The Case of Security Door Glass


Question:

Dear Glass Detective,

Which glass is the best? I want extreme security for a door. I am concerned of tempered glass because it shatters and I have dogs. What is the best security door glass? Thank you!

-Angelina

Answer:

Dear Angelina,

Based on the information you provided, I would recommend a laminated glass for your security door glass. Depending on the size of the glass and how much abuse it might take from your dogs, you may want to go with a tempered laminated product. You could also use tempered glass and put a safety film over it, but the film may ultimately get scratched by the dogs. So again, based on the info provided, it sounds like laminated glass would be the way to go. Good luck with this project.

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Lyle Hill

By Lyle Hill

Lyle Hill has been in the glass and metal industry for more than 40 years. In this time he has managed glass retail, contract glazing, mirror, architectural window, window film, and automotive glass businesses throughout America. He obtained an MBA from IIT with a focus on Technology and Engineering Management.

Hill is also a columnist for glass industry trade magazines and often called the “face” of the glass industry. He has also authored books including “The Broken Tomato and Other Business Parables,” which is available through Amazon.


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