The 2008 Green Home Showcases Guardian’s Showerguard® Glass

Easy-to-clean, Corrosion-resistant Glass Featured in Master Bathroom AUBURN HILLS, MI (August 27, 2008) – The 2008 Green Home, co-sponsored by Innovative Home and Fort Worth, Texas magazines, features Guardian’s ShowerGuard® glass, the first and only permanently protected shower glass.

ShowerGuard glass is easier to clean than standard glass and remains looking likenew over time, eliminating the need for specialized cleaners or the reapplication of chemical-based coatings.

A showcase for the latest in sustainable home design trends and products, the house received LEED (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is open to the public for tours from Aug. 27 – Oct. 5.

The Green Home, located in Fort Worth, Texas, also features solar panels, bamboo floors, low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint, Energy Star appliances, countertops made of recycled material, kitchen cabinets made of recycled woods and other energy-efficient building materials.

ShowerGuard glass is unlike any standard shower enclosure glass on the market today. During the manufacturing of ShowerGuard, the glass surface is sealed through Guardian’s patented ion beam process. ShowerGuard glass resists the corrosion and discoloration caused over time by constant exposure to heat, humidity, hard water, soaps and harsh household cleaners. These contaminants cause a chemical reaction that leaves standard glass rough and pitted so that it becomes easily clouded with residue, stain and scale buildup.

Homeowners can maintain ShowerGuard glass with a soft cloth or wet sponge and most common household cleaners. For more information or to find a ShowerGuard dealer, visit www.showerguardglass.com. Editor’s note: For a photo of the bathroom using ShowerGuard glass, please call Amy Hennes at 248-340-2109 or e-mail: ahennes@guardian.com.

About Guardian Industries Corp.

Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 21,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.guardian.com.  

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