Exterior architectural glass surfaces are particularly susceptible to damage. When left unprotected these sensitive surfaces can be quickly damaged as a result of exposure to a number of varying environmental conditions. The Glass Defender Series installs a high performance barrier between the glass surface and damaging environmental conditions.
The Glass Defender Series is a combination of products designed for the protection of architectural glass surfaces. The polymers in the Glass Defender Series are high performance hybrid silicone materials. These materials are partially inorganic, and will not easily break down due to UV degredation. Typical glass protective treatments, on the other hand, consist of organic polymers that quickly break down when exposed to UV degredation.
The polymers in our protective treatments cure, bonding to the glass surface, where they will remain almost indefinetally; unless physically or chemically abraded.
Once the glass surface is restored and protected, it should be routinely cleaned with copasetic maintenance products in order to ensure that the coatings are not damaged.
While the Glass Defender Series is extremely durable, and can withstand common window cleaning detergents, soaps and chemicals, not every cleaning material has been tested in order to confirm compatability with the protective treatment.
Scumfrees Professional Window Cleaning Concentrate is specifically designed to clean windows without damaging the Glass Defender protective treatment. Additionally, Scumfrees dries to a powder, and in the event that any material is left on the building, it will not not attract stain forming minerals or environmental contaminates. This white powder that can be seen from from the ground to better help with quality control, and ensure window cleaning technicians remove all of the material from the architectural surfaces surrounding the windows.
The picture above shows a glass restoration test area where 1 square foot of glass was restored. Half of the glass was protected with Glass Defender HD. If viewed carefully, the right side of the sample demonstrates the impressive beading results of our high performance hybrid silicone polymers.
In the picture below, notice how the protection is so hydrophobic that it creates a vertical damn on the glass surface that defies gravity.