Why using tempered glass in your Calabogie office a good idea?

Apr 20, 2022 | Glass

Everyone wants a corner office with lots of windows. It is also lovely to work in a cubicle where you have a view of the outdoors through large panes along the exterior walls. A great option is to use tempered glass in your Calabogie office.

What is tempered glass?

Tempered glass is constructed from annealed glass panes that are manufactured using a special process with heat. The surface becomes about five times stronger than standard glass, so you have the benefit of visual aesthetics combined with safety. Once the glass is tempered, it cannot be cut or drilled.  

How does the science behind tempered glass work?

In the initial stages, standard glass is etched, shaped, or frosted per the customer’s instructions. Then the glass is heated to a temperature of around 600 degrees Celsius. Then the glass is rolled under high-pressure cooling. This rapid cooling handles the exterior of the glass while the center remains hot. This creates tension, and when the entire pane is thoroughly cooled, you have tempered glass. 

Why is tempered glass so good for commercial environments?

All of this leads us to the fact that it is perfect for an office environment. It provides a strong, safe windowpane. It seldom breaks, but it falls into small, blunt nuggets rather than dangerous shards when it does. That is why it is also great for interior dividers or walls. Because of its durability, it can withstand the daily usage of an office environment. It is resistant to scratches, chips, and cracks.  

Tempered glass is offered in a wide variety of designs and patterns. It can be clear, engraved, colored, frosted, etc. There is little maintenance required and does not attract dust, and can be cleaned weekly with a damp cloth.

So, as you are designing or remodeling your office space and need commercial glass services, turn to tempered glass for the exterior windows and interior walls. Work with an Ottawa Valley local contractor and glass provider like Ottawa Valley Glass to see the vast choices you will have. Contact us today!