Your Guide to Using Glass for Your Next Project

How strong is tempered glass?

Many people think of glass as a fragile product like the glass that broke in your picture frame.  Here is a great visual to show the strength of tempered glass.  This is a 3/8″ clear tempered glass shower door with four members of our installation team standing on it.  It will bow, but not break!  Technically speaking, tempered glass has a minimum surface compression of 10,000 pounds-per-square-inch (psi) and minimum edge compression of 9,700 psi, according to ASTM C1048. That makes it about four times stronger than annealed glass.