It's not as hard as you might think it is to replace a window. Usually, I prefer to have an experienced glass company take care of it when I need a window replaced, but sometimes, they can't get to me as fast as I'd like, or I can't afford a new window right away. I keep a few inexpensive panes of glass and some supplies in my garage so that I can temporarily replace a window until I can get the glass company to my house to install a better one. This is definitely something that anyone could learn to do, so I decided to start a blog about it to try to teach others how to replace windows. Whether you're temporarily replacing a window or you want to do a permanent job, you can learn the basics here in this blog.
14 August 2015
Don't think green glass – no telling if those are right for your home. However, you may be wondering if green windows – or environmentally friendly window constructions – are right for your home. Having such windows installed in your home adds to the up-front cost but can save on utilites. Find out what makes windows energy-efficient and how they can add value to your home. Energy-Efficient Glass Energy efficiency in glass is measured by its U-value and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC).
15 July 2015
If you love flowers, you can keep enjoying them no matter what the weather is outside with a residential glass greenhouse. Before you get started, you need to think about what you are going to use for your walls. Below is some information about the advantages between glass and polycarbonate for your walls. Types of Glass You have to consider the type of glass for the walls, as well as the glass for the roof.
1 June 2015
If the windows on your home are over ten years old, chances are that they don't compete with new, energy efficient models. When it comes to window efficiency, it's often measured in U-factor specific to windows as opposed to R-value—which is the resistance to heat flow within your home's roof, flooring and walls. The lower the U-factor stated on your home's windows by the manufacturer, the better insulating properties it demonstrates. If your windows are outdated, unsealed or cracked, it may be time for an upgrade.
26 May 2015
If you have either a shower-only unit or a shower and bathtub combo, you can get bypass shower doors installed. These types of doors, also called sliding glass doors, provide a way to enclose your bathtub and shower to give you more privacy and keep water from spraying out onto your bathroom floor. They usually consist of thick glass panels that are surrounded by a metal frame, and slide along metal rollers.
31 March 2015
Selecting the right shower door is one of the most critical decisions homeowners face when building or remodeling a bathroom. More and more homeowners are choosing frameless glass shower enclosures for their shower doors. In fact, about 54 percent of master bathrooms in American homes have them. If you're considering this type of shower door, here are some the reasons to use them, besides what to consider. Advantages of Glass Shower Enclosures