Commercial and Residential Glass Installer and Manufacturer Resource

A Commercial Glass Company’s Guide to Tolerances

Jul 28, 2020 4:14:15 PM / by Greg Martell

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Details matter when fabricating a piece of commercial glass. 

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Specifications for Tempered Glass Shapes for Your Commercial Project

Jul 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Custom Glass, Tempered Glass

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From creating an elegant custom shower enclosure to fitting seamlessly into an odd-shaped space, tempered glass can be cut into almost any shape your project demands. 

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Commercial Glass Company Sketch and Template Requirements

Jul 16, 2020 3:20:19 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Commercial Glass, Glass Sheets, Custom Glass

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Sketches are quite literally the blueprints of the glass components of your project. The same can be said about templates for specialty shaped glass. 

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Glass Partitions for New Public Health Regulations

Jun 18, 2020 9:42:07 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Glass Sheets, Tempered Glass

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In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many public spaces and workplaces are now seeing measures to limit exposure between customers, staff, and coworkers to each other.

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How Does Glass Tempering Work?

Dec 5, 2019 4:29:12 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Tempered Glass, Glass Edgework

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As those in the commercial and residential construction industry already know, tempered glass is the strongest type of glass that can be used. Basically, tempering means to heat the glass to extreme temperatures, and then rapidly put it through a high-pressure cooling process. 

This procedure puts stress on the glass, which in turn produces tension that begins in the center of the piece and spreads out. The tension is then compressed on the outer edges, which gives the piece its strength. 

Let’s take a “behind the scenes” look at the five-step process used to produce tempered glass.

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Types of Glass Edgework Guide

Dec 2, 2019 10:48:11 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Custom Glass, Glass Edgework

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As anyone who works with commercial glass projects knows, incorporating glass elements into the décor adds a bold touch of beauty and elegance to any environment.

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Double-Pane vs Triple-Pane Windows:  FAQ Guide

Oct 24, 2019 3:27:39 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Triple Pane Window, Custom Glass, Beveled Glass

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With up to 40 percent of a property's annual energy budget dedicated to heating and cooling costs, anything that you can do to improve a businesses' energy efficiency won't just help it become more sustainable — but it will result in more disposable income as well. 

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Glass Fabrication Capabilities Your Vendor Should Provide

Oct 7, 2019 11:20:06 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Custom Glass, Beveled Glass, Glass Shipping, Glass Restoration

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Being that glass is still one of the most widely used materials in architectural design and overall décor, it’s imperative to work with a vendor that offers the capabilities to make your space or products stand out. 

Whether you’re shopping for a new glass fabricator or just looking to see what capabilities are out there in the industry, here’s a closer look at some of the key capabilities any vendor should be able to provide.

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6 Commercial Colored Glass Products to Elevate Your Design Plans

Oct 2, 2019 2:27:00 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Glass Sheets, Custom Glass, Tempered Glass

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When designing a commercial space, designers and contractors often focus on the actual shape of the space, thinking about the space and its furnishings, form, and function.

In addition to creating a perfectly functioning space with the typical tools, a commercial designer or contractor can elevate their design plans by incorporating colored glass products within the build itself.

You can use glass elements and glass statements in your design to add an additional texture to your design's texture palette, cast light into the interior in interesting, pleasant, or thought-provoking ways, to create semi-private spaces, and even to change the feel of your design, taking it from mainstream to modern or using beveled glass to create a more classically appointed atmosphere.

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How Much Do Mirrored Walls Cost? + Other Custom-Made Mirror FAQs

Oct 2, 2019 2:08:00 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Commercial Mirror, Mirrored Wall

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For many homes and commercial properties, mirrors and mirrored walls often add a striking design element. They can make a room seem larger, add depth, and brilliantly reflect light or draw in outdoor scenery.

Mirrors can be used to bring a space together, or they may even become the center of attention. The only limitation is that the mirror must blend in harmoniously with the rest of the environment.

With that in mind, here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about mirrors and mirrored walls.

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