Toughened or Tempered Glass increases the strength and resistance of glass by up to five times. This is done through a rigorous process which involves heating the glass to 650ºC and then rapidly cooling the surface. This results in extremely high compression stress on the glass surface, and high tensile stress in it's centre. This additional stress inside the glass, leaves the physical characteristics unchanged, however greatly increases thermal and mechanical strength.
Tempered Glass can be easily recognised in its broken state, because panes are broken down into small, dice-sized pieces. This means risk of injury is significantly reduced and is why tempered or toughened glass is becoming the industry standard for many commercial and residential applications. Toughened Glass can be used all around the home and office and we can easily install glass for the following:
• Glass Stairwell Panes
• Glass Windows
• Shower Glass
• Glass Pool Fences
• Balcony or Landing Balustrading
• Glass Sliding Doors
• Office or Workspace Partitioning
Northshore Glass service the greater Auckland area and can usually offer same-day turnaround and quotes on many types of tempered glass repair or installations.