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Laminated Vs. Tempered Safety Glass

Whether you choose laminated or tempered, safety glass is a great option for your home or business!

Investing in safety glass for your home or business is a great decision. It helps to maintain privacy within your building and also makes the windows safer if someone should ever try to break in. Once you’ve decided on safety glass, you must choose which type you want. The two common types of safety glass are laminated and tempered. 

Tempered Glass

Tempered safety glass is created by heating and cooling a standard piece of glass, a process known as quenching. Professionals take the glass and heat it to a very high temperature and then cool it rapidly. This process hardens the glass, making it four to five times stronger than regular glass. This makes it a lot more resistant to breaking. However, if it does break, the safety glass shatters into very small pieces which make injuries less likely to occur. This makes it a great option if you are just looking for strength and durability. However, it doesn’t offer protection from the harsh rays of the sun or block out any sound. Tempered glass tends to run cheaper than laminated glass.

Laminated Glass

Laminated safety glass is made from two or more pieces of glass with a vinyl later in between. Combining pieces of glass together makes it a lot more thick so that it is resistant to breaking. Laminated safety glass also provides protection from UV rays and has sound reduction qualities to keep the outside noise from coming in. This type of glass normally takes less time than tempered glass to be made because a lot of shops keep laminated glass stocked. Thicker forms of laminated glass are said to be burglar and bullet resistant. Because it holds up so well, it is commonly used for car windshields.

Contact American Solar Tinting For Your Safety Glass Today

Tinted windows from American Solar Tinting will provide you protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays while you are inside of your home. American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.  We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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