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Enjoy short, informative posts from the team at Kane Innovations.  Topics include design tips and corporate updates. 

Waterproofing and Railing Integration: 3 Mounting Options for Preventing Moisture Infiltration

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Railing performance is just as important as railing appearance - and part of a high performing railing system includes ensuring structural integrity and adequate protection against moisture intrusion into the building structure. Over the years, Kane Innovations has taken great care in engineering...

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Hanging Balconies + Complete Balcony Systems

4 Important Recommendations for the Selection of Exterior, Prefabricated Balconies

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Complete, exterior, walk-out balcony systems provide an attractive look and functionality to any hotel or multi-family residential project. These systems can be part of a substantial renovation to an existing structure, such as a factory to residential conversion, or as part of a complete, new...

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Replacement Railings for Balcony Restoration Projects

3 Recommendations for Retrofitting Exterior Aluminum Picket or Glass Guardrail on an Existing Building

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When balconies - and the railings attached to them - fail to meet code after decades of wear and tear, consulting engineers and building owners must identify appropriate retrofit solutions that are both visually appealing and safe. Although selecting replacement railing for a high-rise property may...

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Exterior Illuminated Handrail and Guardrail

3 Tips for Specifying Railing Systems Equipped with Low Voltage Lighting

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From multifamily residential properties to transportation stations, illuminated railing systems deliver a true "wow factor" to any project, large or small. However, the benefits of these unique products don't end with visual interest. When low voltage LED lighting is incorporated into a balcony or...

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Oceanfront Railing Systems

3 Tips for Working with Railings in Coastal Regions

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Whether oceanfront or ocean-adjacent, there is one design feature that everyone can agree on when it comes to residential or nonresidential beachfront balconies: it's all about the view . For this reason, architectural glass railing systems - which include tempered-laminated infill captured by an...

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Designing an Enclosed Rooftop Amenity Area with Windscreens

3 Tips for Getting it Right

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When done correctly, windscreens are as functional as they are beautiful. However, there are a few important points to remember when designing these unique systems for a rooftop terrace, pool deck, or other high-level, outdoor common area. TIP #1: Mounting Conditions are Critical Windscreens...

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Kane Innovations Celebrates 129 Years in Business During Annual Company Picnic

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Kane Innovations recently celebrated 129 years in manufacturing during their annual company picnic on August 17, 2019 at Waldameer and Water World Amusement Park in Erie, PA. Kane Innovations employees and their families enjoyed a full day of fun with ride-all-day passes and a delicious picnic...

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Four Line Chesterfield Glass Railing

Balcony Railing Ideas: 4 Unique Designs for High-Rise Condos and Hotels

The Sky is the Limit When Selecting a Custom, Architectural Glass and Aluminum Railing System

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When the time comes in the design phase to specify glass and aluminum balcony railings for your high-rise multifamily residential, mixed-use, or hotel property, it's difficult to know where to begin. The options are vast - from ornate waterjet-cut infill panels and classic picket options, to crisp...

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Kane Innovations Participates in Food Drive and Fundraiser

Donations Benefited the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania

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Last month, Kane Innovations held a food drive and fundraiser to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Kane management and staff donated nearly 500 pounds of food and raised over $500 for the cause. This donation will help to provide nearly 3,000 meals to local Erie, PA...

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Kane Innovations Sponsors Architectural Railing Project Manager in Polar Plunge Event

Proceeds Benefited the Food Bank of Western New York

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Recently, Kane Innovations' Project Manager, Jennifer Baker, participated in an exciting event for a great cause during the President's Day Winter Festival in Mayville, New York. As part of the festival, sixty sponsored participants took a leap into the freezing waters of Lake Chautauqua on...

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Kane Innovations Celebrates National Engineer's Week

February 18-23, 2018

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Kane Innovations is celebrating National Engineer's Week by recognizing our own team of engineering technicians! With decades of collective experience, Kane Innovations' expert draftspeople utilize the latest industry-standard design software to create cost-effective, code-compliant architectural...

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Winter Blessings: Kane Innovations Partners with Local Erie, PA Charity for Kids Clothing Drive

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Last week, Kane Innovations hosted a winter clothing drive on behalf of the Shares of God's Love (SOGL) "Winter Blessings" program. The annual charity event, organized by Pastor Howard Shouse and his wife, Cheryl, of HC Shouse Ministries, Inc., provides new coats, hats, and gloves to school-aged...

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