USGlassMagazine readers selected two Guardian Industries Corp. products for its 2015 Readers Choice Awards: The Guardian Glass Visualizer in the category of mobile apps/webtools, and Guardian ShowerGuard Low-Iron glass in the category of shower doors and products.

“These awards are a great barometer for how our products and solutions are reaching our customers and industry leaders,” says Brian Schulz, Commercial Product Manager, Guardian Industries Corp. “It’s particularly rewarding when readers recognize the value of our industy-leading products and sevices.”

  • The Guardian Glass Visualizer was enhanced in 2015 for visitors to view photorealistic images of buildings with different makeups of Guardian’s high performance, low-E SunGuard products.Part of the Glass Analytics online suite of tools, the Glass Visualizer guides architects and designers in examining the aesthetic properties of SunGuard coatings and substrates and evaluating them from the outside or inside.The results, which can be compared side-by-side, show how various sky conditions affect glass appearance and help users narrow their choices prior to ordering samples. Kyle M. Kramer, AIA, Principal Architect at Fusion Architecture, explains why the Glass Visualizer is now in Fusion’s toolkit:

“In the past, we would have to order insulated glass panels and wait for delivery in order to make our glass selections,” he says. “This would entail bringing the glass samples outside, over multiple days, to view the glass in different weather conditions. The Glass Visualizer greatly condenses this process as it allows us to simulate different weather conditions for all products without ordering and waiting on the actual samples.”

  • Guardian ShowerGuard Low-Iron glass is designed for all types of shower enclosures and uses Guardian’s patented technology that prevents glass corrosion before it starts. ShowerGuard Low-Iron glass reduces the greenish cast of standard float glass for enhanced clarity, allowing the design and color of showers and bathrooms to shine through. With its more neutral edge color, ShowerGuard Low-Iron glass is ideal for clear, frameless enclosures. Guardian ShowerGuard Registered Dealers benefit by having another option that allows homeowners to improve the overall aesthetics of their bathrooms with a low-iron product. North American ShowerGuard Registered Dealers enjoy exclusive incentives and support, targeted marketing tools to boost lead generation and access to a robust rewards program.