Safety First

Safety Glass


Blink® Blinds + Glass are made with either tempered or annealed glass. It is critically important that homeowners consult their local building codes to determine which type of glass is required for their Blink Blinds + Glass application.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is rated as safety glass and is required for all glass in entrance doors and in other glass units near entrance doors. Tempered glass fractures into pebble-sized pieces once it is broken, which reduces or minimizes the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries when the glass is broken by human contact. Tempered glass meets the requirements of ANSI/Z97.1 (Safety Glazing Materials) and ASTM C1048 (Heat-Strengthened and Fully Tempered Flat Glass) and is excellent for entryways, commercial storefronts, display cases, railing, skylights, and overhead lighting.

Annealed Glass

Annealed glass is not considered to be safety glazing. It fractures into large shards and cannot be used for entryways such as side-hinged doors or patio doors, or in the vicinity of entryways. Annealed glass can be custom-cut to size, which makes it popular for custom-sized windows in areas where safety-rated glass is not required. ASTM C1036 covers the requirements for annealed glass.

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