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Skylight guarding with SRC - Skylight Screens

SRC Skylight Screens
SRC Skylight Screens

Skylight Screens often are the most economical solution for guarding skylights. They fit a variety of dome-shaped skylights and don’t take up any space on the roof.

Best of all, they do not require any penetrations to the roof, curb, or skylight. Our unique compression-fit design locks the screen onto the aluminum frame of the skylight. Federal OSHA and CalOSHA compliant.

Features

  • Economical
  • Compression-fit — no penetrations
  • Galvanized finish
  • Sizes available for skylights up to 61” wide x 120” long (up to 53” wide x 120 “ long for CalOSHA)
  • Perfect for high wind areas

Company: Safety Rail Company

Product: Skylight Guarding

Source: http://www.safetyrailcompany.com/skylight-guarding-with-src-skylight-screens/

Tags: Glass | Metal | Roof | Safety | Windows

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Tectum III & Tectum IIIP Acoustical Roof Deck

Tectum III & Tectum IIIP Acoustical Roof Deck

Have a sloped roof and need insulation you can nail?
Tectum III Roof Deck is the acoustical solution for you. 

The Tectum III roof deck panel is a composite of a 1½" or thicker Tectum substrate, Dow Styrofoam® brand XPS (extruded polystyrene) insulation 1½" to 8" thick and 7/16" OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing with a slip-resistant surface. Tectum III panels are typically used in sloped applications where insulation and a nailable surface are required. 

Tectum IIIP roof deck is made of the same components as Tectum III, but with an edge detail specifically designed for use over high-humidity applications such as swimming pools and ice arenas. The detail, when properly sealed with urethane adhesive, provides for a continuous vapor retarder from panel to panel in all directions. 

All Tectum roof deck composite panels are bonded with code-listed structural adhesives.

Company: Armstrong Building Solutions

Product: Tectum III & Tectum IIIP Acoustical Roof Deck

Source: http://tectum.com/roof-deck-acoustical-panels-tectum-iii-photos.html

Tags: Acoustics | Interior Design | Roof

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Architectural Series Roof Guardrail System

Architectural Series Roof Guardrail System

The BlueWater Architectural Series combines our OSHA compliant non-penetrating guardrail system with an aesthetically pleasing architectural appeal. Full protection with visual appeal. Optional Straight and Incline Stanchions available.

The Architectural Series combines our non-penetrating guardrail system with an architectural appeal for those applications where appearance of the railing is important. The Architectural Series has a pleasing sightline and can enhance the overall appearance of your building while maintaining a fall protection barrier around the roof edge that meets OSHA Regulations. Since the Architectural Series utilizes the same patented, non-penetrating base as the SafetyRail 2000, your roof system will maintain its integrity and not be compromised by having to penetrate the roof surface for installation. The Architectural Series is ideal for new building construction, adding passive fall protection to an existing building or as an addition to existing guardrails.

  • More pleasing sightlines
  • No holes need to be drilled
  • Three uprights available: Curved, Incline or Straight 
  • Meets and exceeds OSHA Regulations for Fall Protection
  • No intermediate counterweights required
  • Up to 10 foot spacing between uprights
  • Special orders for powder coated rail sections
  • Custom engineering / manufacturing available for special applications
  • Architectural Series has been tested by a nationally-known engineering firm and found to be in accordance with OSHA regulations
  • These regulations are in fall protection for guardrail; sections 1910.23 and sections 1926.500 -1926.503

Company: BlueWater Mfg

Product: SafetyRail 2000 Architectural Series

Source: http://bluewater-mfg.com/product/safetyrail-2000-architectural-series/

Tags: Design | Railing System | Roof | Safety

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Durable skylight finishes by Linetec

Photos by: William Lemke, courtesy of Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC
Photos by: William Lemke, courtesy of Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC

Commercial Architecture magazine’s June Portfolio section spotlights California’s Keyes Automotive’s European Mercedes-Benz Dealership featuring a 41-foot-diameter, custom, multi-slope dome skylight from Super Sky Products. The skylight’s durable finishes were applied by Linetec to the aluminum framing members. The finish’s resilient attributes combine with daylight, views and high thermal performance glass to support the dealership’s LEED® Silver certification.

Designed by Dennis J. Flynn Architects, the skylight’s fluid, circular design respects the European Bauhaus style of design highlighted within the dealership’s 235,000-square-foot facility. “As a highly visible property on a major auto row that is back-dropped with residences, the owners’ sensitivity to the community and commitment to state-of-the-art design solution is displayed in this space,” described Flynn. “Crisp finishes complement a work environment that’s equal parts private office and open plan, reflecting the Mercedes-Benz brand in all aspects.”

