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Tempered Glass | Window Replacement Guide

Before you choose replacement windows, you might want to consider replacing the glass. It's a lot cheaper and just as efficient. Using tempered glass in windows definitely increases the strength of the pane but do you need it for your windows? At Glass Doctor®, we say it depends on where the window is located and your budget.

What about Replacing Windows with Tempered Glass?

There are two common manufacturing methods for glass:

  • Annealed
  • Tempered

Annealed glass is usually the most common in your home and is probably used in most of your windows.  Tempered glass is stronger. It's probably best known as safety glass, because if it should be broken, there are no jagged shards, just little cubes.

So the question is, do you need to replace your windows with tempered glass?

Do You Need Tempered Glass?

If you have kids and a window or glass door they might run into, it can be lifesaving.  The glass is very strong and even it was broken, there is no chance of the type of injuries from ragged glass shards.

But be aware that tempered glass doesn't offer any additional climate control properties. So its primary value in replacement windows is safety. It's also more expensive than annealed glass, so look to your budget for the best opportunities.

Replacement Windows or Window Panes?

Before you replace your windows, give Glass Doctor a call 855-603-1919 to see if you can simply replace the glass. Replacement windows aren't cheap. If you can simply replace the glass in one or both of the panes, you'll get the same result for a less money.  

If you have issues with condensation between the panes of your insulated glass windows, it indicates a broken seal. Normally replacing the glass and the seal is a simple procedure that doesn't mean you have to buy a new window.Reasons to Replace Tempered Glass Windows Infographic

Other Update Options

If you do need to replace the window, we can help you with that, too. New insulated glass windows, with double or even triple panes, are one of our specialities. They have a significant impact on your energy bills and keep your home free of drafts.

Another option is Low-E windows. The latest in window technology, they also offer energy savings plus noise reduction.

We'll pick the best window for you. 

If you need replacement windows with tempered glass, insulated glass units or Low-E panes, just give us a call at 855-603-1919 today.

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