The Hurd Eco System is a complete, integrated system that provides leading energy efficient options along with sun control, fade protection, noise reduction, home security and even hurricane protection.
US, Wisconsin-based Hurd Windows and Doors has announced that with the introduction of its new Eco System, it now offers the broadest range of performance glazing options in the industry. The Hurd Eco System is a complete, integrated system that provides leading energy efficient options along with sun control, fade protection, noise reduction, home security and even hurricane protection. It gives homeowners the most comfort-options of any residential windows on the market.
According to company officials, Hurd’s Eco System offers a new level of high-efficiency insulated glass units, with Hurd Ultra-R windows being at least three times as efficient as ordinary insulated glass windows. While an ordinary window might achieve an R-value of 2, Ultra-R windows are rated from an impressive centre of glass R-6 to an unprecedented R-20. Ultra-R windows utilize Heat Mirror suspended film technology along with low-E coated glass and gas filling to offer amazing insulation values, great sun control/fade protection and improved noise reduction.
In addition to a full complement of thermal insulation options, Eco System offers a broad range of sun control options. Super Sun Blocker utilizes triple silver coating and tinting to reduce solar heat gain while maintaining high visibility. Super Sun Blocker with IS-15 adds a special coating to boost dual-pane thermal performance to R-5 centre of glass. Typical, insulated window glass allows near-full sunlight and 85% of solar heat into a home during the summer. For colder climates, Low-E 180 Passive Solar glazing has a high solar heat gain coefficient to capture the sun’s heat. Other sun control glazing options include Low-E 366 and Solarban 70XL.
For the ultimate sun control, ClimaGuard SPF can be added to Hurd low-E glass and Super Sun Blocker. ClimaGuard SPF blocks 99.9% of UV-A and UV-B radiation to dramatically reduce fading and extend the useful life of furniture, carpeting, wood flooring and other furnishings. ClimaGuard SPF is the only glazing solution recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Other glazing options can reduce outside noise by up to 50% (Sound Control), protect windows during construction (low-E 366 with Preserve) and even make cleaning easier (low-E 366 with Preserve and Neat). Eco System also includes basic low-E and clear dual-pane and triple-pane insulated glass.
Like all Hurd products, Eco System windows are built within the parameters of the company’s commitment to being earth-friendly in all aspects of design, construction and materials.
In addition to the Eco System, Hurd’s many styles of windows and doors are popular with new construction homes and for replacement windows as homeowners seek attractive, energy efficient options.