Commercial and Residential Glass Installer and Manufacturer Resource

Double-Pane vs. Triple-Pane Windows - What's the Difference?

Sep 30, 2020 3:26:00 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Double Pane Window, Glass, Triple Pane Window, Triple Glazed Glass

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The value of a window in any space is evident: they let in natural light, provide ventilation outlets, and help add to the overall ambiance of a room.

But what goes into choosing the right window for a space? The short answer is it depends on what you’re looking for from a window, aside from an unobstructed view. 

As energy efficient windows, double- and triple-pane windows are the most popular choices for new window installations or replacements. 

Choosing a double-pane vs. triple-pane window for your project isn’t an either or decision. Both window types offer different benefits and are best suited for certain applications. 

Let’s take a look at what both window types bring to the table.  

 

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Commercial Glass Services: Designing for Manufacturability

Aug 28, 2020 10:13:33 AM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Glass Design, Glass Manufacturing

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Glass design details can make the difference between a glass piece that is easy to install or one that’s outright unusable -- which can lead to costly delays.

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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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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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What is Beveled Glass? | Tiny Details Can Make a Big Difference

Oct 2, 2019 1:05:00 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Commercial Glass, Glass Sheets, Beveled Glass

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In the world of interior décor and commercial design, it is often the smallest details that make the biggest difference and bring the real “wow” factor to a room. Such is the case when it comes to beveled glass.

This creative addition to décor specifications can up a creation from basic to elegant. Just when it might start to feel like every design element looks the same, the use of beveled glass can truly make all the difference in the world.

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Guide to Custom Glass for Shower Enclosures

Sep 30, 2019 2:30:00 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Custom Glass, Shower Enclosures

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Guide to Custom Glass Shower Enclosures

The question of installing a shower versus a bath has been hotly contested over the years. While “spa tubs” were once all the rage, many home builders and designers are now seeing a trend towards removing the tub and installing a bigger shower. Today’s  showers are larger, more luxurious, eco-conscious and safer for older adults than ever before. 

Stunning new design options for 21st century homes can include a Wi-Fi or cloud-based digital shower, wireless speakers, thermostatic trim plates, chromotherapy lighting, and an incredible variety of luxurious shower-heads. It’s no wonder people want to spend more time in their showers! 

Whether as part of a walk-in shower or a bathtub/ shower combination, the new affinity for showers offers a great opportunity to commercial installers, architects, and interior designers everywhere. But, before all of the fancy gadgets and modern technology can be considered, it’s crucial to start with dependable glass.

Here are some elements to take into consideration regarding glass for shower enclosures.

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How to Safely Ship Custom Glass Sheets

Aug 28, 2019 1:34:09 PM / by Greg Martell posted in Glass, Triple Glazed Glass, Glass Sheets, Commercial Mirror, Beveled Glass, Glass Shipping

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Glass is beautiful, decorative, stylish... and extremely fragile. Yes, while custom glass sheets are a trendy addition or enhancement to many spaces, getting the pieces from 

Point A to Point B can be somewhat of a challenge — specifically because of their aforementioned fragility. The right packaging and shipping is extremely crucial. 

As a glass shop, the last thing that you want is an unsatisfied consumer because their product is broken or damaged upon receiving it. It's why we can't stress the importance of being proactive with your shipping and packaging process enough. 

Additionally, it’s of paramount importance to choose a custom glass manufacturer who follows careful shipping protocol -- ensuring quality every step of the way, and eliminating defects in the glass that reaches your consumer.

Here's a look at what to do (and what not to do) when shipping custom glass sheets. Plus, some notes on what to look out for when receiving glass from your manufacturer.

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