Contributing to the project’s sustainable, high-end design, Linetec applied a 70 percent PVDF resin-based, two-coat, liquid, mica coating to the skylight’s aluminum framing members. The resulting appearance emphasizes a metallic aesthetic befitting the luxury vehicles sold and serviced at Keyes European.

These painted coatings applied by Linetec meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2605 industry standards, as well as minimize buildings’ maintenance costs and maximize long lifecycles. These high-performance architectural coatings exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. They will ensure a long-lasting, durable finish. No other coating system can withstand the rigors of nature and time like these.”

As a recognized, innovative and environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec captures the liquid paints’ volatile organic compounds (VOCs) content using a 100 percent air capture system and safely destroys the VOCs with a regenerative thermal oxidizer.

Enhancing thermal performance for Keyes European, the skylight’s 1,650 square feet glass area is composed of insulated glass units with Solarban® 80 low-e coating. The low-e coating mitigates unwanted solar heat gain that could make potential car buyers uncomfortably warm and minimizes fading caused by damaging ultraviolet radiation.

Click here to learn more about Linetec’s durable painted finishing.

Company: Linetec

Source: https://linetec-blog.com/2017/07/03/in-the-news-keyes-dealership/

Tags: Aluminum | Finishes | Glass | Roof | Sustainability | Windows

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Starlings And The Grain/Agriculture Industry

Starlings And The Grain/Agriculture Industry

European starlings cost growers as much as $800 million in the US annually. The loud, obnoxious, destructive birds steal grain, ravage crops and crowd out native bird species. The problem is that starlings move in vast numbers, which often descend on a field, orchard or grain area. A migrating flock of starlings can number 100,000 birds. Another problematic factor is that starlings now have fewer natural predators to keep their numbers in check.

Attacking Grain Fields

As highly aggressive omnivores, European starlings compete with native fauna for food. Open bill probing is most commonly used to feed on ground invertebrates, which is their preferred food. In new grain fields, starlings will pull up young plants and eat the seeds.

Extensive Fruit Damage

Starlings will typically assault a wide range of crops, including strawberries, blueberries, grapes, tomatoes, peaches, figs, apples and cherries. Fruit damage is often caused by younger birds, which have underdeveloped probing skills. It is not uncommon for a flock of 4,000 starlings to cause major loss of revenue in a large vineyard in a week’s time.

Problems Around Livestock & Poultry

Starlings create formidable problems for livestock and poultry facilities, congregating at feed troughs and diminishing supplies of livestock feed—1,000 birds can consume 100 pounds of grain a day. Starlings can contaminate food and water sources with their droppings, carrying parasites and diseases, including E coli, from farm to farm. These diseases are transmissible to livestock and people, including TGE (transmissible gastroenteritis—a swine disease), blastomycosis and salmonella.  Starling droppings can also contain the fungus histoplasma capsulatum, the cause of histoplasmosis in humans.

Nesting Problems

Starling nests built into building cavities can pose a fire hazard. New nests are typically added to old, compounding this combustible materials hazard. When starlings enter buildings to roost and nest, they create sanitation problems; when they nest in farm equipment, they create fire hazards. Their droppings carry ticks and mites, and they are highly acidic, eating into paint and degrading the strength and structural integrity of many materials, including infrastructures and roof linings. The sheer amount of droppings together with their chemical action can damage and kill trees and any vegetation underneath.

Humane, Effective Starling Deterrents

Getting rid of flocking birds can pose a challenge, since many birds are protected by law and cannot be killed or injured. Growers and farmers have found that the only viable solution is to use humane, proven effective bird repellents. This is where the bird control pros at Bird B Gone can help.

Agrilaser® Lite for Farms, Fields, Warehouses

Employing advanced, patented optical laser-beam technology, the Agrilaser® Lite harmlessly repels flocking birds over great distances—up to 2,500 meters. Developed with the help of farmers and ornithologists, the Agrilaser® Lite is animal friendly and ideal for repelling a variety of birds. It is most effective during sunrise and sunset, and in overcast, rainy or foggy weather conditions. The Agrilaser® Lite comes with two rechargeable batteries and a power charger.

