Scratches on Tempered Glass? We flawlessly restore scratched glass!
Unscratch The Surface is the only company that can solve your problem of excessive scratches on tempered glass with a “No Distortion” guarantee! Not only can we repair the glass, we can do it at a fraction of the cost of replacement, and much quicker too! No other glass restoration company can resurface glass faster or better which makes sense since we invented the tools and process! In addition, we have the technical expertise to be able to analyze your tempered glass and be able to come to a definitive answer as to who is responsible for the problem, letting you determine just who should be responsible for the cost to have the scratched glass problem completely resolved. Was it fabricating debris, construction damage or careless window cleaning? We can prove it without a doubt, but best of all we can repair those excessive scratches like no one else in the industry. Check our references, see the many others who were not sure at first, and are now firm believers in Unscratch The Surface as best in the scratched glass repair business.
Fabricating Debris = Low Quality Tempered Glass + Window Cleaning = Scratches All Over Your Tempered Windows + Doors!
Tempered glass is glass specifically designed for use in areas with a high risk of contact and breakage. When broken, tempered glass breaks into very small pieces, making it safer than annealed glass. It is 4-5 times stronger (not harder) than annealed glass, and can withstand more wind, heat, and impact before breaking.
"Where Does Fabricating Debris Come From?"
To answer this question, we need to understand how tempered glass is made. The third step in the process of making tempered glass is to wash the glass after it had been sized and ground, but not all glass manufacturers do an adequate job at this step. Most problems in this area are related to the lack of maintenance to the washer and tempering furnace. If the glass washer and tempering furnace are not properly maintained, fabricating debris will build, making them less effective in cleaning and tempering the glass. Due to this, the glass will exit the washer with much of the fabricating debris still present as the glass is sent into the tempering furnace. Once the glass is inside the furnace, the debris will begin to liquefy and fuse itself to the roller side surface of the glass and to the furnace rollers. It is this fabricating debris that causes the poor quality surface and the scratching on defective tempered glass. The majority of the scratches found on tempered glass result from poor glass quality. The surface quality of tempered glass will have a direct effect on the possibility of scratching the glass during cleaning. Low quality tempered glass has fabricating debris fused to its surface, which at the time of cleaning has a very high likelihood of being dislodged and dragged across the glass surface, resulting in scratching. Scratches related to defective tempering are always widespread on the glass surface, usually covering the entire pane. This scratching will only occur on the side of the tempered glass that was in contact with the rollers in the tempering furnace. The side facing up in the tempering furnace is usually defect free, and will not scratch when cleaned with the same window cleaning tools and techniques.
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