Glazing contractors gained opportunities to expand their markets when Duo-Gard Industries Inc. introduced a new stock length program at this year’s GlassBuild show. The ProStock program from Duo-Gard, a provider of high-performance translucent glazing systems, is designed to enable glazing contractors to take advantage of the fast-growing markets for energy-efficient daylighting solutions in today’s green building environment.
ProStock gives contractors a comprehensive, cafeteria-style offering of extrusions, glazings and optional services. The basic stock package includes extrusions, glazing, gaskets, fasteners and preparation. It also includes complementary design support and product selection. Contractors can also choose a fully engineered system or select optional for-fee services in design, daylight modeling, engineering and fabrication.
“The industry has never before been offered a program that enables general glazing contractors to deliver high-performance translucent polycarbonate systems quickly, effectively and economically,” says David Miller, president of Duo-Gard. “Until now, contractors were faced with either designing and constructing their own polycarbonate solutions, typically without the benefit of technical support, or buying an expensive, fully engineered system.”
Miller adds that many glazing contractors are not familiar with polycarbonates and aren’t aware that this material requires special expertise in framing and handling. “With our 30-plus years of experience, we can provide the support to ensure the contractor’s success in serving new and existing customers with the value-engineered benefits of polycarbonate systems,” he says.
An in-depth, interactive website section gives contractors a headstart in developing a system that offers aesthetics, efficiency and economy for customers as it strengthens their own bottom line.