Generally our back log is 2-4 weeks to start shop drawings and 6 – 12 weeks to start an installation. So it’s imperative to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
The first step is to quote the project and choose the product mix desired. Once the client has chosen us to do the job and has picked the exact mix of products, then at that point we require a signed contract and only a 10% deposit to start the shop drawings. Once the shop drawings are complete, we will meet with the builder and architect to review whatever modifications are necessary. The next draw we require is an additional 30% to begin fabrication. This deposit is not required until the roof sheathing stage. Once the job goes into fabrication it generally takes 4 -6 weeks to fabricate and shortly after the installation begins. If we are contracted in a timely manner, our jobs run smoothly and our products are completely installed long before the stucco contractor arrives on site.
The City of Naples requires specific calculations for the loads the roll shutters apply to the columns and structure to be noted in the structural drawings of the home (certifying the structure is adequate). Without this note, it is likely that a permit will not be issued to allow roll shutters to be added to a home.
We cannot emphasize enough the need for the shop drawings at the early stages of the project.