Springfield Glass Company prides itself on quality installation and repair for residential and commercial glass windows as well as custom glass items. We’ve got you covered for windows, shelves, tables, conference rooms, and storefronts. In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, we talk about the top four situations that require glazed safety glass for window glass installation.
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1. Bottom of the Glass Less Than 18 Inches Above the Floor
If the window glass installation is less than 18 inches above the floor, safety glass is needed due to a couple of reasons. First, the window pane may become structurally unsound if there is more glass than the actual building materials. Second, people’s feet can kick the window and possibly break it. Glazed safety glass is much harder to break compared to ordinary glass.
2. Top of the Glass More Than 36 Inches Above the Floor
Structural soundness is the concern here. If too much glass takes up a larger volume of a wall, the structure may not hold up. Springfield Glass Company promises that all of our window glass installations are up to all modern building standards and codes.
3. Within 36 inches of Where People Walk
No one wants to encounter broken glass in a commercial building. Window glass installation at a business or facility must be safe for human contact. This code is more than just for hallways, entryways, or foyers. An individual’s office window also requires glazed safety glass because the person can walk right up next to the window, albeit the space could be narrow or directly behind someone’s chair.
4. Size Exceeds 9 Square Feet
This window size may not seem very big once you think about it. 9 square feet entails a square window that is 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall. Just look at a yardstick to see this size. For a circular window, it measures a little less than 3 feet in diameter to equal 9 square feet in area. Again, this code is all about safety for the building’s occupants.
All four of these criteria must be met for fixed or movable windows in a residential or commercial structure. Of course, most windows are made of glazed safety glass or specialty materials for safety in modern building codes due to modern manufacturing processes.
Springfield Glass Company & Window Glass Installation
Springfield Glass Company is your choice for all types of glass installations that meet modern building codes. Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 815-7190 for more details on residential or commercial glass installation.