Keeping your home and family safe should always be a priority. And we often do what we can, such as installing security cameras and systems and fencing our homes. Adding fire-rated glass may push your home’s protection to another level.
What Is Fire-rated Glass?
Fire-rated glass is also known as a fire-resistant safety glass. It’s a special type of glass that helps secure your home and family when a fire breaks out. These act as your barrier against the fire.
This type of glass has undergone rigorous testing—from testing how much heat it can handle and how long it’s able to do so. It’s graded based on the degree and the duration of protection it provides.
Most fire-rated glasses are able to keep you protected for around 30 minutes before it breaks.
Benefits of Fire Glass
This type of glass is fire resistant, so it will not shatter immediately despite the heat. Additionally, it can contain the fire in one place. By doing so, you have more time to escape out of your home or keep the fire under control.
Some types of fire glass also act as insulation. That means it’s also able to contain the heat as well as the fire and smoke.
Apart from its protection features, this glass is versatile. It’s a lot like normal glass and can be used for windows and doors. Because of that, you can easily integrate it into your home.
Where Can You Use Fire Glass?
Besides residential use, fire-rated glass is often used for industrial buildings. In fact, it’s a requirement in many states and countries for fire safety.