Tempered glass from Verrage

Verrage Glass and Mirror Inc. is your trusted source for top-quality tempered glass products. We offer a wide range of custom solutions for your safety and design needs, from shower enclosures and glass railings to tabletops and more. Contact us today to learn more about custom glass products.

What’s tempered glass?

Tempered glass, often referred to as safety glass, is a specially engineered glass that offers superior strength and safety features compared to regular glass. It’s created through a unique thermal and chemical tempering process, which enhances its resistance to breakage.

How’s tempered glass made?

The process of making tempered glass involves a series of controlled heating and cooling steps that transform regular glass into a stronger, safer alternative. Here’s a brief overview of the tempering process:

  • First, the glass is first cut to its desired shape and size.

  • Then, the edges are polished to remove any sharp edges, ensuring additional safety.

  • Next, the glass is cleaned to remove any impurities and contaminants.

  • Afterward, the glass is pre-heated to around 620 C to make it more pliable.

  • Finally, the glass is rapidly cooled with high-pressure air jets. This process creates tension on the surface, while the inner core remains in compression.

Differences between tempered and regular glass

The key distinction between tempered and regular glass lies in its safety and durability properties. While regular glass is prone to breaking into sharp, dangerous shards, tempered glass is designed to shatter into small, harmless pieces, making it an ideal choice for various applications where safety and durability are paramount.

Benefits of tempered glass

Installing tempered glass has many benefits, including:

  1. Enhanced safety. The most significant benefit of tempered glass is its enhanced safety. Whether used in shower enclosures, tabletops or automobile windows, it shatters into small, harmless pieces upon impact, reducing the risk of severe injury.

  1. Durability. Tempered glass is approximately four times stronger than regular glass, making it the perfect choice for glass doors, windows and outdoor furniture.

  1. Heat resistance. Tempered glass can withstand higher temperature than regular glass without breaking, making it suitable for various applications, including backsplashes and table tops.

  1. Legal requirement. In some applications, such as automobile windows, shower doors and safety railings, tempered glass is mandated by safety regulations.

Tempered glass in the GTA

Don’t compromise on safety, durability or style with tempered glass from Verrage Glass and Mirror Inc. Contact us today to get an estimate on your custom tempered glass project. We serve residential and commercial customers in Woodbridge, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Markham, Vaughan and the surrounding areas.