FAQ

How do I locate my nearest Airolite Sales Representative?

A sales representative directory is maintained on this web site. If you do not find a sales representative in your area, contact The Airolite Company directly.

Can I order a sample of an Airolite product? How long will it take to receive that sample?

Yes. You can order grille, louver and sun control samples from Airolite. Please consult an Airolite representative or Airolite product specialist for more information regarding Airolite samples

Does Airolite offer products on a quick lead time?

Yes. Airolite's Qwik Ship program includes a complete range of products including stationary, adjustable, combination, narrow profile, acoustic and storm class louvers produced in both extruded aluminum and galvanized steel. Miami-Dade and Florida Code Approved products are available for applications in coastal regions that demand products certified for impact resistance in accordance with International Building Code requirements. Products are furnished with an extensive selection of accessory items and architectural coatings in both standard and custom color formulations.

What is the best way to specify sizes of Airolite louvers?

Always specify width x height.

If I order a louver with a custom color, what process do I need to follow?

Airolite requires a physical color sample be submitted to our office for matching. We will then have the color chip sent to our paint vendor to match samples for your approval. Turnaround time for this process is seven to ten business days.

Does custom color matching have an additional cost?

Yes. Custom colors cost more than the standard colors found in our finishes & Colors brochure. However, there is no additional cost for the matching process.

How long will it take to obtain Airolite standard color samples?

Standard color samples are generally stocked and can be mailed within a day or two of your request.

What are the finish warranties for Airolite products?

When supplied on Airolite's aluminum products, baked enamel finishes carry a one-year standard warranty and Kynar® 500 finish carry a ten-year standard warranty. As an industry standard, finishes supplied on fabricated steel louvers do not carry any warranty. Anodized louvers carry various finish warranties, depending on whether a Class I or Class II process is used. For more information on the warranties for Airolite products please read our standard warranties document.

Can I get a 20-year warranty on Kynar® finishes?

Yes. In most cases we can supply a 20-year warranty for aluminum products finished with Kynar 2-coat, 3-coat or 4-coat. However, due to the many variables (color, product, product use and location) consult an Airolite Representative or Airolite team member for more information.

Can Airolite products help me earn LEED credits for a project?

Specifying Airolite products may contribute to "points" measured under each of the five categories of the LEED certification process. Please consult an Airolite Representative or Airolite team member for more information or visit the Green/LEED section of our website.

Are Airolite products manufactured in the United States?

Yes. Airolite products are manufactured in Schofield, Wisconsin (54476), Frankfurt, Kentucky (40601) or Rocklin, California (95765). Federal purchases can be subject to different Government Procurement Acts, i.e. Buy America Act, Buy American Act, American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), etc. Please contact an Airolite Representative or Airolite team member for more information and compliance review.

What is the difference between face velocity and free area velocity?

Face velocity is the total CFM divided by the total area square footage used. Free area velocity is the DFM divided by the square footage of the free area. (Free area velocity is the industry standard.)

Does Airolite have any models that tested 100% effective at stopping the penetration of wind-driven rain?

Yes, Airolite has several models that have tested 100% effective. These models include combination louvers SCC725, SCC735, SCC875; horizontal blade louvers SCH601, SCH8; and vertical blade louvers SCV201, SCV401, SCV6.

Does Airolite manufacture steel louvers in shapes other than rectangular?

No. Airolite fabricated metal stationary and drainable louvers are not available in shapes.