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Therm+ H-I Timber Curtain Wall Systems

November 21, 2022

Therm+ H-I Timber Curtain Wall Systems

The aesthetic and material benefits of sustainable, well-engineered timber curtain walls are well documented. But Unicel Architectural’s Therm+ H-I curtain wall systems with proven RAICO technology and high-quality glazing by Unicel Architectural take curtain wall performance to the next level. That’s because each Therm+ H-I curtain wall system (available in sizes of 56 and 76 mm) combines lightweight and elegant design with Passive House certification-level thermal insulation, along with superior wind resistance and greater air tightness than any other curtain wall product on the market.

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Severe Weather and Extreme Performance Louvers

April 27, 2022

Severe Weather and Extreme Performance Louvers

The EME6625D is a 6” deep extruded aluminum louver with closely spaced vertical blades to prevent the penetration of wind-driven rain. Designed with exceptional protection against wind-driven rain under severe conditions with MiamiDade Approval.

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Folding Accordion Shutter provides immediate protection from hurricanes, storm and intrusion

April 18, 2022

Folding Accordion Shutter provides immediate protection from hurricanes, storm and intrusion

Simple to operate, the Folding Accordion Shutter provides immediate protection from hurricanes, storm, and burglary/intrusion. It is economical without sacrificing performance. The shutter glides along extruded aluminum tracks using nylon rollers mounted on stainless steel carriages, and can be secured from the inside or outside using aluminum locking rods and an optional key-lock. When open, blades stack neatly like an “accordion” at the sides of the opening. It’s easily adapted to most window and door openings, and widely used to protect large areas like sliding glass doors, balconies, and lanais. The folding design allows for virtually unlimited left to right runs, and gives the product the unique ability to enclose entire areas from a single set of blades.

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Wind Driven Rain and Bold Line Louvers

February 28, 2022

Wind Driven Rain and Bold Line Louvers

Ruskin Announces New EME620DD & BLD723 Wind Driven Rain and Bold Line Louvers. The new EME620DD and BLD723 louvers are wind-driven rain AMCA Certified louvers made for exceptional protection against water, air, and wind penetration.

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Louvered Roof Equipment Screens

August 18, 2021

Louvered Roof Equipment Screens

Louvers can be used as vision barriers to hide mechanical equipment and other unsightly items. Louver blades allow airflow and reduce the wind loads imposed on structural framing. Check out these three options:

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Fire-Rated Vision Control® Integrated Louvers

June 2, 2021

Fire-Rated Vision Control® Integrated Louvers

Vision Control® advanced louvered glazing technology provides unprecedented comfort and control of vision, light, temperature and sound. Its patented combination of cordless louvers between hermetically sealed glass panes ensure total privacy and optimal hygiene.

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New Download - The Architect’s Guide to Sun Control Products Brochure

May 26, 2021

New Download - The Architect’s Guide to Sun Control Products Brochure

Ruskin Sun Control products provide optimal shading to promote lower energy costs and to cut down the glare on your buildings. These sun control solutions create comfortable environments and increase lifespans of mechanical equipment, resulting in higher productivity and sustainability.

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The EconoSpan® louver and screen system is ideal for roof top equipment screening or other applications with large areas requiring concealment and ventilation

April 30, 2021

The EconoSpan® louver and screen system is ideal for roof top equipment screening or other applications with large areas requiring concealment and ventilation

The EconoSpan® louver and screen system is a continuous louver product comprised mainly of roll formed louvers that snap firmly onto 'double-gripped' stringers or posts installed on pre-determined intervals. This system is ideal for roof top equipment screening or other applications with large areas requiring concealment and ventilation. Along with being very attractive, it is also one of the industry’s most affordable systems.

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Commercial Metal Awnings

October 26, 2020

Commercial Metal Awnings

Use solid awnings as an entrance cover, walkway cover, or a fixed sunshade over windows to improve energy efficiency and occupant comfort. These versatile awnings are easily combined with our Louvered Sunshades, adding a distinctive appeal to any building.

