PPG Launches Residential Glass Website for Window Makers, Homeowners

Window & Door
September 10, 2013

PPG Industries has launched a new residential glass website at www.ppgglass.com to help homeowners more easily shop for windows and window glass. The upgraded site also houses a separate resource center for residential window manufacturers. 

Divided into five chapters, the site is highlighted by a comprehensive “Understanding Window Glass” section that describes how insulating glass units help save energy, the benefits of energy-efficient windows, and how low-emissivity glass works. There also is a glossary and a list of frequently asked questions that addresses issues such as the best types of window glass for specific climates.

A separate section on low-E glass provides downloadable performance data for each PPG product, enabling visitors to link to a manufacturer locator to identify companies that sell windows made with PPG glass in their areas.

The resource center for residential window manufacturers features a Technical Information section that  links directly to the PPG Technical Library, Glass Design Guidelines, Thermal Stress Analysis, Material Safety Data Sheets and “Quality Now” Manual for the Intercept spacer system. There also are comparative data tools, such as the PPG glass performance calculator, and a downloadable brochure with details about the PPG Residential IG Service Center in Carlisle, Pa.

“We did a lot of research with customers and end-users to determine the content that was most important to them and how to access it more readily,” says Bradley Boone, PPG market manager, residential segment, flat glass. “I think visitors will find that this site makes glass information easier to find and understand.”