MacArthur Locks & Doors received a call from a barber shop owner in Alexandria, VA, in need of a commercial door repair. The shop recently had an incident where a random passerby hit the glass storefront door with a golf ball. They immediately called us after reporting it to the authority. Thankfully, there was no one hurt at the scene. With our expert team of commercial door installers, they could clear out the shattered glasses from the site and replace them with a break-proof polycarbonate glass door. The repair took us half of the day to finish. The client was thrilled with the superior protection and durability that the new door could offer his business.
In the glass industry, doors and windows with unbreakable glass are a puzzling market segment. There are many myths and misconceptions regarding unbreakable glass. Whether such a thing exists or lives up to its claims, unbreakable glass is just a catch-all term for many. Still, the majority of glass doors and windows available on the market can be broken with considerable force and willpower. Despite this confusion, unbreakable glass choices are available. However, the many product types and how their strength and unbreakableness vary must be understood by buyers.
There are two types of unbreakable glass that you can use on your storefront door:
Laminated glass: This unique style of security glass door, also known as shatterproof glass, is made with a thin piece of translucent film between two panes of regular glass.
Polycarbonate glass panels: These strong, flexible panels that resemble ordinary window glass are made up of acrylic, polycarbonate, and other plastics.
Every form of disaster, from a dropped baseball or golf ball to a cleaning or construction mishap, has the potential to damage glass doors. With shatter-resistant and shatterproof glass, you will not need to worry about this because the sturdy thermoplastic interlayer can withstand most unintentional hits. In addition, the laminated glass is made to retain sharp glass fragments in place, so if your window glass does break for whatever reason, you do not have to worry about them flying toward you or anyone around.
One of the best and most practical ways to reinforce your home or business against break-ins and burglaries is to install security glass. Depending on its strength, the glass can prevent forcible entry completely or postpone it by up to four minutes. This additional window of time is often enough to stop criminal activity, give people on your property time to react, and give law enforcement time to get there. Unfortunately, axes, crowbars, and other popular break-and-enter weapons can be used to strike laminated security glass with great force repeatedly.
Sound is additionally muffled by the thermoplastic interlayer of laminated security glass. You can use this kind of glass to lessen sound transmission and create a calmer, more serene environment in your house or commercial property if you live near a busy street or operate a business in a busy area of town. As a result, you will hear a big decrease in noise if you install glass throughout your entire home or place of business.
You have probably observed that items like pictures, furniture, and anything else you have close to your regular glass doors or windows fade with time due to sun exposure. Laminated glass solves this issue by blocking damaging UV rays that result in fading. If you wish to add privacy, it is also useful for reducing glare and comes in tinted, colored, and mirrored versions.
Polycarbonate panels are the kind you want if you are looking for unbreakable glass that stands the test of time. Due to the strength and sturdiness of its material composition, polycarbonate panels are much more difficult to break than laminated glass and ordinary glass doors. As a result, these types of glass offer a stronger defense against attempted forced entry, burglaries, and weather-related disasters than these latter options.
At MacArthur Locks & Doors, we have a wide range of protective glass solutions as our area of expertise. We can assist you in choosing the best option to suit your needs. So whether you need a commercial door installation for security reasons or commercial door repair for unexpected door failures, we can help. We serve the DMV area, including Alexandria and Arlington, VA. For further information, call (202) 760-4589 or send an online inquiry to one of our experts.
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