What is Tempered Glass?

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Today, you can find tempered glass throughout residential and commercial buildings. Tempered glass is a type of safety glass that gets heat treated during production, which makes it significantly stronger than standard annealed glass. When broken, tempered glass is designed to disintegrate into hundreds of tiny pieces instead of breaking into sharp shards that can cause harm.

What is Tempered Glass?

You’ll find tempered glass used for glass tables, shower doors, car windows, and other applications where safety is a top priority. Something to keep in mind is that although the manufacturing of tempered glass makes it safer when broken, it does not make this type of glass any less resistant to sudden force. Just like any other type of glass, tempered glass is just as breakable.

Are you looking for tempered glass products to use in an upcoming building project? We offer shower doors and mirrors made from tempered glass that can meet code requirements and your requirements for safety. We only source our tempered glass products from quality suppliers we know will follow acceptable heat treatment practices to ensure the safety of their glass.

If you need tempered glass products for a project you have planned or one that is currently in the works, we can introduce you to our options and provide direction as you pick out which products will work best. Contact us at Residential Building Specialties, Inc. today to talk with one of our representatives.