There are a number of different types of glass that may be used in the home. In some cases, the windows are going to be made from what could be considered regular glass. This may vary in its thickness, depending upon the needs of the window as well as the size. There are also times when special types of glass, such as tempered glass may be necessary to be used in the home. This is often a matter of safety, but it may also be a matter of keeping up with the building code. At Executive Window Services, you can always be certain that we will take care of your needs and provide you with exactly what is necessary for the windows in your home. We will discuss those features in this article but for now, we will answer the question, what does tempered glass mean?
Tempered glass is a type of safety glass that is regularly used in certain types of windows in the home. It is treated, either chemically or through a thermal process that is going to make it stronger and resistant to heat. That is why it is commonly used in various features of the home, such as in the windows that are in your ovens and in carafes used in automatic coffee makers. The fact that it is stronger makes it beneficial for using in different types of windows as well. For example, the doors in the home which have windows as well as windows that are close to the stairs or the doors may need to be tempered glass, not only because of its strength but also because it keeps the house up to code.
One of the benefits of using tempered glass is the fact that it breaks differently than regular glass. It is also much stronger than standard glass, at times, being up to five times stronger. When tempered glass breaks, it crumbles into many small pieces. This is different than regular glass, which may break into shards that can be very dangerous. Handling any type of glass requires care but tempered glass is much less likely to cut you, if it should happen to break. Another feature of tempered glass is the fact that the entire glass will break, if part of it is damaged. Regular glass may only partially break, leaving behind sharp pieces which could easily cut you.
Regardless of whether you have tempered glass in the home or if you have regular glass, you can count on the professionals at Executive Window Services to clean it for you. We will do what is necessary to ensure that the glass is cleaned properly and that you are left with windows that are sparkling clean, being free of spots and streaks. Call us today for more information about our window cleaning and other window services that we can provide for your home or business.
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