April 05, 2021
We're excited to introduce a new series at Cookson: "Counterbalance: An Open Door Conversation" with our Architectural Design Support and Architectural Product Representative Teams. Each week, you'll meet one of our associates and get to learn a little more about their roles and lives. This week, meet John Polchin, Architectural Product Representative.READ MORE
April 01, 2021
Do you remember your last anatomy class? Maybe it was in high school as part of a week-long discourse. Maybe you had a more in-depth, longer curriculum in secondary school or college where you learned some fun facts that have upped your trivia game. (Babies are born with 300 bones, some of which fuse together as they grow, with fully grown adults having 206 bones. The largest bone in your body is your femur. Did you know the human head weighs 8 pounds?) Whatever your experience was with a past anatomy class, it’s probably safe to say it was helpful, at least up until test-taking time. While we won’t cover human anatomy in today’s blog post, and there won’t be a test, we hope this blog on rolling door anatomy will help as you navigate the world of security closures.
March 18, 2021
Because we’re all ready to spring forward to the new season, we thought it would be great timing to cover one of the most asked-about topics in rolling doors: you guessed it…springs! (We won’t apologize for the pun.) Rolling security doors come in two options in regards to springs: with springs and without (also called springless). Let’s review the basics.
December 22, 2020
In advance of hurricane season, there’s often a lot of questions about hurricane proof doors and how to protect buildings from damage. It’s no surprise that rolling doors are often areas of great concern, as any opening or hole in the building is a natural pressure point that must be able to withstand great wind forces in a hurricane.
December 07, 2020
April 09, 2020
With issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has provided an online webinar to inform businesses on how provisions included in AIA contract documents can help address these issues.
December 18, 2019
When trying to decide what type of overhead garage door to install, most people are looking at overhead coiling doors or overhead sectional doors but don’t realize there are several differences to consider between the two.
July 11, 2019
While it is a sad reality that extreme weather events will continue to wreak havoc on communities, new and evolving construction standards have led to advanced code-driven building products solutions. From doors to windows, building envelope systems to roofing material, the A&D community have powerful new tools in creating safe rooms and hurricane shelters. At the heart of this evolution are FEMA P-316 and ICC 500 standards, both of which were created to provide guidelines and requirements that promote life safety.