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July 22, 2021
In cafeterias, stadiums, hospitality, healthcare, and educational facilities, specifying a counter door that not only offers a compact, streamlined option but also includes insulation to reduce operational noise is key. There are many counter door options on the market, but one is the only and first of its kind with a patented PVC back slat to hold the melamine foam insulation in place within the curtain. Our Insulated Roll Up Counter Door is a unique solution with a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 26.READ MORE
July 16, 2021
When searching for security options for your retail or parking facility that are still aesthetically pleasing, you’ll encounter a range of products—some better than others. But instead of opening 20 tabs and trying to compare choices with a multitude of clicks, we’ve made it easy by compiling our Grille Comparison Chart.
June 29, 2021
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 16,6600 injuries were sustained and 14.8 billion dollars were lost due to fires in the United States in 2019. Fires in both residential and commercial buildings are unfortunately a prevalent issue. What if there was a way to possibly reduce the effects of fire in your building, slowing or even stopping the spread? Fire-rated products do their part to protect your building, but there’s also expectations on your end to ensure they’re working properly. This includes daily once overs to ensure nothing is amiss. You may also be familiar with periodic inspections, commonly referred to as drop testing your fire doors.
June 24, 2021
Have you worked on projects that called for doors or grilles that had specific wind load requirements? If you answered “yes,” you’re probably familiar with some of the basics, such as the difference between design and test wind load and how wind load is calculated. While understanding the basics is helpful, it is also beneficial to be aware of myths surrounding wind load requirements for rolling doors and grilles.
June 10, 2021
Keeping order and track of your security in a parking garage is akin to playing a real-world game of Tetris. Rearrange here and move this one there. Make sure this piece fits; why can’t I remove this one to create space?! Luckily, in this game, you have an advantage. We remove one piece of the puzzle, creating enhanced security with Electronic Autolock and its expanded availability for our Extreme 300 Series Grille.
June 07, 2021
When designing a commercial space or replacing an existing rolling door, architects, designers, contractors and other involved parties need to find a door that will fit the opening.
June 04, 2021
Just as a chef cooking with a scratched pan and worn out spatula won’t end his time in the kitchen with a culinary masterpiece, getting a fire door without a properly suited operator is a recipe for disaster. If the chef gets the right tools, cooking will be easier. If you arm yourself with knowledge about fire door operators, choosing the best one will lead to easier maintenance and a safer building.
May 27, 2021
All signs point to success in the cannabis industry, from booming business and increasing sales to ideally, a more relaxed public. But with all the benefits increasing, so do the risks, especially as marijuana is legalized across the U.S. (currently in 48 states for medical use and in 16 for recreational use), and more dispensaries propagate.
May 19, 2021
Security rolling doors are unsung heroes – securing building openings with their durable, customizable, and compact selves. Much like the stage crew dressed in black seamlessly sets up the next scene, rolling doors quietly go about their duties, smoothly running in the background. And that’s the main goal of a rolling door: to work so well and only need a daily once-over that it blends into the background.
March 24, 2021
When thinking about wind and grilles, maybe you’re picturing a piece of swiss cheese in all its hole-y glory: the wind comes in, goes through the holes, and is done, without damage or any other considerations needed. This metaphor couldn’t be more wrong. Instead, wind and grilles are more of a melty mozzarella situation: grilles catch things and don’t want to let go. In the case of the cheese, pepperoni or errant pieces of basil may get caught up. For the grille, air itself can be an issue if the grille isn’t wind loaded. Wind gusts can build in any area and negatively affect security grilles.