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Multi-Wall PC Hurricane Shutters

The Stormlite Hurricane Shutter System is an ideal alternative to plywood for protection from hurricane damage because it features transparent SUNLITE 16mm triple-wall polycarbonate, a highly impact-resistant protective panel.

By using a transparent panel, the System can be installed well in advance of a storm, and can be left in place after it passes. Those who are inside can still see outside to get an idea of what the local weather is like, plus take advantage of natural daylight during power outages.

The system is much lighter weight than plywood, plus it is easy to install and easy to store during the off season.

Main Benefits
  • Translucent multi-wall allows high transmission of light
  • Nearly as strong as plywood, but 5 times lighter
  • Sleek, flat surface
  • High impact resistance; virtually unbreakable
  • Won't yellow or lose light transmission
  • 10 year warranty
  • Easy to install and store off season
  • Will not de-laminate, rot or decay like plywood
  • Blocks virtually 100% of harmful UV rays 
Florida Building Code Approved: Miami-Dade County Code 
Typical Applications
  • Protection for homes
  • Commercial buildings
  • Year-round protection 
Why do I have to predrill fastener holes?
Predrilling the holes insures the panels will have room to expand and contract properly with temperature change. Skipping this step can lead to distorted or warped panels. Please be sure to read the installation instructions located on the specific product's document page.
Do Palram products keep the "heat" out?
Palram products are available in a variety of colors (varies by product), each with its own heat and light transmission properties. While all Palram panels block virtually 100% of harmful UV radiation, there are variations in heat and light transmission.

Clear panels allow most solar light and heat through while lighter, opaque colors are more reflective. If excessive heat buildup is a concern, our "Solar Control" panels are you're best bet. Please see each product page for more information on color offerings, light transmission percentages and warranty terms.
How long do the panels last?
Palram manufactures a variety of different products for different applications. Most have industry-leading warranties against manufacture-related defects, as well as specific warranties related to the intended use for the product. However, with proper installation and maintenance, we expect our products to far exceed the warranty periods.

Many of our products are engineered to be installed outdoors and are warranted accordingly. Nevertheless, the lifespan of outdoor products can be affected by how well they were installed, as well as environmental factors like air pollution, winds, and erosion by sand particles.

Warranty details can be found in the Downloads tab under the Warranties section at the bottom of the page for each individual product.
Is there a paint that is appropriate for polycarbonate?
Unfortunately we can’t recommend painting our panels. While polycarbonate is a very resilient material, it is potentially sensitive to chemicals contained in many exterior paints. While we can test a paint for compatibility, we have no way of controlling whether a paint manufacturer will remain consistent with their formulas over time.
My building inspector says I need to know your flame spread rating. Can you provide this information?
Yes. We can provide test reports and other such documents. Please contact your Palram Dealer if you require these data, or Contact Us. This is technical data and is not to be considered a warranty.
Is it OK to screw in fasteners using a power screwdriver or screw gun?
Adjustable electric screwdriver is allowed, provided you set the torque to the minimal needed, in order to prevent over-tightening and local deformation of the panel. For that reason, pneumatic tools should be avoided.