SKB STYROTERM top mounted roller shutter system
The SKB Styroterm top-mounted roller shutter system is a highly technologically advanced solution, which was developed with a view to improving the energy balance of the building. Research at a renowned research institute IFT ROSENHEIM has shown that the proposed solution has an extremely high thermal transmittance coefficient (Usb already from 0.40 W/m²K), which places the system in the first place among other products of this type. As in the case of the Opoterm system, the installation of roller shutters involves direct installation of the shutter box on the window frame by means of an appropriately selected adaptation profile. Aluprof’s offer includes several options, which are adjusted to 90% of profiles available on the market. The SKB Styroterm system has been designed to be completely insulated, so that the shutter box remains an unnoticeable element of the building façade.
The main element of this product is a shutter box, which was made of a material specially designed according to Aluprof’s requirements, characterized by very good thermal properties. It is available in two sizes: 260 x 260mm and 300 x 300mm. Installation of the shutter box is very quick and easy. It is based on direct attachment of the shutter box on the window frame by means of an appropriately selected adaptive profile (by snapping-in or inserting). The use of this type of construction allows for its installation both in newly erected buildings, as well as in those that already exist during replacement of window joinery. The STYROTERM top-mounted system provides for the possibility of installing special steel reinforcements of the shutter box (the so-called fixed consoles), which is aimed at ensuring proper and stable functioning of the roller shutters, especially in the case of large dimensions. These reinforcements are characterized by a simple construction, and their shape does not interfere with the components of the roller shutter. In addition, these elements are insulated by means of so-called fittings. Well thought-out construction of the system allows to fit a single roller shutter as well as a set of roller shutters in one shutter box. Roller shutters in STYROTERM system can be equipped with insect screen installed in the shutter box. Due to the click technology it is very fast and easy to install.
The advantage of the new product is also the possibility to choose the revision flap from the inside or outside of the room. In the case of the latter, there has been a significant improvement in relation to the solutions used on the market. The frequently used revision flap in the form of an angle screwed to the window frame has been replaced by a snap-in aluminium profile, which ensures a non-intrusive installation. The aluminium profile is snapped-in directly into the bottom profile of the shutter box. This solution ensures the appropriate stiffness of the revision flap and, what is more, allows for the colour matching with the woodwork or façade, as the profile can be painted with any colour from the RAL palette. The well-thought-out system design makes it possible to use the mechanism of façade shutters in the box. Assembly of the guide channel is very quick and easy.
The STYROTERM is an extremely practical solution, especially as the elements of the SKT OPOTERM system, such as: adaptive profiles, snap profile, base shutter box profile, revision profile, extension of the revision, plugs, caps, screws, etc., have been used to the maximum extent.
In the SKB STYROTERM system it is possible to use profiles with polyurethane foam and PVC.
1) Option with venetian blind mechanism
2) Option with revision from inside
3) Option with revision from outside
SKT OPOTERM top mounted roller shutter
Top-mounted roller shutter system is a product addressed to those, who look for functional solutions. SKT OPOTERM-based roller shutters are intended for both newly constructed and refurbished buildings (replacement of windows). This on-window mounted system has its box direct installed on the window frame by means of an appropriate profile. These profiles are compatible with the majority of window and door frame profiles (aluminium, wooden & PVC). Boxes are made of high quality PVC components and are characterised by an increased thermal insulation. Aluprof’s SKT Opoterm top-mounted roller shutter system has received a thermal transmittance-related certificate from the renowned research centre IFT Rosenheim. The roller-boxes were tested using EPS (Neopor, thermal insulation material) – the tests were based on the current standards and calculation methods. The product demonstrated a very good thermal transmittance performance, e.g. the SKT 230/170 box with integrated insect screen obtained a Usb coefficient of 0.73 W / (m²K) while maintaining high operability to shadow larger glazed areas. The system is also available with narrow channels made of extruded aluminium for maxi and mini profiles to allow additional frame insulation in order to minimize heat loss.
On customer's demand, the top-mounted system SKT Opoterm can be equipped with an insect screen, built-in the roller-box (MOSKITO). This integrated system makes the roller shutter and the insect screen work independently.
Owners who want to make their roller shutter a decorative element can leave the roller box unintegrated and to make the visible elements colour-match the window frame – this can be done using roller boxes made of extruded aluminium. For buildings with very thin walls, where the integration is not an option, there is a possibility to use the variant with a rounded, side profile. This is a very aesthetically pleasing solution that will match any interior. This is also a very common solution on the French market.
In addition, SKT OPOTERM system can use profiles with polyurethane foam and PVC.
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