Glass Doctor’s Tempered Glass Window Replacement Guide

Considering replacing your home’s windows? Before you purchase brand-new windows and frames, consider tempered window glass replacement – a simple upgrade that makes your home more secure and saves you money on replacement costs.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about tempered window glass replacement …

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Tempered Glass Windows

There are two main types of glass used in the construction of windows: annealed glass and tempered glass.

  • Annealed Glass
    This type of glass is commonly used throughout homes and is probably what most of your windows are made of.
  • Tempered Glass
    Stronger than annealed glass, tempered glass is best known for its safety glass features. If it were to break, it would shatter into dull cubes instead of jagged shards.

Chances are good that, if you live in an older home with the original windows, your current windows are made of standard, annealed glass. Tempered glass, however, is being more widely used in modern windows.

What Are the Benefits of Tempered Glass Windows?

The reason for the trend is because there are two main advantages of tempered glass windows:

  • Tempered glass is stronger than annealed glass.
    • Tempered glass is about four times stronger than regular glass. (Most tempered glass products can withstand surface compression of 10,000 psi!)
  • When broken, tempered glass is safer than annealed glass.
    • Tempered glass windows break into smaller, dull pieces instead of large shards, decreasing the chance of injury.

Window Glass Replacement vs. Windowpane Replacement

It’s a common misconception that a broken windowpane necessitates a full replacement including the frame and hardware. Replacing a single pane of glass or multiple glass panes is less expensive than replacing entire window frames, especially if those frames are in good, working condition.

This is why it’s easy for homeowners to upgrade their existing annealed glass to tempered glass, making their home or business safer without the cost of replacing full windows and frames. No, your windows don’t need to break to be upgraded!

Other Window Glass Replacement Options

If your window frames will support replacement glass, there are additional options that may be available to you. These include custom patterned or colored glass panes and insulated glass units (IGUs). Double or triple pane insulated glass units have insulating properties that increase the energy efficiency of your home or business.

Let Glass Doctor Replace Your Panes

Ready to replace your windowpanes? Choose Glass Doctor® for affordable tempered (safety) glass, insulated glass unit and other windowpane upgrades. Request an appointment online or call (833) 365-2927 now for emergency service.