Many homeowners are concerned about the safety of the windows that they have in their home. They recognize the fact that tempered glass is sometimes called safety glass, because of what occurs when it breaks. It is also much stronger than regular glass and is beneficial for use in the windows in the home. Many homeowners are unaware if they have tempered glass or not in the windows. That leaves many of them wondering, how do I know if I have tempered glass? Here is some information about tempered glass, what it is, why it is beneficial. We will also show you how to know if you have tempered glass in your home. Of course, you can always consult with the professionals at Executive Window Services for more information and to provide you with the Grapevine window cleaning or other window services that you may need.
Tempered glass, or safety glass, is treated chemically or thermally so that it is heat resistant. That is why it is often used in various products that are used in the home, such as the window of your oven or in coffee carafes. It can also be used in the windows of the home and in some cases, code may require that you have thermal glass in the windows. This is true of windows that are in or near the doors and those that are near the staircase. Being able determine if you have thermal glass is possible in one of the following ways.
First of all, if the glass has already broken, it will be easy for you to determine if it is thermal glass. Unlike regular glass, which breaks into shards, thermal glass crumbles into many small pieces. If the glass is not broken, take a close look at the edges of the glass because the manufacturer will need to etch the corners to identify it is safety glass. You also see imperfections and dimpling in the glass surface, which is caused by the heating process when thermal glass is made.
Another way for you to tell if the glass is thermal glass is to look for any bending or warping, as that often occurs in this type of glass. You will also see black lines in the glass if you look at it through polarized sunglasses. Looking at the glass at sharper angles will make it easier for you to see those black lines.
It doesn't matter if you have thermal glass or regular glass in your home, you will need to have it cleaned regularly. You can call the professionals at Executive Window Services for information about our window cleaning service and how we can take care of your needs. We can even set up a routine maintenance program which will ensure that your windows are clean at all times. Rather than taking care of this difficult chore on your own, you can have us care for it professionally at your convenience.
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