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TOUGHENED GLASS PERGOLA

Transform your outdoor space and install glass pergola roof panels. Glass is a desirable material for roofs because it allows sunlight to pass but retains heat and provides insulation. Indulge your senses with a pergola glass roof to protect against the rain, sunlight, and wind, Enjoying the evenings with cool breeze, & witness the moon & stars of sky to have a memorable life moment.

TOUGHENED GLASS PERGOLA

Toughened glass is a safety glass that has undergone processes of controlled thermal treatment to increase its strength. Also known as ‘Tempered glass’, toughened glass is made from annealed glass that has been heated to approximately 650⁰C and then rapidly cooled, making it four times stronger than the ordinary glass.

Due to the increased heat treatment and rapid cooling of the glass, the treatment produces different physical properties. This results in compressive stress on the surface and improved bending strength of the glass. Before toughening, the glass must be cut to the correct size or pressed to shape.

THE PROCESS OF TOUGHENING

The glass is carried by rollers and goes through the furnace. Three types of modes are used to heat the glass – conduction, convection and radiation. While the rollers help to conduct the heat, the coils enable radiation of heat. This ensures that the glass is evenly heated on every side. By blasting air on both the surfaces, the heated glass is then cooled uniformly.
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Types of toughened glass

8 mm Toughened Glass

It’s a starting range glass used in making Pergolas. Also, affordable as the thickness of glass is less.

It is of less thickness & less weight; it can be used in places where the height of pergola pillars is less example up to OR less than 10 feet.

Also, it can be used in making small range elevations for window, doors, corridors, side yards etc.

10 mm Toughened Glass

It’s a mid-range glass used for making pergolas for areas above 400 SqFt.

10 mm toughened glass is a standard one recommended by architects and engineers for making pergolas of above 10 feet pillars and also for high rise floors.

12 mm Toughened Glass

This glass majorly used for commercial purposes because of its higher thickness, strength, durability and safety measures.

It can be used for sky walk between two buildings.

For making pergolas above 15 feet pillars and in larger areas of more than 2000 SqFt, this glass is mandatory as per safety norms.

Toughened Glass Vs Ordinary Glass

Parameters
Toughened Glass
Ordinary Glass
Strength
Known for its strength and durability
Brittle and lacks endurance
Breakage Pattern
Does not break easily; In the rare event of breakage, shatters into small, pebble-like pieces
Breaks under pressure; Breakage results in dangerous, jagged edges
Safety
Offers greater safety due to its resilience
Relatively unsafe due to its delicate nature
Flexibility
Can’t be altered after tempering
Can be cut, drilled, or polished
Application area
Appropriate for high-traffic areas
Inappropriate for high-traffic areas

Benefits of Toughened Glass

Designing and customizing

Designing and customizing a toughened glass pergola can create a beautiful and functional outdoor space. Customization options are endless, so feel free to get creative and make your toughened glass pergola a unique and inviting space in your outdoor area based on.
We are associated with expert architects who, can help with the design, customization, and ensure that the structure is safe and secure.

That sounds like a great project! Designing and customizing a toughened glass pergola can create a beautiful and functional outdoor space. Here are a few suggestions to consider

Start by choosing high-quality toughened glass that is durable and resistant to weather conditions. Consider options like tempered or laminated glass for added strength and safety.
Decide on the overall design and shape of the pergola. You can go for a traditional rectangular shape or get creative with curved or asymmetrical designs. Consider the size and layout of your outdoor space when determining the dimensions.
Select a frame material that complements the glass and suits your style preferences. Popular options include aluminium, steel, or wood. Each material has its own aesthetic appeal and durability, so choose one that fits your needs.
Add personal touches to your pergola by incorporating features like built-in lighting, retractable shades, or decorative elements. You can also consider adding a roof to provide shade and protection from the elements.
Ensure that the design meets safety standards and regulations. This includes proper anchoring to the ground, ensuring structural stability, and considering factors like wind load and snow load.
If you’re not experienced in construction or design, it’s a good idea to consult with professionals or hire a contractor who specializes in pergola installations. They can help with the design, customization, and ensure that the structure is safe and secure.