Guardian Debuts New Residential Glass Products To Help Window Manufacturers Meet Energy Requirements North to South

Guardian Industries today launched two industry-leading residential glass products at the GlassBuild America show that will help customers meet and exceed energy standards in North America while providing optimal views and comfort to a home.

GlassBuild America is the gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North America.  

Guardian ClimaGuard 72/57 was created for northern climates to take advantage of the sun’s natural light and heat. This new low-E from Guardian incorporates a passive solar heat concept to selectively let warm sunshine into the home as a free and sustainable heat source while providing a powerful level of insulation against winter cold. ClimaGuard 72/57 has an uncommonly low U-factor, a neutral color for outstanding aesthetics and a high visible light transmission.

ClimaGuard 72/57 allows many windows to meet the new Energy Star Version 6.0 criteria without a major redesign and without a fourth-surface coating. Plus, this new coating can be used on surface #3 of an insulated glass unit to meet northern zone criteria, or “flipped” to surface #2 to meet north central criteria.

For the southern climate zones, Guardian ClimaGuard 53/23 was designed to provide unmatched solar protection while maintaining light transmission and crisp views. This triple silver low-E product has a super-low solar heat gain coefficient. Its crystal blue appearance also complements southern architecture, contributing to the aesthetic beauty of the home. This product delivers an impressive light-to-solar gain and a strong U-factor.  

“These new products are designed to give our customers a competitive advantage,” said Andy Russo, Guardian’s Director of Residential Glass Marketing. “Guardian is giving residential builders, architects and homeowners –from north to south – more options to design and build energy-efficient homes using high performance glass.”

Guardian ClimaGuard 72/57 and 53/23 will be on display at GlassBuild America September 10-12. For more information, visit or visit Guardian Industries GlassBuild America Booth 2123.


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. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. 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 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit

ClimaGuard is a registered trademark of Guardian Industries Corp.

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Date: 12 September 2013

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