Safety Glass and Security Film
Safety Glass Options
Glass Doctor of Arlington, TX strives to provide you with the elements needed to keep your business or commercial property safe. One way to do this is through safety glass, specifically designed to be less likely to break and less prone to inflicting injury when it does break. This glass is made to help keep everyone inside safe.
Tempered Safety Glass
Tempered safety glass is cooled at an even faster rate than heat-strengthened glass, making it about four times stronger than a pane of regular glass of the same size and thickness. Tempered safety glass is made by heating annealed glass uniformly and cooling it rapidly by blowing air onto both surfaces at the same time. This is a process known as air quenching and it’s what gives tempered safety glass its unique strength. Tempering the glass allows it to resist the forces caused by heat, wind, and different types of impact. If the glass does break, it will shatter into small cubes, reducing the likelihood of serious injury on impact, thereby qualifying as safety glazing material. Many large storefront windows are tempered glass, which can be identified by a small permanent label in the window’s corner.
Laminated and Bullet-Resistant Glass
The service professionals at Glass Doctor of Arlington, TX also provide laminated glass, which is a type of safety glass made of two or more panes of annealed glass joined together by a layer of plastic. Laminated glass is often used in safety applications however, it has many other uses as well including burglar resistance, sound reduction, and space enclosures; it can also be used as the inboard lite in skylights. The lamination process can be performed on clear, tinted, reflective, heat-strengthened, or tempered glass.
Made of several layers of laminate and glass, with a polycarbonate material that absorbs the energy of a bullet, bullet-resistant glass is a popular choice for those who wish to add another layer of defense. The thicker the glass, the higher impact the glass can withstand, which is achieved by absorbing a bullet’s energy as it hits the glass.
Glass Doctor of Arlington, TX provides security film, which is a simple and effective way to add more safety. This film is a cost-effective, energy-saving way to protect your building without compromising on the look of your windows.
This strong, tear-resistant film is one of the best ways to discourage break-ins and theft by making it hard for criminals to get inside your building. This is achieved because the glass will be held together by the film in case of a break. In cases of severe weather or an on-site accident, this film can also prove to be helpful, but it cannot take the place of hurricane shutters in the event of wind-borne debris or a tropical storm. Some of the benefits that security film provide are:
- Added Privacy: By using tinted film on windows in vulnerable areas or where you want to increase privacy, you can create a feeling of comfort and concealment.
- Less Fading or Discoloration: With time, the sun’s UV rays that come in through your windows can discolor and fade furniture, flooring, paint, or items hanging on your walls. Because our security film blocks out these harmful rays, your items will be less likely to fade, thereby saving you from spending money to replace your items.
- Lower Energy Costs: By reducing the amount of energy that is transferred through your window, security film can help keep your building at a more constant temperature, which lightens the load on your HVAC system. Customers who have installed our security film have experienced a difference in their power bill.
By having the service professionals at Glass Doctor of Arlington, TX install security film, you are taking a step towards creating a safer environment for you and anyone in your building.
Protect yourself and your building while saving energy and not compromising on the look of your home or business. Schedule an appointment today to schedule an on-site consultation and learn more about how the service professionals at Glass Doctor of Arlington, TX can help you.