What is an Insulated window

An insulated glass window commonly consists of two (sometimes more) panes of glass separated by a spacer material and sealed together at the edge. The insulating airspace is filled with air or a noble gas, such as argon or krypton inside. Each glass pane has two surfaces, so typical double-paned IGUs have four surfaces.

What is Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is about four times stronger than "ordinary," or annealed, glass. And unlike annealed glass, which can shatter into jagged shards when broken, tempered glass fractures into small, relatively harmless pieces. As a result, tempered glass is used in those environments where human safety is an issue.

What are some things tempered glass is used for?

  1. Glass in any door
  2. Railings: Where there are stairs, there are railings. Glass railings are a great addition to the interior space, but they need to hold up to a lot of wear and tear. Thick, tempered glass is the perfect material for railings because it ensures that they will look good and last a long time.
  3. Table Tops
  4. Tempered glass can be used for an array of table tops, such as conference room tables and reception desks. After the glass is tempered, ask your glass manufacturer to back-paint it so a pop of color is incorporated into the space as well.
  5. Display Cases: Display cases and other retail store fixtures are frequently made of tempered glass. Not only does the material let customers clearly see the products inside the case, but it also decreases the chance of someone being able to break the glass and steal the items on display.
  6. Office Partitions: Table tops aren’t the only design component in an office interior that can be made of tempered glass. Office partitions can also be crafted this way. With tempered glass, the partition won't break if an employee accidentally bumps into it.
  7. Glass in any kind of shower, bathtub area, hot tub, steam room, sauna or whirlpool area where the bottom edge of the glass is less than 60 inches above a standing surface and drain outlet.

These are just some examples of were one would uses tempered glass.

Tempered vs Laminated: How To Choose The Right One For Your Job

So for strength and breakage-resistance, tempered glass often is the first consideration. For flexibility, UV-resistance, security and sound considerations, laminated glass is often the product of choice. Both are considered safety glazing materials and can be obtained in a variety of thicknesses and colors or tints. Both are easy to clean and maintain when installed properly.

Typically, laminated glass products are a slightly higher price than chamfered products of the same type and thickness. The optical clarity for both laminated and tempered glass are excellent in either product will provide many years of satisfactory service in your front door.


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