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Tuesday
Mar202012

Tempered Glass VS Neoceram | Coeur d'Alene-Hayden Glass Company

HEAT RESISTANT CERAMIC GLASS

Have you ever had to replace the glass in your wood burning stove or insert? Chances are it had tempered glass. Did it break into tiny pieces? Yep, tempered glass.

Neoceram withstands continuous temperatures to 1292 degrees F. That is almost 3 times that of tempered glass.

It is pricey, but the safety factors alone are worth considering, especially if your main heating source is firewood.

If you can bring your door to the shop, it will save you a service call.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Sunday
Feb262012

Tempered Glass | Coeur d'Alene-Hayden Glass Company

Tempered glass is not glass with a pleasant attitude. Tempered glass is a glass that has been heat treated. The tempering process makes tempered glass harder and stronger than regular glass.

Tempered Glass Safety

Tempered glass becomes a safety material used in specific applications where regular glass cannot legally be used. If tempered glass breaks, it will break into small pebbles that are less likely to cause severe injury than the large shards of regular glass.

Tempered Glass Uses

Samples of where tempered glass must be used are all doors (including shower doors), any window next to a door, or any window within 24 inches of the ground.

If you have any questions about where tempered glass needs to be installed, please Contact us today.

Below are some examples of broken glass.

Broken Tempered Glass - the safer option:

Broken Glass - not safe!