Impact Glass Miami
Mulling over whether to install a tempered or an impact glass in your windows and doors? Need not to worry as we’ll discuss key differences when installing either the tempered or impact glass! We’ll also include who is the winner amongst the two!
If you have come across the term tempered or impact glass when you want to further strengthen the defenses of your home, you’re on the right page. Most people commonly interchange both the terms or if not, think that these two terms are the same but it should not be the case. When it comes to the selection of the glass that will be used in your homes especially here in Florida, we always advise you, our partners to be extra careful about these terms and ultimately in your glass selection.
As emphasized, glass selection should be given the utmost attention especially if it will be installed in your windows or doors. For instance, doors have a variety of functions such as it serves as a connecting link between the various exterior and interior portions of a building or when opened, admit ventilation and light, facilitate views and act as a barrier to noise. On the other hand, windows help in letting light into your home, enabling you to allow fresh air inside and to provide you with a view to the world outside. ultimately, these two provide security and protection inside and outside your homes. With all the vital functionalities these two provisions in your homes, they should be made with the most durable materials.
Regardless of the form or type of window and doors you chose, they should be put through extensive testing based on the guidelines of the window manufacturing industry.
Tempered glass is a heat-treated glass. The glass is heated first, followed by the surface being cooled rapidly. Because of the immediate cooling process, this results in leaving the center of the glass relatively hot, when compared to the other parts of the glass. When the center of the glass does cool, the surface and edges are compressed. Due to the hot and immediate cooling process, the glass is subjected to, it creates large shards when broken. This glass vulnerability is dangerous especially when installed in areas with a high risk of severe weather conditions such as hurricane-prone areas. To prevent this from happening, we recommend dicing the glass as this reduces the large shards tempered glasses become when broken.
In contrast, Impact-resistant glass is created with the use of a safety glaze for laminated glass. This type of glass is created by bonding together two or more panes of glass with a thin clear film between the panes. The thickness of this film can range, as can the UV tint or color. This film also helps to hold the glass in place, making it resistant to impact. In cases where there is a crack or breakage in an impact window, the glass fragments stick to the plastic film. This helps to prevent large shards of glass from breaking free, as well as keeps out wind, water, or debris that could otherwise be forced through the window.
Mulling over whether to install a tempered or an impact glass in your windows and doors? You now know the answer! Especially here in Florida where we experience hurricanes and other severe weather conditions, Impact Glass is the material we recommend to be installed in your windows and doors! How do we do it? We just follow these steps:
Step 1: Set an Appointment. Call us and consult with us.
Step 2: Project Assessment. Once we have an overview of the site and scope of the project, you will receive a detailed cost-breakdown to be reviewed and we will also provide you with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Step 3: Project Finalization. Our team of experts will be sent to the site to remeasure the area and finalize the necessary tools and equipment needed before proceeding to the placement of orders. After the final assessment has been completed, we will then move on to the placement of orders.
Step 4: Reparation
After the project finalization, this is now the phase where the real work begins. In this stage, we make sure that we adhere to the project requirements set during our assessment to ensure efficient and quality execution and installation of your impact windows.
Step 5: Inspection & Walkthrough
During this stage, we will make sure that the installation was done as planned and make the necessary adjustments according to your preferences and satisfaction.
What are you waiting for? Contact us, Impact Glass Miami now!