BP – Glass Garage Doors & Entry Systems Inc. received patent approval for its fully insulated glass garage door. The patent has been approved for use in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
“We have waited a long time for this day,” said Rob Reyes, company president. “After listening to our customers and the challenges they face when using glass garage doors for mixed-use spaces, we now have a patented technology for doors to keep homes and businesses completely air and watertight when closed, in addition to conserving energy. No other manufacturer can make this claim.”
The company developed these doors for many applications, such as live/work spaces and restaurants. The insulated doors are ideal for homeowners or businesses looking for open architectural design, with the ability to close off the space, airtight, avoiding air and water infiltration while conserving energy, the company said in a press release.
“Insulated windows and perimeter weather stripping do absolutely nothing without an insulated frame system. Our insulated garage doors, with BP’s patented technology, can offer customers the peace of mind their doors will be completely insulated, compliant to meet the energy standards and building codes,” Reyes said.
BP products comply with Title 24 of the California Energy Commission Building Energy Efficiency Program, which is required when engineering the perimeter of the building envelope or interior-use space that has air conditioning or heating. The company also offers more than 200 glass types and configurations that meet or exceed Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements by architects, designers, energy analysts and consulting engineers.
The product line has been certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), not only for air and water leakage, but also U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient, and visible light transmittance. NFRC Certified Products participate in a Quality Control & Testing Certification Program conducted by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). BP’s insulated frames also comply with U.S. Department of Energy, International Code Council and California Energy Commission Title 24, section 116 for fenestration and exterior doors.
All BP – Glass Garage Doors are constructed from BP extruded aluminum alloy frames. The tensile strength is a minimum of 38 ski and approximately double the strength of standard 6063 aluminum alloy used by competitors, the company said.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, BP Glass Garage Doors and Entry Systems Inc. manufactures glass doors for residential, commercial, retail, restaurants, office buildings and other applications. All products are custom made and available for domestic and international shipment.