TEMPERED VS LAMINATED
What's the difference between tempered and laminated glass?
Tempered glass is a heat strengthened glass that is designed to shatter into tiny
pieces when broken.
This glass is made to order and cannot be altered once fabricated. It is commonly
used in shower doors, interior and exterior doors and windows near doors or wet
Laminated glass is two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic membrane in
between. It is the same glass that is used in windshields.
This glass can be cut to any size and is usually in stock in clear, bronze or gray. It is
available generally with only a few hours notice. This glass typically stays in one
piece despite suffering numerous cracks.
Learn the lingo ...
You may call us one day because your window is cracked, fogged or broken, and
understandably, you would like to have some idea of what it is going to cost you to
Below is some helpful information to get you—and us—started, in providing that
quote that you need.
Most standard residential windows are glazed with what is referred to as SSB or
DSB plate glass. This glass is 1/16" of an inch and 1/8" of an inch respectively. This
is the least expensive repair, and the fastest, as the glass can be cut right on the
job, so only one trip is necessary. This glass can be installed in metal or wooden
Or you may have what is referred to as insulated or double pane glass.
Usually you can tell by the fact that it is fogged inside, which prompted your call in
the first place, or you can see that you have one broken pane and one still intact in
the same sash. If you have this type of glass, we will need to know the rough size,
the thickness, if it has muntin bars inside it ...
|IT'S BEST TO BRING IN A SLIVER OF YOUR BROKEN GLASS AND A
PORTION OF THE VINYL WINDOW BEADING WHEN ATTEMPTING TO DO A
HOME WINDOW REPAIR. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ...
|PLEASE NOTE - WE DO GLASS REPLACEMENT IN MOST ANY WINDOW
OR DOOR EXCLUDING PELLA, POSEY OR ANDERSON.
WE DO NOT DO NEW WINDOWS.
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