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101 Uses of Polycarbonate: #13 Cat Door

polycarbonate cat doorAvailable in different gauges and colors, a polycarbonate “flap” panel makes a great pet door solution. Lightweight multiwall polycarbonate is easy to cut to any size (length or width) and install by the home handy man.

Multiwall polycarbonate is extremely durable and virtually unbreakable, able to withstand all types of weather conditions and daily pet usage. Put a polycarbonate pet door almost anywhere in your house, including interior door and wall applications.

Whether you have a large cat or a small dog, a multiwall polycarbonate pet door “flap” will allow your pet safe and easy access both into and out of your home.

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DIY Tip of the Month

trusscoreIt is recommended that TRUSSCORE™ panels run parallel to ceiling joists, roof trusses, or wall studs. When additional strapping has to be installed, a 1” x 4” or 2” x 4” should be the minimum that is installed.

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Taking Care of AmeriLux’s Most Valuable Asset

laurendanningA recent graduate of St. Norbert College, Lauren Danning joined AmeriLux in August 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business. While attending college, Lauren worked at Walgreens, the St. Norbert Mail Center, and with the Young Life Green Bay as a coordinator for their Hot Dog cart fundraiser.

“Looking for a job after school was difficult because business is such a broad major,” Lauren explained. “The opportunity to join the A-team to get experience in a number of different aspects of business was really appealing.”

Lauren handles all of the accounting and bookkeeping needs for AmeriLux Transportation, a sister company of AmeriLux International providing full-service freight transport. She also manages the AmeriLux Human Resource areas that include Benefits Administration, Employment, and the Wellness Program.

Through a new standardized hiring process, Lauren looks forward to improving the “onboarding” program that AmeriLux has for new hires. “I think the Human Resources aspect of my job is extremely important. Taking care of the needs of AmeriLux’s most valuable asset – the people,” said Lauren.

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Do I need any special tools to install TRUSSCORE™ Liner Panels?

Q: Do I need any special tools to install TRUSSCORE™ Liner Panels?

trusscore_fastener_detailA: TRUSSCORE™ panels require no special training or tools to install. The tongue-and-groove interlocking system makes both vertical and horizontal installation quick and easy. Cut panels using a fine tooth blade (12 to 16 teeth per inch) with the blade installed in the reverse direction. Fasten in the center of the slots with a drill/screw gun, leaving a minimum of 1/16” between the back of the fastener head and the nailing flange to allow for expansion and contraction.

Click here for the complete TRUSSCORE™ installation guidelines.

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TRUSSCORE™ PVC Interlocking Liner Panels

The use of PVC Plastics in the construction of agricultural, industrial, commercial, and residential buildings continues to increase. Higher quality products with added design appeal are now available, offering architects, building owners, and specifiers an array of building solutions. Plastic building products, like the versatile TRUSSCORE™ PVC Liner Panel, are being used more and more in replace of conventional wall and roofing systems.

dairy_barn_smTRUSSCORE’S unique webbed design provides outstanding spanning capability and rigidity as well as a high strength to weight ratio, maximizing the panel’s performance. The corrosion resistant surface is very durable and resistant to scratches, moisture, mold, and most chemicals. TRUSSCORE panels typically last the life of a building.

trussocre_garage_smCost effective compared to other materials, TRUSSCORE will never need to be painted or refinished and will not rot or rust. The panel’s bright white reflective finish also helps to reduce a building’s lighting requirements. TRUSSCORE PVC Liner Panels are a perfect alterative to painted drywall, plywood, plasterboard, tiled concrete, lightweight PVC siding, and stainless steel paneling.

trusscore_retail_smLightweight and easy to handle, TRUSSCORE requires no special training or tools to install. A pre-punched nailing flange and tongue-and-groove interlocking system make both vertical and horizontal installations quick and simple, reducing labor costs. TRUSSCORE is safe to work with using normal construction practices and the waste material is recyclable.

TRUSSCORE PVC Liner Panel has a flame spread classification of 5 as per CAN/ULC-S102.2-10 and meets FDA requirements for food safety. TRUSSCORE is listed as an approved construction material by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). These sanitary panels exceed modern hygienic construction and statutory building codes and are perfect for facilities where sanitation and cleanliness is critical.

Extremely versatile, TRUSSCORE Interlocking PVC Wall and Ceiling Liner Panels are the ideal choice for any project requiring an easy to clean, low maintenance and durable solution.

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101 Uses of Polycarbonate: #84 Sliding Door

sliding_door_bedroomsliding_door_bAvailable in a variety of colors and thicknesses, translucent polycarbonate sliding doors provide privacy while still letting light into a space, brightening up a dark room. Polycarbonate panels may be printed with a colorful mural or a decorative pattern to compliment the room’s interior design.

Lightweight multiwall polycarbonate is a great glass replacement option for existing interior doors, creating a contemporary and modern look. Polycarbonate panels are 200 times stronger, weigh a fraction of the weight, and require less structural support than all-glass systems. Multiwall polycarbonate panels also offer good sound insulation, reducing unwanted noise.

Polycarbonate panels are not hard to cut and will not crack or shatter during fabrication, making them an easy-to-install, custom solution for your next sliding door project.

 

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AmeriLux is hosting a free webinar October 15

“Polycarbonate Glazing Systems – Energy Efficient Daylighting Solution”

Course provides an in depth look into the many possible uses of polycarbonate. This covers the manufacturing process and polycarbonate applications. Specific attention is given to the daylighting opportunities of multiwall polycarbonate. Values and test studies discussed giving tangible evidence of the benefits of polycarbonate. It also addresses historic issues such as panel yellowing.

thermoclear_imageTopics to be discussed include:

  • Manufacturing Process
  • Product Options – Colors and Sizes
  • Characteristics and Performance
  • Daylighting and Sustainability
  • Systems and Applications

Length: 1 hour

Available Webinar Times: Wednesday, October 15th, 1:05 pm EST | 12:05 pm CST | 11:05 pm MST | 10:05 pm PST

This course has been approved by the AIA for one (1) continuing education unit.

Click here to register for the webinar.

 

 

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101 Uses of Polycarbonate: #23 Deck Cover

“Create an Outdoor Living Space”

xorrugated polycarbonate deck coveringAdd to the living space of your home and maximize the functionality of your deck with a corrugated polycarbonate cover. A polycarbonate deck cover will give you protection against the elements, as well as help prolong the life of your deck and outdoor furniture.

Lightweight corrugated polycarbonate panels are durable and virtually unbreakable, able to sustain multiple impacts without shattering or cracking. The UV protected surface is resistant to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, lasting for many years without showing signs of yellowing or discoloration. Panels are available in clear or opaque shades for additional sun protection.

A polycarbonate deck cover creates a perfect outdoor living area where you can relax or gather with friends and family. An easy home improvement project that will add value to your home!

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