|Top-hinged protector security screens on McKee Hall |
at Penn State Main Campus
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
In this three-part blog series, we'll discuss the nine ways security screens prevent criminal activity at higher education facilities, while saving the institution valuable time and money in replacement screens:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
|A palm tree blows sideways|
due to gale force winds
Since news first broke of megastorm Hurricane Sandy's impending arrival along the U.S. eastern seaboard, many positioned within the storm's path were left scrambling to find adequate protection for both their homes and their families.
The recent weather conditions are a perfect example of how a major storm can make landfall with little warning. That's why it's imperative to prepare for serious damage well before a storm cell even becomes a blip on the radar.
When selecting hurricane window screens for your residential or commercial facility(ies), it's important to know what to look for in terms of impact resistance and test requirements.
Below are some frequently asked questions about hurricane screens and their uses:
Monday, October 29, 2012
Click below to view a brief security screen impact demonstration.
To learn more about the screens featured in this video CLICK HERE.
Friday, October 26, 2012
|Brushed, or #4 polish, will hide |
fingerprints & smudges
From consumer products like sinks and refrigerators, to industrial elements such as piping systems and chemical production materials, our lives just wouldn't be the same without stainless steel.
In the manufacturing world, this corrosion-resistant alloy is able to take on many different appearances. Below is a brief overview of the variety of stainless steel polishes that many metal fabricators offer.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The idea that dense, heavy materials such as aluminum, granite, marble and stainless steel could be cut or engraved using only water pressure, is a relatively foreign concept to the layperson. However, a variety of business owners - from machine shop managers to engraving professionals - have already learned that utilizing the versatility of a waterjet cutting machine for their custom projects, saves both time and money.
The same can be said for manufacturers who fabricate metal building products. Aluminum railing manufacturers, for example, find waterjet cutting machines to be extremely beneficial when filling customer requests for ornate infill panels.
Here are some advantages of cutting aluminum with a waterjet system:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
|Keep kids safe by choosing railing that meets code|
According to the American College of Surgeons, falls among children and adolescents account for more than three million emergency department visits each year with 40% of these falls occurring among infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Nearly three quarters of child falls from elevated areas are unintentional and tend to originate from balconies, windows and trees.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Ivy growing on living wall system, Eco Screen by Kane|
There are many names for them, but what are they, really - and how are they beneficial to our environment? Whether you're a green building expert or a newcomer to everything eco-friendly, keep reading to learn more about how "growing up" can be a truly earth-loving gesture.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Take a look at this 2-minute slideshow featuring balcony railings on a variety of commercial applications.
To learn more about the balconies featured in this presentation, CLICK HERE.
Friday, October 19, 2012
|Aluminum Sterling Dula Custom Raiilng|
"Why should we use aluminum railings on this project in lieu of another metal, such as steel?"
There are several reasons why aluminum is superior, for both new and retrofit projects.
Below are four key facts about aluminum railings that every design-build firm, concrete restoration company and consulting engineering group needs to know:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|Storefront window with obvious signs of vandalism|
When faced with repeated blows from rocks, bricks and bottles, typical window glass doesn't stand a chance against this type of destructive vandalism.
If your storefront or home is located on the first story or street level of a building, consider the benefits of window security screens for the protection of your property - as well as the people inside.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|This balcony system's flat top rail looks great - but is it safe?|
Although attractive in appearance, many top rails on balcony railing systems are flat, not curved. This variation in design shouldn't be a problem, but in reality, it holds a hidden danger - even if the railing is structurally sound and up to code.