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Benefits of the Shadow Power Awning Systems

Energy savings no matter how you look at it!  TRA has the solution.  It’s called a solar shadow power awning system.

There’s no shortage of motives why homeowners and business owners might pursue renewable power – decreasing your electricity bill, earning a point towards a green building certification, slashing your carbon footprint, or creating a public statement about your environmental commitment.

Among the renewable energy options available, solar is perhaps the most comfortable, reliable and trusted. Solar power is a proven technology with consistent performance and a quantifiable payback on your ROI. Though rooftop solar mounting is most the common option, it isn’t always the best fit for small buildings.

TRA Snow and Sun’s shadow power awning systems aim to provide professional installers with a simple, easy to install the mounting system for solar panels on any vertical structure.

The Benefits of the Shadow Power Awning Systems are:

  • Saves time and money with a free pre-engineered design
  • Adds additional kWs of PV to a building with limited roof space
  • Provides shade while generating electricity (reduces cooling loads in the summer)
  • Uses optimized structural aluminum components
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TRA Shadow Power Awning Mount System attached vertically to a business wall structure.

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The Shadow Power Solar Awning Solution

  • When you have reduced availability of roof space, Shadow Power is ideal. With the increased knowledge and enforcement of fire codes and the associated reduced availability of roof space to mount solar panels, it has become necessary to find other options for mounting PV systems to buildings. One solution is a custom Shadow Power solar awning system.
  • Non-vertical Solar Awnings generate more energy than flush mounted systems. Non-vertical awnings provide cooler cell temperatures due to ample air flow beneath the modules.
  • Solar Awnings reduce energy use. Additionally, when mounted to the south and west sides of a building, the shade from the awning keeps the building cooler, effectively reducing air conditioning loads during long hot summer days.
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Shadow Power Solar Awning

Materials/Finishes

• 6063-T5 Aluminum
• Mill finish
• Black Anodized (upon request)

Custom Designs and Free Engineering

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details and we will design your Awning Mounting Solution to fit your project.

Solar Awning the Shadow Power of TRA

 

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Solar Awning the Shadow Power of TRA

Energy savings no matter how you look at it!  TRA has the solution.  It’s called a solar shadow power awning system.

There’s no shortage of motives why homeowners and business owners might pursue renewable power – decreasing your electricity bill, earning a point towards a green building certification, slashing your carbon footprint, or creating a public statement about your environmental commitment.

Among the renewable energy options available, solar is perhaps the most comfortable, reliable and trusted. Solar power is a proven technology with consistent performance and a quantifiable payback on your ROI. Though rooftop solar mounting is most the common option, it isn’t always the best fit for small buildings.

TRA Snow and Sun’s shadow power awning systems aim to provide professional installers with a simple, easy to install mounting system for solar panels on any vertical structure.

The Benefits of the Shadow Power Awning Systems are:

  • Save time and money with a free pre-engineered design
  • Add additional kWs of PV to a building with limited roof space
  • Provide shade while generating electricity (reduces cooling loads in the summer)
  • Uses optimized structural aluminum components
Wall Mount Solar Panel Array

TRA Shadow Power Awning Mount System attached vertically to a business wall structure.

Williamsburg-Cinemas-05

The Shadow Power Solar Awning Solution

  • Reduced Availability of Roof Space. With the increased knowledge and enforcement of fire codes and the associated reduced availability of roof space to mount solar panels, it has become necessary to find other options for mounting PV systems to buildings. One solution is a custom shadow power solar awning system.
  • Non-vertical Solar Awnings generate more energy than flush mounted systems. Non-vertical awnings provide cooler cell temperatures due to ample air flow beneath the modules.
  • Solar Awnings reduce energy use. Additionally, when mounted to the South and West sides of a building, the shade from the awning keeps the building cooler, effectively reducing air conditioning loads during long hot summer days.
solar panel awning

Shadow Power Solar Awning

Materials/Finishes

• 6063-T5 Aluminum
• Mill finish
• Black Anodized (upon request)

Custom Designs and Free Engineering

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details and we will design your Awning Mounting Solution to fit your project.

Meet Us at International Roofing Expo, Booth 2469

March 1-3, 2017

Mandalay Bay Convention Resort

Join us at the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas! We will be there at Booth 2469.

Stop by, meet some of our TRA team Wednesday from 11 AM – 5 PM, Thursday from 11 AM – 5 PM & Friday from 11 AM – 3 PM.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM FACE TO FACE.  WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU!

