Talking About Residential Glass Options

Simple Ways to Modernize Your Glass Shower Door

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Simple Ways to Modernize Your Glass Shower Door

If you have a stand-up shower in your home that looks a little outdated, you might be considering tearing the unit out and having it replaced. What you might not know, however, is that you can make some simple changes to the door itself to make it appear more modern. First, check to make sure that the door is structurally sound; if it’s cracked or otherwise damaged, it’s best to have the door replaced. Provided everything looks fine, here are some simple tasks that you can perform to modernize your glass shower door. Remove or...

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Authentic House Restoration: Types Of Glass Used In Antique Built-Ins

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Authentic House Restoration: Types Of Glass Used In Antique Built-Ins

When you compare them side by side, antique glass looks a lot different from modern glass, which has everything to do with differences in manufacturing. Since modern glass is not made the same as the original glass found in homes 100-years-old or older, it can be difficult to restore built-ins and make them appear authentic. Fortunately, you can have glass made custom so that it will match the antique glass already found in the home, which often has a bubbled or wavy appearance. Following are the three main types of glass that you...

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Guarding Your Windshield Against Rocks And Debris

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Guarding Your Windshield Against Rocks And Debris

Windshield glass is a big investment, especially if you own a large or luxury vehicle, so you probably want to make sure it doesn’t need replacing. If you live or work in an area where there is a higher chance of rocks flying around, such as a construction site or farm, then you’ll probably want to make sure you’re protected against an occasional hit from a stone at high speed. Fortunately, there are several extra ways to protect your windshield from being destroyed by flying rocks. Protective films: There are several brands...

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What To Do When Your Car’s Windshield Gets Damaged By Hail

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do When Your Car’s Windshield Gets Damaged By Hail

Since your car’s windshield is your first line of defense against the elements, it is imperative that you repair it when you notice any signs of damage. Whether you have lived in a state that is prone to hail all your life or you are a newcomer, you are most likely aware of what can happen when solid precipitation suddenly comes flying out of the sky toward your windshield. Here are some tips for dealing with windshield damage caused by hail. Do Not Ignore Small Chips and Cracks If you are lucky enough to escape a hailstorm with...

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2 Ways To Make Glass Shower Doors More Private

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Ways To Make Glass Shower Doors More Private

Having glass doors on your shower can help your bathroom look more modern and elegant. Unfortunately, clear glass shower doors don’t provide much privacy when your shower is in use. If you like the light and open feel of glass doors, but you want to up the privacy factor, here are two simple things you can do to add a little more privacy to your glass shower enclosure in the future. 1. Add a faux stained-glass design. You can easily add some privacy (as well as some color and interest) to your glass shower doors by creating a faux...

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Protecting Your Windshield From Cold Weather

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Protecting Your Windshield From Cold Weather

Whenever your car has to withstand temperature changes, such as extremely cold weather, it’s important that you think about how to protect your auto glass. Cold weather can cause a temperature gradient to form on the windshield, with cold temperatures on the outside and warm temperatures within; this may lead your windshield to be vulnerable to breakage. Here’s what you can do to prevent a windshield emergency.   Defrost Carefully Although it can be tempting to pour hot water on the windshield to loosen ice and defrost the...

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4 Affordable Green Window Cleaning Tips

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Affordable Green Window Cleaning Tips

Going green is admirable, but green products and services are often more expensive than the less environmentally-friendly alternatives. However, not everything has to be pricey. You can make DIY cleaning products yourself for a fraction of the price if you know what natural products to use. Take a look at some green cleaning tips that will help you keep your windows sparkling clean without any expensive products or services. DIY Window Cleaning Liquid It’s not hard to make your own window cleaning liquid. All you need is a spray bottle...

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2 Reasons To Consider Electrochromic Glass For Your Windows

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Reasons To Consider Electrochromic Glass For Your Windows

One of the most interesting and useful types of glass that you can consider when replacing your windows is electrochromic glass. This type of glass is designed in a way that allows you to flip a switch or turn a knob to run electricity through the glass, which can result in the electrochromic glass getting darker or lighter depending on your settings. Listed below are two reasons to consider electrochromic glass for your home’s windows. Keep Light Out The biggest reason to consider electrochromic glass windows is in order to keep your...

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Will Insurance Cover My Auto Glass Replacement?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Will Insurance Cover My Auto Glass Replacement?

Getting insurance coverage for auto glass replacement or repair can be a bit tricky. Here are some guidelines on how, and if, to get auto insurance coverage for your windshield repair.  Checking Your Current Policy Some insurance plans actually do cover windshield repairs.Some only cover the expense for certain reasons; they may cover it for an auto collision but not for an animal or object collision, for instance. Some insurers will cover replacement or repair of the side and back windows but not of the front windshield. Take a look at...

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Do Auto Glass Cracks Require Immediate Attention?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do Auto Glass Cracks Require Immediate Attention?

Auto glass cracks can come with different levels of severity. Here are some times when fixing a crack is extremely important for your safety.  When the Crack Is Decreasing Your Visibility Windshield cracks are a big deal if they fall within your line of sight. Even a small crack at eye level can be distracting and potentially cause a gut-level reaction that causes you to veer off the road. It may also block your vision of upcoming objects, such as pedestrians or animals in the road.  If you repeatedly notice that your attention is...

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