Tempered or toughened glass replacement is another service The Window Factory offers to the metro-Pittsburgh area.
Tempered (or toughened) glass is used where ordinary glass could pose a potential danger, because tempered glass is typically four to five times stronger than standard glass.
Additionally, tempered glass does not shatter into large shards when broken. Because toughened glass is created through processes of extreme heating and cooling, it is much harder than normal glass, but also more brittle.
The brittle nature of toughened glass causes it to shatter into small oval-shaped pebbles when broken. This eliminates the danger of sharp edges that are present in typical glass shards.
Because of this property — along with its strength — tempered glass is often referred to as ‘safety glass.’
Tempered glass is an investment you may want to consider for your home, particularly if you have a family.
You never know when little Johnny and his friends may send and baseball soaring through your window, or when strong winds or tornados may cause damages to your windows and storm doors. In these instances, large shards of jagged glass could pose a lot of danger to children, pets, and even you. Call the experts in window replacement here at The Window Factory to discuss your options today.
Whether you need to replace pre-existing tempered glass, or want to upgrade the standard glass windows and doors you have currently, our specialized team is always more than happy to help, so call us today, and let’s get your home toughened up!