Does all tempered glass have a label?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Look For The Bug

Tempered glass is easy to recognize when you break it because it shatters into small pebble-like chunks with no sharp edges. But, when the pane of glass is still intact, tempered is required to have a “glass monogram” etched into a corner of the pane. It’s also called a “bug” in the construction trades.

More About Safety/Tempered Glass

    Also see our blog posts What are the code requirements for safety tempered glass for doors? and How can I tell if a window or glass door is safety glass? and Where is safety/tempered glass required for the windows of a house? and When did the building code first require tempered glass for sliding glass doors, glass shower doors, and low windows in walking areas?

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  To learn more about doors and windows, see these other blog posts:

What causes sweating (condensation) on the inside of windows in the winter? 

What is the raised metal plate on the floor under the garage door?

 Why do I have to hold down the button to close the garage door?  

Should a front door swing in or out? 

Why is pressure washing double pane windows an expensive mistake? 

How many exit doors are required for a house?

 How many exit doors are required for a mobile/manufactured home? 

Are openable windows required to have window screens? Will windows with no screens pass a home inspection? 

Can a bedroom door open into the garage?

What are the building code requirements for a door from the garage to the house?

What is "low-E" window glass? 

What does ANSI 297.1 on glass mean?

Why is a double cylinder deadbolt lock on an exterior door a safety hazard?

How can I check my garage door to make sure it is safe?  

What is an egress window?

Does a home inspector test all the windows and doors in a home? 

How difficult is it to change a window to french doors or a sliding glass door?

How do you determine if a door is left-handed or right-handed?

Why are window security bars dangerous? 

What are the common problems you find inspecting windows?

What is causing a foggy haze on my windows? 

• When is safety glass required for windows at stairs and stair landings?

   Visit our DOORS AND WINDOWS page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.


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