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We’re excited to see you at IRE and share with you the new snow retention and solar mounting products and ideas TRA is working on!

If you have questions about what type of solar mounting would be best for any roofing situation please stop by our booth and we would love to help!

If you have questions about what type of snow retention system would be best for your roofing situation please stop by our booth and we would love to help!

For more information on International Roofing Expo 2017, please visit https://theroofingexpo.com.

Thanks to you, our customers

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The first goal I had when establishing TRA was to prevent injury and needless death to people by creating snow guards that would not fail.  I wanted to be sure dangerous avalanches of snow and ice could be stopped by engineering each snow retention project.  That original objective of safe, dependable, complete systems has carried over to all products we manufacture – solar mounting products, flexible ventilation and snow retention.  Thank-you for your trust in us as we work with you to continue this paramount objective of safety and dependability.

I hope that we are doing a good job in our mission:

  • To offer the highest quality snow retention, solar mounting systems, flexible roof flashing and ventilation products made from superior materials that provide the ultimate in protection, durability and dependability.
  • We strive daily to provide customized service, exceptional engineering, superior manufacturing, and resourceful solutions for each customer, focusing on the unique requirements of each project.
  • Our team is united, innovative and dedicated. Each employee pursues excellence in each company endeavor and realizes that maintaining the good reputation that took decades to establish depends on them.
  • We are not content to simply be successful, but strive to set new and higher standards in all that we do.

As the owner of TRA Snow and Sun, I am responsible for the quality of our products, the service to our customers, and the care of our employees.  Each of these things is supremely important to me, but none are possible without YOU.  The customized service that we provide is dependent on YOU, our customer, working closely with us to engineer systems which are superior and dependable.  Each project is unique and we appreciate your efforts to make your individual project the best possible.

In this time of Thanksgiving, I thank YOU for the opportunity to provide the world with dependable roofing systems.  Thank YOU for your partnership and your trust in TRA Snow and Sun.

Please contact me at any time.  I welcome your suggestions and ideas.

Terry E. Anderson
President
800-606-8980

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Keep Cool and Create Kw’s. How? We know the answer …

Energy savings no mater how you look at it!  TRA has the solution.  It’s called a solar awning.

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There’s no shortage of motives why homeowners and business owners might pursue renewable power – decreasing your electricity bill, earning a point towards a green building certification, slashing your carbon footprint, or creating a public statement about your environmental commitment.

 

Among the renewable energy options available, solar is perhaps the most comfortable, reliable and trusted. Its years on the market make it a proven technology with consistent performance and a quantifiable payback and return on investment. Though rooftop solar mounting is most the common option, it isn’t always the best fit for small buildings.

 

TRA Snow and Sun’s Awing Solutions aim to provide professional installers with a simple, easy to install mounting system for solar panels on any vertical structure.

Benefits of the TRA Solar Awning Mounts

  • Save time and money with a free pre-engineered design
  • Add additional kWs of PV to a building with limited roof space
  • Provide shade while generating electricity (reduces cooling loads in the summer)
  • Uses optimized structural aluminum components
Wall Mount Solar Panel Array

TRA Solar Awning Mount System attached vertically to a business wall structure.

Williamsburg-Cinemas-05

The Solar Awning Solution

  • Reduced Availability of Roof Space. With the increased knowledge and enforcement of fire codes and the associated reduced availability of roof space to mount solar panels, it has become necessary to find other options for mounting PV systems to buildings. One solution is a solar awning.
  • Non-vertical Solar Awnings generate more energy than flush mounted systems. Non-vertical awnings provide cooler cell temperatures due to ample air flow beneath the modules.
  • Solar Awnings reduce energy use. Additionally, when mounted to the South and West sides of a building, the shade from the awning keeps the building cooler, effectively reducing air conditioning loads during long hot summer days.
solar panel awning

Solar Awning Solution

Materials/Finishes

• 6063-T5 Aluminum
• Mill finish
• Black Anodized (upon request)

Custom Designs and Free Engineering

At TRA Snow and Sun, we engineer and layout each project free of charge using many factors specific to your project. We then provide you with; rail spans, max loads on components, wind parameters, solar panel geometry, force per foot on rail and panels, a schematic of the module field, the wind speed, shipping weight, and project details. TRA Snow and Sun representatives will work with you to design the most efficient solar mounting system.

We can design your awning to work with a variety of application. Just give us your project details and we will design your Awning Mounting Solution to fit your project.

