Eric Bohn


Is a Glass Shower safe or will the glass shatter?

A shower is a special place in your home to help you feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Thanks to advances in technology in glass showers, you can also feel completely safe – with no worries of broken or shattered glass.

Glass showers are one of our many specialties at Glass N Pane, and we’re here to design and install the perfect glass shower for you – one that’s sleek, safe and durable for many years to come.

Why purchase a glass shower from Glass N Pane?

· Tempered glass. At Glass N Pane, we have tempered glass in all of the glass showers we sell. Designed with safety in mind, much like the glass used in cars and airplanes, tempered glass takes a serious blow to break. And when it does, it shatters into small granular chunks instead of large shards, subsequently protecting both people and pets near the glass – and also providing easy cleanup in the unlikely case that it does break.
· American made. The glass showers we sell and install at Glass N Pane are American made, with all of the safety requirements set forth by federal, state and local building codes.
· Professional installation. At Glass N Pane, our professional and experienced installers work tirelessly to ensure that your glass shower is installed properly and safely. We inspect the glass for any deformities like chipping or cracks – and will replace the entire glass panel immediately if a defect is seen.
· Aesthetics. Not only will your glass shower be safe, but it will add beauty to your entire bathroom, with a dreamlike aesthetic appeal that’s luxurious, sensual and serene.
· Selection. Our selection of glass showers at Glass N Pane offers the latest in design and safety features – and you’ll also enjoy the lower-maintenance durability and tremendous value they offer.

Call Glass N Pane today for your glass shower!
At Glass N Pane, we’ve been helping homeowners, builders, remodelers and interior designers with their glass needs for over 24 years. Family owned and operated, we’ve built a “put the customer first” reputation in everything we do. Our services are reliable and always delivered with a smile.

Call Glass N Pane today for a complimentary consultation to discuss how a safe and secure glass shower will refresh and rejuvenate you and your home! Contact us today!


Glass N Pane your source for frameless showers in Lewisville

If you’re going to be remodeling your bathroom and are looking for a shower solution that offers unmatched style, safety and versatility, Glass N Pane is your premier source for frameless showers in Lewisville!

What are frameless showers?
While traditional shower doors typically come with an aluminum frame on all sides of the panel, frameless showers do not have the aluminum framing. Instead, the door hinges are installed directly onto the glass. Frameless showers offer many advantages over framed showers, including:

• High-End Appearance. Frameless showers provide a classic, high-end appearance that complements the other design elements throughout your bathroom. Our frameless showers at Glass N Pane in Lewisville provide unobstructed and perfectly clear glass that will accent the other design choices you’ve made in the space – including fixtures and tile.
• Durable Design. Because frameless showers operate without the usual hardware, they are the most structurally sound option. The thicker and stronger glass used for frameless showers means you can count on your enclosure to last for years to come.
• High Return on Investment. Residential real estate buyers are drawn to the luxurious appearance of frameless showers — and many buyers look specifically for frameless showers. The desirability of frameless showers ensures that you’ll receive a solid return on your investment when you decide to put your home on the market.
• Illusion of Added Space. Frameless showers completely remove the delineation between your shower and the rest of your bathroom, which can make the room seem brighter and more spacious overall.
• Safe Design. The design requirements inherent in frameless showers increase the safety of your bathroom. Not only is the glass made thick enough to resist all but the strongest blows, but the edges of the glass are treated to eliminate the hazard of cuts and scrapes.
• Versatility. Because frameless showers are made with such precision, their doors can be used in any type of bathroom, including spaces intended primarily for children or individuals who use mobility devices that could come into contact with the glass.
• Simple Maintenance. Frameless showers are easy to maintain. Because their doors consist almost entirely of glass designed for use in humid and wet conditions, the potential for unwanted organic growth is very low. In addition, the enclosure is less likely to develop any sort of corrosion that could affect the function, beauty, and cleaning of the glass doors.
• Design Options. Frameless showers come with a wide range of design options and take up less space than many types of framed shower doors, providing you with a wider range of choices when choosing the showerhead, knobs, and other fixtures.

