Tempered glass is often used as a safety glass when using standard glass could be a potential hazard. Tempered glass is stronger than standard glass and it will shatter into small pieces when broken. This is important because reduces the potential danger when it gets broken. The glass is made by a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, tempered glass has a much higher breaking point than normal glass.
Tempered glass is often called a "safety glass". Because if it does break, it shatters into small pieces that are not as dangerous and they do not have as sharp of edges as normal glass. Tempered glass is considered to be much safer than normal glass, you may often hear it referred to as safety glass or toughened glass. Tempered glass has a wide variety of uses that you’ll find in many everyday applications. Some examples of this would be your shower doors in your bathroom, the side glass on your car, and most any entry door to a home or business.
Tempered glass is used in some fireplaces because of its ability to stand up to heat up to (470°F). The manufacturing process that strengthens this glass also makes it more heat-resistant. This makes tempered glass a great solution for a situation where there is a danger of the glass breaking due to impact or mild heat. Tempered glass is often used for fireplaces Bi-fold doors (Never on woodstoves), masonry, and prefabricated zero clearance fireplaces. Because these types of fireplaces are designed to have a pretty fire and not produce heat. If tempered glass is heated to temperatures over 400-500F degrees, it will break the glass. Tempered glass is not recommended in an airtight wood-burning application.
Woodstove-FireplaceGlass.com Produces the highest quality of Tempered glass. But keep in mind. Tempered glass cannot be re-cut once it is ordered. So all tempered glass orders are final and cannot be changed after they go into production. Tempered glass production generally takes about 10-14 working days. This is because the glass is cut, any edgework is completed, cleaned, cooked in the oven, cooled, boxed, and shipped.
If you have any questions about tempered glass applications, please contact us before placing your tempered glass order. We are more than happy to help with your advice.