If you plan to replace your old, outdated windows, you’ve got numerous decisions to make. From picking the right window type, frame materials, and window treatments to developing a realistic budget, you’ll need to get them all right for a successful window replacement project. And when deciding on the perfect window type for your home, you have two broad categories: standard windows and custom windows.
If you are remodeling your home, you may want to add unique materials to bring the style change you need. Glass is one of the construction materials that can renew your home while also improving its functionality. In addition to installing modern glass on your windows and doors, you can creatively use glass on other parts of your home.
Let’s see some unique ways to use glass during a home renovation to improve aesthetics and functionality.
What is tempered glass — and is it the right option for your next custom project? You’re ready to design a new tabletop, shower enclosure, shelving unit, or partial wall. Should you use tempered glass or the plain (also known as annealed) variety? Before you start the planning process, take a look at everything you need to know about tempered glass.
How Is Tempered Glass Different From Annealed Glass?
Annealed glass is the standard translucent material used to make decorative items and some types of stemware/drinking glasses. While tempered glass may look like annealed glass, it’s made differently. Instead of cooling slowly and naturally, tempering requires the glass manufacturer to cool the product quickly. This quick-cooling method increases the material’s strength and changes the way it shatters when broken.