Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Laminated Glass Vs Tempered Glass

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Laminated Glass Vs Tempered Glass
Laminated Glass Vs Tempered Glass NYC



Laminate vs Tempered Glass for Security & Safety:

When choosing glass for your facilities windows and doors it pays to consider the pros and cons of laminate vs tempered glass.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is constructed by placing a thin layer of plastic laminate material over the glass panes. There are usually two layers of glass sandwiched with the laminate to create a substantially sturdier glass. If the glass is broken the laminate keeps the pieces together.
Laminated glass panels, windows and doors are considered very safe and secure; they don't shatter easily, which helps reduce the risk of damage from flying glass. They are very effective in preventing break-ins and theft since breaking a laminated window requires substantial effort - with lots of noise. Laminated windows even offer some level of protection from minor explosions. Finally, for facilities in high traffic or noisy areas, laminated windows can offer very good soundproofing which varies depending on the qualities of the laminate material.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass shatters completely when more force is impacted upon it with Tempered glass. This makes it a security threat. It also the reason why the windscreens motor vehicles are made of laminated glass instead of tempered glass. Laminated glass does not shatter when broken. Re-sizing or cutting toughened glass is not possible as it will only cause damage to the toughened glass. It may lead to the glass shattering into small pieces. The waviness on the surface of the tempered glass is a problem in the manufacturing of thin film solar cells. These waves are caused during the process of flattening by the rollers. To solve this problem, the float glass process is used to provide sheets with flat and parallel surfaces with Tempered glass.

The benefits of tempered glass outweigh its disadvantages and it is advisable to use tempered glass where necessary due to its toughened nature. At Giovani Glass We offer quality products and get things done in quick time and there is nothing better. So what are you waiting for. Just come to us and you will not have a problem. We are the best and we w ill do the job better than anyone else. The laminated variety provides the good degree of the sound proofing in the high traffic & noisy areas however this depends on quality of laminate material.


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