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In much of architectural design, it’s popular to create buildings that use a lot of glass elements to provide natural light and create a feeling of openness. When glass is used extensively on the exterior of a building, however, some people become concerned about security, thinking of how easy it would be for an intruder to shatter the panels and enter that way. We at DGC Glass Systems, LLC are here to reassure you on that front, as we offer the best in ballistic windows to keep any building safe and secure. In this article, we’ll go over how these windows work so that you can decide if they are right for your business.

we offer the best in ballistic windows

“Ballistic” is a word that refers to all projectiles and their flight. Here at DGC Glass Systems, LLC we find that most people first encounter the term on crime shows, in the context of a ballistics lab that identifies bullets. Ballistic windows, then, are designed to withstand the force of bullets and not shatter the way ordinary glass would. This type of glass is made up of multiple layers, some glass, some PVB, and sometimes even with layers of specialized polycarbonates. Each of these layers helps to gradually erode the penetrative force of a bullet as it strikes the glass. They also prevent the whole pane from shattering upon impact. Both of these effects will protect your building and the people inside.

We at DGC Glass Systems, LLC want to help you keep your building as safe as possible. If you are concerned about the security of your windows, you can reach out to our team to learn more about our ballistics windows and how they can help.