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Old 16-01-2021, 07:27   #1
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Tempered Glass is Insanely Expensive - Any Good Sources?

I’m online comparing tempered glass 48x48 sheets and those, even without my cuts to make them a couple inches smaller, are just out of this world expensive.

Does anyone know where to get better pricing on this stuff?

Leaning toward a half inch thick Dow 795 bead and acrylic at this point because

1) my glazier is really good. So good I can’t get a quote for 2 weeks and can’t get glass until hurricane season begins.

2) getting my own sheets of tempered glass seems crazy expensive

Looking to maybe go acrylic myself. Slightly less expansion than polycarbonate and stiffer, though more prone to crazing and brittle. Cheap though.

But if I can find some reasonable pricing on tempered glass, I’ll go with that.
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Once glass is tempered, it cannot be cut, except with special laser cutters. Normally glass is cut to size, then tempered.

What are you going to use it for?
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Once glass is tempered, it cannot be cut, except with special laser cutters. Normally glass is cut to size, then tempered.

What are you going to use it for?
Of course.

I’m using it for windows.

Trying to find a reasonable cost source.
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https://www.onedayglass.com/
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Yes, I was able to find them when I google searched tempered glass too.

Did you have a good experience with them?

What price did you find there for a 48x48 sheet of 1/4” tempered glass? I need 8 of them. Maybe 10 if I decide to replace my sliding front windows with glass for visibility.
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Have you looked into using pool fencing glass? It's mass produced and about as cheap as tempered glass gets.
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Have you looked into using pool fencing glass? It's mass produced and about as cheap as tempered glass gets.
Now this is why I make these posts. First time hearing of this product. Iíll check it out. Thank you.
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You might look at laminated glass. This is used in cars, makes all those little cuboid bits you see on the road after an accident. Laminated glass is quite strong, don't know how it compares to tempered glass. You can buy it many places without waiting for the tempering process, you can cut it yourself.
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Try this place. I never used them, but they have different types of glass and prices seem low.

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Thank you! Iíll check that.
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You might look at laminated glass. This is used in cars, makes all those little cuboid bits you see on the road after an accident. Laminated glass is quite strong, don't know how it compares to tempered glass. You can buy it many places without waiting for the tempering process, you can cut it yourself.
I know this type of glass tends to have problem and marine applications. Typically some moisture gets in between the laminateís. Also, sometimes the sealant can work its way up in there. However, what I have found is this seems to be more expensive than tempered.
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Try this place. I never used them, but they have different types of glass and prices seem low.

www.onedayglass.com
I just use their site again to check on 48 x 48 sheets of tempered glass. A single sheet comes out to about $500. I need eight of them.

However, as you increase the size of the order, it does go down. This I did not notice before. Eight of them is $1489.

Now, this isnít the real size. This is just a couple inches bigger than what I need and without some of the cuts that I need. So Iím thinking about $2000. Does that sound right?
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I purchased an 18" by 72" double pane tempered glass unit in 2020 for $170. It was a sidelite for a front door and one pane was reed glass for an obscure look. I think your price for glass is not that far off of the going rate. How thick was your quote because larger panes are usually thicker?
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I purchased an 18" by 72" double pane tempered glass unit in 2020 for $170. It was a sidelite for a front door and one pane was reed glass for an obscure look. I think your price for glass is not that far off of the going rate. How thick was your quote because larger panes are usually thicker?
Damn. Very expensive.

It was 1/4Ē. Iíll put 3m ballistic film on it to keep it light-ish weight and shatter proof.
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