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Everyday Safety Glass Applications

May 27, 2019

From windshields, to shower glass enclosures, to floor-to-ceiling windows – it’s no question that glass construction is part of our everyday. But this fact begs the question – how is it that glass, a material that is traditionally seen as fragile, able to be used in applications that require a certain degree of durability and strength?

Safety glass, otherwise known as tempered glass, is formulated to provide more security and decrease the likelihood of injury due to glass breakage.

Found in an array of applications from commercial and industrial to residential, tempered glass is treated to enhance strength and non-hazardous shattering. The result is a stronger, more durable glass that shatters into smaller, rounded granules rather than the typical sharper shards attributed to the breaking of standard glass.


Today we’ll discuss a few of the most common safety glass applications.


Commercial and Industrial

Tempered glass is used in the construction of many modern buildings in commercial and industrial spaces. Tempered glass must adhere to strict building codes regulated by the Safety Glazing Certification Council to ensure quality and safety. Common commercial and industrial applications include:

  • Athletic Centers
  • Swimming Pools
  • Exterior Facades
  • Exhibition Facilities
  • Computer Towers
  • Public Transportation
  • Store Front Windows



Tempered glass is prevalent in both the giant skyscrapers that define the horizon of large city centers, and the cul-de-sacs of modern suburbia. Whether you’re looking out your window before you get out of bed to check out the weather, or looking through your windshield on your way to work – tempered glass is part of almost everyone’s day to day commute. Common residential applications of tempered glass include:

  • Balconies and Balcony Doors
  • Shower Glass Enclosures
  • Windows and Doors
  • Automobiles: windshields, passenger and driver windows


Looking for a reputable safety glass manufacturer?

Look no further than All Team Glass. We produce tempered glass in Toronto that is fully certified by the Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC). We are fully capable of producing tempered glass perfect for shower doors, store front windows, and windows and doors that are compliant with Canadian general standard board specifications. Call us today to learn more about our tempered glass services.


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