Heavy Duty Bird Netting

Ideal for sealing out birds from specific areas around a warehouse or storage facility, Bird B Gone’s Bird Net 2000 Heavy Duty Bird Netting is made of a tough UV-stabilized polyethylene mesh. This durable netting is rot proof, water proof and flame resistant. It’s also ISO 1806 and 9001 Protocol mesh tested, temperature stable (-250F to 270F), and non-conductive. It comes in stock sizes and custom cuts up to 200 ft.  The ¾” mesh is ideal for blocking out small birds like starlings. The netting is backed by a 10-year guarantee and comes in black, stone or white to blend in with its background.

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic

This weatherproof sound deterrent is recommended for deterring birds from large open spaces. It broadcasts pre-recorded distress and predator calls that intimidate as many as 22 species of birds. Ideal for deterring birds from lofty or hard to reach areas—like rooftops, trees and open fields, the device is programmable and comes with a built-in speaker that will cover up to an acre (additional speakers can be added to boost range). Because it’s solar powered, no AC access is needed, so it can be placed wherever pest birds gather most often.

Ask the Experts

If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, Bird B Gone has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at nobirds@birdbgone.com. We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area.

Company: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Product: Bird Netting

Of: Alex Kecskes

Source: https://www.birdbgone.com/blog/starlings-grainagriculture-industry/

Tags: Exterior Design | Landscape Design | Roof | Safety

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Slip resistant aluminum plank installed on Hilton’s helipad

Slip resistant aluminum plank installed on Hilton’s helipad

THE SITUATION:

The Luckie Marietta District in downtown Atlanta, Georgia is a premier city center that creates a chain of 25 local restaurants, 18 attractions and retail stores and 7 hotels. One of the many hotels on this strip includes the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta. The Hilton houses the first functioning helipad that operates from the rooftop of this exclusive hotel. Providing a convenient mode of transportation and a unique experience, the helipad provides shuttle services to area airports and VIP flights. The hotel has 28 floors and over 9,500 square feet, causing safety on this rooftop to be a top concern. A slip resistant flooring was required.

THE SOLUTION:

A grating manufacturer was hired to provide 2-1/2” snap lock aluminum plank for this project with an aluminum SlipNOT® surface. Heavy duty aluminum planking includes snap lock interlocking end banded to form standard panel widths. Aluminum plank is structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing while also providing corrosion resistance.

THE IMPACT:

Safety is critical for this helicopter pad and SlipNOT® provides traction that will not fail. SlipNOT® aluminum plankwas manufactured to specific dimensions and installed flawlessly. The customer was pleased with the results and low maintenance the aluminum planking provides.

Company: SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring Div.

Source: http://www.slipnot.com/case-studies/aluminum-plank-hilton-rooftop/

Tags: Floor | Roof | Safety

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EnduraLine Mobile permanent warning line system

Enduraline warning lines installed at 15 feet from leading edge
Enduraline warning lines installed at 15 feet from leading edge

EnduraLine Mobile is Safety Rail Company's most robust warning line system yet for permanent demarcation of hazardous areas. Cast iron base plates, steel stanchions, and plastic-coated galvanized cable with aluminum pennants means the EnduraLine warning line system is built for long-term exposure to the elements.

The EnduraLine Mobile system goes a step further. This non-penetrating warning line system is also designed to integrate perfectly with our SRC-360 Mobile railing system. The minimum OSHA requirement for warning line is that they be placed 15’ feet or more away from a leading edge. Any closer to the leading edge, and fall protection railings or other fall protection devices must be provided. EnduraLine combined with our SRC 360 Mobile Rail answer both requirements and provide a complete, comprehensive, OSHA-compliant perimeter guarding solution.

When personnel need access to ladders or equipment within 15’ of the edge, install the SRC 360 Mobile Railing system from the 15’ mark out toward the leading edge and around the area that needs access. Attach the EnduraLine Mobile Warning Line System to the SRC 360 Mobile rail at the 15’ mark and continue along perimeter to the next area that needs access. This configuration offers a cost-effective solution to 100% perimeter protection, designed to keep workers away from areas they shouldn’t be and protected in areas where they need to be.

Features:

  • 104 lb. base plate
  • 25’ stanchion spacing
  • Powder-coated yellow or galvanized finish
  • 39” flag height per OSHA
  • 100’ galvanized cable with aluminum pennants

Safety Railing Solutions - Smarter. Better. Easier.

