Low iron glass is ultra clear and has a lesser green hue to it. Standard clear glass can change the color of tile or stone behind the glass because of the green hue.
Low iron glass is great for ocean & mountain views and showers. Due to the cost of low iron glass, many customers opt to have regular clear glass in their secondary bath.
Also available is Solarban ® 70XL, a Low-E glass that offers a balanced combination of visible light transmittance (VLT), solar control and clarity.
Title 24 may be called for by energy engineers on new homes and remodels.
Removing floor to ceiling wall mirrors in bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, gyms, etc is a very dangerous job. We always use safety gear for protection due to the weight of mirrors (4lbs per sq.ft ) that can cause great bodily injury if it were to fall.
Mirrors are adhered to the wall with very strong mastic. They are removed with suction cups and pulled in several areas to tear the glue off the drywall.
Once the mirror is removed, we will dispose of for the customer.
Tempered glass should be used where impact is dangerous. For example: patio doors, showers, pool enclosures or railings where a person can walk through it, table tops if being used as the actual top.
Annealed glass in these areas can cause great bodily harm or death due to the glass breaks in sharp shards.
The new code is that tempered glass must be used in all high fire danger areas like Malibu, Santa Barbara Pacific Palisades and most areas in California.
Tempered glass is seven times stronger than annealed glass.
We just finished a 5ft. high pool enclosure in Marina Del Rey. It included 4 gates with faub card entry with ½" clear tempered glass (will send pics after the pool is filled). Visit the C.R. Laurence website to see all the architectural railings and gates we use.