Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that South Carolina-based Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. was granted UES Evaluation Report ER‐339 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and the International Residential Code®(IRC). ER‐339 states that the Guardian UltraFitDS® Plus & AsureR® Plus loosefill fiberglass spray‐on insulation products as shown in the report satisfy applicable code requirements. This allows for the specification of Guardian UltraFitDS Plus & AsureR Plus loosefill fiberglass spray‐on insulation products by architects, contractors, specifiers and designers, and approval of installations by code officials. It also provides code officials with a concise summary of the products’ attributes and documentation of code compliance.
Products that are reported on in an Uniform Evaluation Report have successfully undergone evaluation based on applicable requirements within the Uniform Family of Codes and the International Family of Codes, as well as codes published by other entities. UES staff thoroughly examined Guardian Fiberglass, Inc.’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to determine the products are code compliant.
“Guardian is extremely pleased with ER‐339 on our UltraFitDS Plus and AsureR Plus loosefill fiberglass spray‐on insulation products,” said Joe Church, director of Product Development. “We chose UES because of their reputation for customer service, reasonable cost and engineering excellence. Now we know these things to be true firsthand, and it’s no wonder IAPMO UES is the fastest‐growing evaluation service.”
The UES program is built upon IAPMO’s more than 70 years of experience in evaluating products for code compliance. Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the program operates under ISO/IEC Guide 65, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.”
“Guardian Fiberglass, Inc. can now reference its ER‐339 for their UltraFitDS Plus and AsureR Plus loosefill fiberglass spray‐on insulation products to ensure that code officials quickly have the information required for their decision on approval,” said UES Director Richard Beck, PE, CBO, MCP. “Our program also stands out because of our ability to speed product innovations to market and the utilization of in‐house staff along with the technical expertise of professional engineering firms, who are leaders in each area of recognition.”
IAPMO’s UES offers a full range of recognition opportunities, including recognition for the applicable national model codes, as well as Florida, California and various other state codes. The UES program lowers the cost and increases the value to code officials of these reports by combining all of these recognitions in one concise report prepared by an internationally recognized product certification body.
About IAPMO’S Uniform ES
IAPMO Uniform ES (UES) is one of the two prominent evaluation service providers (as noted by SEAOC, see uniform‐es.org for details). UES reports provide evidence that products and systems satisfy code requirements within the scope and conditions of use as noted in each report.
IAPMO Uniform ES evaluates building products, materials, and designs according to all applicable codes and standards, verifying compliance to such documents. IAPMO Uniform ES is part of The IAPMO Group.