Safety & Plate Glass Repair in San Diego, CA


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There are many types and styles of glass to choose from when choosing windows. You need to pick the one that best suits your needs. In the next few paragraphs we will explain all you need to know about the different types of glass.


Plate Glass

Plate glass is the most commonly known type of glass to most people. Plate glass is used in all kinds of applications, from house windows to display cases. Most plate glass is made using the “float” method. This method creates a nice smooth and even surface. The glass achieves this incredibly smooth surface because it is formed over molten tin (hence why it is called float glass). This method has not changed much since the 50’s. The only difference nowadays is that glass can be formed from fifteen thousandth (0.015) of an inch and up from there.


Safety Glass

Plate glass is the most commonly known type of glass to most people. Plate glass is used in all kinds of applications, from house windows to display cases. Most plate glass is made using the “float” method. This method creates a nice smooth and even surface. The glass achieves this incredibly smooth surface because it is formed over molten tin (hence why it is called float glass). This method has not changed much since the 50’s. The only difference nowadays is that glass can be formed from fifteen thousandth (0.015) of an inch and up from there.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is when a thin layer of material (usually polyvinyl butyral, commonly known as PVB) is sandwiched in between two or more layers of glass. This type of glass has many applications. The most common is in windshields of motor vehicles. The thin layer that bonds the glass together keeps it from making big shards when it is broken. That is why you see a “spider web” when the glass surface has been compromised. Like most great inventions, it was created by accident by a French chemist in 1903. Its first widely accepted use was during World War 1 as the eyepieces of gas masks, so that broken pieces would not fly into the eyes of soldiers.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass (also known as toughened glass) is another type of safety glass. It is mostly created by either a chemical or heating process. This makes the glass have different surface tensions in between the outsides and the inside. It is widely used in the automotive market because of its tendency to make small pieces, known as “Prince Rupert’s Drops”, instead of large shards which can cause severe harm when broken. Tempered glass is also used in common household items like bake ware. Pyrex is one of the most recognized types of tempered glass. This glass is also used in things that would need to resist hot and cold extremes like Lighting fixtures and frameless doors.

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