GLASS TYPES

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Clear Wired Glass

Thickness: 1/4"
Colors: Clear

Properties: Best known for its flame-retardant properties, the integrated metal wire mesh holds the glass in place in case of breakage.

Note: Not considered a safety glazing.
Qualifies for NYC Approved Skylights with use of bottom screen. Acceptable with use in skylight

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Laminated Glass

Thickness: 1/4"

Color: Clear, Light Gray, Bronze
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Properties: This glass consists of two layers of glass that is bonded by Polyvinyl Butyral. The interlayer prevents large sharp pieces from spreading when the glass is broken by impact. Other properties include thermal isolation, sound insulation, ultraviolet radiation absorption and moisture insensitivity. Can carry more loads than other glasses.

Note: Considered a safety glazing.
Qualifies for NYC Approved Skylights with use of bottom screen.Acceptable with use in skylight



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Insulated Glass

Thickness: 1"

Color: Clear

Properties: 1/4" Low E over 1/4" Tempered. Low E offer solar and thermal performance, it minimizes the amount of ultravoilet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light that is transmitted.

Note: Acceptable with use in skylight

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Hammered Wire

Thickness: 1/4"
Color: Opaque, Obscured

Properties: Most Economical fire protection glass. Best known for its flame-retardant properties, the integrated metal wire mesh holds the glass in place in case of breakage.

Note: Not considered a safety glazing.
Qualifies for NYC Approved Skylights with use of bottom screen.Acceptable with use in skylight

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Tempered Glass

Thickness: 1/4"
Colors: Available in Clear, Bronze
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Properties: Considered a safety glass and highly resistant to thermal stresses, which effectively resists wind pressure and impact. When this glass breaks, it fractures into small, relatively harmless fragments reducing the likelihood of injury to people. According to Federal Specification DD-G-1403B, fully tempered glass must have a surface compression of 10,000 psi or more or an edge compression of 9,700 psi or more.

Note: Considered a safety glazing.
Qualifies for NYC Approved Skylights with use of bottom screen. Acceptable with use in skylight