Open up your drapes. Outside your window, snow blankets your front yard. The wind blows the leafless trees, shaking flakes off of their branches. Winter in Chicago creates many of these quietly beautiful scenes. As you stand observing, the hair on your forearms stands up. You cross your arms to stay warm. An icy chill, courtesy of our lake effect climate, has crept through your window.
Unless you perform some basic seasonal maintenance, your windows may allow cold air to creep in—especially if they have only one pane of glass. If you have windows that can’t adequately block out the cold winter air, not only will you feel uncomfortably chilly in your own home, but you’ll also unnecessarily waste money on a ballooned energy bill.
As local, reputable glaziers, we’ve provided three suggestions to help improve your windows’ insulation. Read on to discover tips for staying warm this winter.
With the construction and aesthetic elements in your home, not all materials are created equal. This idea holds just as true for the glass in your windows, doors, and décor as it does for your flooring, insulation, and other building materials.
When replacing or upgrading windows, many homeowners just know that they want high-quality windows, not necessarily what those windows should consist of. One of the common choices for optimized windows is tempered glass panes.
In this blog, we explain what tempered glass is and discuss six advantages that tempered glass has over some other glass treatments.
If you need to replace the glass in your home, you may have a few options for what type of glass you can use. For instance, some common glass options include standard, tempered, and laminated glass. While you may be familiar with standard or laminated glass, you may not have the same knowledge about tempered glass.
To help you make the best decision for your home, here is some basic information about why and where you should use tempered glass in your home.
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.
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.
When it’s time to replace residential windows, whether a single window broke during roughhousing or it’s time to upgrade all the windows in your home, you have lots of options. For many homeowners, the number of frame, style, and glass types can seem overwhelming.
In this blog, we’ll discuss one of the best window options: insulated glass windows. We’ll cover how these windows work and how you may benefit from installing insulated glass windows in your home.
As a homeowner, you naturally want to improve your property as much as you can. The right home improvements can boost resale value and maximize comfort levels for you and your family.
Recently, you may have heard (or seen) some debates about whether skylights are a good investment. Some financial gurus claim that skylights will significantly increase your home’s resale value. Others, however, assert that skylights create maintenance problems that cost a great deal to fix.
While the true cost varies as much as opinions, skylights affect more than your home’s resale value. When installed correctly, skylights offer all of the following benefits, which could outweigh the installation and maintenance costs for you and your family.
The next time you’re at home, take a look around. Does your décor seem outdated or uninspiring?
As homeowners, we have to ask ourselves this question periodically. Our home is our sanctuary, and for many us, where we entertain friends and family members. It should feel like it’s a reflection of who we are, a place for us to feel comfortable and confident inviting people over for a dinner party without an internal, nagging insecurity about how the kitchen or other parts of the house look.
If you’re nodding in silent agreement, it may be time to upgrade parts of your home and infuse its décor with eye-catching, new custom glass trends. We’ve created a list of the top five interior decoration touches that could transform your home’s look, just in time for the holiday season. See what we picked out and get inspired.
Mirrors are a simple but versatile decoration. If you’re willing to invest a little in getting a high quality, custom mirror, you’ll enjoy a remarkable aesthetic shift in your home or place of business.
To give you some ideas, we’ve outlined the top five benefits of using mirrors in your interior decorating. Read on to learn more.