Installed Custom Glass Railings with the following descriptions:
* 9/16″ Laminated Clear Tempered Glass
* Professional Installation
Custom Glass Hardware:
(All necessary hardware included)
* Chrome and/or Brushed Nickel Finish
* All hardware have 5 – Year Warranty
Laminated Glass Specifications
Laminated architectural glass is produced by bonding a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer between two or more lites of glass under heat and pressure. The result makes laminated architectural glass an excellent choice for safety glazing. Laminated glass is designed to crack upon impact but tend to remain in its opening, reducing the risk of injury or property damage.
Safety Glazing Codes
The glazing requirements for laminated glass used as safety glazing is defined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 16 CFR 1201 standard. The specifications for .015 PVB Category I laminated safety glazing is based on 9 sqft or less, except patio doors, shower and tub enclosures. The glass must break safely with a 150 lb impact. The specifications for .030 PVB Cat II laminated safety glazing is based on 9 sqft or more, and includes patio doors, and shower and tub enclosures of any size. The glass must break safely with a 400 lb impact.
The strength of laminated glass is determined by the glass thickness, type of vinyl, glass size, and the nature of loading. The United States Model Building Codes, the US International Building Codes, and ASTME-1300 recognize laminated glass as having a monolithic annealed strength factor of .75, 2.0 for monolithic heat strengthened laminated glass lites, and 4.0 for monolithic tempered laminated glass lites when compared to monolithic annealed glass of the same thickness. Edge blemishes can reduce glass strength because they act as stress multipliers.
Extra strength, extra safety, extra protection
How it’s made
Laminated glass is produced when two or more glass lites are permanently bonded with one or more plastic interlayers (PVB) using heat and pressure. The glass and interlayers can be a variety of colors and thicknesses.
Laminated glass is often called “safety glass” because it meets the requirements of various code organizations. Laminated glass can be broken, but the fragments tend to adhere to the plastic layer and remain largely intact, reducing the risk of injury. Laminated glass can be incorporated with heat-strengthened and tempered glass to further increase impact resistance.