Fire-rated glass and framing products from Technical Glass Products (TGP)

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School Design

THE RIGHT INVESTMENT

Aren’t the newer fire-rated products more expensive?

The initial investment for the newer, high performance glazing materials is greater than traditional wired glass. The old saying, “you get what you pay for” holds true: As with most things in life, the greater the level of performance desired, the greater the cost. But you should also consider the life of the product after it is installed. Schools are designed to last more than 30 years.

As discussed, products with surface applied films will require more maintenance over that time. For fire-rated glazing, it’s better to base your decision on long term safety and durability rather than initial purchase price alone. Specifying the lowest cost option up front can leave open the door for costly accidents, injuries or repairs down the road.



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