Glass Breakage Caused By BBQ & Outdoor Heaters
In recent times the team at Glass Inc have been called out to repair glass panels in homes, cafes and restaurants, which have been broken largely because of the heat generated by outdoor heaters and BBQ’s.
When a heater or bbq is placed near glass the heat can cause thermal glass breakage, which results in cracks throughout the glass panel in question.
The type of glass often effected by this is ordinary annealed glass or laminated safety glass, as toughened safety glass is more resilient to this type of heat damage
The increase in this type of glass breakage has been a result of the wet and cold weather we have been experiencing in North Palmerston. The glass breakages is not because the glass is wet or colder in these condition but because heaters or BBQ’s might have been moved under shelter from the rain, typical under an eve close to a glass windows or doors.
The easy answer to the problem at hand is to keep heat-generating appliances away from all types of glass. Thermal glass breakage can be caused by heat generated directly from by the sun therefore this extreme heat can result in similar glass damage.