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Skylighting? For Your Business?

June 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Skylights are popular in residential settings, such as your kitchen or living room. These products use sunlight to naturally light a room instead of the artificial alternatives. By doing this, it provides an array of benefits to your business, your employees and your clientsauburn pic

Your business will see a drastic decrease in electrical bills by using the suns natural light. The incredible thing is, using the natural sunlight is not the only way installing skylighting such as the Auburn Skylight System (as seen above) saves your business money and is beneficial to the environment.

  • The upfront initial cost has proven to be lower than most lighting solutions.
  • The long-term savings will be noticed sooner than most other lighting solutions.
  • LEED energy credits.
  • Contains universal adapters to fit standard rafters, making it geometrically perfect.
  • Using less electricity overall is better for the environment, giving your company the reputation for investing in more sustainable methods of lighting.

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Your employees are the most important part of your business. They are the reason your product gets designed, produced, sold and maintained. Integrating these skylighting systems into your existing, or new warehouses contain many benefits for your employees.

  • Providing Vitamin D to your employees while on the job has proven to be medically beneficial.
  • According to the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, “Low vitamin D status is associated with reduced employee work productivity. Employee vitamin D assessment and replenishment may represent a low-cost, high-return program to mitigate risk factors and health conditions that drive total employer health care costs.”
  • Natural sunlight boosts moral of your employees more than alternative lighting solutions.

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Your clients will see the architectural beauty that comes with constructing skylighting systems. Keeping up with the modern times, by installing these systems in your warehouse or other commercial setting, goes a long way with potential and established clients.

  • Showing that you are ahead of the curb gives clients peace of mind that their decision to work with you is the correct one.
  • Being energy efficient and environmentally-friendly will draw more clients.

 

For more information about specific products that retain to skylighting, visit our skylighting area of our website and shoot us an email or give us a call at 877-903-9090 to set up an appointment!

 

 

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Lead The Way With LEED

April 5, 2016 Leave a comment

If you follow our company, you have heard us time and time again, mention LEED. Whether we are providing our door or daylighting solutions, we are conscious in providing our clientele with the best possible means to get LEED certified. However, what does LEED actually means?

The bases of LEED is about sustainability and efficiency. LEED encourages improved solutions that are not only better for our environment but for the community as a whole. As we look to reduce our carbon footprint, the LEED certification evaluates various areas for sustainability. These areas are assigned points, and the final total equals one of the four levels. Whether certified, silver, gold, or platinum, these levels describe the achieved efficiency of a building.

No matter if you are building a home or a commercial skyscraper in a metropolis, a LEED certification is available for all buildings. The benefits of not only building but residing, and working in a LEED building far outweighs any negatives. Therefore, once you go LEED, not only will you be helping the environment, but your pockets will thank you for the reduction in bills.

Major Industries and Specified Building Products

February 26, 2016 Leave a comment

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So you’re interested in having an environmental friendly building, and while you’re thinking about daylight, you wonder who the best in the business is? Well, look no further as Specified Building Products consultants have the answer – Major Industries.

Being in business for over three decades, Major Industries has a global and highly recognized handprint in the daylight solution market. As a company that works with designers, architects, and engineers, they merge all vantage points and create phenomenal energy-saving custom skylights and translucent wall systems. These skylights and wall systems fit a wide variety of applications and budgets.

Unlike any other company, Major Industries offers four distinct product lines. LightBasic provides simple, and low cost performance. Guardian 275 is the industry standard, and offers the most design and performance flexibility. Clima-Tite is engineered with fiberglass framing which improves thermal performance. And the last line, Auburn glass, mixes glazed skylights for a more traditional look and views to the sky.

When it comes to daylighting solutions, we go with the best in the business. There is nothing better than having a peace of mind that you have the best lighting situation. If you have further questions, leave a comment below or contact one of our consultants.

An Little Education on Flashing

February 5, 2015 Leave a comment

flashingDaylighting is becoming a very popular and economical lighting solution in many industries.  The benefits go far beyond just happier and more productive employees.  Bottom line benefits include lower utility bills and less recurring expenses on expensive and hard to recycle bulbs.  Perhaps you may have thought about installing a daylight solution at your organization or perhaps in your new project but wondered whether you could feasibly incorporate it into your existing roof design.  Well, rest assured that the question is not whether or not there is a product for you, it is which flashing you should use to accommodate your roof.  Here are some suggestions for the most common types of roofs.

  • Shingle | Shake | Slate roofs – Pitched flashing should be used.  This options is made of sheet steel and is corrosion-resistant,  designed to withstand any type of weather.
  • Metal roof – Pitched Flashing with Metal Roof Kit
  • Spanish Tile | Flat Tile – Universal Tile Flashing should be used.  These are a particularly durable tile option and come in different colors.  They may have a smooth or rough texture and are made to stand up to a wide variances in temperature which makes them perfect for nearly any state in the country.
  • Rolled Asphalt roof – No Pitch Flashing should be used.  Ideal for flat roofs, this option is the same as a pitched version, just without the built-in slope.

For help choosing a daylighting solution for you, call the Specified Building Products offices today at 877-903-9090 for an appointment or to speak to our team of experts Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00

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