Airolite Co.s circular geometric grille creates a uniform visual screen or architectural accent with circular tube members that can be rotated from 0 to 60 degrees. Built in depths from 2" to 6", the circular geometric grilles have blades configured with a 6" center spacing to achieve desired sight lines, are made of extruded aluminum, and are 1/10" thick. The grilles can be used as an architectural accent element, on entire façades for sight and solar screening, or as security barriers. They are available in an array of enamel, fluoropolymer, and clear and color anodized coatings. They are maintenance-free and compatible with other façade elements. airolite.com
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