Hard water stains appear as white, hazy spots on your window glass surfaces due to a build-up of alkaline and other minerals in your water. The most likely culprit is your irrigation and sprinkler system.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Glass makes up a large component of household and industrial waste due to its weight and density. The glass component in municipal waste is usually made up of bottles, broken glassware and other recyclable items.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
When scratches happen to windows, table tops, mirrors and other glass in your home, they can be very difficult to repair. If a scratch isn’t too deep, it may be minimized or perhaps even eliminated.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Homeowners often clean their windows with wadded-up paper towels or newspaper, spray cleaner, and alot of elbow grease. All that rubbing isn't really a good idea. You're really just moving dirt around from one spot to another and putting a static charge on the glass, which attracts dust and dirt. As soon as you finish, the window looks dirty again.
Monday, August 10, 2015
When it comes to repairing one of the most complex building components in a home, it is worth the money you spend to have the work done by professionals.
Licensed glaziers are masters of their craft with the skills, knowledge and experience with glass, window and door components to get your home windows repaired or replaced correctly.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Windows are one of the most complex building components in a home, and at several hundred dollars or more each, also among the most expensive. Investing in quality windows now will save you later.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
One of the most important aspects of shopping for home window glass replacement is to choose the right contractor. In order to get the service and quality you deserve, you should find a glazing contractor who will measure for the correct size, recommend the correct type of replacement windows for your home, install them properly, and warranty their work.
Friday, March 20, 2015
The panes of glass in an insulating unit must be kept apart at the appropriate distance by spacers. In addition to keeping the glass panes separated, the spacer system serves a number of other functions:
• Accommodate stress induced by thermal expansion and pressure differences;
• Provides a moisture barrier that prevents passage of water or water vapor that would fog the unit;
• Provides a gas-tight seal that prevents the loss of any special low-conductance gas in the air space;
• Creates an insulating barrier that reduces the formation of interior condensation at the edge
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Insulating glass is created by bonding two panes of glass together along their perimeter while maintaining a (usually) 1/2- to 3/4-in. space between them.
Insulating glass in windows and doors has to put up with a lot of abuse. The seals have to withstand slamming and banging. They have to be flexible enough to allow the panes to contract in cold weather and expand in hot. The seals can’t stiffen and become brittle in the cold or soften and ooze when it’s warm. They have to stand up to wind, hail, rain, damaging ultraviolet rays, age and atmospheric pressure changes.