Why You Should Choose Impact-Resistant Glass For Your Pedestrian Doors

If your business is located in a high-traffic area it could be vulnerable to break-ins, high winds, or other severe weather events. You may want to consider pedestrian doors with impact-resistant glass for your business. Here’s why.

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What’s Impact-Resistant Glass?

The standard glass used in pedestrian doors is made of a single layer of glass, called float glass, which breaks into large shards when something hits it. However, impact-resistant glass generally consists of two layers of glass with an inner resin layer that’s incredibly strong. Instead of shattering upon impact, the broken pieces stay adhered to the resin to help hold the glass together. This feature also allows the door’s glass to withstand the impact of flying objects while preserving the overall structural integrity of the door.

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6 Reasons to Choose Impact-Resistant Glass

Here are five reasons you should install impact-resistant glass in the pedestrian doors on your commercial property.

  1. They can withstand inclement weather
    The biggest benefit of pedestrian doors with impact-resistant glass is increased protection from the elements. They’re engineered to withstand heavy winds, rain, and impact from flying projectiles. In fact, standard impact-resistant doors can withstand winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour.
  2. They’re vandal resistant
    If your business is in an area with high crime rates, investing in pedestrian doors with impact-resistant glass is a good idea. Impact-resistant glass is extremely difficult for burglars to break. For instance, even if struck with a crowbar, the glass will remain securely within the frame, providing no point of entry. If you want an extra layer of security, installing impact-resistant glass in your pedestrian doors could be the right solution.
  3. They provide superior insulation
    The impact-resistant glass in pedestrian doors is made up of multiple layers of glass bonded together, making it an excellent insulator. Additionally, almost all varieties of impact glass have high-performance Low-E coatings that reduce heat transfer, helping maintain a comfortable temperature in your business year-round while helping reduce your energy bills.
  4. They reduce noise transfer
    Since the impact-resistant glass in pedestrian doors is composed of several layers, it provides the added benefit of acoustic control. For example, a standard door can disrupt your employees and customers if your workplace is near an airport, highway, playground, or another high-traffic area. Fortunately, impact-resistant glass doors can help solve this problem by reducing noise pollution, leading to fewer distractions and increased productivity.

  5. They block UV rays
    If you own an office building with several glass pedestrian doors, you may want to invest in impact-resistant versions. UV rays can penetrate your business and prematurely fade and deteriorate things like furniture, carpets, rugs, draperies, paintings, and more. In fact, some impact-resistant glass doors and windows can block up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays.
  6. They’re stylish
    Pedestrian doors with impact-resistant glass are widely available in several styles to fit varying tastes. For instance, they can be made with many decorative glasses and door panels to create a secure and beautiful entryway. Impact doors are available with different frames and colours and can be made with or without decorative grids.

Planned Maintenance Program

At Creative Door ServicesTM we offer a flexible planned maintenance program. Once you sign up, one of our trained technicians will visit your property to test and inspect your pedestrian doors and let you know when something needs replacement or repair. Our team will keep your doors working as intended for years to come. Moreover, the products we carry are among the safest and sturdiest on the market.

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Glass Pedestrian and Automatic Doors In Canada

If you want to improve the safety and security at your commercial facility, Creative Door ServicesTM can help. We carry a wide range of commercial pedestrian doors from top industry manufacturers in several sizes, materials, gauges, designs, and cores. Our extensive product catalogue also includes options such as blast-resistant and automatic doors. We also offer professional installation, maintenance, and repair services.

To learn more or to get a free quote, contact us today. We’re happy to serve you from one of our eight locations. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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