Residential glass solutions
Fully tempered Guardian glass is produced by heating the glass to above 600°C, then rapidly cooling it to lock the glass surfaces in compression and the core in tension. This process at least quadruples its strength when compared to annealed, or plain, glass of the same thickness and configuration. Tempered glass is often referred to as “safety glass,” due to its strength and lower likelihood of breaking. If it does break, however, it breaks into relatively small fragments which are less likely to cause serious injury.
It is the perfect glass for not only general glazing, but also safety glazing, such as sliding doors, storm doors, building entrances, bath and shower enclosures, interior partitions, and other glass applications requiring superior strength and safety properties. Tempered glass cannot be cut or drilled after tempering and any alterations, such as edge grinding, sand blasting or acid etching, can cause premature failure.
Residential safety & security glass