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Designing for Resilience: Hurricane Protection

September 14, 2020

Designing for Resilience: Hurricane Protection

Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us that disaster can strike at any time and how important it is to be prepared for when it does. And that means having a strong, dependable structure able to withstand damaging winds, flying debris, and other destructive forces. The built environment is often a community’s first line of defense against natural disasters, and is not only relied upon for protection, but also for preservation.

For additional protection on your next project, Major Industries’ Guardian 275® Translucent Systems - approved for use in most Florida counties, the Texas Gulf Coast and more than 95% of the hurricane zones in North America - can be configured to provide unmatched protection from the elements while allowing glare-free natural light to illuminate building interiors.

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Building Peace of Mind with Hurricane Resistant Solutions

September 9, 2020

Building Peace of Mind with Hurricane Resistant Solutions

Nature can create high-impact damage that poses a threat to a facility’s integrity and occupants’ wellbeing; that’s why we’ve developed a range of products designed to withstand the wrath of hurricanes and help provide increased protection throughout the year. Whether new construction or retrofit applications, Kawneer helps build a legacy around defending against damage and devastation, helping protect what’s inside. After all, it’s what’s on the inside that matters the most.

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Wind-driven, rain resistant stationary louvers

May 18, 2020

Wind-driven, rain resistant stationary louvers

The EME3625DFLMD is the only 3-inch louver to be listed to Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) standards 540 for impact testing and 550 for high velocity, wind-driven rain. In compliance with Miami-Dade standards, the EME3625DFLMD is constructed of extruded aluminum for low maintenance and high resistance to corrosion. Ruskin® brings you the EME3625DFLMD louver, which is the thinnest and lightest wind-driven rain louver on the market, earning a Class A efficiency rating at 29 mph and 50 mph.

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Hurricane Protection Systems

November 4, 2019

Hurricane Protection Systems

Major's Guardian 275® Hurricane Systems make it possible to protect your building from the damage of natural disasters without sacrificing the benefits of natural daylight.

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Specialty Shape Louvers

December 3, 2018

Specialty Shape Louvers

Specialty Shape Louvers are available for stationary drainable and non-drainable, wind-driven rain and hurricane Miami-Dade louver models. If desired, architectural or hidden mullions are also available.

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Data center protection

April 15, 2018

Data center protection

The Natural Resources Defense Council states that Data centers can be regarded as the back bone of a modern economy serving businesses and communications. Defending data means not only protecting it from Mother Nature but also giving back to her with sustainable designs. A question that must be considered during the design of a data center, is ‘How likely could the facility be compromised in extreme weather conditions such as tornadoes and hurricanes?’

When evaluating potential HVAC equipment it is advisable to use FEMA rated louvers and grilles. FEMA rated grilles and hurricane-resistant louvers have been tested against high windloads and large missile impacts. Outside air control dampers can seal up the center when necessary to reduce humidity and heat.

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Sto launches impact resistance program

September 4, 2017

Sto launches impact resistance program

Sto is pleased to announce the formal launch of its Impact Resistance Program designed to provide information about its leading impact- and hurricane-resistant, continuous insulation wall systems.

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Removable storm shutters & panels

August 30, 2017

Removable storm shutters & panels

Removable storm shutters and panels are designed to be 'put up' in the event of a hurricane or storm by placing them into a pre-installed panel mounting system over a window, door, or other area to be protected. The mounting system may incorporate a 'direct mount' hardware combination, or a more convenient, header and sill track.

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