We’re HERE at Booth 1071 Giving Away FREE Torque Wrenches!

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September 12-15, 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center

North Hall & Westgate Hotel

Join us at Solar Power International at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas to receive a FREE Torque Wrench!

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Hurry supply is limited!

Just mention this blogpost at Booth #1071 to get yours
(while supplies last)

Tuesday from 10 AM – 6 PM, Wednesday from 10 AM – 6 PM & Thursday from 10 AM – 4 PM.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM FACE TO FACE.  WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU!

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We’re excited to bring TRA Snow & Sun to SPI to demonstrate the new products and ideas we’re working on to deliver the best solar mounting possible. Come and see our new designed ballast system demonstrating the unique solar possibilities that will save you time and money. You will also enjoy learning about our new solar rail plus and flashing. Want more! We will provide the best learning experience in what our solar mounting products offer with our new touch and assemble solar demo kit!

If you have questions about what type of solar mounting would be best for any roofing situation please stop by our booth and we would love to help!

 

NEW – SOLAR RAIL PLUS
Solar Rail Plus (Black)

NEW – FLASHING
Flashing Black

NEW – SOLAR DEMO KIT
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We know every project is unique and no one solution fits every application. That’s why we offer free engineered solutions specific for your project. You provide us the project details and we will take care of the rest. Contact us at: 877-290-8669.

Meet Us at Solar Power International, Booth 1071

 

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September 12-15, 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center

North Hall & Westgate Hotel

Join us at the Solar Power International at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas! We will be there at Booth 1071.

Stop by, meet some of our TRA team Tuesday from 10 AM – 6 PM, Wednesday from 10 AM – 6 PM & Thursday from 10 AM – 4 PM.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM FACE TO FACE.  WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU!

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We’re excited to bring TRA Snow & Sun to SPI to demonstrate the new products and ideas we’re working on to deliver the best solar mounting possible. Come and see our new designed ballast system demonstrating the unique solar possibilities that will save you time and money. You will also enjoy learning about our new solar rail plus and flashing. Want more! We will provide the best learning experience in what our solar mounting products offer with our new touch and assemble solar demo kit!

If you have questions about what type of solar mounting would be best for any roofing situation please stop by our booth and we would love to help!

 

 

NEW – SOLAR RAIL PLUS
Solar Rail Plus (Black)

NEW – FLASHING
Flashing Black

NEW – SOLAR DEMO KIT
Sample Box

We know every project is unique and no one solution fits every application. That’s why we offer free engineered solutions specific for your project. You provide us the project details and we will take care of the rest. Contact us at: 877-290-8669.

See what to expect in 2016 Solar Power International.

Plan to attend the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network. SPI has also been among the Gold 100 for seven years running and named “Stickiest Show Floor” by Trade Show Executive for the innovative ways in which attendees stay engaged.

SPI is North America’s largest solar conference, boasting over 15,000 attendees, 600 exhibitors, top-notch industry-focused and technical education, and representation from leaders in the global solar market. SPI is the only trade show with the support of leading national solar organizations, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). SPI 2014 was also ranked #25 in Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 and is ranked #109 in the Top 250 Largest Trade Shows (by Trade Show News Network), making SPI the only solar show to make all three lists.

For more information on Solar Power International 2016, please visit www.solarpowerinternational.com.

How Much Can Solar Save You?

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Going solar can seem like a huge investment. And the truth of the matter, without all the different incentives with federal tax credits and state incentives, they can be. But if you’re considering going solar and thinking about the cost you should consider the yearly savings.

The Solar Cost

Solar panels are not cheap and easy to install or otherwise, everyone would have them placed on their homes. A solar paneled flush mount system can cost about $5 per watt, that is $15,000 average to produce 3kW. But with all the incentives installing solar you’ll save from federal tax credits, state tax credits, and other local rebates.

Don’t forget when going solar you will be saving money on the amount of energy you would use because you won’t be purchasing energy from your electric company. Electricity can be expensive in many states compared to other states, so solar would be a huge benefit to you if you live in a state that offers high prices and tax breaks.

Save On Solar

Financially solar will cost, but will save you money! Going solar is the way to go. How much can you save? In general, the estimated savings you could save on average would be $20,000 through the 20-year course! Here is a great link of an infographic that gives you an estimated breakdown of how much you could be saving in your actual state.

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Understand your potential saving where you live is the key. You may be thinking investing long-term on a home may be risky, but it is not. Getting to know the facts on your home appreciation with having solar panels installed. The short of the story is that solar mounting systems typically installed increase the value of your home!

