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Hawaiian middle school uses Ruskin louvers

...demands a Ruskin solution."Ruskin's attention to detail resulted in a seamless installation," reports Roy Kawakami Jr. of Quality S/M & A/C Co. Ltd. Coordinating the louver portion of the project, Ruskin's representative, Norman Wright Mechanical Equipment Corporation, Inc., worked closely with Quality S/M ensuring the quantities, sizes and types of louvers were correct. "The various shapes and changing opening dimensions as this project developed, kept us on our toes," says Curtis Kenmostu, Norman Wright's Hawaii manager. "Ruskin's timely response and complete and accurate CAD drawings eliminated potential installation problems." To help create an island oasis for the students and faculty, exterior [link:http://home.ruskin/wwwruskin/louvers/finishes.asp]finishes[/link] and colors were chosen to complement the architecture of the neighborhood. "Ruskin's computer matching automated finishing system eliminated the need for field finishing the louvers," says Curtis. "All of the louvers include a 2 ...

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Miami-Dade County Approves Ruskin Hurricane Louvers

When it comes to hurricanes, Mother Nature usually wins. Ruskin's new hurricane louvers level the playing field with innovative technology that enables it to meet the tough standards of Miami-Dade County.

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New approach to louvers provides opportunities for metal buildings.

Weather ProtectionTo ensure a louver's weather resistance, look for a design that assists in preventing water penetration. This feature uses blades with gutters and internal "downspouts" in the frame to collect and drain rain water before it can become entrained in the airflow. These are known as "drainable" louvers. To provide the maximum protection against rain penetration, wind driven rain resistant louvers are also available. These models are designed to stop wind-blown rain penetration as well as water entrained in the airflow. They incorporate closely-spaced blades with sophisticated profiles. Although these are more expensive per sq. ft. than other louver types, their ability to prevent water penetration in severe weather is well worth the expense. Wind driven rain louvers can also be made smaller than conventional louvers due to greater water resistance. Installation methods are just as important as the design of the louver. An important component for the weather resistance of any louver ...

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New approach to louvers provides opportunities for metal buildings.

Making it look good.Because there are many appearance options for metal building louvers, they can be used to enhance the facade of any structure. Louvers are available with a variety of blade styles and spacing. Standard models can be provided with horizontal or vertical blades in wide or narrow blade spacings that create their own distinctive appearance. Louvers can also be constructed in many geometric shapes, including triangle, trapezoid and round. Many of these types are used to break up the "straightness" of a long rectangular building. Louvers can even be fabricated with stretched components for installation in curved walls. Perhaps the most important aspect of a louver's appearance is the finish. With the variety of design and finish options available, louvers can either blend-in with the surrounding structure or provide a dramatic contrast to the appearance of the building. Kynar-based paints are a very popular and effective finish for wall louvers. The combination of long life and color ...

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New approach to louvers provides opportunities for metal buildings.

The use of metal construction for new buildings has been growing steadily for the past few years. Louvers are an ideal choice for providing fresh air through walls, and are a pleasing and ideal choice for metal construction.

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