Laminated glass is excellent break-in protection. Breaking through laminated glass requires time, effort and noise, and does not shatter when broken. It tends to remain intact, protecting interiors from flying glass, flying projectiles, and other damage.
Penetrating laminated glass requires more than just a golf ball, baseball or brick. Laminated glass even withstands minor explosions and is the major component for most bulletproof glass. It is now being used to meet strict building codes developed in Florida for hurricanes, and is used elsewhere for other severe weather phenomena such as tornadoes and earthquakes.
A common material used in soundproof glass is some sort of lamination. A thin piece of plastic is often placed between two panes of glass, thus cutting down significantly on the amount of sound that gets through. As an added benefit, this soundproof glass also is extremely difficult to break, which provides some security improvements and is even used to meet hurricane building standards in areas prone to the storms. Using this method of soundproofing glass also helps keep the thickness to a more reasonable level.
Tempered glass is one of two kinds of safety glass regularly used in applications in which standard glass could pose a potential danger. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp shards when it fails. Tempered glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass.
People often recognize by the familiar criss-cross wire pattern in the glass. The wire is embedded in the glass to hold it in place during a fire. But the wire does not make the glass stronger. In fact, wired glass is weaker than ordinary tempered or laminated glass.
For many years, wired glass was the only glazing material that could endure the testing and earn a fire rating. Now a number of new glass options have emerged that outperform wired glass in both fire and impact safety. These products do not have wire mesh and help businesses & schools move away from the “institutional” look and feel of wired glass.
Insulating Glass are hermetically sealed combinations of two or more lites of glass separated by a dry airspace. IG units improve thermal performance, significantly reducing heating and air conditioning costs. Insulated glass units also reduce interior condensation in cold climates.
Low e Glass
Low e glass windows offer insulation against heat and cold. Two types of low e glass, soft and hard coat, look and perform differently. Soft coat low e glass has a higher r value.
Reflecting Glass has been coated with a reflective film and is useful in controlling solar heat gain during the summer.
Hensal Glass Bulletproof provides a full range of bullet resistant windows that are custom made for each client’s needs. We can replace your facilities’ windows with bullet-resistant windows ranging from levels 1 through 8, Bullet Proof Glass is invisible to the general public, while still adding invisible bullet resistant protection.