 

The No Cutting, Hassle Free Solar Tile Mount

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No hassle is bigger for an installer than finding out you have to re-cut tile because it won’t line up. With TRA Snow and Sun Solar Tile Mount, there’s no cutting required, saving you time on your project. Our Solar Tile Mounts are available for low, medium, and high profile tile roofs, and are adjustable for secure attachment to the structural member of the roof. We guarantee a variety of tile mounts, superior strength, and the option for custom made designs.

What Makes Our Solar Tile Mount Unique?

As mentioned above, TRA Solar Tile Mounts are easy to install and don’t require any cutting. Made of high quality, extruded aluminum that diverts the mount around the tile instead of going through it. With not cutting, this type of mount will not compromise the strength of the customer’s tile. In addition, mounts are adjustable up to six inches for easy layout planning and to make installation easier.

How Will The Solar Tile Mount Benefit Me As An Installer?

Tile Mount Hook3We offer a plethora of installation materials and resources to make experience as simple as plan, purchase, and install.

TRA’s cutting-edge tile mounts are:

  –  made of corrosion-resistant extruded aluminum

  –  quick and easy to install

  –  require no cutting

  –  require no special flashing

Solar mounts must be fastened to structural members of the roof, such as rafters, purlins or trusses, and in order for tile pans to line up in the correct locations, are adjustable up to six inches to the left or right.

A Stronger Foundation

Your solar energy system is only as strong as the mounting structure on which it’s built. We guarantee top-of-the-line products, accessories, and fastening systems. Every component is reliable and built to last. Click here to contact us for an estimate and to begin your Solar Tile Mount plan today!

Why It’s Important to be UL Laboratory Certified on Solar Mounting

Why is it important to be UL laboratory certified on solar mounting

As electricity gained popularity in the late 1800s, it became clear that advanced help would be needed to help maintain safety needs for consumers and contractors alike. Because of this need, UL and other such companies were created to help regulate safety. Take a look at what these regulations mean for consumers, and how you can be sure products you invest in are safe.

What Does UL Certification Mean?

First established in 1894, the UL, also known as Underwriters Laboratories, was born as a result of safety consulting needs. As new technologies were born, new safety measures were needed as previously non-existent problems came to light. With technological advances, safety advances were made as well with the help of the UL. Through the UL, companies were able to be:

  • tested
  • inspected
  • audited
  • advised
  • trained
  • validated
  • certified

All these were provided on a safety level. Everyone from service companies to consumers can be influenced by UL in this way. As electrical technology continues to move full speed ahead, UL will continue to ensure these improvements are safe for all involved. From protecting your home to protecting the contractors who install new technology in your home, UL ensures safety for everyone.

While there are a few different companies that are approved through OSHA to administer these tests, years of experience has established UL as one of the best.

UL Standards

You may not ever realize how much your life is influenced by products which have been tested for safety by UL. For companies that are UL laboratory certified, they must follow safety standards under these categories:

  • Electrical and electronic products
  • Building products
  • Safety standards
  • Industrial control equipment
  • Plastic material
  • Wire and cable

Why to Choose a UL certified company

Technology is rapidly changing. As this technology advances, it’s important to invest in products that meet certain safety requirements. Organizations such as UL ensure technology companies are inspected, tested, certified, and advise those that may not meet the requirements.

Solar energy is just one of many industries served by UL. When choosing the right solar mounting company to fit your needs, finding one that is UL laboratory certified is imperative.

The solar energy industry isn’t new, but it is rapidly progressing. Whether you are investing in solar technology for your home or business, be sure the company you use is certified. This will help you avoid a potentially dangerous install, saving you over the life of your system.

TRA Snow and Sun recently received UL Listing for our photovoltaic flush mount system. This is a benefit to all solar integrators because UL listing certifies that the system is grounded on a 25 Amp capacity.  All purchasers of our flush mount system will now receive an installation manual containing instructions on installing to achieve grounding.

Special thanks to our engineers, marketing and production department for their dedicated efforts to create a grounded system!

The Most Amazing People!

From time to time we, at TRA Snow and Sun, run across
the most amazing people
And when we do…

WE HIRE THEM!

Travis, Brandon and Gary have exceptional backgrounds and are really motivated to serve you.

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Gary Heslington’s background in building relationships with customers and vendors will be a major contributing factor in building TRA’s business going forward.

