Asked by: Covadonga Brettrager
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st July, 2020

What can cause double glazing to shatter?

The most common causes are:
  • Minor damage during installation such as nicked or chipped edges later developing into larger breaks normally radiating from point of defect.
  • Binding of the glass in the frame, causing stresses to develop as the glass expands and contracts due to thermal changes or deflects due to wind.

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Also question is, what causes a double glazed unit to shatter?

The actual breakage of a double glazed sealed unit often occurs due to thermal stress: Both panes of a double glazed sealed unit experience thermally induced stresses, and when either an inner or outer pane breaks this is caused by the same conditions.

Also Know, can a window just shatter on its own? Improper installation – Sometimes windows will shatter all on their own. Don't worry. It's not a poltergeist. If a window suddenly breaks without warning, it is probably because at some point during the installation, the edges were chipped and caused the glass to sit improperly within the frame.

Also, can double glazing spontaneously shatter?

Spontaneous cracking is an occupational (although rare) hazard of many double-glazed windows – particularly those at the cheaper end of the market. At any time of year, a window might suddenly decide to collapse inward, causing an unsightly (and heat-inefficient) shatter effect.

Why would a glass shatter for no reason?

Spontaneous glass breakage is a phenomenon by which toughened glass (or tempered) may spontaneously break without any apparent reason. The most common causes are: Binding of the glass in the frame, causing stresses to develop as the glass expands and contracts due to thermal changes or deflects due to wind.

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