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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.


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.


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!




What to Check on Your Fire-Rated Door

April 28, 2016 Leave a comment


As you browse our website, you should have noticed that our doors are broken down into many different categories. However, one important category we want to focus on is fire-rated doors. Fire-rated doors are used for passive fire protection of buildings and help compartmentalize. But it isn’t just enough to install a door and call it quits; it must be maintained. Below are a few areas to check on your fire-rated door.

  • Look for a label, a plug or similar marking to show that it’s certificated
  • Make sure the door leaf isn’t damaged, warped or twisted
  • Ensure it closes correctly around all parts of the frame
  • Check that the hinges are firmly fixed into the door and the frame with no missing screws
  • Ensure that the seals at the top and sides of the door are not damaged or missing
  • Make sure any glass and the beads holding the glass are fitted firmly
  • Check that the door is marked correctly with appropriate signage

These are just a few things to check when inspecting your fire-rated door. If you have any questions about your fire-rated door, our consultants are always available.

Major Industries and Specified Building Products

February 26, 2016 Leave a comment


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.

Helping You Focus on Your Business

May 21, 2015 Leave a comment

helping you focus on your business blogOne of the most important things that we do at Specified Building Products is to keep your business in mind when we develop partnertships.  If you are in the Healthcare field you focus on saving lives.  If you are in the Education field you focus on the education of young minds.  If you are a distributor then your focus is on efficiency.  No matter what your industry, your focus is and should be on your clients not on worrying about the equipment within your environment.

A hospital has many types of emergencies that require staff to think on their feet and move quickly.  Throw in a heavy door without a panic system, quick release or one that is manufactured with parts that break down and instead of saving a life you are fighting with equipment that catches on gurneys and carts or doesn’t open to a full 180 degrees, wasting those precious moments of  time.

Schools and Universities also need equipment that they can count on in an emergency for the safety and well being of students, faculty and staff.  Fire Doors and Fire Curtains are built into building plans in strategic places throughout dorms and buildings to provide a safe evacuation route during a fire.  These products are irrelevant if they don’t work or don’t work the way they were intended to work when they are needed to work most.  Educators should be able to focus on situation management not equipment failure in an emergency.

Distribution environments where dock doors break down due to inferior components, lack of sufficient safety testing or poor installation practices may force you to halt operations while your employee productivity tanks doesn’t make you money, it costs you money, unnecessarily.

These are the situations and environments that we think about every day.  When you purchase a product from us you can rest assured that what you are buying will work the way you need it to when you need it to.  You are getting the very best product with a solid warranty for your money.  We stand behind everything that we sell.  To talk to our team of experts about becoming a Specified Building Product client, call our office at  877-903-9090

The Credited Inside Scoop

March 4, 2015 Leave a comment

The team at Specified Building Products Corporation have always invested in our partners.  We have presented more than 5,000 programs for Architects from around the country.  For the last 20 years we have provided quality learning programs offering industry continuing education credits.  Our lunch and learn programs are held in a central location or at your facility and take a dive into subjects such as Tubular Daylighting Devices, Fire Door Systems and classes reviewing the latest industry code updates for Fire Rated Doors and Hardware.

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Call the Specified Building Products team to learn more about our Lunch and Learn series or call our offices to schedule your onsite program.

Getting to know more about Specified Building Products for 2014

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment


Unlocking Open Design With Fire Doors

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Dave Dodge, CSI, CDT is the director of business and code development at McKeon Door Co.   Our team at Specified Building Products has worked with Dave many times over the years to provide the required code training for architects.  He has an extensive background in project estimation and project management and holds a bachelor’s degree in business.  Mr. Dodge’s passion is in building code development and architectural design compliance and we are pleased to share this insightful article written by Dave Dodge with you.

Dave Dodge ArticlePerhaps one of the most challenging elements of building design is to conform with fire and smoke separation provisions of the codes.  Typically compliance with these provisions suggests difficulty in designating open communication areas throughout the structure.

This article looks at some historically problematic situations and examines new technology that satisfies code yet renders creative, open, and spacious design.  It explores innovative wide-span opening protectives that offer the benefit of complying with passive redundant provisions of the building code while maintaining open design.

With few exceptions, the International Building Code (IBC) has been universally adopted in the United States.  Notwithstanding, the applications considered in this article are fundamental in any model code where openings are created in fire- and smoke-rated wall assemblies.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE