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AmeriLux | DIY Tip of the Month

multiwall_uchannel_bLgIf you are using a U-Channel to cap off the bottom of your multiwall sheet, remember to drill weep holes at least every 12 inches. Weep holes provide moisture ventilation and allow condensation to drain from the sheet flutes.


 

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FAQ | What are polycarbonate H- and U-channels used for?

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poly_profilesA polycarbonate H-Channel is used to join two multiwall polycarbonate sheets together, providing a finished, professional look.

A polycarbonate U-Channel is used to cap off the top and bottom of a multiwall polycarbonate sheet, preventing dust, bugs, and moisture from entering the flutes.


 

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TRUSSCORE™ | Ideal Ceiling Solution for Indoor Pool Room

trusscore_ceiling_pool_SmA trusscore_ceiling_pool_SmB Excessive humidity can rapidly degrade building materials, causing mold and mildew issues. Indoor pool environments are humid places. For Michael Czerkes, that meant moisture permeating through the ceiling tiles in his indoor pool room, getting into his attic space and rafters, leading to an unsafe and unsightly situation. Looking for a long-term solution, Mike discussed his options with building scientists and home inspectors, finally settling upon the TRUSSCORE™ PVC Interlocking Liner Panel.

trusscore_ceiling_pool_SmCTRUSSCORE™ is highly resistant to moisture and light in weight. The high-strength inner truss design supports attic insulation loads. These product features were important to Mike along with being in the right price range for his project. The panel’s tongue-and-groove interlocking system is also easy to work with and requires no special tools to install. “Installation was very easy and went really quickly,” said Mike. “The boards maintained their shape very well, allowing us to get a perfectly level surface that looks beautiful.”

The panel’s inner truss design provides outstanding high-strength

Photos courtesy of Michael Czerkes, Lewiston, ME


 

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AmeriLux Employee Spotlight: Conner Doran

ConnerDoranConner Doran joined AmeriLux in January of 2015. He is an integral member of the AmeriLux Logistics team. As an Account Manager, Conner coordinates incoming and outgoing freight shipments for both AmeriLux International and AmeriLux Logistics. His role also includes developing new business within the freight brokerage market.

“Since joining AmeriLux, I’ve learned so many new things. I gain valuable knowledge every day in the distribution and transportation industry,’ Conner said. “One of the things I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to communicate and work with many different nationalities on a daily basis.”

In his free time, Conner enjoys golfing, hockey, fishing, hunting, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

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(AmeriLux Logistics views freight transportation as much more than just a simple forwarding operation. They are as passionate as you are about the safe transit of your products and your companies’ success.)