2006: Guardian Announces Hurd to Offer ClimaGuard SPF™ on ComfortGlaze™
During a press conference yesterday at the 2006 AIA Show in Los
Angeles, Guardian Industries and Hurd Windows and Doors announced
that Hurd will now offer Guardian's ClimaGuard SPF glass as part
of its ComfortGlaze product line. The ClimaGuard product is designed
to block 99 percent of ultraviolet radiation without any visible
change to daylighting.
"This is a significant step in the companies' relationship," said
Tim Singel, Guardian's director of residential glass products. "This
is a unique product for Hurd." According to Singel, homeowners are
spending billions of dollars on home furnishings, and often have
to change them out because of fading. "ClimaGuard SPF is a solution
to that," said Singel.
Singel explained that until now low-E glass has been commonly
recommended to minimize the damaging effects of UV radiation exposure.
"But really, it (low-E) comes up short," said Singel, who said that
traditional low-E products have a fade protection factor of 7, while
ClimaGuard SPF provides a fade protection factor of more than 50.
"ClimaGuard SPF provides [Hurd] an original tool to take marketplace
that's unrivaled," said Singel.
"This is an opportunity for us to promote a product that fits our
overall niche of providing all types of glazing products to customers,"
said Dominique Truniger, general manager of Hurd Windows and Doors.
"ClimaGuard SPF allows us to have something unique and different
than our competitors."
Truniger said that with more and more homeowners investing into
their home interiors, it's becoming increasingly important for them
to protect them. And while the product does cost somewhat more than
an average window package, the cost of investing in CimaGuard SPF
will save homeowners from having to invest in replacing faded hardwood
floors, carpeting, furniture and other home interiors.
The 2006 AIA Show runs through tomorrow.