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Combination Shutter Systems

Rolling shutter systems are an extremely versatile tool for both homeowners and businesses. Combined with the Nautilus Screen System these shutters can be used to protect windows from severe weather as well as secure businesses from theft and vandalism while protecting insects, heat and solar damage. So check out this new system manufactured and installed by us, Expert Shutter Services.

The Nautilus Shutter/Screen Combination was developed to fill the need for those who wanted both the benefits of the highest quality hurricane shutter available and the advantages of insect or solar screen protection.

A marriage of two great shutter and screen technologies

The Nautilus Rolling Shutter System has been the standard of the shutter industry since it was developed in 2009. No other system offers the compact size and ease of operation you will experience with the Nautilus Screen System.

Whether you have an infinity pool and want to preserve your view without a pool cage or just want the duel advantages of hurricane and insect protection for your family, the Nautilus Shutter/Screen Combination is the answer. If you need Storm Shutters on the Treasure Coast, yet also want the versatility of solar screens this combination system is a perfect fit.

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Benefits of a Nautilus Shutter

The unique, patented design of the Nautilus Rolling Shutter System provides many new features and benefits; combined with increased strength and versatility, this shutter is in a class of its own.

The Nautilus is the most compact rolling shutter system in the industry! No other aluminum rolling shutter can match the extraordinarily compact housing sizes.

The smaller housing size is a tremendous advantage to maintain the aesthetics of any structure, especially residential homes and storefront applications. Due to the smaller housing size, the slats have a shorter distance to travel between the track and the center reel. This reduces deflection, friction and strain on the motor/gear.

The small diameter of the center reel, combined with the compact way the slats conform around each other, increases and maintains the optimum motor/gear/spring torque. Tracks are available with a snap cover for a finished look. This conceals the fasteners and provides additional security. It can also be used as a chase for a power cord.

The phenomenal strength and design load capacity of this system speaks for itself. The Nautilus system is ideal for residential, storefront, commercial, mid-rise and even high-rise applications.

The Nautilus Shutter System

The unique, patented design of the Nautilus Rolling Shutter System provides many new features and benefits. Combined with increased strength and versatility, this shutter is in a class of its own. (US Patent Number 6,095,225 and 7,409,980).

The Nautilus is the world’s most compact rolling shutter system! No other aluminum rolling shutter can match the extraordinarily compact housing sizes. 72″ Unit height = 6.0″ housing. 144″ Unit height = 7.0″ housing.

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Nautilus Span & Design Pressure Capacity

  • 96″ Span = 160psf Concrete, 160psf Filled Block
  • 144″ Span = 106psf Concrete, 95psf Filled Block
  • 192″ Span = 77psf Concrete, 63psf Filled Block
  • 240″ Span = 55psf Concrete, 45psf Filled Block


The phenomenal strength and design load capacity of the Nautilus system speaks for itself. Ideal for residential, storefront, commercial, mid-rise and even high-rise applications.

This Nautilus may be small in size, but it’s huge in strength! Tested for large missile impact. Approved for FBC NHVHZ, FL 12246 and FBC HVHZ, FL17079.

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The Nautilus Rolling Shutter System is a state of the art end-retention shutter featuring the most compact housing in the industry.

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The Nautilus Rolling Shutter System undergoes extensive and rigorous testing including large missile impact tests, forced entry tests for security purposes and are fatigue tested for up to 15,000 cycles to ensure the integrity and durability of each and every component. The Nautilus is Florida Building Code approved for non high velocity hurricane zones (NHVNZ) and high velocity (Dade and Broward counties) hurricane zones (HVHZ). Nautilus rolling shutters outperform every roll shutter on the market.

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Nautilus Modes of Operation

Mode Operator Maximum Size
Electrically Wall Switch 400 sq ft
Electrically Hand Held Remote (20 units) 400 sq ft
Manually Removable Crank Handle 120 sq ft
Hand Pulled up & Down by Hand* 120 sq ft

*The weight of the curtain is neutralized with the use of a balance spring. The base slat contains a spring loaded keyed lock.

