What is Tempered Glass, and Where Is It Important?

Tempered glass is a solid and durable glass best known for withstanding high amounts of impact. While the use of tempered glass has risen recently, it has been around for a long time and used for many reasons. 

Knowing how important this material is can help you better understand its usefulness and help you make a more educated decision when investing in tempered glass installation.

Adding Tempered Glass to Your Doors

Doors are one of the most common places where you will find a lot of tempered glass. Smaller versions of tempered glass are used to create a window in the door. 

Tempered glass is often the most important part of a storm door because it can prevent you from getting wet during a harsh storm, but it can also look just as good as a transparent door.

An entire door made out of glass is often made of tempered glass. Since the glass is stronger than regular glass, it can withstand a lot of impact. Experienced glass contractors such as the team at Golden Glass can manufacture tempered glass doors up to 25 mm thick.

Tempered Glass Windows

You will also find a lot of tempered glass used in windows. The same size of tempered glass used in doors may also be used in windows. 

Many people choose to have a window made out of tempered glass to have a solid and durable window that can serve various purposes. Tempered glass is also often used in a space that doesn’t have a door but is considered a high-risk area, such as walkways and ramps. 

Prevent Slips and Falls with Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is often used in wet areas because of its strength. Many people use it in their shower floors, saunas and hot tub areas to withstand heavy weights and mitigate slips and falls. Some people choose to have tempered glass installed in areas with many breakable items. 

There are many different places where you can use tempered glass. Whether you are looking for something to showcase a single item or you need something to protect from the elements, you can easily find a way to incorporate it into your home. The key is to find reputable glass contractors to help you determine if tempered glass is suitable to use, whether it’s for window installation, replacement windows or glass replacement services

For over 35 years, Golden Glass has offered industry-leading glazing services thanks to our team of experienced, skilled glass contractors. Our glazing contractors are ready, willing and able to take on any residential project you want to execute. Contact us today by calling us at (800) 64-GLASS or reach out to us online for a free quote.