Guardian: Retail Packagin Makes Product Available To Homeowners

Guardian Building Products Distribution, Inc., announces its newest retail product line with the introduction of the SolarGuard™ Reflective insulation retail packaging.

This assortment includes four sizes of product available to the comsumer in “project” sizes. SolarGuard has been available to the contractor market for seven years.

SolarGuard Reflective Insulation is a revolutionary product that protects the home or structure by reflecting up to 97% of radiant heat. The three-layer product has highly reflective aluminum foil surrounding a one-quarter-inch fiberglass core. In addition to being lightweight and easy to install without the itch or mess, SolarGuard reduces hot wall problems, reduces ice damming and cuts energy consumption.

With consumer concern over rising energy costs to cool and heat homes, SolarGuard provides an economical solution to reduce leaks and infiltration of warm air. SolarGuard protects against the three main types of heat loss and gain: convection, conduction and radiation. It is recommended to use SolarGuard in the attic under the roof truss or roof deck, on kneewalls, in crawl spaces, on basement walls and underneath fiberglass batts in the walls.

According to Dermot Ennis, vice president of SolarGuard, “The product has great application in a number of different situations. To most people insulation is an afterthought. However, customers that have used SolarGuard marvel at the results, and in many cases end up selling friends and neighbors on the benefits of using SolarGuard Reflective Insulation. It is a cost-effective solution to helping create a more energy-efficient home.”

As an insulation product, SolarGuard purchases are eligible for the 10% tax credit (up to a maximum of $500 in the combined tax years of 2006 and 2007) under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Guardian Building Products, Inc. (GBP), based in Greenville, S.C., is one of the largest building products distribution networks in the United States, and through one of its subsidiaries, Guardian Fiberglass, Inc., manufacturers 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 East. Throughout 2007, Guardian celebrates its 75th anniversary.

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