Toughened glass is the best material for constructing infinity glass balustrades and Juliet balconies.
However, if inferior glass has been used, some customers experience problems with breakages after installation, occurring months or even years later.
Heat soaked glass offers another great solution to the range of toughened glass used for glass balustrading to ensure it will look its best for years to come. Read on to find out all about heat soaked glass, how it’s made, and its benefits.
What is heat soaked glass?
The majority of toughened glass contains small amounts of Nickel Sulphide, which changes state during the toughening process and cannot revert to their original form when the glass is cooled. Although steps are taken to remove the Nickel Sulphide inclusions, no glass manufacturer can guarantee that they are not present.
In most cases, this isn’t too much of a problem, but sometimes, the Nickel Sulphide eventually returns to its original form and expands in size as it does so. This can lead to cracks and breakages in glass sometimes several months or years later.
Heat soaked glass solves that issue. The toughened glass will be placed in an oven at 295-300 degrees and left for 4 hours. If there are any Nickel Sulphide inclusions, they will expand during this process and cause a breakage. However, if the glass does not break, it indicates it’s safe to use and it’s very unlikely to break at a later date.
What is the benefit of heat soaked glass?
The obvious benefit of heat soaked glass is that it reduces the risk of breakages in the future. In fact, it is estimated that the heat soaking process removes up to 98% of all glass with Nickel Sulphide inclusions, so the chance of breakage is minimal.
Sunrock Balconies are now offering heat soaked glass for Juliet balconies. We can create outdoor living rooms using heat soaked infinity glass as an option designed to your specifications. We also offer a complete end to end service from design to quotation to full installation for both residential and commercial customers. We can also consult with your architect, contractors or tradesmen to get the best results for your balcony project.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality infinity glass balustrades and Juliet balconies to our customers and having heat soaked glass for Juliet balconies as an option is just one way of demonstrating this.
Get in touch today and we will walk you through our hassle-free process. Why not call us on 01204 668 207 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about our full service range can be found on our website https://www.sunrockbalconies.co.uk/.