Gary has 20+ years of experiences helping to do just that. He has served as a Sales Territory Manager, Purchasing Manager, Quality Manager, plus a Credit and Accounting Manager which gives him a great overall idea of how business works from start to finish. Working in the carbon steel distribution industry, Gary feels very comfortable in the TRA production facility where snow guards, solar mounting and ventilation and flashing products are made.

Gary is excited about what he calls the “almost unlimited potential” of TRA’s future in the roof accessory industry. He is anxious for new customers to find that he is eager to do business with and for them to embrace his trustworthy business ethics. Previously working for a Fortune 500 Company, he is happy to be working for a local, family owned business where he knows they are helping local as well as far-away customers be successful and strengthen the local economy.

Brandon Jensen Photo croppedBrandon Jensen – Marketing Director

Brandon Jensen comes to TRA with a background as a marketing manager and duties in market forecasting and analysis, new product launches and sales campaigns. He is an energetic and goal-driven person. He loves the knowledge that TRA has the best quality in roof accessory systems that prevent accidents and can help save lives. Brandon earned his marketing degree from Utah State University.

As Marketing Director at TRA Snow and Sun, Brandon will help with strategic planning, overcoming marketing challenges, working in social media, problem solve and taking TRA to the next level in customer outreach. He says that the most exciting part of this new experience is taking TRA to the next level of customer outreach.

Brandon finds it interesting that in this time of online business and personal interactions, which are often anonymous, customers still very much, want a personalized experience. When talking with Brandon, customers will get that personal one-on-one experience they so desire. A customer’s experience should be the perfect experience in all forms of communication from all levels of getting to know our company to becoming a long-term customer account.

Travis Glenn photo croppedTravis Glenn – Inside Sales

Travis Glenn started roofing for his father’s company when he was old enough to swing a hammer, which is great for any roofer who calls in with a technical question. He knows your pain! Having run his own company, he knows what it takes to succeed in the roofing industry. He takes each quote a customer brings to him as his own and asks himself, “If I were doing this project, how would it best be accomplished to be safe, as well as look great when completed?” He works with all customers to find the best solutions for their project. He is dedicated to solving any problem, handling any issues because he always has their best interests in mind. He’s not interested in “squeezing them for a few extra bucks!”

Travis has a BA in both Business Administration and German from Weber State University, spending a portion of his last year of college doing a summer marketing internship with SCHOTT AG, a German company.

His professional life has included managing projects for industrial companies – power plants and pulp mills. Another stint at roofing ended when he fell off a roof in November 2013. When he had healed he was an outside sales rep for Home Depot.

Travis enjoys working with the TRA team and is excited about the future.

TRA-Mage’s First Awning Solar Mounting System in Mexico Withstands Tornado Force Winds

July 11, 2012

TRA Mage designed an Awning Solution for the Ciudad Universidad in Mexico.  High winds came and the solar mounting system Eco-Infinity Mexico installed stayed intact. 

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Awning Solution on the Ciudad Universidad in Mexico

High winds tore through the Ciudad Juarez University campus.  In their path was the newly installed Awning Solar Mounting System from TRA-Mage.   Sergio Vegas called Hector Reyes of TRA Mage after the storm settled to tell him how happy he was with the systems performance.  The Awning Solution stayed secure to the building and only a few of the solar panels were damaged.

Sergio Vegas said “We performed our first work with TRA and we are very happy with the service and the product as it greatly facilitated the installation process of the panels…on Ciudad Universidad (College Campus) in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua Mexico.”

Sergio Vegas of Eco-Infinity Mexico contacted Hector Reyes regarding a project on the Ciudad Juarez University campus in the winter of 2011.  They were looking at different solar mounting systems for the new building on campus.  Hector introduced TRA Mage’s new Awning Solution that was designed for nearly any building.  It attaches the solar panels to the side of any structure in landscape orientation.  This awning solution met all of the aspects they were looking for.

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Installing the Awning Solution

After many conversations regarding the technical details and campus regulations TRA-Mage designed the system to meet the project requirements.  Eco-Infinity Mexico provided the projects details and TRA-Mage provided the specifications, drawings and an engineered layout.  The solar mounting system was installed early this summer and withstood the high winds of a tornado.

TRA-Mage, Inc., located in American Fork, Utah, offers Roof Snow Retention Devices, Solar Mounting Systems and Roof Flashing Solutions. They provide free engineered designs to all customers, from the homeowner to the developer. For more information call Hector Reyes at 800-606-8980 hector@tra-mage.com or visit sun.tra-mage.com

 

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