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Double-hung Tilt Window Expands EnduraShield™ Fiberglass Line


MEDFORD, Wis. – Weather Shield® recently introduced a double-hung tilt fiberglass clad window, which rounds out its EnduraShield® line of premium fiberglass and fiberglass clad windows and patio doors. This line of products is among the most energy efficient windows and patio doors available. Combined with the proprietary Zo-e-shield® glazing system, the EnduraShield windows qualify for the government’s $200 tax credit and meet the 2010 Energy Star requirements. The full EnduraShield line now includes double-hung tilt, casement, awning and direct-set windows, as well as hinged and sliding patio doors.

“We developed the best, most energy efficient fiberglass and fiberglass clad products possible rather than try to hit a particular price point, as some competitors have done,” explained Weather Shield’s Wood and Fiberglass Products Brand Manager, Dave Koester. The window’s energy efficiency, solid construction and details make it a great value for the money.”

The Benefits of FiberglassThere are several benefits to fiberglass windows: greater energy efficiency, lower maintenance, long-life durability and environmentally friendly. “Ultimately, consumers will save on reduced energy consumption and won’t have to replace their windows as often, which is the supreme definition of sustainability,” said Koester.

“Fiberglass is widely used for its strength and durability. We often don’t even realize that it’s all around us.” Koester pointed out. Fiberglass is used in automobile bodies and bumpers, campers, approximately 95 percent of all boat hulls, shower stalls, laundry tubs, hot tubs, bridge components, guardrails, light poles and even manhole covers—to name a few.

“The superior characteristics of fiberglass that make our lives mobile, safer and convenient are the same qualities that contribute to making a solid, long-lasting window,” said Koester. “It’s energy efficient, durable and doesn’t become brittle. It’s also resistant to water, scratches, dents, and corrosion. Fiberglass is a fantastic material, especially for windows.”

Fiberglass is also environmentally friendly. When consumers think of a “green window,” they usually think “energy efficiency,” which is one measure. But, fiberglass also takes the least amount of energy to manufacture compared to aluminum and vinyl, and there’s little waste produced in the process.

The double-hung tilt window, along with the other EnduraShield fiberglass products is currently undergoing six months of hurricane impact testing. “The structural integrity and non-corrosive qualities of this product are phenomenal for costal environments,” said Koester.

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