Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is different from annealed glass — what most think of as regular glass — because of its strength. How much stronger will vary depending on factors such as the heat-treating process used and the thickness of the glass; on average, it is about four times stronger than annealed glass.

Due to its strength, tempered glass is an excellent choice whenever safety is a concern. It is ideal for use in storefronts, automobiles, shower enclosures, and a wide variety of industrial applications. While it is not unbreakable, it is very difficult to damage. When tempered glass does break, it breaks into small, granular pieces rather than large shards, thus reducing the chance of injury.

Custom Tempered Glass

Here at Economy Glass, we create custom tempered glass to give you the look you desire. We will work with your architect or contractor to craft glass for unusually shaped windows, doors, storefronts, and more. In addition to creating glass to fit unique spaces, we can also customize it in several other ways.

Thickness: We can accommodate thicknesses anywhere between 2.8 mm and 25 mm.
Tint: In addition to offering typical, clear tempered glass, we can also offer you tinted tempered glass in green, bronze, and grey tones.
Edge Treatments: We offer pencil, flat, chamfer, convex, and triple pencil edge treatments, to name a few.

there are any customizations you are interested in that are not listed here, do not hesitate to contact us. We will work hard to make sure we can give you the precise look you desire.

Knowing that annealed glass is generally weaker than tempered glass, you might be wondering why you would choose it. There are several key features that make it an excellent choice for certain applications. First of all, the annealing process is cheaper than the tempering process, which makes annealed glass more affordable. Second, annealed glass may have less overall strength, but it actually is more durable at the edges than tempered glass; this means that it is the superior choice in applications where the edges of the glass will be exposed. Finally, annealed glass can be cut after it has cooled, giving you greater flexibility than you have with tempered glass. It is particularly well suited to furniture making and cabinetry.