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DIY Tip of the Month

multiwall_hobby_greenhouseThicker wall multiwall polycarbonate panels offer increased thermal insulation but the tradeoff is usually a lose in light transmission. In the case of a greenhouse application, this can have an effect on plant growth.

A hobby greenhouse is an investment so decide how you plan to use your greenhouse before purchasing your greenhouse covering.

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AmeriLux Announces the Formation of AmeriLux Logistics

“Expanding Transportation and Logistics Offerings”

logo-amerilux_logistics_blogAmeriLux International is excited to announce the formation of AmeriLux Logistics, which will operate under its current name Enterprise Freight Options.

AmeriLux prides itself on finding ways to exceed its customers’ expectations and add extra value. By forming AmeriLux Logistics, AmeriLux Transportation is now going to have access to a network of qualified carriers and a wide range of freight shipping services – yet another offering to better serve the marketplace.

“Enterprise Freight Options has a strong reputation and market recognition within the transportation industry,” said Erik Voss, Manager of AmeriLux Transportation. “As partners, our customers will now have access to a variety of equipment and specialized trailers.”

For some freight carriers it is simply about moving cargo from point A to point B. Enterprise Freight Options views freight transportation as much more than just a simple forwarding operation. They are a freight brokerage company that believes in taking as much pride in your business as you do, exceeding excellence with a personal invested touch.

enterprisefreight_logoThe knowledgeable staff at Enterprise Freight Options are engaging, connecting, and understanding. They are people you will want to get to know. People who are as passionate as you are about the safe transit of your products and your companies’ success. They will get to know you and your business’s needs, providing answers before you need them.

“We are authentic, trustworthy, and friendly. If we make a mistake – we own it”, says Amber Rogers, president of AmeriLux Logistics d.b.a. Enterprise Freight Options. “We take the time to get strategically connected by understanding every dynamic of what your needs are. There is no dog and pony show when you choose us. We make every experience an easy one.”

Click here to visit the AmeriLux Logistics webpage.

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What is Thermal Insulation?

thermoclear_imageThermal insulation is a sheets ability to reduce the transfer of heat energy by limiting conduction, convection, and/or radiation. The multiwall construction creates air spaces, increasing thermal resistance. Thermal insulation can keep a building warm or it can cool it. The R-value indicates how well a material insulates.

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Come Visit Us at the 2015 International Roofing Expo

We invite you to visit us at our Booth #1255 at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) February 24-26 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The International Roofing Expo is the must attend event for professionals from every segment of the roofing construction and maintenance industry. On the IRE show floor, you will find a wide range of the newest products, services, technologies, and innovations in roofing materials and related products. All displayed under one roof from a leading manufacturers and distributors.

Come discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth in the roofing industry! Meet our team and the learn more about our broad product range of polycarbonate multiwall and corrugated sheets and PVC liner panels.

Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Tuesday, February 24th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 25th, 11: 00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, February, 26th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Click here to visit the International Roofing Expo website for more information.

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What is a LEXAPANEL™ Standing Seam Panel?

lexapanel_stacked_a_smA LEXAPANEL™ standing seam panel is a polycarbonate panel with raised edges. A polycarbonate batten snaps over the raised edge of two adjacent panels to form the seam. LEXAPANEL™ delivers the strength, weatherability, clarity, and thermal insulation of the LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ polycarbonate multiwall sheet.

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Custom Architectural Canopies

“Versatile LEXAPANEL™ Standing Seam Panels”

lake_shore_tech_collegeLEXAPANEL™ standing seam panels are an innovative polycarbonate technology that delivers reduced costs thanks to the snap-on connection and elimination of aluminum profiles, greatly reducing installation time and expense. The length and width of the polycarbonate panels can be customized to meet a projects load requirements, providing maximum, uninterrupted spans.

LEXAPANEL™ delivers the durability, high light transmission, and thermal insulation properties of the LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ multiwall polycarbonate sheet. The polycarbonate construction provides high quality, diffused daylight, and increased impact strength compared to traditional translucent systems. LEXAPANEL™ standing seam panels offer architects, builders, and system integrators the flexibility to create sustainable and beautiful, transparent glazing elements.

clear_lake_hsThe first impression of any building, no matter how simple, is the entry. A LEXAPANEL™ canopy is an ideal entrance solution for complimenting a geometric roof slope. Or add a curved shape to the front of a building, cold-forming the panels into a smooth arc for a unique architectural design. The versatility of LEXAPANEL™ standing seam panels offers a multitude of design options.

“Wisconsin Solar Design Inc. has utilized LEXAPANEL™ polycarbonate standing seam panels from AmeriLux in numerous canopy and skylight applications. Its flexible dimensions, ease of installation, durability, energy performance and attractive appearance open up many possibilities for our architects and engineers, ultimately providing a great value to the clients.”

– Fred L. Holtzman, AIA, PE

If you would like more information on how this system can be used for your next canopy project, please contact us at 888-602-4441 or send an email to tech.service@ameriluxinternational.com.

 

LEXAPANEL is a trademark of SABIC.

Photos Courtesy of Wisconsin Solar Design, Inc.

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