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Airolite Introduces FEMA-Compliant Aluminum Louver

Airolite-FEMA-Compliant-LouverSchofield, WI - Airolite has introduced Louver Type AFG501, a 5.5-inch deep, severe-duty aluminum louver that protects exterior wall penetrations on FEMA 36-1 or 320-compliant storm shelters or safe rooms. The AFG501’s design incorporates inverted V-style blades that lend high free area, excellent resistance to water penetration and very low airflow resistance, while providing maximum protection against extremely high wind loads and wind-borne debris.  Licensed to bear the AMCA seal for Water Penetration and Air Performance, Louver AFG501’s UL Classified wind-storm rated assembly can withstand wind loads up to 300 PSF and passes the ICC 500 debris impact standard of a 15 lb. 2x4 traveling at 100 MPH.  

Airolite louvers can be specified with a variety of options in a broad array of architectural finishes for durability and compatibility with adjacent components.

About Airolite

For architects, contractors, and building owners across the US, Airolite provides innovative product solutions that make a unique visual statement while performing critical building functions. Airolite architectural louvers, custom grilles, louver equipment screens, sun controls, and canopies ventilate, illuminate, reduce glare, prevent water penetration, save energy, provide visual screens, and add security to new and renovated buildings—while making a stunning first impression. Airolite calls it “the look that works.” To learn more, visit

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