Kingspan Roof-mounted smoke vents help save lives and protect against further damage.
Safeguarding Against the Unthinkable
Individuals who design and engineer larger buildings such as warehouses must take into consideration a number of safety systems meant to save human lives. One such design element are smoke & heat vents, which are structures installed on roofs. Meant to help firefighters bring a fire under control by removing smoke, heat, and gases from burning buildings, these unassuming devices are extremely effective at minimizing fire damage.
Smoke vents in buildings are typically designed with fusible metal links that are designed to melt at certain temperatures, usually 165°F. Once this occurs, the doors automatically open (via a tension spring and/or shock absorbers) and begin venting the structure. Available on our Acrylic, Bristol, Metal Lid, Energy Star, Natural Series, Quasar, Trituff, and Tufflite Series, our UL-793 Listed and Certified smoke vents are designed to open against 10lbs./sq.ft. snow loads (approximately 6” of heavy, wet snow or 2” of ice).
Our mission at Kingspan Light + Air is to provide the highest quality products and offer superior service for residential, commercial, and industrial customers alike. We aim to provide the industry with an abundance of accurate, current, and relevant information relative to daylighting and energy conservation while remaining an exceptional value. We take our corporate responsibilities very seriously because we consider ourselves innovators in the efficient use of sustainable, carbon-free energy. To learn more about how Kingspan offers the best energy efficient skylights in the business, inquire here or call our toll-free number at (800) 854-8618 today!