Fire Rated Glass for Retail Storefronts: Safety and Aesthetics

Employee   •   16 January 2024

Welcome to Liberty Shielding, where safety meets style. Elevate your retail space with our cutting-edge fire rated glass for retail storefronts, seamlessly blending security and sophistication for a storefront that stands out while standing strong. With the increasing emphasis on safety in commercial buildings, investing in fire rated glass is a smart and essential choice for any retail storefront.

Why Fire-Rated Glass?

Fire-rated glass is a crucial component for various commercial and retail spaces, and there are several compelling reasons to choose it:

Unparalleled Safety Assurance

Fire-rated glass is designed to withstand high temperatures and resist flames and smoke. This is essential for protecting the safety of both occupants and property within a retail space. In the event of a fire, fire-rated glass helps contain and prevent the spread of flames and smoke, giving people more time to evacuate and emergency responders more time to control the situation.

Seamless Integration Of Style And Security

Liberty Shielding’s fire-rated glass solutions offer a unique blend of safety and aesthetics. It bridge the gap between security and style, allowing retail spaces to maintain an attractive, visually appealing storefront while ensuring the safety of the premises. This seamless integration is crucial for creating a welcoming and secure retail environment.

Unrivaled Compliance Confidence

Fire-rated glass not only meets but surpasses stringent industry standards and safety regulations. By choosing our solutions, you can have confidence that your retail space is fully compliant with the necessary safety regulations. This not only ensures the safety of your customers and employees but also minimizes legal and insurance risks.

Tailored Resilience For Retail

This means that fire rated glass offers robust protection for your retail environment. In the event of a fire, the glass remains intact, providing a safeguarded haven for both people and property. This tailored resilience is essential for maintaining business continuity and minimizing damage in the face of a fire emergency.

Elevate Your Brand With Transparency And Security

Choosing fire-rated glass goes beyond just protection. It can also elevate your brand image. The transparency of fire-rated glass captivates customers and allows them to see your products and displays clearly. This not only enhances the shopping experience but also demonstrates your commitment to safety and quality, which can positively impact your brand’s reputation.


Fire Rated Glass For Retail Storefronts At Liberty Shielding

Some of our amazing products, specially designed for glass security needs, are as follows,

FireLite Standard

FireLite Standard is an excellent choice for retail spaces, suitable for various areas within the store. While it’s not intended for use in doors or high-impact locations, it provides a high level of fire-rated protection without compromising visibility. With a fire rating of up to 90 minutes, it offers peace of mind for safety within your retail environment.

FireLite-NT (Fire Rated Safety Glass)

For areas where fire-rated safety glass is required, FireLite-NT is the solution. This product offers enhanced safety, making it suitable for use in doors and within 24 inches of door openings, including sidelites and transoms. With a fire rating of up to 180 minutes, it ensures compliance with stringent safety regulations, which is crucial for retail environments.

FireLite Plus – Laminated Fire Rated Safety Glass

When your retail storefront requires not only fire resistance but also added protection against impact, FireLite Plus is the answer. Its laminated construction adds an extra layer of safety and impact resistance while maintaining a high level of fire resistance. With a fire rating of up to 180 minutes, it is ideal for exterior use and locations where additional security is essential.

WireLite-NT (Fire Rated Diamond Pattern Wire Glass)

WireLite-NT combines fire-rated properties with a distinctive diamond pattern, making it a unique choice for retail spaces where aesthetics are as crucial as safety. It can be used in doors and within 24 inches of door openings, including sidelites and transoms. With a fire rating of up to 90 minutes, this glass not only enhances safety but also adds a touch of design flair to your retail environment.

Clear Your Queries Here

Installing fire-rated glass should be done by trained professionals who understand the specific requirements and local building codes. Typically, the glass is set in fire-rated frames and installed following the manufacturer’s guidelines. The installation process may vary depending on the type of fire-rated glass and its intended use, so it’s essential to consult with experts to ensure correct installation and compliance with safety regulations.

Fire-rated glass is versatile and can be used in various areas within a retail space, not limited to storefronts. Depending on the specific type of fire-rated glass, it can be used for interior partitions, doors, transoms, sidelites, and other areas where fire safety and visibility are essential.

Fire-rated glass is typically made using materials like tempered glass or ceramic glass. The choice of materials and their specific composition can vary depending on the manufacturer and the desired fire rating. These materials are designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of flames and smoke in the event of a fire.

Fire-rated glass and laminated glass serve different purposes. Fire-rated glass is designed to resist flames, heat, and smoke in the event of a fire. It’s tested and rated for its fire resistance, typically in terms of minutes. Laminated glass, on the other hand, is designed to enhance safety by holding together when shattered, reducing the risk of injury. It is often used in areas where impact resistance or safety from breakage is a concern. Some fire-rated glass products, like “FireLite Plus,” combine fire resistance with lamination for added safety, effectively providing protection against both fire and impact.

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