Railing System Provides Temporary Fall Protection

The Finnish company Alupro announces the immediate availability of the Parapet Bridge for the temporary fall protection AluFix EVO.

In 2015, Alupro successfully introduced the temporary fall protection railing system AluFix EVO for highly secure roof work.

The new Parapet Bridge serves as an additional, outer safety railing, with which the temporary fall protection AluFix EVO can be extended quickly, easily and tool-free. The Parapet Bridge creates additional freedom of movement, because it increases the available working space beyond the parapet. Without having to set up a scaffolding from the outside, e.g. work on the parapet cover can be performed with the proven counterweight system AluFix EVO. The fall protection railing is flexibly applicable up to a parapet thickness of 730 mm and allows safe working on levels up to a roof pitch of 10 degrees. The Parapet Bridge consists of a sturdy, high-quality aluminum construction, which is mounted to a continuous safety railing. The secure connection points consist of self-locking clamping mechanisms that enable tool-free installation.

The system extension Parapet Bridge as well as the basic system AluFix EVO according to EN13374-A has been successfully tested and equipped with the GS mark for proved safety.

New features of the Attika bridge for AluFix EVO:

  • Fast, easy and tool-free installation
  • Lightweight and stable construction made of high quality aluminum components
  • Can be used on levels up to 10-degree roof pitch
  • Additional, enlarged working space for attic covers
  • Variable adjustment of the attic width up to 730 mm
  • Tested to EN-13374-A GS seal of approval for tested safety

Proven features (AluFix EVO):

  • Simple, tool-free installation
  • Lightweight, highly stable aluminum construction
  • GS tested, meets safety standard EN 13374-A

AluFix EVO can simply be supplemented by existing customers with the Parapet Bridge and can be used for all roof variants up to a 10-degree inclination.

For more information, visit www.alupro.com.

CertainTeed Corp. Unveils Interactive Tool for Remodeling

CertainTeed Corporation unveils a marketing and reference tool that harnesses the power of the Apple iPad to deliver interactive content. Dubbed iDreamBook, interactive book enables contractors to help homeowners find the right combination of CertainTeed exterior products.

The CertainTeed iDreambook offers users an interactive experience. Individual chapters provide detail about the company’s complete line of siding, decorative trim, roofing, house wrap and outdoor living products (fence, decking, railing and porch). Each section incorporates videos, click-and-view images of exterior design ideas, and pop-up windows to drill down and learn more about specific products. Intuitive navigation allows the user to move from chapter to chapter.

“We wanted to enable contractors to use their MacBooks, iPads or other Apple portable devices to explore our line of exterior products with homeowners,” said Matt Gibson, marketing director for CertainTeed Siding. “The combination of video clips, photography and product detail gives our partners access to technology to showcase designs and product options available from CertainTeed.”

The Idea Gallery section will be valuable to contractors who specialize in complete exterior remodeling. This section highlights the trend toward mixing and matching various styles, colors and textures of siding and other exterior components. Each page features a gallery of photos with details on the specific style, color, etc.

The iDreambook also features information and links to CertainTeed’s interactive home remodeling visualization tools, including ColorView, ColorCoach and CurbAppeal. The company’s sustainability initiatives are also highlighted.

To download the iDreambook, visit the Apple iBooks Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/certainteed-idreambook/id1099304022?mt=11

Topless Glass Railing System Allows a Single Post to Function as an Inline, Corner or End Post

This generation of topless glass railing systems is born with the creation of the Panorama Universal Post—a 2-1/2-by-2 1/2-inch post with the same great look and function as the original Panorama Post system, but utilizing a single, multi-functional post.

This generation of topless glass railing systems is born with the creation of the Panorama Universal Post—a 2 1/2-by-2 1/2-inch post with the same great look and function as the original Panorama Post system, but utilizing a single, multi-functional post.

This generation of topless glass railing systems is born with the creation of the Panorama Universal Post—a 2 1/2-by-2 1/2-inch post, presented by Duradek and manufactured by Excell Railing Systems. The system has the same great look and function as the original Panorama Post system, but utilizes a single, multi-functional post. The triple-channel design enables a single post to function as either an inline, corner or end post.

The multi-function insert component provides the ultimate versatility for custom projects allowing you to adjust your glass height and angles (up to a 60-degree variance) for a nearly limitless range of options for your outdoor designs.

Whether you want the topless glass railing system for a view deck, as a wind wall or a privacy screen, the Panorama Universal Post can provide a sophisticated look for a wide range of design options.

There is also the option of adding a top rail to the system (The XLPR Top Rail) but keep the bottomless railing look for your view; and the standard 3-inch gap from glass to deck allows for easy year-round cleaning, including snow removal.

Panorama Universal Post features:

  • 30 degree multi-angles possible (up to 60 degree variance).
  • Can be surface or fascia mounted.
  • Option of adding top rail cap (XLPR Top Rail).
  • Available in 9 standard colours and up to 180 custom colours.
  • Multiple design options.
  • Accommodates unique shapes and custom designs like curves and unusual angles.
  • Design option of different glass types or alternate material options for a louver look.
  • Add a top rail to the system and create a bottomless railing look for your view.
  • Gap from deck to glass allows for easy cleaning and snow removal.
  • Ideal for wind wall applications.
  • Privacy screen options possible.
  • Fencing options possible.

Aluminum Top Rail Offers Durability and a Continuous Look Throughout

Duradek’s Park Rail Top Rail profile is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high and is available in nine standard colors, up to 180 custom colors or one of 22 authentic-looking wood grain finishes.

Duradek’s Park Rail Top Rail profile is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high and is available in nine standard colors, up to 180 custom colors or one of 22 authentic-looking wood grain finishes.

Duradek, home of the original Walkable Roofing Membrane, introduces the Park Rail Top Rail profile, a top rail for plenty of support.

The Park Rail Top Rail offers durability and a continuous top rail look while using up to a 3-inch square post.

Park Rail Top Rail is suitable for picket and glass systems allowing your project to combine the features and advantages of both systems, yet still providing a consistent look throughout.

The new Park Rail Top Rail profile has a much wider look than the average aluminum top rail profile. It is similar in appearance to what has been recognized as a 2 by 4 (wood) size, but this top rail is not vulnerable to the elements the same way as wood.

It is constructed with durable powder-coated aluminum and is made to last without the need for maintenance.

The Park Rail Top Rail profile is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high and is available in nine standard colors, up to 180 custom colors or one of 22 authentic-looking wood grain finishes.

OGi Architectural Metal Solutions Catalog Features Sunshade, Louver and Screen Systems

OGi Architectural Metal Solutions an Ohio Gratings company has introduced the new Architectural Catalog featuring the newest and latest architectural solutions for screening, fencing, railing and shading requirements.

This new catalog includes the SUNSHADE+ lightweight walking surface and shading system, TornadoGuard steel louver system designed and tested to FEMA 361 for tornado shelters and the new DG Series screens for applications requiring visual screening, enhanced security and architectural accents. Also new for 2014, you will find the EG Series grilles and the VG Series grilles.

Since 1970, Ohio Gratings Inc. has been a leader in the aluminum and steel bar grating market. With headquarters in Canton, Ohio, and additional facilities in South Carolina, Texas and Utah, Ohio Gratings is committed to providing quality products and quality service.