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The Nautilus Rolling Shutter System is manufactured with only the highest quality aluminum components. The slats, axles, housings, and end caps are all fabricated from 6063 T-6 aluminum alloy.

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Nautilus Maximum Height Comparison

Nautilus Height Closest Competitor % Increase
33 feet 24 feet 28%

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The Nautilus Rolling Shutter System has a variety of uses including hurricane shutter protection for typically mounted and built-in applications, storefront, security, countertops and is ideal for large porches and balconies.

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Interlocking Hinge

The Nautilus slat uses an interlocking hinge which eliminates all “play” between slats. This allows the balance spring to operate to 100% of its capacity, neutralizing the weight of the entire curtain. This enables the end user to operate a very large 120 sq. ft. shutter manually with a crank or by pulling the shutter up and down by hand. The use of the starter slat which is affixed directly to the axle, the #12 retention screw and interlocking hinge create a shutter which is virtually impossible to breach by way of forced entry.

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Side Rail

The end retention side rail measures 4″ in width and 1 ¼” deep. The rail is designed with two grooves on the inside of each side of the track to receive felt strips. A single felt strip on each side is utilized for standard household applications and a double felt strip is installed for shutters that are used on a daily basis such as storefront and countertop applications. A decorative snap cover is used to conceal fastening hardware and deter access for security purposes. Rails are pre punched.

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End Cap

The Nautilus is the only shutter in the industry that utilizes an extruded aluminum end cap. This adds substantial strength to the shutter and eliminates the problem of end cap failure; a common occurrence with cast end caps. The end cap goes through a five step pre-treatment process to prep the substrate prior to painting. The process includes a chemical bath, clean water rinse, acid etch, a second clean water rinse and a deionization treatment to eliminate any mineral residue. The end cap is then painted with marine grade super durable polyester powder coat paint. Using an extruded aluminum end cap eliminates the potential for out gassing; a common occurrence for cast end caps. Out gassing is the cause of paint failure resulting in cracking and peeling of the paint. Nothing gets through the bolted end cap; all components are attached from within the shutter. This allows for end to end and trapped installations to be serviced without removing the shutter.

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Bayonet/End Cap Leg

The Nautilus bayonet is extruded aluminum and has been tested to 400lbs. eliminating the problem of the end cap leg snapping off during installation; unlike cast end cap legs. The extruded bayonet allows the installer to simply slide the side rails on each bayonet, lean the shutter forward and secure it, cutting down installation time.

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The Nautilus utilizes 60mm and 70mm extruded aluminum axles. All axles are painted with an electro-statically applied baked on enamel paint. This helps eliminate the wear lines that typically appear on the upper slats.

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Motorization & Electronics

The Nautilus Rolling Shutter System uses only Somfy and Simu motors and control systems. Somfy is the world’s leading manufacturer of roll shutter motors and control systems including hand held remote controls, override systems, built-in receivers, keyed and keypad entry systems. Somfy and simu products are ISO 9001 certified and posses safety approvals from Underwriters Laboratories. Somfy and Simu motors and control systems carry a 5 year warranty.

In order to better serve our customers, in the event a motor or component failure occurs, E.S.S. mfg. will immediately send out a new motor or component. The damaged part must be returned to E.S.S. mfg. and we will handle the warranty with Somfy and Simu.

E.S.S. mfg. has reduced the cost of all Somfy and Simu brand motors and control systems, allowing you to compete favorably with the less expensive, less reliable Chinese motors.

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Nautilus Rolling Shutters are available in four colors: white, ivory, bronze and beige. Trim packages consisting of end caps, rails, housings and base slats may differ in color than that of the curtain.

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Nautilus Shutter Measuring Instructions

Width-use only finished width outside of track to outside of track

-Tracks measure 4″ so add minimum of 8″ for finished width

-Design pressures or substrate may require greater edge distance that would increase finished width. Check engineering details.

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If you are looking for Nautilus Nautilus Shutter/Screen Combination System Installation then please call 772-871-1915 or complete our online request form.

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