Tempered glass is a great choice for many applications where safety glass is warranted.

It is a versatile product that provides increased safety on a couple different levels, and you can get yours delivered and installed by a respected local glass company, ABC Glass and Mirror. If you need glass that is safer and sturdier than standard annealed glass, consider tempered glass and call us to schedule an absolutely free on-site consultation with estimate included – 703-257-7150.

To begin with, tempered glass has approximately four to five times the strength of ordinary glass.

Of course this means that it is more durable and much less likely to be broken. This feature is achieved by heating the glass to an extremely high temperature and then quickly cooling it. This process also makes the glass more capable of withstanding heat, and it changes the way it breaks. Tempered glass does not break into the sharp pieces that we normally associate with broken glass. Instead, if it is fractured, it dissolves into small pebble-like pieces that are much safer to deal with and easier to sweep up.

Tempered glass is useful in many situations, and some common applications include:

  • Patio Doors and French Doors – Since these must hold up to lots of use and are often in high-risk areas – i.e. close to backyard baseball games – tempered glass is a wise choice for your patio door or set of French doors.
  • Shower Doors – The doors of the shower are also generally used on a daily basis, and since people are in close contact with the shower glass, tempered glass is typically used here as well.
  • Commercial Doors – These doors are often in areas of both high traffic and high risk of impact, so tempered glass makes sense.
  • Windows and Sidelights – Using tempered glass on the windows near the entrance to your home or business is a smart and safety-conscious move.

We offer a range of options for customizing your tempered glass.  With thickness possibilities that include 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4″, 3/8”, 1/2″ and 3/4″, you can choose the thickness that is best for your specific installation. Also, both single pane and double pane tempered glass is available. Finally, for even more safety features, ask our customer service specialist about laminated tempered glass.

The process for ordering quality tempered glass begins by calling ABC at 703-257-7150 and speaking with an on-site glazier or arranging your free conference and estimate with one of our experts.

At this consultation, the space in need of glass will be inspected, any questions you have will be answered, measurements will be taken, and then a free estimate will be provided via email. With the necessary facts at your disposal, you will be able to select tempered glass in the thickness and dimensions best suited to your project. Next, we will order your custom tempered glass and contact you to set up the installation at a mutually agreeable time. Finally, professionals will install the tempered glass panels and bring the project to completion.

Reduce the risk of injury to family, guests, or clients by choosing tempered glass for high-risk installations. When you pick ABC Glass and Mirror for your safety glass needs, experienced glaziers are with you every step of the way, so contact us today at 703-257-7150.