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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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