Tempered Glass

Learn about tempered glass and its uses

Tempered glass cannot be used in wood stoves!
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Tempered glass come in the following thickness

1/8", 3/16" or 1/4" Inch

The smallest size of tempered glass that we can make is 10" x 3" so sizing starts there. The largest we can ship UPS is 36" x 36". If you need sizes bigger than this, or your glass has a pattern, please call us for a special quote.

Standard glass is in Clear, If you need bronze or grey, specify in the order box. 

All Tempered orders take 7-14 working days to process. Because of the nature of this glass, and the way it is made, all sales are final. Because all orders are custom cut, there can be no refunds once the glass is cut. It can take up to 14 days because the glass is cut and then "cooked" in a high temperature oven, and then rapidly cooled. For cost reasons this type of product is done in batches.

When you order fireplace glass from woodstove-fireplaceglass.com, your trusted source for wood stove and fireplace door glass, we try to fill you order as quickly and accurately as possible.

The price will include U.P.S. Ground Shipping in the continental U.S. after you add your order to the shopping cart and enter your zip code. Then you will be shown the shipping charges.

All other shipping will have to be quoted.

What is the difference between tempered glass and ceramic glass?

Tempered glass is regular glass that is "cooked"and "cooled" very rapidly to lock the glass molecules in place. This Tempering process gives the final product a couple of unique features.  The strength of the glass from impacts, and temperate range is increased.  The newly temped glass is then able to with stand up to about 400 degrees.  It is used in low temperature fireplace doors - like bi-fold doors for this reason.  It is much cheaper to produce than Ceramic glass products that can withstand much high temperatures.  

Why is tempered glass called a "safety glass"

Tempered should be used when standard glass could pose a potential danger. It is four to five times stronger than normal glass and does not shatter into large chunks when broken. Manufactured through a process of extreme heating (tempering) and rapid cooling, tempered glass is significantly harder than regular glass.

The tempered is much harder to break when hit straight on.  But if broken this process causes it to shatter into small oval-shaped pebbles. This eliminates the danger of sharp edges. This is why along with its strength, this glass is often referred to as ‘safety glass.’  The Tempering also raises the heat resistance up to about 400-500 degrees F. This is why this glass should be used in any situation where there is a danger of the glass breaking due to impact or extreme heat.

 

Glass Thickness


How thick is the piece of glass that you need? (Note that the graphics are representations only, and not the actual thickness.  We only have 1/8" , 3/16" and 1/4" inch glass 
available.

These are the most common sizes for fireplace glass.

Keep in mind this glass can only handle temperatures up to 300-400 degrees, if your appliance produces more heat than this, you should look into

Ceramic glass

Tempered glass specifications

If you have any problems with your order please notify us as soon as possible. If we need to replace an order, the original glass will be issued a pick-up ticket and be sent back for us to apply credit.

Tempered is one of two kinds of safety glass regularly used in applications in which standard glass could pose a potential danger. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it fails. Tempered glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass.

The brittle nature of tempered causes it to shatter into small oval-shaped pebbles when broken. This eliminates the danger of sharp edges. Due to this property, along with its strength, tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass.

The thermal process that cures tempered glass also makes it heat resistant. Tempered is used to make the carafes in automatic coffee makers and the windows in ovens. Computer screens, skylights, door windows, tub enclosures and shower doors are more examples of places you will find tempered glass. Building codes also require the windows of many public structures to be made of tempered glass.