Tempered Glass FAQs
What is Tempered Glass?
Tempered glass is a type of safety glass and, when it breaks, it shatters into small pieces rather than shards. It is twice as strong as annealed glass, such as your home windows or table top glass. The Main advantage of a tempered glass, it eliminates the danger of sharp edges or shards from developing after the breakage. Hence, Tempered Glass is often referred to as a Safety Glass.
What is the Advantage of a Tempered Glass?
Tempered Glass has its own benefits contrary to Laminated Glass. It is somewhat more susceptible to breaking than laminated glass in that makes it an ideal option for safety use. In the event your car becomes submerged under water, it is easier to break the tempered glass just by kicking it to escape from the vehicle. Also, in the event a baby or a pet becomes locked inside the car, you can easily break the glass with a hard object.
My car door glasses are Laminated. Can I switch them to Tempered glass?
Yes and No!
Yes: Some vehicle models are equipped with both Laminated and Tempered door glasses. Auto Manufacturers decide which sub-models offer both options. When you need a replacement for your car windows, Auto Glass Shops will offer you both options based on factory’s specs and availability. Keep in mind, laminated glass is thicker than tempered glass and more expensive.
NO: If your vehicle model was not originally designed with laminated door glasses, you may not be able to switch due to absence of automobile manufacturers design and specs.
Which Glass in my car is Tempered?
Door, Vent, Quarter, Back Glass (Rear Window) and Truck Sliders.