Safety Rail Company makes OSHA-compliant fall protection safety railings and guard rail systems that are durable and innovative, but still affordable. With years of industry experience, our fall protection products are engineered first and foremost to save lives! Beyond the primary goal of safety, we take our products a step further, making them easier to assemble, configure, use, and store.

Service Beyond Compare

Our team of safety experts takes pride in our 100% American-made fall protection systems and the personal service we give to our customers. We are firmly committed to providing:

  • Dedicated one-on-one customer service
  • Free in-depth consultations to ensure you have the exact system you need
  • Free, fast 3D CAD project plan modeling
  • 100% OSHA-compliant & made in the USA products
  • Full installation services with factory trained, in-house personnel
  • Ongoing partnerships that you can depend on for years to come

Let Safety Rail Company be your turn-key provider. Project design, engineering, testing, manufacturing, and installation from one trusted source.

Company: Safety Rail Company

Product: Visual Warning Line Systems

Source: http://www.safetyrailcompany.com/enduraline-mobile-permanent-warning-line-system/

Tags: Railing System | Roof | Safety

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How to Choose the Right Product for a Nuisance Bird

How to Choose the Right Product for a Nuisance Bird

Ask property owners and they’ll tell you: Nuisance birds can cause many costly problems. Pest birds like pigeons, starlings and gulls can damage solar panels, rooftop ventilators, security cameras, lighting systems, AC units and water runoff systems. Getting rid of nuisance birds can pose a challenge, for not all bird deterrents work equally well for all birds. So it makes sense to choose the right deterrent or repellent to the nuisance bird that can damage and/or deface your property. That’s where the bird control pros at Bird B Gone can help.

Most Complete Line of Bird Control Solutions

Bird B Gone’s comprehensive line of bird deterrents is designed to solve a wide range of nuisance bird problems in commercial, industrial and residential settings. To keep nuisance birds from loafing on edges and ledges, we have Bird Gels, Bird Spikes, Bird Spiders/Repellers and Electric Tracks. To exclude birds from under overhangs and semi-enclosed areas, we offer Bird Netting and Bird Slope. To keep nuisance birds from ruining your solar panels, we have an entire Solar Panel Deterrent Kit. If you only have problems with occasional nuisance birds, there are Bird Hazers, Laser Deterrents and harmless Chemical Repellents that will do the job. To cut down on the nuisance birds flocking to an area, we offer a full line of Humane Bird Traps and Mist Netting. The point is, Bird B Gone will make sure you have the right product for the job. Our products address not only the type of bird but where they land and what they do.

Experience, Knowledge, and Expertise

The industry leader for over 22 years, Bird-B-Gone has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to help you select the right bird control product for the nuisance bird that’s causing you so many headaches. Our bird control engineers lead the industry with more than 90 years of combined hands-on experience. We can help you with installation, and that includes locating a professional bird control product installer in a specific geographical area. Our team “goes the extra mile” to solve your nuisance bird problem as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

“Made in the USA” Means Quality Guaranteed

To get rid of nuisance birds, you need a bird control product you can count on. Bird B Gone products manufactured in the United States meet the highest standards of quality in the industry. All products go through an extensive quality control process before being shipped. And each product is hand inspected and signed as it’s packaged. This allows us to offer the industry’s longest guarantees—as long as 10 years on some products. It’s no wonder our products are specified bird control products by architects and government agencies. And why Bird B Gone is a GSA Advantage Approved Vendor.

Training & Customer Service That’s Second to None

Using the right product against nuisance birds also means learning how to choose and use that product or products. Bird B Gone offers training and support for all aspects of bird control, including on-site training and technical support. We regularly host a free training course through Bird B Gone University. Classes are taught by our bird control specialists at the Bird B Gone training facility in Santa Ana, California. This ensures our customers get the real answers they need in effectively solving pest bird problems. Bird B Gone Customer service is second to none. Our customer support team is just a phone call away to help find the best solution for your budget.

Company: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Of: Alex Kecskes

Source: https://www.birdbgone.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-product-for-a-nuisance-bird/

Tags: Roof | Safety

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Bird deterrents: why UV light may not be the answer

Bird deterrents: why UV light may not be the answer

The most recent trend in bird deterrents—using ultraviolet (UV) light technology—has grabbed the attention of both pest control companies and consumers who are on the lookout for safer, faster, and cheaper methods to protect their properties from damage caused by local and migrating bird populations. The question is whether or not these new UV methods are effective or not, and whether they are improvements over the current technology being used.

