Whether you're installing a new glass door or replacing glass in an existing door, you have to meet safety regulations. Typically, this means that you have to use an appropriate safety glass in the door.
Laminated glass meets safety glass standards for doors. This glass is composed of two glass layers with a laminated sheet between them. Why is this kind of glass a good choice for your door?
Protect Your Family From Accidents
Laminated glass is a good choice if you worry about what would happen if someone accidentally broke the glass in your door. For example, if you have kids at home, then they may have an accident that damages the glass in the door. They may run into the door because they don't realise that it is shut, or they may throw something that hits the glass and breaks it.
Laminated glass acts differently than regular glass when it is damaged. It doesn't break and fall out. When the glass in the door breaks, it sticks to the laminated sheet in the middle of the glass. This sheet holds the glass in place. So, you don't have to worry about anyone getting cut from falling glass.
Protect Your Home From Intruders
If you're installing an external glass door or changing glass in an existing one, then laminated glass gives you some added protection. When an intruder breaks regular glass, the glass breaks immediately. This gives the intruder a hole to work through.
Laminated glass is far harder to breach. The initial attack may shatter the glass, but it stays in place. An intruder would have to hit the glass repeatedly and with some force to break through the glass. They'd make a lot more noise and would be more likely to attract attention.
Protect Your Furniture From Fading
Glass doors let a lot of light into your home; however, this light has some downsides. If sun streams into your home regularly and at full strength, then your carpets, curtains and furniture may start to suffer from fading.
The laminate layer in laminated glass can help with this too. Laminated glass is better at blocking UV rays than other kinds of glass. This may help you deal with fading inside your home.
To learn more about laminated safety glass and its benefits, talk to your glass supplier. They can help you make sure that you get the safest possible glass in your door.