Providing Owen Sound with Glass for Every Application

Owen Sound Glass Service stocks a variety of materials for your needs. If you need help selecting the correct materials for your project, talk to our knowledgeable staff for advice.

Mirror and Plate Glass

Browse Owen Sound Glass Service’s wide array of many different types, tints, patterns and thicknesses of glass, from 2 mm glass for picture frames, all the way up to 6 mm glass for commercial storefronts, tabletops and small shelves.

Looking for something decorative? We often have in stock a half dozen different patterns for use in cabinet doors and sealed units, and we carry bronze and grey tinted glass in 2 thicknesses.

We have 4' x 8' sheets of 3 mm mirror, and heavier grade 5 mm mirror in 8' x 11' sheets.

If you're in need of safety glass in Owen Sound, we've got you covered. We can cut laminated glass to order, and order tempered glass to suit. Owen Sound Glass Service also carries fire-rated and fire-resistant glass.

Plexiglass® and Lexan

Plexiglass and Lexan are both plastics with properties suited to different applications:

Plexiglass is:

  • More clear (without the greenish quality of regular glass)
  • Impact resistant (it can withstand about 10 times the force of regular glass) – but it can chip or crack if sufficient force is applied.
  • Lighter than glass
  • Polished easily (small surface scratches can be polished out)
  • Easy to adhere with Super Glue® (cyanoacrylate cement)

Because of its impact resistance, Plexiglass is preferred for applications such as signs, aquariums and the protective shielding in hockey arenas. Because it can be bent when carefully heated, it can be used for curved surfaces such as airplane windows and furniture. Plexiglass will burn in high heat.

Lexan is:

  • Tougher than Plexiglass, able to withstand 30 times the force of regular glass and does not chip or crack easily
  • Lighter than glass
  • Easily drilled or cut
  • Very easily scratched
  • More costly than glass or plexiglass
  • Can be shaped at room temperature with the right equipment; it can melt at high heat

Lexan’s ability to withstand impact makes it the preferred material for safety lenses and visors, instrument panels and automotive headlamps. Police forces may refer to Lexan as “bullet proof glass,” and use it in safety gear such as riot shields. Some more familiar objects made of Lexan include CDs and DVDs and plastic drink bottles.

Owen Sound Glass Service carries Plexiglass and Lexan in several sizes and thicknesses. Describe your project to us and we will be happy to make a recommendation for great results.

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Owen Sound Glass Service

1349 2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound, ON N4K 2J5

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Service Area

Owen Sound & surrounding areas

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