The process of tempering glass makes the glass stronger and causes it (when you break it) to shatter into small pieces instead of breaking into jagged pieces like annealed (non-tempered) glass. These smaller pieces are less likely to cause injury when broken.
- Approximately 5x stronger than annealed glass.
- Suitable as safety glass (in doors, hazardous locations such as showers and <18" from ground)
- Increases wind load