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205 Mustang Cove
Taylor, TX 76574
(512) 989-7000

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7901 Cameron Road
Building 1, Suite 112
Austin, TX 78754

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Tempered Glass in Austin, TX

Tempered glass windows break into small polygons

Tempered glass windows break into small polygons to help avoid injuries

What is Tempered Glass?

Tempered glass, often called safety glass, is used in windows when code mandated or for safety or extra load support. When shattered, it breaks into very small pieces to help avoid injury to anyone coming in contact with it. By comparison, typical annealed glass windows break into long slivers and sharp shards. Glass tempering is achieved through heating and cooling cycles which reorient the grain from length to width. As the name implies, tempered is stronger than annealed glass so it’s also used in large windows with increased load requirements. Because of these additional features and benefits the tempering process adds cost to window glazing.

When & How is Tempered Glass Used in Austin Homes?

Typically, building codes require tempered glass next to doors and within them. It is also mandated by code over bathtubs and when glass is installed close to the floor. Although tempered glass windows look no different than those with regular annealed glass, they are two to three times stronger.

Unless tempered glass is code mandated or requested by the client, we use regular annealed double strength glass. Please be assured that our team will always include tempered glass with bids if we know it’s required or needed. Lastly, we ask that Austin-area building professionals specify which windows require tempering when requesting quotes.

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Tempered glass windows are required next to doors

Windows next to doors require tempered glass

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’s important that you provide us with all information regarding your new construction or replacement window needs. This will ensure that you get the right 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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Ringer Windows
205 Mustang Cove
Taylor, TX 76574

 

Phone:

(512) 989-7000

 

Email:

greg@ringerwindows.com

Showroom Hours:

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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Ringer Windows
7901 Cameron RD
Building 1, Suite 112
Austin, TX 78754

Phone:

(512)309-4624