Tempered Glass: An Energy-Efficient & Safe Window Option

Tempered Glass: An Energy-Efficient & Safe Window Option

January 27, 2015

The quality of the glass determines how well a window will function. A good window should be able to protect you from the elements, keep the indoor temperature comfortable and lower your energy bill. Tempered glass is one quality glass option that does all this and more.

Tempered Glass Explained

This is the type of glass frequently associated with safety. Because it is four to five times stronger than regular glass, tempered glass will not easily crack or shatter. Its manufacturing process involves extreme heating and rapid cooling to produce a more stable glass material.

Benefits of Replacement Windows with Tempered Glass

For areas where local building codes designate safety glazing, Renewal by Andersen of Westchester offers glass that has been tempered to increase glass strength and avoid breakage. It’s an ideal choice for windows that are installed close to the floor or for homes that are located in high-traffic areas.

Other benefits of tempered glass include the following:

  • Tempered glass can help keep your home dry and comfortable.
  • Tempered glass can help maintain an ideal indoor temperature better than standard glass.
  • Tempered glass is more durable than standard glass. In case of accident, tempered glass won’t easily break. If it does, it will break into pebble-like pieces rather than shattering into dangerous shards.

Tempered glass incorporated into our exclusive Fibrex® frame material creates strong, energy-efficient Fairfield windows. Fibrex combines the beauty and stability of wood with the maintenance ease of vinyl. Imagine having a window that will protect you and help you save on your energy consumption over time – now that’s a cost-effective home improvement! Tempered safety glass is available in any Renewal by Andersen window. For more information, call Renewal by Andersen of Westchester today at (203) 429-0449.

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