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Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

Welcome to my blog. When I was a teen, I started dabbling with coloured glass and stained glass art. Later, I helped work on a number of houses, and my partner and I often changed the windows in those houses. Through that experience, I learned a lot about maintaining, protecting and repairing glass. Currently, I am not working on any projects, so I decided to create a blog full of the information I have learned about glass over the years. Whether you are an artist, a glass installer, a homeowner thinking about new windows or anyone else with a question or concern about glass, this blog is designed for you.

Maintaining, Protecting and Repairing Glass: Tips for Everyone

    Are You in Need of a Glass Replacement Company?

    Windows probably don't occupy your thoughts very often. When you glance through a window, it is whatever is on the other side of the window that has captured your attention, rather than the window itself. The only time that you notice the glass in the window is when it is dirty or damaged. While mud or dirt can be washed off the glass pane without difficulty, a broken window can be harder to fix.

    Signs That You Need to Replace Window Glass in Your Home

    While broken panes are an obvious sign that you need to replace the glass in your home's windows, many other clues can suggest the same thing. You just need to decipher these more subtle indications. T following may indicate that you might require glass replacement. Excessive Heating and Cooling Costs If you're paying excessive bills to heat and cool your home, the problem may stem from the type of window glass you have installed.

    Three Reasons for Repairing a Broken Window Immediately

    There are some jobs around the home that never seem to get done. However, a broken window should never be one of them. Here are three reasons why a broken window should be repaired as soon as possible. Safety Most importantly, broken glass is a serious safety hazard. If a window has shattered, there may be small particles of glass on the floor that you can't even see but which can easily cause serious cuts.

    Understanding Leadlight Doors

    Leadlight doors are installed mostly for their aesthetic appeal. They also offer an additional benefit of being able to achieve multiple designs that you might not be able to achieve with standard glass. You might also find that leadlight doors offer a minimal chance of major glass damage. Here's what you need to know about leadlight doors to understand them better: A Detailed Description of Leadlight Doors These are mostly wooden doors that have a section made of glass.

    Should You Choose Opaque Or Clear Shower Screens?

    Glass shower screens add a luxurious touch to a bathroom. Before choosing a glass type, though, you need to be clear about what you want from the screens. Are you after something to maximise light flow, or are you more interested in preserving privacy? Here is some information to help you decide between transparent and opaque glass. Frosted Glass Frosted glass is translucent, filtering through a soft diffused light. Because it scatters the illumination that passes through, only blurred shadows and shapes are visible.

    Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Glass Benchtops and Splashbacks

    Glass benchtops and splashbacks are becoming very popular for kitchens today, as homeowners are often looking for something that is unique and a change from the old standbys of granite or laminate. If you're thinking of getting glass benchtops or splashbacks for your kitchen, you might note a few questions that homeowners often ask about the material and the finished look, and then discuss these with a glazier in your area if you need more information.

    What are some reasons your energy bill is higher?

    If you have been struggling with a high energy bill lately, it might not actually be due to using your HVAC units too much, but to home improvements and maintenance that needs to be done. Here are some possible reasons for a higher energy bill. There Are Air Leaks A common reason for your energy bill to be higher is due to air leaks in your home. If a lot of air is escaping when you are running the air conditioner or heater, those units are working extra hard to get to the temperature you have programmed.

    3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Auto Glass Repaired

    When your car's windshield has a crack or other damage, you may not need to just get it replaced. Often you can have the glass repaired by a specialty company or shop that may fill in a small crack or chip with a type of resin that dries clearly, so the glass is safe from further cracking and chipping. This isn't always possible, depending on the type of damage to the windshield and its overall size, but it can be cheaper and faster than having a new windshield installed.