Glass is a beautiful component in homes and businesses because it lets in light, allows you to see what’s in your cabinets, show off inventory to your customers and lightens and brightens every area where it’s used. But one of the concerns with any glass application is safety.
Tempered glass is one of two kinds of safety glass – the other is laminated glass which is used mostly in vehicle windshields.
For residential and commercial glass where safety is a concern, tempered glass is your best choice. Associated Glass can customize any tempered glass solution you need for your home or business.
What is tempered glass and what makes it safe?
When tempered glass is manufactured, it’s super-heated to temperatures greater than 1100 degrees Fahrenheit and then super-cooled by blasting with chilled air. Because of this, when tempered glass breaks or shatters, it breaks into tiny pieces, rather than sharp, edges. This is a much safer alternative than standard glass which shatters into sharp shards that can cause serious injury. Tempered glass is also heat resistant up to 470 degrees Fahrenheit and can stand up to a lot more pressure than standard glass.
What is tempered glass used for?
Because of its strength and enhanced safety profile, tempered glass should be used for any component where standard glass could pose safety issues. Here are some common applications where tempered glass is required:
- Residential – patio and shower doors
- Residential – tub and shower enclosures
- Residential – oven windows and fireplace doors
- Residential – glass panels for decks and patios, skylights
- Residential – glass topped tables and table protectors – outside patio tables
- Commercial – entry doors and windows
- Commercial – architectural glass features
- Commercial – glass walls, partitions and skylights
- Commercial – glass office and cubicle components
These are just some of the many residential and commercial applications for tempered glass. If you need glass components manufactured for repair or replacement or for a new project, the experts at Associated Glass can tell you if tempered glass is the right choice to give you the results you want and the safety you need.
Customized glass solutions in any quantity you need
If you need just a few pieces of tempered glass or even just one piece for your home or business, Associated Glass can help. Whether you need a standard size or a unique custom piece, we can do this. Alternately, if you’re a builder that needs a great quantity of tempered glass for a development or a business owner that needs high volume tempered glass for multiple locations, we can meet your needs.
Now matter how much or little tempered glass you need, for a new installation, a repair or an upgrade, the experts at Associated Glass can custom craft the solution you need.
Associated Glass has been providing high quality commercial and residential glass solutions for Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area since 1959. We offer the best quality, price and design specifications and professional, certified installation services. Call or come see us in Snohomish or Lynnwood today. You can reach is in Snohomish at (360) 568-0525 or in Lynnwood at (425) 778-2174.