5 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Home With Glass

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Whether you just moved into a new home, you’re preparing to sell your home, or you’re simply tired of your home’s old look, upgrading the property is a great idea. And there’s no better way to make your home sparkle and shine than by incorporating new glass.

Here are a few simple ways to add style and class with glass.

1. Windows

If your windows are chipped, cracked, or foggy, replacing them is in your best interest. But even if your windows are in good condition, consider replacing your aged glass. Specialized glass resists breaking and can even lower your utility bills.

For example, insulated glass consists of two window panes with a gas-filled space in between. Insulated windows block heat from escaping from your home, which can keep you more comfortable and reduce your heating system’s workload. Conversely, they prevent heat from entering in the summer, reducing the cost of running your air conditioner.

Yet another type of glass to consider is tempered glass. Much stronger than standard glass, tempered glass is difficult to break. That added strength means less risk of burglars or baseballs breaking your windows. And unlike standard glass, tempered glass breaks into granular chunks rather than sharp pieces. So, a broken window won’t injure your family members.

2. Mirrors

If there’s something missing in your décor, consider mirrors. Mirrors aren’t just for your bathroom. Incorporating mirrors in your living room, bedroom, or dining room adds a touch of elegance and class. Mirrors visually enlarge a room’s space and add a splash of light. When arranged next to each other, several small or medium mirrors can even create a piece of art.

By working with a professional glass company, you can create a mirror that meets your desired size and shape. Match the mirror to your home’s style by choosing an appropriate frame.

3. Shower Doors

Are you tired of your wet, moldy shower curtain? A glass shower door can instantly brighten your bathroom. Along with looking beautiful and modern, glass shower doors are also easy to clean and maintain. There are several different types to choose from.

Showers with sliding glass doors are functional and use minimal space. However, the sliding track may attract mold. If you really want to save space, a corner shower enclosure fits snugly in the corner of your bathroom. A specific type of corner shower, called a neo-angle shower stall, has three glass sides. When the glass is installed in your bathroom’s corner, the two walls and the three sides form a diamond shape.

You can also choose between framed and frameless glass shower doors. Framed shower doors keep water from escaping, but frameless shower doors avoid all the hassle that come with a shower seal. They look less bulky, are easier to clean, and don’t attract mold around their edges.

4. Glass Doors

Glass doors can do something other types of doors cannot: they let in natural light. Plus, glass doors don’t rust like metal doors or warp like wood doors.

While many homeowners enjoy sliding glass doors leading out to the yard or patio, sliding glass doors aren’t your only option. You can choose a fixed, hinged, or folding glass door as well. Some homeowners decide to add a glass panel to their existing entry door. You can improve your privacy and enhance your door’s style with frosted or colored glass.

5. Skylights

Skylights increase the natural light in your home even more than windows do. Besides adding a stunning look to any room, skylights can also lower your electricity use, decreasing your utility bills.

No matter your reason for remodeling, glass can enliven every room of your house. Talk to a glass company today about how glass can improve your home.

 

#1 We do replacement glass in almost all windows, but we do not replace complete frames and glass in residental work. Normally we have to use similar glass that was in the frame, as that is all that will fit. We can use tempered or energy efficient, but there may be a difference in the slight tint that Low-E glass has.

#4 We do not do complete new doors for residential, but we can replace the glass in a existing door. Commercial doors, we usually can install most any door the customer may want.

#5 We do not install complete new skylites, we can replace broken glass in existing.

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