What is Wire Glass?
Definition of Wire Glass in Construction
A glass unit that has a narrow gage wire mesh installed within two glass panels. Wire glass is used as a safety glass and will not fall out of the frame when broken. Wire glass, safety glass and tempered glass are all processes with glass that increase the safety factor of the glass. The most inexpensive type of safety glass is the wire glass due to its simple form. A thin sheet of wire mesh is embedded between two sheets of glass to create an assembly that has both the clarity of glass as well as the durability and safety factor of the wire mesh. When broken, the wire will hold the glass together and not allow large and dangerous pieces to separate and fall away.