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Conveying Good Will: Conveyor Safety Tips for Industrial Workers

Hi, my name is Brooke, and I used to run the HR department in a factory. I filed a lot of injury reports and helped a tragic number of people make claims for workers' compensation or WorkCover. In many cases, the accidents involved convener belts. By seeing what not to do, I really learned what should be done in terms of conveyor safety. I love writing and wanted to convey some good will to the world through a blog – I also love puns. In this space, I plan to post on conveyor belt safety as well as other posts related to a range of industrial equipment. I hope these posts help to protect you and your workers.

Conveying Good Will: Conveyor Safety Tips for Industrial Workers

Five Tips to Keep in Mind When Shopping for New Mobile Home Windows

by Ceyda Graumans

New windows can help to boost the efficiency of your mobile home, and there are several things you should keep in mind as you look for new windows. Before shopping, check out this list of tips:

1. Find out if you have a nail fin.

In order to determine which sort of windows you need for your mobile home, you have to determine if your home has a nail fin. This is a piece of framing timber built into the home's exterior wall, that you can connect a window directly to. If your mobile home has nail fins, you can use windows designed for new construction. You are not exclusively restricted to replacement windows.

2. Opt for double-glazed windows.

The biggest benefit of new windows is that you can boost the energy efficiency of your mobile home. To help your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, opt for double-glazed windows. These windows feature two panes of glass with a pocket of insulating air between them. When the weather heats or cools the outside pane, the layer of air prevents the hot or cold air from migrating to the inner pane. These windows are more expensive than single-glazed windows, but they help to reduce heating and cooling bills in most cases. Also, opt for glass that has a low-E coating to reflect sunlight.

3. Choose sliding windows.

If possible, also choose sliding windows. Whether you opt for aluminium or vinyl frames, these windows, especially when they are double glazed, tend to be more efficient than other options due to their interlocking sashes that keep out drafts. When opened, these windows can also let in more air than the awning style mobile home windows.

4. Look for night latches.

If you live in a caravan park with a lot of other mobile homes, you may want a bit of extra security from your busy neighbourhood at night. To that end, look for windows that come with night latches. These are simple latches that are easy to engage and prevent intruders from opening your windows while you are sleeping. They are especially important for mobile home windows, as these windows are so close to the ground.

5. Choose a window with a warranty.

If possible, look for a mobile home window that comes with a warranty. If you plan to install the window yourself, make sure that you don't break any of the conditions of the warranty during installation. Ideally, you want a warranty that protects you from defects with materials or workmanship.