This housewrap product protects against moisture passing through the siding by draining it away before it can infiltrate the house. This weather-resistant barrier reduces drafts and cold spots, blocks hot, humid air infiltration, and minimizes energy consumption.
GuardWrap will be available through Guardian’s extensive building materials dealer network and through its distribution centers located throughout North America.
“Half of all energy used to adjust a home’s temperature goes toward heating or cooling infiltrated air. GuardWrap cuts energy consumption by minimizing airflow in and out of the home,” said John Gunn, vice president of procurement for Guardian Building Products.
GuardWrap envelops the exterior of the structure prior to application of the siding. It is made of UV-resistant polyolefin fabric and comes in four sizes: 9’ x 100’, 9’ x 150’, 9’ x 195’ and 10’ x 150’. A generous cooperative advertising program is available to support advertising campaigns by the stocking retailer.
Guardian Building Products, Inc. (GBP), based in Greenville, S.C., is one of the largest building products distribution networks in North America, and through one of its subsidiaries, Guardian Fiberglass, Inc., manufactures a complete line of light-density fiberglass building insulation products for the residential and commercial construction markets in Canada and the United States. GBP is a division of Guardian Industries Corp, based in Auburn Hills, Mich. In addition to its prominence in the building materials industry, Guardian is a leading worldwide manufacturer of float glass and fabricated glass products for the commercial and residential construction industries. Guardian Automotive provides exterior systems to the global automotive industry. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ nearly 19,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle Est. Throughout 2007, Guardian celebrates its 75th anniversary.