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See how new antibacterial products squash superbugs

July 6, 2020

See how new antibacterial products squash superbugs

Unicel Architectural, a manufacturer and installer of louvered glazing, skylights, and aluminum and timber curtain walls, already let you know about Vision Control®’s new high-density polyethylene thumbwheels containing Gaia 704 antibacterial compound, which controls or retards the growth of bacteria, fungus and algae.

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Vision Control® XS enables easy and automatic internal louver operation from a remote control, tablet or smartphone

June 8, 2020

Vision Control® XS enables easy and automatic internal louver operation from a remote control, tablet or smartphone

Vision Control® XS enables easy and automatic louver operation from a remote control, tablet or smartphone. Windows, doors and other openings in busy healthcare, commercial and educational environments can now be easily adjusted for vision, light, heat and noise with 'smart' louver control.

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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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Louver and Architectural Solutions

January 10, 2020

Louver and Architectural Solutions

Designed to provide superior performance and great aesthetic appearance, Ruskin® louvers are backed by experienced engineers and reflect Ruskin’s commitment to high quality product standards.

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Control the Sun with Sunshades: How to shade Southern, Southeastern/Southwestern, Eastern and Western exposures

April 26, 2019

Control the Sun with Sunshades: How to shade Southern, Southeastern/Southwestern, Eastern and Western exposures

The primary purpose of a sunshade is to control the amount of direct sunlight through your building's windows. The benefits can be found in so many articles that we will not go into them here. The intent of this page is to show you how it works and give you insight into designing a louvered sunshade system that is right for your building, whether it is to be located in Houston, TX or Minneapolis, MN. The explanation can be as simple or as complicated as we want to make it. We opted for simple, yet effective. We will cover these topics: Where to shade How to shade Southern exposures How to shade Southeastern/Southwestern exposures How to shade Eastern and Western exposures

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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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Wind-driven rain resistant stationary louvers

October 8, 2018

Wind-driven rain resistant stationary louvers

Wind-driven rain louvers provide the maximum amount of protection in keeping wind-driven rain from egressing past an opening. Wind-driven rain louver models have both horizontal and vertical orientations and utilize a chevron style rain resistant blade that rejects horizontal rain as it comes in contact with the louver.

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Louver and Architectural Solutions

August 23, 2018

Louver and Architectural Solutions

While providing fresh air intake and exhaust, Ruskin Louvers can also provide architectural style to building design. With the variety of models, sizes, and paint finishes available, Ruskin Louvers can add unusual and appealing features to exterior and interior elevation. Ruskin louvers are available in depths ranging from 1.5" to 12", and can accommodate various blade angles with high free area.

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Webinar Presentation on Louver Selection and Application

June 7, 2018

Webinar Presentation on Louver Selection and Application

Peter Blaha is a product marketing manager for the architectural department at Ruskin®. He will be giving a webinar presentation on louver selection and application on June 13th at 2:30pm CST. During this presentation, Peter will discuss the codes, the various agencies that approve and govern these requirements, and the testing that goes into these louvers. Those that attend this webinar will come away from it with a better understanding of the Ruskin louver product range and their application. This is a great webinar for people that are new to the industry and want to learn more about louvers.

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Wind-driven rain louvers

May 21, 2018

Wind-driven rain louvers

Wind-driven rain louvers provide the maximum amount of protection in keeping wind-driven rain from egressing past an opening. Wind-driven rain louver models have both horizontal and vertical orientations and utilize a chevron style rain resistant blade that rejects horizontal rain as it comes in contact with the louver. These louvers are tested per AMCA 500-L at wind velocities of 29 and 50 miles per hour. Based on the results of the testing, the louvers are then graded from A to D, with A being the best performance at 99% effective or better at repelling wind-driven rain, B being 98.9% to 95% effective, C being 94.9% to 80% effective, and D being below 80% effective. Additionally, some wind-driven rain models have also been tested for impact and qualify as louvers that can be installed in states like Florida where hurricane conditions exist.

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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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