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Link of Interest: Correct Sealant Application

Using the correct sealant and application technique is critical to the water and air tightness of a building.  To ensure long-term performance, the sealant must be compatible with the substrate. Always read the product label carefully. When in doubt, check with the manufacturer before using.

Because most substrates expand and contract with temperature changes, following the proper application method can prevent bigger problems down the road. Click to read a great article on tips for avoiding common sealant application errors.


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AmeriLux | DIY Tip of the Month

bronzepolysunroom_aFall removal of leaves, dirt and debris from polycarbonate roofing is important to maintaining high light transmission and extending the lifespan of the panels. Blow leaves off the roof with a leaf blower and rinse with lukewarm water. If additional cleaning is needed, use a mild household detergent and a soft sponge. Rinse with clean water and repeat the process if necessary. Do not scrub panels with a brush.

polycarbonatedeckcover_aAvoid cleaning the polycarbonate panels when dry. Sand and dust particles cling to the exterior of the panel and may scratch the surface. (Note: Minor surface scratches will not damage the panel, simply reduce optical clarity.)

Before tackling stubborn stains with any type of abrasive cleaner, call a polycarbonate roofing distributor or manufacturer for advice. Using the wrong cleaning product could damage the panel’s coating, reducing the performance of the polycarbonate roof and void the warranty.

 


 

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Link of Interest: Contrasting Materials Define Art Studio

Image Source: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/08/tbd-uses-contrasting-materials-to-define-his-and-hers-art-studio-in-the-hamptons/
Image Source: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/08/tbd-uses-contrasting-materials-to-define-his-and-hers-art-studio-in-the-hamptons/

This his-and-hers studio consists of two intersecting volumes clad in different materials, reflecting the different working environments with the building. Designed for an artist couple, one volume features a steel frame and polycarbonate walls, providing natural diffused light. The wooden frame of the other volume is more traditional with cedar siding and punched windows.

Click here to read full article by Jenna McKnight.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Senator Ron Johnson visits AmeriLux International

Earlier this month, AmeriLux International hosted a visit from Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. He met with company’s leadership team before taking a tour of the facility. Kurt Voss, AmeriLux CEO, shared with the senator the company’s distinct set of core values and its commitment to building a great culture.

During the facility tour, Senator Ron Johnson witnessed a variety of fabrication capabilities, assembly operations, and turn-key manufacturing solutions provided by AmeriLux’s Distribution Center. The senator concluded his visit by addressing company employees and invited guests. His brief speech focused on the importance of manufacturing to the state’s economy, followed by a candid Q&A session.

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