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Tempered Glass Windows | FAQ

Windows that have the potential for human impact are legally required to contain tempered glass. Also known as toughened glass, tempered glass is stronger and safer than regular glass. The tempering process changes the properties of the glass, so that if it should be broken, it crumbles into dull cubes to minimize any injury.

Tempered Glass Window Solutions at Glass Doctor

At Glass Doctor®, we specialize in repairing, replacing, and installing safety glass. We will replace a cracked pane or broken seal for any double pane window, including ones that require tempered glass.

What sets us apart is our exceptional customer service. We come to your home to measure and assess the overall state of the glass and frame. Call us at 855-603-1919 to schedule a convenient time for us to examine your window.

Here are a few reasons to consider replacing your windows:

Reasons to Replace Tempered Glass Windows Infographic

Frequently Asked Questions About Tempered Glass Windows

Here are some of the questions we've answered for our customers about the value of safety glass.

Q.  When is a window required to be made from tempered glass?

According to the National Glass Association, there are 4 criteria that require safety glass:

  • The glazing (glass) is less than 18 inches above the floor
  • The top of the glass is less than 36 inches above the floor
  • The size of the glass exceeds 9 square feet
  • The glass is within 36 inches of where people walk

Don't worry, our glass experts will make sure your windows are up to code. Any door made of glass — sliding, French, or shower doors — are all always made of tempered glass.

Q. If tempered glass is so tough, why do I have to worry about the window getting broken?

Toughened glass is one thing, but unbreakable glass is something entirely different. Tempered glass is stronger than standard (annealed) glass and in the event of breakage, it will produce dull cubes as opposed to sharp, jagged pieces.

Q.  Can you cut tempered glass to size?

No, but what we do is cut the glass before it's tempered. The glass is subjected to intense heat and rapid cooling that tempers it. Once the glass is tempered, you can't modify it or it will break.

Install Your Tempered Glass Window Today

At Glass Doctor, we specialize in all things glass, from decorative home decor to insulated windows to stunning French doors. Call us at 855-603-1919 and we'll get your tempered glass window safely installed.

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Sources:

National Glass Association: https://www.glass.org/industry-resources-ask-the-expert-faq.html

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