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Jun 17, 20

Raising Awareness of fall hazards on rooftops.

Employees who work on roofs or other elevated surfaces experience fall hazards as part of their daily work. As such, a fall protection course is important (and maybe required) for these individuals. What is considered a fall hazard? A fall hazard is any workplace concern that could cause an unintended loss of balance or bodily...

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Jun 10, 20

Promoting Prevention. Encouraging safer worksites for the benefits of all.

Roof safety is a system of procedures to minimize risk when performing repairs or other work on a rooftop. These preventative measures are an essential part of roof work, as falls are a leading cause of death in the construction industry. Falls from roofs are particularly dangerous and account for over one-third of all work-related...

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Jun 03, 20

What type of glass should you use for your skylight?

Image by jan mesaros from Pixabay No matter where you look, you’ll find that expectations for skylights are changing. From the performances they offer after installation, to the safety standards they demonstrate both under immediate pressure and over long-term wear, the demand for improvement is growing across the board. Thankfully, to meet those needs a...

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May 27, 20

Skylight Framing Prone to Hail Damage

A hailstorm is any thunderstorm that produces hail reaching the ground with a diameter of at least 0.2 inches. However, hailstones can reach a diameter of six inches and weigh up to 1.1 pounds. Hailstorms are most common near the intersection of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, which is commonly known as “Hail Alley.” The majority...

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May 20, 20

The Industry Standard for Skylight Warranties

When comparing which skylight solutions are most viable, the warranties consumers come across play a massive role in their decision-making process.After all, before committing to any large purchases, ensuring the quality of a product and its reliability is an essential step. Otherwise buyers greatly increase their risk of taking unexpected losses, whether by ending up...

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May 13, 20

Choosing Your Skylight Glazing Options

Have you ever wondered how skylights work exactly? As in, how do skylights let sunlight in, without bringing you sun-related problems? The answer is in the glazing process. These glaze options can including tints that absorb heat, insulation, and low-emissivity coatings. Some manufacturers will install insulation coatings between the glazing layers to create a more thermally efficient...

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May 06, 20

Weatherproof Skylight Testing

Areas that are prone to high wind events like hurricanes typically have building codes that require skylights and other building features to be impact resistant or protected by impact-resistant devices. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) publishes the standard specifications for these features in the United States. In addition to other requirements, skylights must comply...

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Apr 29, 20

New Technology in Skylights Today

Skylights have been a staple of architecture for thousands of years, with some of the earliest known examples dating all the way back to the open-roofed domes of the Roman Empire. Their utility and mindful use of space introduced a revolutionary mode of lighting which quickly inspired others across the globe to adopt and improve...

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Apr 22, 20

Hurricane Skylights

Photo by Amol Mande from Pexels Skylights are available in a variety of designs, including unit skylights, roof windows and tubular daylighting devices (TDDs). The most common uses of skylights include daylighting, which provides building occupants with a source of natural light. They can also serve as a means of passive solar heating, which can reduce utility costs...

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