Residential Glass


Flat glass comes in various thicknesses. The difference in thickness dictates the use of a particular glass for a certain application. As logic would suggest, thinner glass is more fragile than thicker glass. Thickness ranges for glass is:

Single thickness ( less then 1/8") Use in picture frames.

Double thickness (1/8") used in storm windows, picture frames, end tables, insulated units, etc.

Acrylic Glass (Plexiglass)

Versatile, lightweight yet strong, acrylic lends itself to a wide variety of building and design applications; end products include:

  • skylights,
  • storm windows,
  • shower stalls,
  • partitions,
  • lighting diffusers,
  • railings,
  • picture framing of every size,
  • protective coverings for museum-quality art preservation,
  • aquarium tanks,
  • infrared windows,
  • retail casing
  • and displays,
  • architectural
  • vehicle glazing,
  • noise insulation,
  • lenses, pediatric incubators, advertising
  • displays,
  • outdoor signs

Acrylic is essentially a thermoplastic. It is derived from natural gas, turned into a clear, watery white liquid, heated to form a transparent solid shape – nearly any solid shape. Acrylics are then manufactured into large sheets, rods, tubes, profiles and specific shape designs. Acrylic comes in a range of standard sheet sizes and thickness, from which we can easily custom-cut to your specifications.

Polycarbonate Glass-Lexan:

Polycarbonate is a non-toxic polycarbonate thermo resin. The liquid polymer forms when bisphenol A reacts with carbonyl chloride. Uncoated sheets are then heat- or cold-formed. Polycarbonate comes in standard sheet size: 4'x8'. Other sizes available upon request Sheet thickness options are:

  • Polycarbonate Versatility and Features
    • Polycarbonate sheets are lightweight.
    • Polycarbonate withstands temperatures from -40 degrees F to 280 degrees F.
    • Standard polycarbonate sheets are UV stable.
    • Polycarbonate earns the highest plastics code compliance for light-transmission.
    • High-impact properties make polycarbonate virtually unbreakable.
    • Polycarbonate sheets offer superior sound insulation.
    • Surfaces can be painted, printed or metalized
  • colors:
    • Clear
    • P95 Frosted (White Frosted)
    • Gray Graylite Bronze Light Green
  • Sizes:
    • 1/8" and 1/4" in stock
    • other thickness available up on request.
    • .030", .040", .060", .093", .118", .177", .220", .236", .375", .500"

Laminated Glass (Safety Glass):

Laminated glass is considered a safety glass and is primarily used because of its safety, security and sound abatement characteristics. Laminated glass is particularly suitable where it is useful to maintain the structural integrity of the piece in question after breakage.

Adhering two or more pieces of glass together with a vinyl layer using heat and pressure produces laminated glass. In case of breakage, the PVB interlayer holds the fragments together and thus continues to provide resistance to the passage of persons or objects. The bond also holds the glass panes together and prevents shattering and production of sharp shards which is typical of glass breakage.

Laminated glass is used in a variety of situations such as store fronts, balconies, skylights, and automotive glass. Here at Middleboro Glass we can custom cut laminated glass and use it for any situation deemed necessary.

Do you need a glass table top but are worried about kids breaking the glass or worse yet cutting themselves? Maybe laminated glass is the answer to your problem.

Tempered glass:

Tempered glass is a type of safety glass regularly used in applications in which standard glass could pose a potential danger. Tempered glass is four to five times stronger than standard glass and does not break into sharp large pieces when it breaks.

Tempered glass is manufactured through a process of extreme heating and rapid cooling, making it harder than normal glass. The brittle nature of tempered glass causes it to shatter into small oval-shaped pebbles when broken. This eliminates the danger of sharp edges. Due to this property, along with its strength, tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass. The thermal process that cures tempered glass also makes it heat resistant. Tempered glass can be used in any situation where there is a danger of the glass breaking due to impact or heat.

Insulated glass:

Insulated glass is produced by placing a spacer between two panes of glass and sealing the edges of the unit. The air is trapped between the two pieces of glass and acts as an insulator to reduce the rate at which heat and cold can travel through the unit.

This application is mostly used in situations where the glass unit acts as a barrier separating the indoors from outdoors. Almost all of the glass units used on the outside walls of residential and commercial units are insulated. This reduces temperature transfer and helps save energy. Substitute one of the two pieces of glass with a low E Glass and you dramatically slow heat transfer even further.

FirePlace glass:

PyroCeram ® is commonly referred to as glass but it is actually a transparent ceramic. Pyroceram is 1/8" or 3mm thick. PyroCeram® is a highly transparent ceramic glass having virtually zero thermal expansion. It is produced in flat, rolled sheets. It is excellent for passing UV while blocking IR. PyroCeram® Chemical process sight glass, high temperature vision windows, heat insulators, commercial ovens / broilers, architectural and outdoor lighting, electronics and UV lightwave blocking applications.

Neoceram® is commonly referred to as glass but it is actually a transparent ceramic. Neoceram is 3/16" or 5mm thick.

Unlike true glass, NeoCeram® withstands continuous exposure to high temperatures without fear of destruction. It is also resistant to failure due to temperature variation. It is the ideal solution for many wood stoves and fireplaces where glass panels are less than 6 inches from the flames. Strength and Durability NeoCeram® can take the heat. Continuous temperatures up to 1470° F (700° C) can be withstood because this ceramic has an extremely low thermal coefficient of expansion. It doesn't run or swell at high temperatures the way normal glass does. NeoCeram® can handle change. You wouldn't dare put snow or water on hot glass for fear that it would shatter or crack. Unlike glass, NeoCeram® can handle it.

Available in 3/16 inch thickness (5 mm)

Transparent-amber tint

Mirrors & Custom Mirrors

Custom mirrors subtly open up the home with reflective illusion that's quiet and dignified. Our true-reflection quality glass returns colors and shapes with both flattery and accuracy. Designers rely on custom mirrors to complete many style makeovers.