Is glass safe to use in railings?

When arranging any premises, the issue of safety always remains the main one. Therefore, some building owners, choosing the type of design, are afraid to install glass railings. We declare with confidence that our glass products meet all safety requirements and will never cause problems during operation. For many years, our company has been manufacturing glass railings and other types of fences, receiving only positive feedback. Let’s take a closer look at why CLG constructs are safe to use.

Glass specifications

For the manufacture of structures, we use two types of glass, which are characterized by high strength and durability. In appearance, such products turn out to be fragile and look aesthetically pleasing, and for verification they have unique technical characteristics.

Laminated glass

Two or more glass sheets are interconnected by intermediate polymer layers. There are film and jellied triplex. In the first case, a film is laid between the sheets and a hot press is applied. In the second, the glass is joined using a liquid polymer and exposed to ultraviolet light. Even with mechanical damage, the interlayer does not allow the fragments to scatter and holds them to a certain degree of load. Such glasses are used as bulletproof and even used as a floor on fully glazed balconies or stairs.

Characteristics of laminated glass:

  • strength;
  • sound insulation;
  • heat resistance;
  • durability;
  • aesthetics;
  • resistance to blows and mechanical influences;
  • transmits light well.

With a certain processing, it is possible to make the glass opaque or with colored inserts. For example, to decorate stair railings or floor coverings in an original way.

Tempered glass

Tempering is used to increase the strength of glass. First, the glass sheet is heated until softened, and then rapidly cooled. This provides mechanical and thermal stability. If the products break, they scatter into small pieces that do not pose a danger to humans. Tempered glass is not recommended for cutting in the standard way, so we use a laser or pre-annealing method.

Characteristics of tempered glass:

  • mechanical strength;
  • durability;
  • impact resistance;
  • resistance to vibrations;
  • resistance to high temperatures;
  • attractive appearance due to full transparency.

Unlike laminated glass, tempered glass cannot withstand point impacts. Glass from such an impact crumbles completely.

How to order

If you decide to install a railing or glass fence, please contact our specialists. CLG employs only professionals who skillfully produce high-quality glass structures for your home and office. You can be sure that the products are completely safe. We discuss each order individually with the client. The cost depends on the complexity of the project and the distance of delivery. You can order glass railings in Toronto and GTA by leaving a request on the website. Our managers will call you and prepare an estimate.

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