Pleotint Partners with Gilkey Window

Window & Door
July 9, 2014

Pleotint, LLC, has announced a distribution partnership with Gilkey Window Co. that enables Gilkey to offer Suntuitive glass with its full product line.

The 33-year old Gilkey Window Co. is family owned and specializes in the manufacture and installation of custom windows and doors. It serves Cincinnati; Chicago; Dayton, Ohio; and Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.

Mike Gilkey, president, says his company explored dynamic glass options due to customer demand, and selected Suntuitive glass for multiple reasons. “Suntuitive glass is the perfect solution for our customers’ needs by counteracting the sun’s heat and glare when needed, but also preserving daylighting and views all day long,” he says. “The unique glass is an easy-to-use, cost-efficient product compared to other options, and doesn’t need to be wired or controlled electrically.”

When paired with low-E glass in an IG unit, Suntuitive glass can produce visible light transmittance of as high as 60 percent in a clear state, solar heat gain coefficients of as low as 0.11 in a darkened state, and reduce heating-, cooling-, and lighting-related energy costs, Pleotint reports.