Monthly Archives August 2014

Regular Glass vs Tempered Glass

We would like to explain the difference between  Regular (Annealed as some  call it) Glass & Tempered Glass. When Regular Glass breaks it breaks into large pieces, which can cause serious harm to anyone near it.  Tempered glass breaks into a million little pieces in order to protect anyone around it.  You may end up with very small cuts but you do not have to worry about being seriously injured.  This is why it is sometimes referred to as “Safety Glass” Another little thing that most people don’t know is Tempered Glass is 4 times stronger than regular glass of
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Shower Door Glass Thickness Choice

With the growing popularity of Frameless Shower Doors we would like to share with you when 1/2″ Thick Glass is recommended. Glass thickness for a typical shower enclosure is 3/8″ We follow 2 general rules when deciding whether or not a customer needs 1/2″ glass. 1.  Is the Shower Enclosure going to be very tall?  Usually we recommend 1/2″ glass for any height over 84″ 2.  Is any singular glass panel going to be very wide.  We recommend 1/2″ for any fixed panel width over 42″ As always, glass thickness is a choice of the consumer but if you follow these 2
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Mirror Cleaning

It is very important when cleaning mirrors in your home that you stay away from any type of ammonia based cleaning products.  Ammonia will cause a chemical reaction with the “silvering” on the back of your mirror which will cause it to waste away.  Over time this will cause an unsightly black appearance called “Desilvering”.  Once a mirror starts to “Desilver” it will need to be replaced. We have formulated a glass cleaner that is 100 % Mirror safe!!!!  Stop in today to check it out!! We recommend always using an Alcohol based cleaner.  Cleaning mirrors with Alcohol based glass cleaners
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