Types of safety glass
21 Best professional Painting contractors - Contractor Forums - Georgian wired is another type of safety glass that incorporates a thin-gauge wire mesh. Georgian wired glass is not classified as a “barrier to heat,” but it is intended for openings (including windows and doors) that do not require an impact safety rating. Georgian wired. The wire mesh used in Georgian wired glass may be as small as ½” or as large as ¾”. Usually, the glass is ¼” thick, and is fire-rated for 45 minutes. Other forms of safety glass may offer better impact protection, heat resistance or fire ratings. The advantage of Georgian wired glass is that if the glass is shattered, the wire will hold the glass in place. The wire mesh does reduce the transmission of visible light through the glass by about 25%, so that may be a consideration for areas where maximum light transmission is desired or required.
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