ACI blinds are made with .008" thick slats on 1" blinds, and .006" thick slats on 5/8" blinds. All slats are finished with an organic primer and a baked-on enamel finish coat. This finish is designed to withstand 500 hours of exposure to 100% relative humidity and 300 hours at 20% salt spray weathering without blistering, fading or corroding.
Our extruded aluminum rails are much more rigid than conventional thin rolled steel rails and they can be installed using our convenient snap-in mounting clips. Extruded aluminum is also less prone to corrosion in the extreme environment created between glass.
All WACI blinds are designed to operate using flexible cables constructed of brass or bronze coated high tensile strength steel wire wound in four layers to an outside diameter of .130''. Blinds can be installed using brass fittings and stainless steel set screws on the ends of the cables, or fiberglass reinforced nylon fittings which are injection molded directly onto the flex cables. If the injection molded nylon fittings are used, the jamb rods can be installed without the use of set screws.