Friday, January 15, 2021

A Quick Guide to Unique Windows for Your Business

Your business can stand out by doing more than offering the best products and services. It can look the best with decorative windows that let in as much light as they look gorgeous. Windows have two major components: the frame and the glass. When you replace your windows, you can completely change up the design by having your commercial glass replacement contractor install a new frame and glass type that will impress your customers.

Here’s a quick overview of the unique frames and glass types you can install:

Window Frames (and Shapes)

  • Arched windows resemble the top half of a circle.

  • Radius windows combine a rectangular glass panel with an arched panel.

  • Round windows are circles of glass.

  • Picture windows are fixed and do not open.

  • Bay windows have three pieces: a middle piece of glass and two side pieces. Only the side pieces open, while the middle piece is fixed.

  • Horizontal Sliding windows open from the middle and slide left or right.

  • Casement windows are hinged at the side and use a hand crank to open outwards like a door.

  • Double Hung windows have two sashes and can open from the bottom or the top.

  • Single Hung windows have two sashes, with the top one fixed and the bottom one able to slide up and down or tilt outward.

Window Glass

  • Textured glass lets you bring natural light into your business while maintaining a sense of privacy and intimacy. There are many different types of texture, with some resembling the crinkled texture of leaves and others the fine lines of tree bark, and some glass makers can customize the texture’s strength. Stronger textures will further warp visibility and stand out more as artwork.

  • Etched glass offers privacy through opaque designs etched onto the glass. The glass can be either textured or clear, but people typically use clear glass. Some glass makers can even etch your business logo onto your storefront glass.

  • Stained glass is a simple way to add pop to your business, even with a single pane of one color. Specialized glass makers can create custom color patterns or images.

  • Custom glass is a unique option because no two panes of glass are alike. Glass makers can customize the design to your liking, and incorporate a variety of textures and colors.

Designing Unique Windows

When replacing your old windows with decorative glass, your commercial glass contractor will work with glass manufacturers or designers. If you want a highly customized window, be prepared for close coordination with glass designers and a higher price. Pre-made or standardized decorative glass will be quicker to install, as the panes will likely already be in stock. Decorative glass can have higher purchase and installation costs than standard glass, but the investment is worth the delight you’ll get from your customers.

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Best Windshields to Fit Your Budget

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Most cars last an entire life of ownership without auto glass replacement. Even if their windshields get damaged, the glass can often be repaired quickly and with minor costs. However, some cars are inflicted with major damage that requires replacement, such as shattered/cracked glass from accidents and flying highway debris. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Tankless Heaters: What Are They and Should You Get One?

Tankless Heaters- What Are They and Should You Get One? - water heater repair & replacement contractor - Ehret Co Plumbing & Heating

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you’ve probably come across tankless models. These models are smaller and more energy-efficient than storage water heaters, and worth bringing up with your water heater repair & replacement contractor if you’re the littlest bit interested in switching. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Benefits of Safety Glass For Your Business

Safety glass is often associated with bullet resistant glass, but that’s a limited view. Safety glass has other applications, and is especially beneficial for commercial buildings. Experts in commercial glass installation recommend it for a variety of uses, including skylights and storefronts. Safety glass can protect customers and employees from damaged skylights, windows, and give time to escape before the glass completely gives way.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bold Windows That Will Impress Your Customers

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It is often said, “Eyes are the windows to the soul.” Your business doesn’t have eyes, but it does have windows to show customers what it offers. Whether your business sells merchandise, serves meals, or provides consulting services, you can utilize windows to attract and impress your customers. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

How to Clean Your Glass Shower Doors and Walls

If your shower glass is littered with cloudy streaks and soap scum, don’t worry. Residential glass can be cleaned by following the routine below, possibly restoring your shower to a clean, sparkly state that looks great and prevents future buildup of bacteria.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

3 Tips for Installing Commercial Glass for an Entranceway

3 Tips for Installing Commercial Glass for an Entranceway - comercial glass installation - Dans Glass

Dark and closed doorways are a thing of the past. Our new normal emphasizes, light, space, and ventilation in your commercial glass installation projects. If we think of curb appeal as the first impression, having an attractive and inviting entranceway is highly important in making the right impression on potential customers or clients. So what do you need to know about adding glass to your doorway install?