is 4" x 1/2" Aluminum Extrusions on 4-15/32" Centers
Sun shades Style 104-90 is 4" x 1/2" aluminum extrusion on 2-1/2" Centers
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