How To Safely Install Tempered Glass In Your Home
Tempered glass is a strong and durable material that’s used to make shower doors, staircases and other items in your home. It can be installed safely by any homeowner, but there are some important things you should know before you begin the process. One thing I like with reeded glass is when it’s broken it is held together because of the PVB, this makes it both a safe & secure product.
Tempered glass is the go-to, high-strength option for many homeowners when it comes to their exterior window, shower door or staircase.
If you’re in the market for a new window, shower door or staircase, tempered glass is the go-to choice. Tempered glass is four times stronger than standard glass and can be used in many applications. It’s used in home windows, shower doors and staircases because of its strength but also because it is safer than standard glass.
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, tempered glass is nearly four times stronger than standard glass, making it a safe and secure option for those who want to reduce their risk of breakage and injury in their homes.
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While homeowners can comfortably install tempered glass themselves, there are certain measurements that need to be taken before it’s installed to make sure it is correctly fitted, especially in areas where there may be children or pets.
While tempered glass is designed to be strong and durable, it can still break. Tempered glass is not safe for children or pets, as the shards can cause serious injury if they are swallowed. In addition, once broken, the shards will become sharp and dangerous. For these reasons, any homeowner who plans on using tempered glass in their home should consult a professional before installation begins.
Here are a few important safety tips from Glass Doctor® that every homeowner should know if they are installing tempered glass in their home.
Tempered glass is a common material used in home construction. It can be installed by a professional or by the homeowner themselves. Tempered glass is stronger than standard glass, and it’s more likely to break into small pieces than standard glass. However, if you would like to install tempered glass yourself, you can follow these steps:
- Pre-clean the window frame and make sure that it’s completely dry before you begin installing your new pane of tempered glass.
- Measure out where you want your new pane of tempered glass and mark on both sides with painter’s tape where exactly it should be placed inside the window frame so that there are no gaps between it and other parts of your home’s architecture (like siding). Then remove one side of painter’s tape so that you have an accurate marker for how far forward or backward this piece needs to be moved once attached onto its surface area before being permanently secured with silicone adhesive sealant (which also helps keep moisture away from around its perimeter when installed properly)! Remember—there should always be some overlap between sheets so they don’t become loose over time!
Anyone installing tempered glass in their home should be aware of the risks and take steps to ensure the correct installation of this strong yet potentially dangerous material
Tempered glass is strong, but it can still break. Anyone who has been in the vicinity of a tempered-glass break knows the sound is shockingly loud and frightening. Ideally, it’s not something you want to hear again—and even if you don’t mind breaking a piece of glass yourself from time to time, you certainly don’t want your kids or pets to get hurt by one.
Tempered glass also poses other dangers beyond just its ability to shatter into large pieces when dropped or struck with force. When heated and then cooled quickly (as happens during installation), tempered glass becomes hard enough that it could potentially cause serious injury should anyone be unfortunate enough to be struck by it. In some cases, this may even result in death.*
To ensure your safety as well as that of your family members and pets while installing tempered glass in your home: 1) wear protective gear; 2) use tools specifically designed for working with this material; 3) make sure all surfaces where work will be done are free from debris; 4) check all equipment before starting any project involving this material so there are no defects; 5*5 Make sure all tools used have been cleaned properly after each use so they are free from dirt particles or residue left over from previous jobs (this could cause scratching).
If you’re considering installing tempered glass in your home, you should be aware of the risks and take steps to ensure the correct installation. If you have any questions about this process or would like more information on our services, please contact us today!