For nearly 25 years, Bird B Gone has provided effective and environmentally safe methods in bird deterrents and bird repellents. We’ve created and patented 42 products in this industry, with 35 additional patents pending. We’ve not only witnessed innovations in our market, we’ve innovated many of them ourselves. When a new product is advertised as a great new revolution, it gets our attention.

First of all, it’s important to understand the connection between birds and UV light, and why this recent trend in bird control products came about.

Birds and other wildlife can detect UV light, and most birds are even more sensitive to UV light than regular, visible light. Scientists found that the plumage of many species of birds actually reflects UV light, and plays a part in choosing a mate. Furthermore, birds are also believed to use UV light to locate food, such as moths and butterflies, which reflect UV light. Some predatory birds use the UV-reflective urine trails of their food sources—voles, mice, and other rodents—to hunt and capture them.

If birds use UV light to help them find food sources, the question of using the UV technology in bird deterrents doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Here is what we’ve learned about UV light technology and its use in bird control products.

UV Lights and Songbirds

Earlier this year, the results of a study of songbirds and using UV lights as a deterrent were published in a leading ornithology journal. Birds crashing into glass doors and windows result in an estimated 988 million bird deaths each year. UV technology has been used in the bird control industry to deter these crashes. In the study, a pulsating UV light, a light-reflecting compact disc, and an unlit UV light were placed at bird feeder structures in eight locations over a winter season. What researchers found is that the UV light had no effect on deterring the birds from the food source, and in fact, slightly increased the songbirds’ visitation rates to at least one of the sites.

Optical Gels and Pigeons

Pest pigeons can cause thousands of dollars in property damage, and property owners and maintenance workers seek affordable and convenient methods to prevent them from gathering and nesting on their buildings. A recent option in the industry has been an optical repellent gel.

  • Optical gels include a UV-product often referred to as “fire gel” in the bird control marketplace, were not totally effective. These products’ manufacturers claim that because birds see UV light, they recognize the product as fire, which birds fear and will avoid. According to the findings in the study, the researchers questioned the marketing claims that the “fire gel” product is perceived visually by birds as fire, it therefore, served as a repellent. Although it is a fact that pigeons and other birds are sensitive to UV light, the researchers also questioned how a pigeon would be afraid of fire and recognize it as a danger, with no previous experience of the situation.
  • Even more significantly, testing of optical gels in a 2016 study showed that the product deteriorates over time, rapidly changing to a rust-brown color that inhibits the emission of UV light, and, in fact, cause UV light absorbance rather than emission.
  • Birds still landed on the locations that were treated with the UV-light gel. The researchers concluded that there is no evidence of pigeons having an inborn ability to avoid ultraviolet light and fire, and it was, therefore, not a viable method of bird control.
  • The best long-term methods of deterrents are exclusion and mechanical barriers, according to the study’s findings.

Bird control methods should be environmentally sound and not harm wildlife. With only a few studies being conducted into products using UV light technology, there is little-known evidence as to the long-term effects of these products, and both studies call into question whether or not this technology is an effective method of bird control.

Company: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Source: https://www.birdbgone.com/blog/bird-deterrents-why-uv-light-may-not-be-the-answer/

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Keep Pigeons from Destroying Solar Panels

Keep Pigeons from Destroying Solar Panels

Many homeowners and income property owners are installing solar panels to save electricity. Trouble is, in many areas, pigeons are attracted to these panels, as they offer shade and protection to the birds. When these prolific birds flock to a roof, they create costly damage by depositing droppings that eat into the surface of solar panels. Left to gather, these droppings block sunlight and can reduce the overall efficiency of panels. In addition, nesting materials built under panels can impede airflow and can cause them to overheat, again, more damage. Fortunately, the bird control pros at Bird B Gone have a solution to this problem.

Bird B Gone’s Solar Panel Bird Deterrent Blocks Out Pigeons

Bird B Gone’s Solar Panel Bird Deterrent solves this problem once and for all. The deterrent includes an 8"x100 foot roll of 0.058" PVC black-coated 1/2" mesh. Specially designed solar clips (sold separately) secure the mesh to the panels. The mesh covers a standard 3kW system (2 rows of 6 panels each or 12 panels total installed in a portrait orientation). The solar clips do not pierce the solar panels and will not scratch them. The number of clips required will depend on the size and number of solar panels. A standard 3kW system (2 rows of 6 panels each—12 panels total installed in a portrait orientation) requires 35 clips. Properly installed, the mesh keeps birds away and prevents pigeons from chewing on the electrical wiring under the panels. Designed to protect the integrity of expensive solar arrays, the Solar Panel Bird Deterrent creates a physical barrier that reduces the need for frequent on-going panel cleaning costs.

