Impact resistent glass

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014 03:06 PM GMT

Question

I AM IN THE BUILDING PROCESS AND WINDOWS ARE INSTALLED. ONE WINDOW IS WITHIN 24 INCHES OF A DOOR AND THE INSPECTOR WILL NOT PASS IT WITHOUT MAKING IT IMPACT RESISTENT . COULD I PASS BY HAVING A SHEET OF PLEXIGLASS INSTALLED OVER THE EXISTING PANE?

Answer

The issue around doors is "walk through hazard". By adding a 1/12 inch wide safety bar across the window, capable or resisting a 50 lb. per lin. ft. force, mounted at 36 inches, you can mitigate this problem fairly easily.

The plexiglass should also handle it it it is properly secured and of sufficient thickness to be functional as a walk-through barrier.

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