Laminated glass: how does it work as an additional security measure against intrusion into your home?

Laminated glass probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your head when you think of home safety. Environmentally friendly, sure, but could your glazing be burglar-proof too? Installing toughened glass is an effective way to make your home more resistant to break-ins. With a wide range of laminated glass products out there, let’s take a closer look at this trend for safe, strengthened doors and windows.

Strengthened laminated glass: what exactly is it?

Strengthened glass is designed to act as an anti-burglar solution for your home’s safety.

It’s toughened to be able to resist strong impacts (like someone attempting to smash through your doors and windows to access your home). It’s also designed so that it won’t shatter as easily as the standard glass you might get in your property’s doors and windows.

To make it stronger than your average glass, toughened glass is made up of several panes (sheets) of glass, each separated by a transparent film. This type of strengthened glass is commonly called laminated glass.

Did you know? You can also get burglar-proof laminating sheets for your regular windows or glass doors. Simply stick them on and they increase the shatter resistance of the glass. Cheaper than double glazing, they’ll still increase your home’s safety.

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Intruders often target windows to gain entry, as they’re more discreet than doors. Install laminated glass windows to give you much more peace of mind. Why not try Netatmo Smart Door and Window Sensors? They’ll send a notification to your phone if a door or window opens on your property while you’re out.

Anti-burglar glazing for your doors and windows: stronger all-round

Strengthened glass can have a big impact, even if you just install a few panels.

For example, does your front door have a couple of decorative glass panels in it? It can be quite easy for burglars to smash through regular glass and turn the latch from the inside.

Install strengthened glass panels in your door, and that won’t be so easy an option for potential break-ins.

Double glazing: great for the environment and great for your home security

Double glazing is great for the environment, too.

Let’s say you have gorgeous glass sliding doors leading out onto the garden from your lounge.

That set of doors would be a prime candidate for strengthened glass, so you can make your home safer.

At the same time, you probably like to heat your lounge to make it a cosy, comfortable space to spend time in.

Update your glass sliding doors with double glazing, and you’ll reduce the heat loss from the room, too. Increased safety and better for the environment, all in one strengthened glass installation!

It’s increasingly important to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle, so why not make your home greener? Install laminated glass to protect your lifestyle and protect the planet at the same time.

How to select the right strengthened glass for your home’s doors and windows

You might want to update your home’s full set of doors and windows with strengthened glass.

Or maybe it’s just a few more vulnerable windows in particular? Or just the one set of sliding glass doors?

Whatever you have in mind for your home, there are laminated glass varieties out there to suit every need.

If you’re looking to install double glazing in your glass doors and windows, there are a couple of factors that are important to bear in mind:

Price

There are multiple toughened glass options out there, covering a range of choices in terms of strength and design.

Strengthened glass prices can vary significantly, so it’s well worth doing your research before committing to a purchase.

The higher the resistance level of your toughened glass, the more expensive it’s likely to be. Of course, the larger the number of toughened panes of glass you want to install, the higher the overall purchase and installation price will be.

While fitting your home out with toughened glass might be a significant investment, the added safety and environmental functions really speak for themselves.

Level of resistance

There are different resistance categories for strengthened glass. You might want to consider exactly what sorts of attempted damage your windows and doors might be vulnerable to, before you make a decision.

Will your doors and windows need to resist blows from fists, elbows, shoulders or feet of burglars attempting to break in?

Will your toughened glass need to withstand objects that potential burglars might launch at it, to try to break in?

While we’re on the subject, will those garden doors and windows also need to withstand footballs that come flying towards them? Not strictly a security matter, but still a valid reason to consider installing toughened glass in your home!

Based on these considerations, you’ll be able to choose the right resistance level for toughened glass in your property’s doors and windows.

Weight

Increased safety means increased weight! Due to the added strength, toughened glass is significantly heavier than the normal glazing you might choose for your doors and windows.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your home’s glass features, it’s vital to bear in mind that strengthened glass means an added burden for door and window frames.

Before installing your toughened glass, make sure the supports around your doors and windows are stable enough to handle the added load. Fitting experts will be able to advise on the best strategy for installing safety glass in your home.

Aesthetics

Glass features can be some of the best in the home: they let in natural light and they can lift the whole mood the property.

With burglar-proof strengthened glazing, there’s no need to sacrifice these glass window and door features to keep your property secure.

Consider double glazing the glass panels in your home to maintain its bright aesthetic, while protecting your family, your property and its contents.

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Did you know? You can also get burglar-proof laminating sheets for your regular windows or glass doors. Simply stick them on and they increase the shatter resistance of the glass. Cheaper than double glazing, they’ll still increase your home’s safety.