Impact-resistant glass, of course, is a type of safety glass commonly used in environments in which various threats are present. It’s a “catch all” term for many different glass use scenarios. One, for instance, is “blast resistant,” glass which is used in environments in which explosives are prevalent . Impact resistant or blast-resistant glass laminates can significantly reduce or prevent injuries caused by explosive devices.
But the term is also used for other problematic environments. Here in Florida one of the most common is hurricanes. People even speak of impact-resistant glass as “Hurricane resistant” or “Hurricane Impact” glass. The strong winds of a Florida hurricane, obviously, can impact the glass in a building or home.
Unfortunately, with Florida a hot spot of tourism and international meetings, we have to meet stringent regulatory requirements these days when building buildings including impact-resistant glass manufacturing technologies. Whether the threat is terrorism or “just” a hurricane, impact-resistant glass is becoming a regulatory requirement.
Windows have become a particular focus of safety in the construction industry, as we have learned that many of the injuries sustained in a impact can arise as the result of flying glass. Standard window designs of monolithic glass will shatter in a impact situation, propelling thousands of razor sharp fragments into the occupied space, and they may cause serious injury or even death among the occupants at that time. These injuries can be minimized or even prevented with the use of laminated glass products or so-called “impact resistant” glass.
As the #1 impact-resistant glass manufacturer, we receive many calls for it, from Miami to Jacksonville, Tampa to Orlando and everywhere in between.
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Impact-resistant glass (“laminated glass“) is made by bonding two pieces of glass together with a middle core made of plastic that is commonly polyvinyl butyral. The middle plastic prevents the glass from breaking or separating wehn shattered and thus increases the safety effect.
Here are some items you should look for when searching for a impact-resistant glass supplier, whether here in Florida or elsewhere:
Quality. Our laminated glass is top quality, manufactured or sourced on demand to your specifications. We’re known as the goto company for impact-resistant glass.
Customer Service. You want a laminated glass supplier who is responsive and gets how important your project is. Our customer service rep’s respond pro-actively and help you find the right kind of glass for your needs.
Technology. You want best-in-class technology from the manufacturer or at least glass distributor.
Local to Florida. You don’t want an out-of-state impact-resistant glass supplier or manufacturer but rather a born and bred Florida glass supplier. That’ us.
With our impact-resistant glass manufacturing center in Medley, Florida, our company is convenient to all of Miami-Dade county, and of course especially Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Port St. Lucie. We’re near to Hialeah of course, but we supply glass all over the state of Florida – including cities as far away as Jacksonville or Tallahassee.
Impact-resistant Glass: Factoid
The reality today is that new buildings, especially industrial or commercial buildings, are being called upon to face new, stringent regulatory requirements. Often the reason for impact-resistant glass here in Florida is the threat of hurricanes. Typical uses include exterior storefronts and curtain-walls and windows. Wherever a large surface area has glass and it faces an external area vis-a-vis a hurricane, then this type of impact-resistant glass is a good choice. Indeed, the threat of terrorism against major buildings in Florida is yet another driver of impact resistant glass technology.
In summary, whether you’re in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, or up “North” in Tallahassee or Jacksonville, call us today for a quote on your “impact resistant” glass needs.