Uses and Benefits of Plexiglass
Depending on your commercial glass needs, Plexiglass may be your best alternative to traditional glass. Like glass, it offers a transparent window or barrier. But rather than shattering like normal glass, Plexiglass is completely shatterproof. As a result, it gives the beauty of glass without risk of breakage.
In addition to its shatterproof qualities, Plexiglass has a number of advantages. According to DIY Home Improvement, the glass alternative is actually more transparent than normal glass. That’s because glass tends to reflect sunlight, allowing only about 80% of light to pass through. On the other hand, Plexiglass allows for over 90% transparency.
Lightweight and easily processed, Plexiglass is simply easier to work with. At half the weight of glass, it is lighter to move, easier to cut and more durable than normal glass. Consequently, customers save on costs for shipping, manufacturing, processing and installation.
Common Uses for Plexiglass
Shatterproof and stronger than regular glass, Plexiglass is excellent for areas where children play. Oftentimes it is used in products such as basketball backboards and hockey rinks. For outdoor areas, it often includes a UV protection coating.
Because it is a very clear material, regardless of thickness, it’s great for spectator barriors. Day cares, gyms and ice arenas are just a few examples of where you can find the glass alternative.
Do you have a project that requires plexiglass? Pikes Peak Glass will help you get the right cuts and sizes for your needs. We will handle your custom order, no matter how large or small. By trusting us with your glass needs, you’ll get results you love the first time.
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