Extra strength, extra safety, extra protection
When the going gets tough, Guardian laminated glass gets tougher. We offer a breadth of laminated glass configurations with numerous advantages. Our laminated glass significantly improves a window’s ability to withstand breakage, adds color and sound control, and helps meet building codes and requirements. From entrance doors and glass floors, to aquariums and display cases, laminated glass is the perfect safety solution.
How it's made
Laminated glass is produced when two or more glass lites are permanently bonded with one or more plastic interlayers (PVB) using heat and pressure. The glass and interlayers can be a variety of colors and thicknesses. Laminated glass is often called “safety glass” because it meets the requirements of various code organizations. Laminated glass can be broken, but the fragments tend to adhere to the plastic layer and remain largely intact, reducing the risk of injury. Laminated glass can be incorporated with heat-strengthened and tempered glass to further increase impact resistance.
Design for safety
When you’re looking to enhance security or energy efficiency, Guardian laminated glass is here. Guardian high-performance coatings can be combined with our laminated glass to keep buildings both safe and comfortable.
Design for hurricanes
Guardian offers laminated glass solutions to protect people and property in coastal areas prone to tropical storms and hurricanes. Specifically, Guardian offers solutions that contribute hurricane impact resistance as required by building codes in regard to impacts from small missiles like roof gravel, and large missiles like tree limbs and garbage cans.
About Hurricane Impact-Resistant Glazing
Coastal areas of North America have developed formal codes, or have adopted model codes, to help prevent catastrophic building failures during hurricanes. Initial requirements enacted in Miami-Dade County, Florida have been used as a model for areas like Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Seaboard. As codes vary regionally, architects are encouraged to research local requirements when starting new projects.
Local building codes require that windows and glazed openings, including their support systems, withstand high winds and flying debris impacts without developing openings that can allow excessive air infiltration and water intrusion. Laminated glass can help satisfy these requirements. When broken, fragments of laminated glass stay largely adhered to the interlayer, delivering protection to the building occupants through the durability of the building envelope.
Explore Guardian laminated glass solutions below or contact your Guardian Glass sales representative for more information.
Design for style
Interested in color and texture? Guardian laminated glass is the answer. Guardian laminated glass is available in multiple textures and many color options. Make a statement with an accent color, or define a space with acid-etched or textured glass. For more information about color options and combinations contact your local Guardian Glass sales representative.
Design for sound control
Too much noise can be damaging to occupant health and wellbeing. Guardian laminated glass can help create serene spaces indoors by improving acoustic performance, controlling sound and reducing unwanted noise.