Tempered Glass Windows
The What and Why of Tempered Glass Windows
First off, where to buy tempered glass windows? Ringer Windows, of course! Often called safety glass windows, tempered glass windows are mainly used where required by code or for a specific safety purpose. The tempering process adds cost to glazing during window construction. When shattered, tempered glass windows break into very small pieces unlike regular annealed glass windows that break into long slivers and sharp shards.
Tempering is achieved by a series of heating and cooling cycles so that the grain of the glass is reoriented from length to width. As the name would imply, tempered glass is also much stronger than annealed glass so it’s often used with larger windows where increased glass strength is required.
When and Where is Tempered Window Glass Used?
Typically, building codes require tempered glass next to doors and within them, over bathtubs, and when glass is close to the floor. Although they look no different than regular annealed glass windows, tempered glass windows are two to three times stronger (structurally speaking) due to the tempering process.
Unless clients specifically ask for tempered glass we use regular annealed double strength glass when tempering is not required. We always use, include, and estimate tempered glass with our bids if we know it’s required or needed. When requesting quotes we ask building professionals to please specify which windows require tempering.
Choose Ringer Windows For Your Tempered Glass Window Needs
At Ringer Windows, we’re window professionals so you can rest assured we’ll install the right type of glass in all your windows. However, to help us do our job it is important to provide all information regarding your new construction or replacement window needs to your Ringer Windows team member. This will ensure that you get the correct window products for your applications. Don’t forget where to buy tempered glass windows, Ringer Windows! All our safety glass windows use Cardinal IQ Tempered Glass which meets regulatory safety standards, ANSI Z-97 .1-2004, CPSC 16CFR 1201 cat. I ,CPSC 16CFR 1201 cat. II.
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Windows next to doors require Tempered Glass
205 Mustang Cove
Taylor, TX 76574
(By Appointment Only)
7901 Cameron RD
Building 1, Suite 112
Austin, TX 78754