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tempered glass

Broken Heat Strengthened Glass

Tempered vs heat strengthened glass

Broken Fully Tempered Glass

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Tempered Glass Deck Railing

Tempered Glass Deck Railing is typically four times stronger than annealed glass and two times as strong as heat-strengthened glass of the same thickness, size and type. In the event that fully tempered glass is broken, it will break into fairly small pieces, reducing the chance for injury. In doing so, the small glass shards make it more likely that the glass will become separated from the opening. The minimum surface compression for fully-tempered glass is 10,000 psi. In addition, it complies with the safety glazing requirements as outlined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z97.1

At High Performance Glazing Inc., we have a state of the art tempering oven producing the highest quality of Heat Strengthened and Fully Tempered Glass in various thickness and sizes. As well, our products can be provided in a full range of colors, reflective and Low-E materials and can be incorporated into Laminated constructions for additional strength. We offer the option for high volume and customized projects.

High Performance Glazing Inc. performs frequent in house testing which ensures that our heat treated glass products conforms to the CAN/CGSB-12.1-2017 and the ANSI Z97.1-2009 for Safety Glazing Materials.

Here are a few fast facts about tempered glass:

  • You can customize the size, shape, thickness, and edge types of your glass.

  • You can choose from an assortment of different tints, LowE’s and low iron glass 

  • You can choose to get your glass with or without a tempering stamp (a stamp that authenticates that your glass was tempered.

Where to Use Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is suitable for most uses around your home, business and high-rise building. Here are some places our customers have used tempered glass:

  • Patio table tops

  • Indoor table tops

  • Glass shelves

  • Offices and businesses

  • Protecting antiques or tables

  • Greenhouses

  • DIY and craft projects

  • Glass railing

  • Windows

  • Doors 

  • Railing divider

  • Bird friendly glass

  • Shower door

Ordering Tempered Glass

Tempered glass must be cut, seamed and or polished first, before tempering. If it was tempered first, we would not be able to cut and polish it to your specification. That's why we've invested in our own state-of-the-art glass fabrication facilities, including large tempering furnaces where we temper your glass after we cut and polish it. This ensures that we can manage the quality control of your glass order, as well as expedite your delivery time.

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