is UL Certification Important to Garage Owners?
Since its formation in 1894, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
has earned the reputation as the leader in product safety
testing and certification. The UL symbol has become one of
the most recognized conformity assessment marks in the world.
A product certified by a third party is important to consumers
and manufacturers. As an independent third-party certifier,
UL has no financial interest in the product's profitability.
Its not-for-profit, independent status allows UL to give
an unbiased evaluation of products. This ensures that product
safety standards are met, and that reasonably foreseeable
risks associated with the product's usage are eliminated
or mitigated. If a product carries the UL Mark, it means
UL found representative samples of this product met the safety
requirements of UL.
How do Gladiator GarageWorks and UL work together?
Electrical products and garage building materials from Gladiator
GarageWorks are Certified by UL. As the industry leader in
garage solutions, Gladiator
GarageWorks recognizes the importance
of designing products that not only work in the garage, but
also meet nationally recognized standards for safety. When
a Gladiator GarageWorks product is developed, it is designed
to meet all applicable Building Codes and UL Standards. Gladiator
GarageWorks Engineers and Designers work closely with UL
Engineers to ensure that appropriate product safety requirements
are identified and met. When you purchase a Gladiator
GarageWorks product, you can rest assured that an unbiased third-party
certifier has fully evaluated a representative sample of
that product and that it has met nationally recognized safety
Why should I buy Gladiator GarageWorks Products that are UL Listed or Classified?
All products developed by Gladiator GarageWorks meet applicable
Building Code and Safety Standards, including all requirements
associated with UL Listing and/or Classification. The UL
Mark gives you instant peace of mind that this Gladiator
GarageWorks product meets the safety requirements of UL.
Some residential insurance policies include stipulations
limiting liability in the event that a claim is made in response
to the failure of a noncertified product. By incorporating
Gladiator GarageWorks products within your garage (which
is covered under your home insurance policy), you will know
that insurance policy requirements related to the usage of
UL Certified products are met.
What are some examples of Gladiator GarageWorks Products that have been evaluated by UL?
All Gladiator GarageWorks electrical appliances are evaluated by UL for compliance with appropriate Standards and are UL Listed as follows:
GarageWorks Refrigerators and Freezers, including
the Modular Garage
Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer and Chillerator
Garage Refrigerator, are UL Listed in accordance with
UL 250 (Standard for Household Refrigerators and Freezers).
GarageWorks Modular Garage Trash Compactor is UL Listed
in accordance with UL 1086 (Standard for Household Trash
Compactors). The Gladiator
GarageWorks Powerstrip is UL Listed in accordance
with UL 962A (Standard for Furniture Power Distribution
The following non-electrical Gladiator GarageWorks products
are evaluated by UL for compliance with appropriate Standards
and are UL Classified as follows:
GearWall Panels and GearTrack
Channels conform with nationally recognized building codes.
GearWall Panels and GearTrack
Channels are the only UL Classified
extruded slot wall products for residential use. They are
UL Classified with a Flame Spread Index (FSI) of 25 or less
and a Smoke Developed Index (SDI) of 350 or less and are
rated as Class A materials, as required by fire and building
codes per the International Building Code. This is the national
building code rating that a product must have to be used
as an interior wall covering for commercial and residential
buildings. Gladiator Floor Coverings contain a flame-retardant
additive and are UL Classified in accordance with ASTM E-648-03
(Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor
Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Source). Gladiator
GarageWorks Floor Coverings are also Classified as a floor
coating, as to slip resistance. Gladiator
GarageWorks Floor Coverings are the only Floor Covering UL Certified for use
in a garage.