Does My Business Need Safety Glass?
As a business owner, you need to decide whether or not your business needs safety glass.
The kind of glass used in your commercial building might seem irrelevant, but it’s actually crucial to its security. By providing a thorough description of what safety glass is and outlining its pros and cons, we’re here to help make this decision less overwhelming.
What Is Safety Glass?
Safety glass is manufactured to be more resistant and less prone to shattering than traditional glass. It’s also less likely to cause injury if it does break.
Common types of safety glass include tempered glass and laminated glass. Tempered glass is impact resistant and tougher than traditional glass thanks to a special manufacturing process. It also shatters into small cubes rather than shards, which is why it’s used for making car windows, as it’s less likely to cause cuts. It’s also very resistant to heat.
Laminated glass achieves similar results with a different manufacturing process that involves sandwiching a layer of vinyl film between two glass panes.
What Situations Need Safety Glass?
Safety glass is strong and ideal for applications that require enhanced durability, security and heat resistance. For these reasons, it’s often used in situations where windows and glass doors are required to be bulletproof, when you need glass security doors or walls and when exterior doors and windows are exposed to extreme temperatures.
Safety glass is also necessary when a breakage could injure employees, as it shatters into small, dull pieces that don’ typically cause serious injuries.
Update Your Windows in Prince George
All-West Glass specializes in all types of windows for both commercial and residential applications. If you feel that safety glass is right for your building, we’re more than happy to help you through the process of selecting your new windows and to take on the installation ourselves. Our reliable and expert service is sure to leave you pleased with the final product. Contact our Prince George location today to get a quote or to book a consultation.