Weather Shield Earns Recycled Content Certification

February 1, 2007
The ProShield product line, produced by Weather Shield Windows & Doors, has earned third-party certification for recycled material content—the first ever issued to a window by Scientific Certification Systems. The designation confirms that ProShield products meet the criteria for stated recycled content claims.

With wood interior and vinyl exterior, ProShield windows and patio doors contain at least 9 percent recycled content in its vinyl and insulated glass. The product line is manufactured in multiple company facilities, each of which has been audited for producing ProShield consistent with the recycled material content certification. Company wide, Weather Shield’s recycle/reuse efforts yield products with a decreased negative influence on the environment, the company reports.

“Many products claim to be congruent with green building regulations but do not have certifications to back such claims,” says Rich Harding, Weather Shield’s corporate environmental manager. “The actual process to certify such products is rigorous and ultimately assures consumers that these products successfully meet their desires that products in their homes, especially windows and doors, minimize the overall impact on the environment, conserve energy and perform exceptionally well.”

Scientific Certifications Systems is an independent certifier of environmental, sustainability, food quality and food purity claims. “This is the first-ever window product to meet our stringent evaluation,” says Ed Wyatt, program manager of material content for SCS. “To be able to include this type of product in the list of SCS certified products is significant.”

Weather Shield is based in Medford, WI, and operates manufacturing facilities in four facilities in Wisconsin and another in Utah.