Many of our competitors solar racking systems are cost effective but not up to Code
The Solar industry takes a blind eye to standard building code in regards to its racking and the panels. The cost per Watt industry keeps prices low by not using the IBC (International Building Code) on its overhead glazing. This gray area is commonly overlooked as most panels are not laminated and most racking is not engineered correctly. All of our products are designed to meet and in most cases exceed code.
Build it once so you don't have to build it twice: the below video is of a standard carport system installed by one of our competitors.
Internal Wire Chase & Waterproofing
The Florian system has three basic defenses against water infiltration
The first and most important is our Heavy-duty 5-fin E.P.D.M rubber glazing gasketing around each panel and both sides, which creates a water tight seal when the pressure plate caps are screwed down to the interior main bar.
Second is our internal gutter system which if leakage occurs the water will drip onto the interior gutter and run down the slope of the frame draining out the front eave caps & weep hole.
Third is a wet seal which is a caulking of exterior vertical and horizontal connecting points.
If the structure is installed properly you should not have any leakage issues.
Internal Wire Chase
All of Florian’s Systems are designed to allow the PV panel wires to run throughout an internal grid. Which not only creates a clean look on the outside, but also protects the wires from the elements by encasing them inside the structure.
Our superior system offers the following:
Added module efficiency; since the module will now be in a controlled temperature environment, our early estimates show a 50% increase in power production.
Pre Engineered to meet all load requirements. Each enclosure sold is designed for its specific region.
We use only thick heavy duty extruded Aluminum. Strong enough for any application.
CRF Rating -We lead the industry. What is CRF? One of the most important ratings to look for with your glass enclosure, CRF Stands for Condensation Resistance Factor. Florian leads the industry with an unbeatable rating of 65 in our frame (backed by laboratory testing). This will help you reduce energy costs and stop condensation from destroying your room.
The only sunroom to offer a tamperproof nylon clip system, which gives the framing unbeatable energy efficiency for maximum comfort. Allows even pressure between frame, gasket, & glass. No screws to strip. Most manufacturers start with reasonably well-insulated designs, and then put their units together with metal screws or bolts! Each of these hundreds of fasteners conduct heat and cold right through the so-called thermally broken frame.
Weep system built into each enclosure with a pre slopped sill.
Optional Ridge Vent System to create airflow throughout the enclosure.
Heavy-duty 5-fin E.P.D.M rubber gasketing around each pane of glass. Some manufacturers still use thin window gasketing from years ago.
300 standard sizes available.
Standard colors come in Bronze or White baked on enamel. Also available are anodized and custom colors.
A wide variety of accessories ranging from cresting & finals, sliding doors, commercial doors, sliding windows, and awning windows.
Glass is insulated with Super Spacer Structural foam systems the environmental choice for high-performance, durable, warm edge insulating. Less conductive spacer provides optimized energy savings. This spacer is also energy star rated.
We qualify for the solar energy investment tax credit
Florian's Solar Structures qualify for the solar energy investment tax credit (ITC). The tax credit is equal to 30% of the price of products outlined in the solar plan. Not to mention state & local solar incentives possibly available. More information on this available at this Website: http://www.dsireusa.org/
*Florian’s Exclusive Nylon Clip Assembly
The Stronger, Longer Lasting, More Efficient Difference!
Non-metal, non-conductive design means heatand cold remains “uninvited”. Unlike our competitors, Sierra Rooms are never fastened with heat and cold-conductive steel screws and bolts. Florian’s Thermal Protection System® secures the glazing with nylon fasteners that not only preserve the thermal integrity of your Sierra, but are actually 30% stronger. In fact, each nylon fastener has a pullstrength rating of 300 lbs. This translates to energy efficiency 200% better than any other system on the market. They assemble faster, while providing even pressure between the frame, gasket and glass. Assured comfort, lasting beauty, higher efficiency, plus a lower energy bill it all adds up to the system that is clearly the very finest.