The Garrett Company
Caribbean Aluminum Shutters

Part 1: General

1.1 Description of Work

A.  Work in this section includes furnishing and installation of extruded aluminum shutters as manufactured by The Garrett Company
B.  Related Items and Considerations

1. Flashing of various designs may be required. Supplied by the installer.
2. Determine wall construction, make-up and thickness.
3. Ensure adequate wall condition to carry shutter loads where required.
4. Consider water drainage away from shutters where necessary.
5. Any necessary removal or relocation of existing structures, obstructions or materials.

1.2 Quality Assurance

A.  Products meeting these specifications established standard of quality required as manufactured by The Garrett Company, Ball Ground, GA, 770-704-7140

1.3 Field Measurement

A.  Confirm dimensions prior to preparation of shop drawings when possible.
B.  If requested, supply manufacturer’s standard literature and specifications for shutters.
C.  Submit shop drawings showing structural component locations/positions, material dimensions and details of construction and assembly.

1.4 Performance Requirements

A.  Shutters must conform to local building codes.
B.  Determine if specific load requirements have been established for shutters and if stamped calculations are required for location in which shutter is installed.
C.  The shutter must handle the minimum PSF live load for regional conditions.

1.5 Deliver, Storage, Handling

A.  Deliver and store all shutter components in protected areas.

Part 2: Products

2.1 Manufacturer

A.  The Garrett Company
260 Valley St
Ball Ground, GA 30107

2.2 Materials

A.  The product is the Caribbean Shutter.
B.  Frame to use extrusions 1-1/4” x 2-1/4”, alloy 6063-T6.
C.  Louvers to be .375” x 2” obround with 1-7/8” spacing.Wall bracket to be
D.  Wall bracket to be female hinge.
E.  Kicker arms to be 1” square x .090” wall.

2.3 Finishes

A.  Standard finishes are powder coated with polyester resin.
B.  Optional finishes include standard 2-coat Kynar.

2.4 Fabrication

A.  All connections shall be mechanically assembled utilizing 3/16” fasteners with a minimum shear stress of 350 lb. Pre-welded or factory-welded connections are to follow ANSI Std Z49.1

Part 3: Execution

3.1 Inspection

A.  Confirm that surrounding area is ready for the shutter installation.
B.  Installer shall confirm dimensions and elevations to be as shown on drawings provided by The Garrett Company.
C.  Erection shall be performed by an approved installer and scheduled after all concrete, masonry and roofing in the area is completed

3.2 Installation

A.  Installation shall be in strict accordance with manufacturer’s shop drawings.  Particular attention should be given to protecting the finish during handling and erection.

3.3 After Installation

A.  Entire system shall be left in a clean condition.