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Tempered Glass Storm Door

Q. After 11 years my storm door glass shattered into thousands of tiny pieces. What is wrong with my storm door.
I was told it got too hot but my front entry door is full glass and it lasted 11 years before breaking.

A. Tempered glass, or heat tempered glass, is a safety feature for glass. Tempered or safety glass is required and wise when the glass is in a door or is within 2 feet of a door, and several other applications. The tempered galls is designed to shatter into safe little pebbles of glass and not dagger-like chards. Your tempered glass "failed" correctly and safely.
Tempered glass can have a stress point where a small amount of pressure can cause the glass to break. I suspect you glass failed becasue of mis-alignment or improper racking, some sort of incorrect pressure which is common for storm doors after 11 years. I suspect your storm door is ready for a check-up and new glass replacement. make sure you use tempered or safety glass in the door for safety.

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