Secure Spaces: How Safety Glass Walls Ensure Peace of Mind

Secure Spaces: How Safety Glass Walls Ensure Peace of Mind

A wide-open view can energize and inspire you on a daily basis. But that open view can also cause stress if you feel vulnerable in your home.

Fortunately, advancements in fenestration make moving glass walls more resilient than ever. Safety glass walls are engineered with interlayers, tempered glass and multipoint tamper-resistant locks to safeguard your property from intruders and harsh weather debris.


Soundproof glass is a great addition to your home and can help reduce unwanted noise. Whether it is from your neighbor’s barking dog or the nearby traffic, you will not only feel more at peace in your home, but you will also get a better night’s sleep.

Sound reduction depends on the type of noise, its location, and the STC rating of your glass wall. The higher the STC rating, the more effective your glass is at reducing noise.

To increase the STC rating of your glass, NanaWall opening glass walls feature acoustically separated framing and specialized gaskets. Additionally, each system is comprised of single-source components engineered for its specific system, resulting in an acoustically superior product that meets speech privacy standards. Contact an experienced glazier to discuss your options for sound-enhanced engineering. They can provide you with STC ratings, acoustic solutions, and glass fabrication to meet your needs.


With acoustic glass walls, transparency meets privacy. Integrated into the design as a structural element, these systems reduce distractions and offer utmost flexibility with sound control.

Designed to provide both transparency and sound control, these wall systems feature acoustically separated framing, specialized gaskets, and sound enhanced glass. The result is a system that meets STC ratings up to unit STC 45 with slimmest frames and smoothest operation.

This allows for natural daylight to flood interiors, promoting bright, mood-boosting spaces. But acoustic glass walls also help support productivity by minimising noise and distraction, especially in classroom environments where sound can influence children’s ability to retain information.


When constructed from tempered glass or laminated safety glass, sliding glass walls are extremely durable and can be designed to withstand a variety of forces. This durability also helps protect occupants from injury due to broken glass panels.

Tempered glass is processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments that make the outer surfaces compress and the interior expand – this creates a stronger product that is less likely to break and cause injuries. When tempered glass does break, it forms rounded cubes instead of jagged shards that could injure people.

Laminated safety glass is constructed by bonding a transparent plastic film between two or more sheets of ordinary flat glass. When this type of fenestration breaks it shatters into granular chunks that are less likely to injure people than dagger-like shards.

Sliding glass walls with laminated safety glass are often certified for forced entry resistance by independent testing laboratories. These tests include the application of concentrated loads ranging from 50 to 300 pounds and require operable glass to be pried open. NanaWall systems have successfully passed these tests with flying colors.


A popular concern about glass walls is that they will shatter. It is easy to imagine bumping into one and getting cut or injured. The reality is that glass walls aren’t delicate and won’t break easily. They are constructed with a safety glass that is designed to shatter into small squares that are unlikely to cause injury.

Safety glass is created by bonding a thin transparent plastic sheet between two sheets of regular glass. This makes the glass four times stronger than annealed glass and prevents splintering. It also blocks most ultraviolet radiation and sound and is found in car windshields and bullet-resistant bank windows.

Glass wall systems that offer forced entry protection must be tested by an independent lab to confirm they are capable of resisting concentrated forces, such as those imposed during a break-in attempt. NanaWall Systems’ doors pass this test with flying colors and provide homeowners peace of mind.