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Tempered glass is a good choice for your home

May 12

Tempered glass is a good choice for your home

Ever wonder what you can do to make your home more secure? Imagine this: You're watching a thriller on the couch, and suddenly the home invasion scene starts. You suddenly feel unsafe as the villain breaks through the window of the homeowner.

It's a familiar feeling. I know the feeling. I have been there. I double-checked my locks. I left the light on for fear that someone might get in. Although it felt like I couldn't do anything to make my home safer, I was wrong.

You can make your windows stronger by doing a few things. You know what? You just need to choose tempered glass, which is a completely different kind of glass.

You might think you've taken all the necessary steps to protect your home. You're right, but you shouldn't stop reading. Tempered glass is more than just a way to keep bad guys away. This type of glass is also great for protecting your family against accidental injury.

You want to learn more about this glass and how it works? Let's begin by explaining the world of glass. Most people don't know anything about glass and assume that all glass is the same. Consider this: There are many types and uses for glass.

You may be wondering what kind of glass is used in ordinary windows, and how to determine if they are tempered or regular glass. Before we can identify which type of glass we have, let's first learn about the differences between them.

What kind of glass is used in Windows and Doors

Annealed Glass

Annealed glass is the standard glass you will find in your basic home windows. It is a softened glass that has been cooled gradually during manufacturing to better withstand temperature fluctuations.

Tempered glass

Tempered or toughened glass is a stronger glass type that can be used in homes and businesses. This type of safety glass is made from high-temperature and fast cooling during its production.

Tempered glass must be used only in areas where there is a higher chance of someone getting hurt, such as hot tubs and shower doors. It is safer than standard glass, even though it is more costly.

What makes Tempered Glass a good choice?

Tempered glass is the preferred choice of window material for safety and durability.


You can see how much abuse a Tempered Window can withstand. While golf balls and baseballs may bounce off of a tempered window, they also shattered the glass. This is what you should keep in mind when you see kids from the neighborhood playing baseball.


This glass is stronger than regular glass. Even though tempered glass windows can break, they are stronger than standard glass. However, annealed glass breaks more easily than tempered glass. Here is where safety for your family comes in.

Annealed glass can break into small pieces that can be embedded in feet or hands. Your family may be at risk if an elderly person or a child falls through annealed glass windows.

Tempered glass is the perfect solution. Tempered glass breaks down into smaller, smoother and more rounded pieces when it breaks than annealed. Broken glass is less likely to cause injury than annealed glass.

How to tell if glass is tempered

How can you tell if your tempered windows are actually broken? It's much easier than you might think.

Start by looking for an etched mark in the corner of the window that reads "Tempered" or 'Temp."

No stamp? You don't need to stop because your window might be tempered and the frame may conceal the stamp.

Then wait for a sunny day. Next, put on your polarized sunglasses. Finally, look into the window. You will see dark shadowy lines running across the glass if it has been tempered. These lines are left over from tempering, when the pane was placed on rollers.

The bottom line

It all boils down to the client's needs and preferences. It is important to have a professional install and a functional window or door. The most commonly used glass types in homes are annealed or tempered. Tempered glass has been specially treated to be safer and stronger than annealed glass. It is therefore used in high-risk areas where it is required by building code. Tempered glass will break less easily, and if it does, it will be less sharpened and more dangerous.

Go ahead and take a look at the windows you have. While doing so, make sure to double-check that your seals are working properly. We can help you make your home safer by installing tempered glass.

EZ Window Solutions of Akron
1717 Brittain Road
suite 303 #2102
Akron, OH 44310
(330) 368-2260