The glass in my door broke and the glass shop won’t sell me a piece of plate glass to replace it. The salesman says I need to buy safety glass. Is he trying to cheat me?
When a glass shop won’t sell you a certain type of glass for a particular application, it is usually with your safety in mind. In this case, it would be illegal for either the glass shop–or the homeowner–to install non-safety glass in that door. This becomes an issue when the door is old and was manufactured before the safety glazing laws took place.
While the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates safety glass usage in and near doors, building codes regulate what types of glass can be used in other hazardous locations. Many codes require safety glass below a certain height, in areas with a lot of water and potential for slippage such as hot tub enclosures, on stair wells or in other hazardous locations.
Safety glass is more expensive than “plate glass,” but the benefits you’ll receive in terms of that safety and peace of mind will be well-worth the expense.
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In the case that you have a Euro door; we can replace the gaskets and re- install your door to its original position. In some cases the glass just needs to be put back in position and the hinges need to be re tightened with no further action necessary. If your door has any polyurethane seals, you may want us to inspect them and replace if damaged.
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