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Building codes and fire dampers

Understanding Building Codes and Fire Damper: What You Should Know

Whether you’re building new construction or renovating an existing structure, ensuring your fire protection products meet the code requirements is critical – not just for legality but to ensure the safety of building occupants. So, let’s take a look at how building codes mandate where fire dampers are required, fire damper installation guides, installation recommendations, […]

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Brick vent

The Importance of Brick Vents: What You Should Know

Remember the tale of “The 3 Little Pigs”? The one who lived in the brick house saved his brothers, who had made their homes of straw and sticks, because he knew, like people worldwide, that brick is a sturdy building material. For centuries, people have utilized bricks, depending on them to deliver a well-established, safe […]

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HVAC louver

Controlling Your Air With an HVAC Louver

When defining an HVAC “louver,” you may first bring up the most common definition, a window covering that allows light in. But when we look at “louvers HVAC (Heating, Venting, and Air-Conditioning),” we are contemplating the HVAC louvers that take care of us when we aren’t thinking of them – those that let in the air. […]

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Self flashing pitched roof curbs

Are Roof Curbs Essential for My HVAC System?

Dozens of products work together to make your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system effective and efficient. If your HVAC equipment is mounted on your roof, chances are you also have roof curbs. Let’s look deeper at the different types, how they are installed, why they’re essential, and how to incorporate a roof curb […]

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Steel Cant Equipment Rails

Equipment Rails: Keeping your HVAC Unit Safe and Secure

“We’ll just wing it.” That isn’t really a phrase you want to hear when you’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars – if not more – to ensure your commercial building is the safest. That’s where equipment rails come in. Let’s see how these equipment supports ensure the safety, reliability, and longevity of your rooftop […]

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Dynamic classic fire damper

What is a Dynamic Fire Damper?

In a world filled with uncertainties, it is crucial to take as many safety precautions as possible, particularly regarding buildings. Fire prevention may only be an exciting topic to sit around and discuss if you’re a fire safety professional, but the work that a dynamic fire damper does is well worth a chat. These small items can make the […]

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hour pan fire damper

How to Choose the Right Fire Damper

Keeping occupants safe with effective fire damper placement is a critical component in selecting the design and architecture of a building. In addition to visible safety systems, such as cameras, stairwell handrails, and adequate lighting, fire safety goes beyond the surface. Let’s look at how to choose a fire damper, its sizes, and the questions […]

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corridor damper

What is a Corridor Damper?

If you’re a bit lost comparing the different types of fire dampers, you’re not alone. Unless you’re an expert in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning or fire safety, understanding the difference between a corridor fire smoke damper, fire damper, smoke damper, and corridor damper – and which one you should use and when – may […]

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combination fire and smoke damper

The Basics of A Combination Fire and Smoke Damper

Whether you’re designing the construction of a new commercial office building or planning a renovation, understanding the types of safety equipment, including dampers, that your building needs is critical to keeping its occupants safe. Although we’ve already looked at the different types of dampers, this blog will take a closer look at one of the […]

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dynamic thin fire damper

Fire Dampers in Commercial Buildings

Thousands of details go into keeping employees safe while working in a commercial building. From how water is filtered to how the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system functions, processes are in place behind the scenes to keep our daily lives running smoothly and safely. Fire dampers are a prime example of these systems. […]

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