Informative Video Speeds Installation

Bird B Gone now offers a new video on the Solar Panel Bird Deterrent. The video shows how to measure solar panels to estimate the amount of material needed, as well as the number of people required for the job. How to cut and align the protective mesh is also addressed, as is how to deal with overlapping panels, corners and obstructions. The video even shows how to install the bird deterrent mesh on Spanish tile roofs. It stresses the importance of cleaning and disinfecting the site under and around the solar panels. This is important, as pigeons are attracted to the scent of nesting materials and droppings. The video also underscores the need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) when removing this debris to prevent injury or infection.

The Leader

Bird B Gone is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice; training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures. For the complete line of products from Bird B Gone, call 1-800-392-6915; fax: 949-472-3116 or visit our website at www.birdbgone.com, e-mail: nobirds@birdbgone.com.

Company: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Of: Alex Kecskes

Source: https://www.birdbgone.com/blog/keep-pigeons-destroying-solar-panels/

Tags: Roof | Safety

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GuardDog Self-Closing Gate uses two stainless steel torsion springs so the gate can open in any direction

GuardDog Self-Closing Gate uses two stainless steel torsion springs so the gate can open in any direction

The GuardDog Self-Closing Gate is tough, durable and easy to install. Featuring a unique self-closing design with two stainless steel torsion springs, the GuardDog industrial safety gate can open in any direction. To meet diverse application requirements, the gate is available in 5 nominal sizes and is adjustable laterally to 6” (-3 to +3 of the nominal size).

The GuardDog Self-Closing Gate arm is dimensioned to match top- and mid-rail heights of an OSHA-compliant guardrail. When the gate is installed and the top of the gate is at the OSHA’s recommended nominal height of 42”, the bottom of the gate is positioned at a height of 21”.

  • Gate comes fully assembled and includes securing hardware for standard installation on pipe
  • Requires only one 1/2’’ wrench and a few minutes to install
  • Available in powder coat safety yellow, hot-dip galvanized or 316 stainless steel; Special colors available upon request

Our standard Hinge Assembly fits round pipe or square tubing measuring up to 2’’ O.D, or it can also mount on angle iron or flat surfaces. For railings which are larger than 2” O.D, contact BlueWater Manufacturing and we will have an adapter kit available to use or provide a solution to mount the gate safely.

Applications range from ladder ways, mezzanines, pedestrian traffic, machine guarding, universal mount is designed to fit any hand post angle and direction. BlueWater’s industrial safety gate is available in food grade stainless steel, carbon steel powder coated and galvanized.

Company: BlueWater Mfg

Source: http://bluewater-mfg.com/product/guarddog-self-closing-gate/

Tags: Doors | Entrances | Roof | Safety | Security

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Battic Door Solar Powered Attic Fans

Battic Door Solar Powered Attic Fans

Available in 4 styles - 3 Roof Mount Designs and 1 All Purpose Interior Mount. Professional grade solar powered attic fans use no electricity. Attic Fans are designed to reduce heat build-up in your attic in the summer and remove harmful moisture in the winter.

Year-'Round Benefits!

  • Cools in the Summer: During the summer, the Solar Powered Attic Fan vents the hot air out of your attic and keeps it closer to the temperature outside. Your air conditioner won't have to run so long to cool the inside of your home.

  • Prevents mold and mildew in the winter: In the winter, warm moist air rises from the inside of your home and collides with the cold underside of the roof. The Solar Powered Attic Fan provides the air circulation that prevents the moist air from condensing on the surface. Keeping your attic drier.

  • Fans include a Thermal Switch. The thermal switch allows the fan to run when the temperature reaches 80 degrees and shuts the fan off when the temperature dips below 65 degrees. You can bypass the switch if you prefer the motor to run continuously during the day.

Solar Powered Roof Mount Attic Fans

Good - Ventilates up to 1100 square feet.

Solar power attic fan uses no electricity. 14 inch fan blade. Heavy duty construction. Stands up to high winds, hail, rain, and snow. 10 Watt solar panel. Quite simply the best product you can buy to reduce heat build-up in your attic in the summer and remove harmful moisture in the winter. The solar panel and fan motor have up to 25% more power than other fans, providing much better circulation and improved airflow. The advanced design provides more efficient attic ventilation while using no electricity. One fan alone can ventilate up to 1150 square feet of attic space reducing the energy needed to keep your home cooler in the summer. By running year-round, it can also remove harmful moisture in the winter months keeping your attic space drier, reducing condensation, and the potential for ice daming, mildew and mold. Download Product Brochure

Better - Ventilates up to 1350 square feet.

