2023 brings with it many new opportunities for your business, but if your building isn’t properly maintained you could lose customers, compromise employee safety, and decrease the value of your company’s most valuable asset. When budgeting for 2023, keep building maintenance in mind, including safety and aesthetic upgrades. DCI, the premier choice of steel building accessories suppliers, will help you get everything you need to upgrade your building in the New Year.
Steel Building Accessories Suppliers’ Recommended Safety Upgrades
Is your building up to code? If you have an older building, it might have lived up to OSHA standards at one point, but much has changed recently. Many buildings have fixed cages on ladders, but OSHA now states that these cages can increase the risk of injury during a fall rather than prevent them. Instead, OSHA recommends a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS). A PFAS consists of a body harness, anchorage, and connector. These can be newly installed or retrofitted to existing ladder cages.
Another safety upgrade to factor into your 2023 budget is rooftop walkway systems. Your employees need to be safe when doing rooftop repairs or accessing rooftop equipment. DCI is the exclusive supplier of the METALWALK rooftop walkway system, which exceeds OSHA and IBC code requirements. It protects the roof from foot traffic and gives workers a way to access rooftop equipment while staying protected from falls.
In addition to making sure your building is up to code, you may need to complete some basic repairs to parts that wear out over time. Your building’s roof may need new roof curbs, hatchings, flashings, or smoke vents.
All of DCI’s roof curbs and hatches are fully welded and watertight. We custom-build them to meet your roof’s panel profile, roof pitch, and size requirements. Our Bilco Brand roof hatches allow safe access to your roof and work well with the METALWALK system and our OSHA-compliant ladders.
To prevent roof leaks, protect your seams with flashings. We offer three different trademarked flashings: the Dektite, the Dek-Cap, and the Dekstrip. The Dektite pipe flashing allows pipe vibration by isolating movement caused by the expansion and contraction of a metal roof. The Dek-Cap flashing for metal roof panels works on metal roof curbs, skylights, and ridge applications and their corrosion-resistant aluminum base conforms to most standing seam roof panels. The Dekstrip flashing is the best in expandable edged flashing and features heat weld and a stretch of 25%.
Smoke vents allow smoke to safely exit your building. If your building functions as a workshop or other type of business where smoke and fires occur, smoke vents are a necessity. We offer two types of smoke vents: mechanical and drop-out. Both types incorporate a flange to install on any type of roof curb.
If your building looks worn out, customers won’t want to come to your business. Clean, functioning doors and windows give off a good impression and invite customers to your business.
We offer knocked-down and pre-hung doors. Our knocked-down doors include three-piece frame kits that can be easily assembled on-site. They come with everything you need to fully install them yourself. Pre-hung doors come pre-finished in either white or bronze. They come fully assembled and are easy to use and install.
We offer aluminum windows that come in most standard sizes and can be either clear or tinted. You can choose between fixed or operable styles, as well as single-glazed or insulated styles. Frame options include self-framing and self-flashing or can be custom-built to fit any opening in your metal building. You can also choose from other glazing options including insulated glass, low-E glass, or different shades of tinting.
DCI, Your Top Steel Building Accessories Supplier, Will Help You Upgrade Your Building in 2023!
When planning your business’s budget in 2023, make sure you include building upgrades and repairs. A safe, clean-looking building will help your business prosper in the new year.
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