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Skyscrapers with inadequate commercial windows can have higher energy bills in the winter and summer months

7 Tips to Improve the Energy Efficiency of High-Rise Windows

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings account for 39 percent of the country’s total energy consumption. Moreover, utilities account for nearly one-third of the operating costs for U.S. office buildings. High-rise buildings with aging infrastructure and dated HVAC systems in an extreme local climate can spend high above the average on utilities. […]

October 2, 2015 Uncategorized
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Commercial Door Hardware List: Commonly Used Door Components

Commercial doors are often sold “unfinished” and without hardware, like locking systems, door closers, handles, and knobs. For example, many commercial doors ship with a bore hole and a cross bore, which is a pre-drilled hole that accommodates a locking system and handle. As a result, the installer must buy hardware separately. Since doors are […]

August 27, 2015 Commercial doors
Building Codes can influence what the proper size of your storefront entrance will be.

Commercial Door Dimensions: What Is the Average Size of a Commercial Door?

Building codes set maximum and minimum heights and widths for commercial doors. These standard commercial door dimensions, dictated by these codes, ensure that doors allow occupants to enter and exit freely during an emergency. Builders must adhere to these codes for the structure to be deemed safe and ready for occupancy. In the United States, […]

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Securing Your Commercial Property’s Windows and Doors during Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially started on June 1 and will end on November 30. During hurricane season, your property’s windows and doors are especially susceptible to wind and flood damage. Wind sends debris into windows and siding, resulting in broken glass and damage to the façade of buildings. Wind damage is the number 1 […]

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Understanding Window R-Values

When researching replacement windows, you’ve likely stumbled across two terms relating to energy efficiency: R-value and U-value. Both terms are used in the construction industry to define the energy efficiency of a given material, but there are key differences that can be confusing to understand. Choosing the most efficient windows starts with understanding the differences […]

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Understanding Window U-value

When researching replacement windows, you’ve likely stumbled across two terms relating to energy efficiency: R-value and U-value. Both terms are used in the construction industry to define the energy efficiency of a given material, but there are key differences that can be confusing to understand. Choosing the most efficient windows starts with understanding the differences […]

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Understanding U-Value and R-Value

Today’s commercial windows are described using industry jargon – U-value, Low-E, SHGC, and R-value. All of these terms can get confusing and make the process of selecting windows and doors more difficult. You probably have questions: for starters, what do these terms mean? And how do they relate to the window’s efficiency rating? Understanding today’s […]

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Can Windows Reduce Sound Transmission?

Ambient noise is a common problem for tenants in office buildings, apartments, and other properties in urban environments. It can be caused by street traffic, nearby trains, airport traffic, etc. If you’re bothered by incessant environmental noise, you’re likely wondering: is there anything I can do to dampen the sound One place to start is […]

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Window Customization Options

All of the windows at Aeroseal are customizable, but what does that entail?  In short: everything. When we place the order for your windows, you can customize any detail about the windows you wish. Learn more about how Aeroseal can make your window dreams come true! For example: a high-performance tinted window with an aluminum […]

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Securing Your Business’s Building

A business is an investment and protecting that investment is vital to you and your employees’ survival. Your building is the container of your business and an unsecure building means an unsecure business, especially if you have sensitive financial information in that building. Larger buildings, such as those owned by corporations, have very secure buildings. […]

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