Professional grade solar power attic fan uses no electricity. 14 inch fan blade. Heavy duty construction. Stands up to high winds, hail, rain, and snow. Commercial grade 10 Watt solar panel. Our Better Solar Attic Fan is designed to reduce heat build-up in your attic in the summer and remove harmful moisture in the winter. It's commercial grade, heavy duty construction provides up to 25% more power than other fans, providing better circulation and improved airflow in your attic space. One fan can ventilate up to 1350 square feet and can lower the attic temperature so your air conditioning won't have to run as long and as hard to cool your home. By running year-round, it can keep your attic space drier by removing moisture in the winter, reducing condensation and preventing the growth of harmful mold and mildew. Download Product Brochure

Best - Ventilates up to 1900 square feet.

New patent pending enhanced design will ventilate up to 1900 square feet of attic space with a single fan. The new, patent pending, Smooth-air Deflector in the shroud of the fan produces a smoother air flow and increases exhaust performance by up to 30% from previous models. This next generation solar powered attic fan is our most powerful and efficient model yet. Commercial grade 15 Watt solar panel. Download Product Brochure

Solar Powered All Purpose Interior Mount Fan

Ventilates up to 1250 square feet. Installs indoors behind an existing static vent and converts vent to a powered vent. All Purpose - install into existing gable end vents, roof static or turbine vents, crawlspace vents, etc. Anywhere you want a powered vent!

Professional grade solar power attic fan uses no electricity. 14 inch fan blade. Heavy duty construction. Commercial grade 10 Watt solar panel mounts on roof, wall, soffit, etc. Stands up to high winds, hail, rain, and snow. Requires no cutting of your roof or tiles. Turbocharge any static or turbine vent. Easy do-it-yourself installation. Vent your attic through a gable or static vent.

Company: Battic Door Energy Conservation Products

Source: http://www.batticdoor.com/SolarAtticFans.htm

Tags: Energy | HVAC | Roof

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Starlings can be a Costly Nuisance, learn the facts on how to keep them away from your buildings

Starlings can be a Costly Nuisance, learn the facts on how to keep them away from your buildings

Spring is when huge flocks of these birds come looking for nesting sites, food and water. Most buildings provide everything these birds need for survival and nesting. Sprinkler systems create water puddles, open trash containers provide food, and rooftops offer all sorts of nooks and crannies for starlings to nest.

Act Now to Prevent Costly Damage

Don't let starlings settle in and make a mess of your building

Once starlings have settled in, they can damage and deface many areas of a building. Their huge flocks can rain down massive amounts of droppings, which are unsightly and affect the image of your business. Employees and visitors could slip on bird droppings and become injured. Bird droppings at this volume can also affect AC units, vents, lighting and even solar panel efficiency. If your business stores, processes or serves food, bird droppings can become a major issue because droppings can carry diseases. Starlings nesting in rain gutters can clog the gutters, causing roof leaks.

Fortunately, the bird control pros at Bird B Gone have a number of ways to keep small birds off buildings.

Starling Facts: Download the guide now.

Company: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Source: http://www2.birdbgone.com/e/63162/63162-91445-Starling-Facts-pdf/2j2ys6/204999911

Tags: Roof | Safety

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Hurricane Roof Equipment Screens

All louvered panels open for full access to the air handling unit. Sight proof from horizontal and below.
All louvered panels open for full access to the air handling unit. Sight proof from horizontal and below.

Hurricane louvers can be used as vision barriers to hide mechanical equipment and other unsightly items. These Florida Miami-Dade certified louvers are impact and high wind tested louvers that attach directly to structural framing (by others) on a rooftop or other locations where you need view blocking.

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Since the typical line of sight is from the ground on most buildings, a horizontal blade equipment screen will have the blades inverted to eliminate all sight-through from ground level. A variety of finishes are available from our Equipment Screens Finishes selection chart. Roof screens can be painted with a baked enamel or Kynar 500 finish, or anodized aluminum. A variety of standard colors are available. Custom colors can be selected by sending us a color chip. We will use our computer color match system to precisely match the equipment screen color to other building facade components.

Company: Architectural Louvers

Source: http://www.archlouvers.com/Hurricane_Equipment_Screens.htm

Tags: Roof | Safety | Wall Panels | Window Shades

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Got a Pest Bird Problem? Get These Top 5 Bird Deterrents

Got a Pest Bird Problem? Get These Top 5 Bird Deterrents

You’ve put it off long enough. Time to admit you’ve got a growing pest bird problem. As a responsible building owner/manager, you’ve come to realize that birds can and do deface and damage property. The cleanup and maintenance bills keep going up. And pest birds are one big reason. Time to take action. Bird B Gone offers a wide range of bird control solutions for buildings and structures. Humane and effective, the top five solutions most often recommended for most pest bird problems include:

Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

Ideal for keeping pigeons and other larger birds off rooftops, parapet walls, light fixtures and other flat or curved surfaces, Bird B Gone bird spikes have been proven worldwide. They come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths to provide increasingly wider areas of protection—up to 10 inches wide. These rugged spiked strips feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design, which means the spikes are firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. This flexible base bends a full 360 degrees, so it can easily “follow” a variety of curved mounting surfaces (e.g., signage letters).

Bird Net 2000 Heavy Duty Netting

This rugged netting creates a physical barrier that won’t allow pest birds through. Recommended for excluding pest birds from overhangs and other semi-enclosed areas, Bird Net 2000 is easy to install using Bird B Gone’s complete line of professional grade installation hardware. Made of a tough UV-stabilized polyethylene mesh, this industrial strength netting is extremely durable, rot and waterproof, and flame resistant. The netting comes in several area sizes and mesh densities to deter the full range of pest bird types. Bird Net 2000 is often specified in architectural plans, is backed by a 10-Year Guarantee and comes in black, stone or white to blend in with its background

Bird Jolt Flat Track Kit

This low-profile, electric track system produces a harmless electric shock that “educates” pest birds to stay off horizontal surfaces. Lightweight and flexible, the track is easy to install—it bends 360° without compromising its electrical integrity. It’s the only electric track bird deterrent system with patented anti-arcing and glue troughs designs for improved safety and performance. Available in six colors.

Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic

This device emits pre-recorded distress and predator calls that intimidate as many as 22 species of birds. The sounds emitted resemble natural birdcalls, so they won’t bother students. The device is water resistant, programmable, and comes with a built-in speaker to cover up to an acre. Additional speakers can be added to cover up to 5 acres. Because it’s solar powered, no AC access is needed, so it can be where pest birds gather most often.

Bird Spider 360

This multi-legged “Daddy Long Legs” device intimidates birds to prevent them from landing on HVAC units, lights, signs and rooftops. Ruggedly designed for outdoor use, it features marine grade stainless steel “arms” in four leg lengths to protect diameters up to 8 feet. A PVC base allows the Spider to be easily placed wherever birds gather most often.

Backed by Expert Assistance
If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, Bird B Gone has over 80 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at nobirds@birdbgone.com. We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area.

Company: Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Of: Alex Kecskes

Source: https://www.birdbgone.com/blog/got-a-pest-bird-problem-get-these-top-5-bird-deterrents/

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Hanging baffles substantially quiet this LAPD firing range - this benefits everyone who works there

Hanging baffles substantially quiet this LAPD firing range - this benefits everyone who works there

Hanging Baffles

The use of Tectum acoustical panels as hanging sound baffles is growing in popularity as the paintability and ease of application in numerous situations and the need for their sound absorbing qualities is recognized by architects and acoustical engineers. Standard Tectum Hanging Baffles are available 1”, 1½” or 2” thick, with square edges or beveled edges (bottom only).

Widths are 2’ and they are 4’ long. Finish is natural, painted white or custom colors (both sides). Various methods are appropriate for hanging. See Marketing Bulletin M-8 on our website for more details.

For more photos of completed projects, please visit our project photo gallery

Company: Armstrong Building Solutions

Source: http://www.tectum.com/project-photos-hanging-baffles.html

Tags: Interior Design | Roof | Wall Panels

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Structural Acoustic Roof Deck

Structural Acoustic Roof Deck

The new Tectum Roof Deck catalog is officially online featuring the new Tectum V and Tectum E-N: http://www.tectum.com/catalog/2015_Tectum_Inc_Roof_Deck_Catalog.pdf

Company: Armstrong Building Solutions

Source: http://www.tectum.com/catalog/2015_Tectum_Inc_Roof_Deck_Catalog.pdf

Tags: Design | Roof

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