Tempered Glass

I recently bought a patio table made of tempered glass.

I live in a NYC suburb where the wind chill in the winter can reach 0 degrees; is it alright for me to leave my table outdoors or will it break due to the extreme cold weather?


Guest User
Wed, 06/07/2005 - 17:15

yes.. no problem at all.
Just like the windows in homes survive winter, you shouldnt have any problem with those temperatures.
I live in a part of Canada where it easily reaches windchills of -40 celcius in the winter.

Joel Feingold
Mon, 11/07/2005 - 14:17

The temperature isn't so much a problem; it's the rate of temperature change and microflaws that cause spontaneous stress breakage in glass that's not properly tempered. In fact, it's problems with the heat-cool cycle and uncontrolled residual stress in manufacturing that cause heat-treated glass to fail. (BTW, chill factors only apply to flesh, not inanimate objects.)

Guest User
Mon, 11/07/2005 - 17:29

I guess I was just trying to make a point in laymen terms to say..
He [i]shouldn't[/i] have a problem keeping his table outside in the winter.
Millions of people keep their tables outside year round in cold climates.

Wed, 20/07/2005 - 11:43

Well ,atleast one thing is figured out that our glass aint gonna break.
Here i would like to add a little detail about the toughened glass.It can take upto 250 degrees of temperature differential i.e. the difference between any two points on the surface of glass.So dont worry.

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