Guardian, a leading manufacturer of high performance architectural glass, has introduced Guardian Sun in the UK and Ireland, a specially coated glass with solar control and thermal insulation (‘U’ value of 1.0 W/m.K) properties, and an internal light reflection rate of 17%, one of the lowest currently available for this type of application.
Guardian Sun is designed to provide year-round comfort for conservatory walls. With a high level of thermal insulation and a neutral colour, energy efficient Guardian Sun reportedly helps to retain the room’s warmth during cold periods while its advanced solar control properties block 57% of the sun’s heat, minimising overheating the room during hot periods. This is said to deliver an ‘improved energy balance’ and means Guardian Sun is ‘ideally suited’ for wall glazing and window applications in conservatories and orangeries.
Homeowners are said to benefit from comfort for the whole conservatory by using Guardian Sun glass in conjunction with recently introduced Guardian ClimaGuard Blue glass for roof applications. In addition to substantial thermal insulation (‘U’ value of 1.1 W/m.K) and solar control properties ClimaGuard Blue filters the sunlight helping to minimise glare, has self-cleaning properties and its blue colour is said to make ‘even grey, dull days look more appealing’.
Steven Scrivens, European market segment manager residential at Guardian, explained: “Most people decide to build conservatories and orangeries to extend their interior living space and it is essential for this space to be comfortable during all seasons. This is where Guardian glass is able to deliver a complete and perfect solution.
“The ‘dream-team’ combination of Guardian Sun for the walls and ClimaGuard Blue for the roof will help provide a comfortable environment inside, no matter what the weather is doing outside.”
To learn more about Guardian conservatory glass please watch the video explaining how Guardian glass products work together helping to enjoy conservatories and orangeries all year round www.guardianglass.co.uk/conservatoryglass
Guardian Glass is exhibiting in hall 10/stand A28 at glasstec (20-23 September 2016) in Düsseldorf, Germany.