Smoke gaskets or smoke seals are designed to fill the gaps between a door’s leaf and frame and expand under heat. This gasket system prevents smoke and fire from getting to other parts of your building through infiltration. They offer a lot to the safety of your building’s design, but are they required? In some situations and types of buildings, gaskets are almost always required. Preventing the passage of smoke and fire to other parts of your building is crucial, and in some cases, life-saving.READ MORE
Designing entryways and doorways in a building isn’t always the most exciting part, but when taking safety into consideration, few factors are more important than the doors. There is a wide variety of door designs to work with, but not all of them offer the fire protection necessary for commercial buildings.READ MORE
Hotels are all about the guest experience, which is oftentimes associated with excellent service, amenities, a beautiful location and gorgeous rooms that make guests feel at home. However, one of the key elements of the perfect guest experience is something that doesn’t get as much mention as other fun features. It’s much more practical yet essential to ensure guest satisfaction — this element is safety.READ MORE
The interest of every SG rep I’ve interacted with in delivering a code-compliant solution coupled with effective communication involving project team members and the authority having jurisdiction is consistently impressive.
Brian ThompsonSenior Fire Protection Engineer, AEGIS Engineering
I wanted to thank SG Specialties for the way they handled my garage door issues! I had been having trouble with my door from a custom openings manufacturer ever since it was installed around 7 years ago. I’ve spent thousands of dollars with this company who did a hackneyed job of trying to fix it, countless times fixing it temporarily so that it would work for a couple weeks, months (or days) and then break again. I finally stopped using them and searched for someone else to help me. I tried several local garage door companies to no avail. SGAS on the other hand was tremendous! From the personal service and responsiveness and thoughtfulness they showed, to the reliability, expertise and execution the maintenance team showed - my door is now fixed!
I can’t thank everyone at SG Architectural Specialities enough.
Rosanne Z., Building Owner
Thank you for helping us with replacing our current elevator curtains. They are from a different manufacturer and are not as well designed as Smoke Guard's. They are much more complicated and we asked the subcontractors who installed them to come back and try to fix it, but unfortunately, they could not. Every time we have a power failure or have to do our fire alarm devices inspection and trigger the elevator's smoke detector, it has issues rolling back up. I have to sit there and go to programming mode to try and reset the upper and lower positions every single time. I don't even bother with the monthly preventive maintenance on this unit.
Thank you for helping us!
Yung Lee, San Jose State University Recreation and Aquatic Center
I want to commend the entire SG Architectural Specialties team for their work ethic. Our needs were handled with immediacy from beginning to end. Communication is of utmost importance to me in working relationships, and this team went above and beyond every step of the way. Chris kept in touch with me consistently and scheduled me in rapidly. The tech was very professional. He informed me when he was here, explained what was done, and was extremely polite and kind.
It is very clear that SG Specialties truly cares about their customers and the customer's experience. I actually spoke with a different representative who referred me to Chris and, he too, was very helpful and friendly, as was Jennifer. Many vendors lose our business because they do not value communication efficiency, dismiss our concerns, or lack basic ethics in their pricing. Businesses truly underestimate the power behind excellent customer service, but it is clear this is SG Specialties' utmost priority. It is refreshing to see a company that takes this much pride in how they execute business. Teams of this level do not happen by mistake.
Companies like theirs make it so that I can execute my own job with far more ease so thank you! I look forward to working with them in the future.
Laura, Building Manager