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Storm Trim

Henry Hay: "Well, what you want to have is a system that's safe and easy to get up and that you can get up quickly and then get out of town. We've got some systems here where the anchors for the hurricane protection are actually in the window. You pull this little section off and screw your hurricane protection in, what you see here. This is OSB which works or also tested with a panel that you can screw on which is also tested. It's lightweight. It's not dangerous like a metal panel. If you've already got an existing window, we got another system that just clips into the window, remove the same cover and install your storm protection there.

"Well, doors are interesting because you need to get back in or out of the house once you put the storm protection up. With this system that we have, you can put the protection on the actual door panel and then enter or exit the home. You remove this same strip. You attach your panel or plywood here. Then you can close or open the door as you need.

"Well, this is actually a system called Storm Trim that you can put on any window, any door, garage door, any opening. It fits over it. The same system works here. You remove it and you insert your screws to attach your hurricane protection."

This is an example of Muhler’s patented Storm Surround door insert product. As you see, we’ve placed it face up on a table and he’s applying silicone to the perimeter for exterior ceiling. That’s the inside of the exterior face that he’s applying silicone to. The product is tested for impact, so if it’s large missile impact or small missile impact for upper floor windows or doors.

An additional feature of the storm surround which makes it unique is it’s got a removable cover cap which exposes a screw boss where you can put a hurricane panel. It’s tested with either impact glass or with a hurricane panel, so you can use non impact glass - which is much lighter - in the door light kit with a decorative panel which could be flex and fabric, whatever is tested is it’s an anchoring system. Here he’s caulking the up stand legs on each corner, make sure you got a good weather tight seal to the exterior. As you see now we’ll be lowering the door on - you don’t have to flip the door to install it - one placements all you need. He’s got it aligned.

Now, what you’ll also see are there’s no screws or cover caps. The door panel is actually stopped in and he is actually inserting the stop into the surround right now, just pressing it in and once he gets it started it just snaps right in. You’ll go around all four sides. So once that’s done, you’re finished. There are no screw holes, no screws and there are no cover caps. The most problematic thing on a door project is losing the cover caps. As you see, he’s just snapping those beads in and running it on through. He’ll finish it up toward the bottom and you’ll be done. It’s clean and no holes and it offers the advantage of being able to use with impact or non impact glass, non impact with a decorative panel. It’s preferred to push the glass up so that you get clean access to the glazing bead, and you’ll see that once he’s got it going with the bead exposed, that it just slides right in. That completes the installation of the Storm Surround glass kit.

This is a demonstration of the installation of Muller storm products Storm Trim patented storm protection anchoring system. You can see he is putting two beads of silicone on the backside of the Storm Trim. The window has already been installed with the flashing tape. You can wait and put the flashing tape over the storm trim if you like, or however you traditionally install your window. He is simulating a single plate stud installation, so he's actually shooting the nails up closer to the tower instead of using the actual nail holes. On the head, you'll actually put two more layers of silicon, then he will shoot nails into the nail holes that are like a nailing fin on a traditional window. You really need to be about six inches on center with the nails for testing purposes. This is a head and sill installation. That is a roofing nail that he's using which is how its tested. The J-channel actually goes into the J insert, which is removable if it's a non J-channel window.

The storm is coming along, he's removing the decorative cover cap which exposes the screw boss. You can either pre-drill for your screw locations or the screw will start itself and you don't have to pre-drill. You'll see when he's drilling that it takes a minute for him to get through the first layer and and that's why, because it's a self-tapping screw. This is using a traditional hurricane panel grommeted. He's putting the screws in and deploying the panel for a storm. Now you see the fully deployed panel with all the screws in it and you're good to go and you're ready for your hurricane.

It's a J-channel window, it does have a J slot which snaps into the J-channel. If you have a brick mold window or a clad profile window, you can trim off the J insert and just use it flush up against the window and it's tested that way as well. Additionally, there's no metal in the system so you have no corrosion. These screw holes do not go through the back of the storm trim when the panels are deployed, they stay within the screw boss. The decorative cover covers those holes even though they don't fully penetrate. Roofing nails is how its tested. Now he is putting back on the decorative cover cap and he is done. He can store his panels and wait for the next hurricane.

Storm Trim was developed and patented by the Muhler Company and is a revolutionary code compliant and economical new way of protecting windows during a storm. Storm Trim meets the provisions of the 2015 IRC and features non-corrosive attachment points. Storm Trim is field installed and features a corrosion resistant anchor system. The removable decorative cover strips cover the Storm Trim attachment points. Zinc plated screws are provided to hold the storm protection panel securely. They may be mounted on jambs or the head and sill, depending on the window or door type.

Decorative removable Cover Strips are factory installed on the Storm Trim. Cover Strips aesthetically conceal the Storm Trim attachment points. When installing the protective panels remove the cover strips and replace after the winds subside. Storm Trim allows for fast and easy installation of code compliant protective panels. No additional time or labor is needed to pass code once Storm Trim is installed and protection panels are stored on site. Storm Trim eliminates the need to offset shutters for permanent anchor attachments as well as the need to address various siding conditions when installing other anchors.

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