Glass and Glass Repair
In 1964 M&T Glass was just a “glass store”. Mostly window panes for home and business repair and replacement. Little variety beyond “Single & Double Diamond”.
Although we offer much more now, at our heart and foundation we’re still a glass store! Everyday we sell, cut, shape, polish, drill and create. Today it’s Float Glass for your everyday glass needs; like picture and decorative frames, storm windows and doors, glass for the cottage, some shelving (tempered glass may be recommended), interior door and window glass, protective furniture covers and aquarium/terrarium tanks or enclosures just to name a few! Much of the glass we sell is available varying thicknesses from 2mm up and some can be finished with custom Edgework.
YES, we sell Specialty Glass!
Fire Rated Glass
Many applications require fire rated glass. For those requirements we offer Neoceram®/Robax® and, Firelite®. In certain fire rated applications Georgian Polished or Cast Wire (GPW/GCW) is also used however please check your requirements before selecting this as an option.
Also known as toughened glass, tempered glass is used for commercial (and certain residential) doors and windows, some fireplace doors, commercial shelving, and cabinet doors. As its name suggests, this glass is processed by controlled thermal (extreme heating and rapid cooling) or chemical elements to make it four to five times more durable than regular glass. Generally speaking, it doesn’t shatter—creating dangerous shards—when damaged; instead, it fractures into hundreds of small particles but still remains together. Call us if you have experienced tempered glass shatter in your home or business and, our experts will be happy to assist with your glass repair.
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Laminated glass is composed of two or more panes of glass that are bonded together (using heat and pressure) with an interlayer of either polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), and is commonly used for commercial doors and windows (e.g. skylights), architectural applications, and in environments where human impact is a possibility. Its strong resistance to objects piercing through it make laminated glass great for minimizing any risk of injury should it break or crack. Laminated glass is also highly utilized in ballistic resistant and security applications.
Georgian Polished Wire or Georgian Cast Wire Glass
Most commonly referred to as GPW or GCW respectively, and characterized by a steel wire mesh within the body of the glass, this fire-resistant glass usually stays in place when broken. It can however be more prone to breakage than other types of glass. It is effective in a variety of applications such as fire-rated doors, gymnasium doors, arena doors and windows, in certain products to help minimize the spread of hot gases and flames, and even for decorative cabinet doors.
Besides patterned glass we also carry tinted (grey & bronze) and black Graylite 14®.
Glass can shatter or crack unexpectedly, taking you by surprise—even if you have safety glass. That’s why M&T Glass offers expert glass repair service in the Ottawa area, as well as 24-hour emergency service, so we’re always available when you need us.