Security glass (also known as safety glass) is characterized by additional safety or security features that make it more difficult to break. Because security glass is less likely to break, it is also less likely to pose a safety threat to people who are around it.
Types of Security Glass
Tempered glass is a type of safety glass that’s made with heat or chemicals that make it stronger and can be up to 4 times stronger than regular glass.
Benefits of Tempered Glass;
- Uses chemicals and/or heat to increase glass strength
- Will not shatter
- When struck, glass crumbles into small, granular chunks
Laminated glass is safety glass that’s made of two or more panes of glass that are sealed together with a layer of plastic. Sometimes this type of glass has more than three layers depending on the desired thickness.
Benefits of Laminated Glass;
- Consists of two layers of glass sandwiched together by a sticky layer of composite material (polyvinyl butyral)
- Doesn’t shatter
- Has a higher sound insulation rating
- Blocks most UV rays
Wired Mesh Glass / Wire Reinforced Glass
Wired mesh glass is a type of safety glass that has wired mesh embedded inside the glass in order to strengthen the glass and is used for its fire resistance and shatter resistance.
Benefits and facts of Wired Mesh Glass;
- Also known as Georgian Wired Glass
- More durable than most glass
- Characterized by a grid or mesh of thin wire
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Advantages of Security Glass
Keep your home or business safer with security glass from Glass Solutions. Besides the added safety it provides, other benefits of security glass repair include:
- Sound control
- Protection from hazardous weather
- Protection from UV rays
- Protection against forcible entry or blunt force impact
Security Glass FAQs
What is security glass made of?
Security glass can be manufactured a variety of ways. Most security glass is made of tempered glass. However, other types of security glass may also be made of other materials, such as: laminated glass, and wire mesh glass.
Where do you see security glass?
Security glass can be seen in a variety of places, such as:
- Government vehicles (ex: bulletproof glass in vehicles used to transport the Pope, the President of the United States, etc.)
- Shower doors and tub enclosures
- And more
Is Security Glass The Same Thing As Safety Glass?
Typically the terms security glass and safety glass can be used interchangeably as they are thought of to mean the same thing. They are both used to describe glass that is manufactured to be stronger and more resilient than normal glass.
What Is Security Glass?
Security glass is a type of glass that is manufactured to be more difficult to break compared to an average pane of glass. This makes it a great resource for certain buildings and vehicles that have the potential to come in contact with other materials. This type of glass is not only more difficult to break but if it does end up breaking then it will typically not shatter. Shattered glass can be dangerous as it has the potential to fly across the room and cause serious harm to individuals who are in the location.
What Is Tempered Glass?
Tempered glass is a type of glass that is manufactured with the use of chemicals as well at heat to increase the strength of the surface but it also caused it to not shatter. If a tempered glass is struck by a strong force it may cause the glass to “spider web” but it typically won’t break into multiple pieces. This makes it a much safer option compared to other types of glass because it reduces the chance of getting cut by shattered glass.
What Is Laminated Glass?
Laminated glass is a popular type of glass because of the laminated property causes it not to shatter. Laminated glass is made up of two layers of glass that is surrounded by a sticky composite material that adds strength to the glass but also holds the pieces together if it does break. This makes it so pieces of glass won’t go flying but it will all stick together if it is broken.