Why Glass N Pane for frameless showers in Lewisville?
At Glass N Pane in Lewisville, we’ve worked with homeowners, builders, remodelers and interior designers for almost 25 years – and we’re here to help you with the best solution for your frameless shower solutions! Family owned and operated – and fully licensed and insured — we’ve built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile. At Glass N Pane, we’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible.

Call Glass N Pane in Lewisville today at 972-436-4221 to schedule a complimentary consultation and estimate. Our staff is here to answer any questions you may have – and you can always trust that you’re receiving quality service at a fair price at Glass N Pane!

Let the pros at Glass N Pane in Lewisville help you transform your bathroom into a luxurious, relaxing and low-maintenance retreat with our custom frameless showers!  Contact us today!


We are remodeling why go with a frameless shower door?

When it’s time for a bathroom remodel, you’ll have two choices when it comes to your shower: framed or frameless. At Glass N Pane, we’ve worked with homeowners, builders, remodelers and interior designers for almost 25 years – and we’re here to help you with the best solution for your shower and bathroom needs!

What’s the difference between a framed and frameless shower?
Traditional shower doors are usually framed and come with an aluminum frame on all sides of the panel. Frameless doors, as the name suggests, do not have the aluminum framing. Instead, the door hinges are installed directly onto the glass. Due to an array of advantages – including enhanced aesthetics – the frameless shower has become an increasingly popular choice with homeowners. Their advantages include:

· High-End Appearance. Many homeowners dream of a bathroom that looks like an exclusive and luxurious spa and feels like a relaxing getaway from the stresses of everyday life. A frameless shower offers a classic and high-end appearance that complements the other design elements throughout your bathroom. In addition, when you opt for frameless doors, the unobstructed and perfectly clear glass accents the other design choices you’ve made in the space – including fixtures and tile.
· Durable Design. The thicker and stronger glass used for frameless shower doors means that you can count on your shower enclosure to last for years to come.
· High Return on Investment. If you’re remodeling with future resale concerns in mind, a frameless shower enclosure is an excellent choice. Residential real estate buyers are drawn to the luxurious appearance of frameless showers — and many buyers look specifically for frameless showers.
· Appearance of Added Space. One of the fundamentals of bathroom design is to minimize dividing lines that can make the space seem smaller or more cramped. With most types of shower enclosure, you don’t have the option to eliminate the harsh lines that create visual distractions. However, a frameless enclosure completely removes the delineation between your shower and the rest of your bathroom, which can make the room seem brighter and more spacious overall.
· Safe Design. The design requirements inherent in a frameless shower configuration increase the safety of your bathroom. Some homeowners decide against glass enclosures for fear of accidental breakages and the risk of injury involved. However, with frameless shower doors, not only is the glass made thick enough to resist all but the strongest blows, but the edges of the glass are treated to eliminate the hazard of cuts and scrapes.
· Versatility. Because frameless showers are made with such precision, the doors can be used in any type of bathroom, including spaces intended primarily for the children in your household — or for individuals who use mobility devices that could come into contact with the glass.
· Simple Maintenance. Frameless shower doors are some of the simplest shower enclosures to maintain over time. Because the doors consist almost entirely of glass designed for use in humid and wet conditions, the potential for unwanted organic growth is lower than with shower curtains. The lack of a metal frame also reduces the amount of soap scum and limescale that collects on the enclosure. Additionally, the enclosure is less likely to develop any sort of corrosion that could affect the function, beauty, or cleaning of the glass doors.

Call Glass N Pane today!
Family owned and operated for over 24 years, we have built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile. At Glass N Pane, we’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible.

Call us today at 972-436-4221 to schedule a complimentary consultation and estimate. Let the pros at Glass N Pane help you transform your bathroom into a luxurious, relaxing and low-maintenance retreat with a frameless shower! Contact us today!


When do you need a pro for window pane replacement?

Most homeowners only think of window pane replacement if a window is broken or cracked. But there are several other reasons that could mean it’s time for a replacement – and your professionals at Glass N Pane are here to help!

Following are some of the reasons (in addition to a cracked or broken window) when you should consider a window pane replacement:· Mineral deposits from sprinklers have accumulated

· There is moisture and/or mineral deposits between glass panes
· Low-e failure (rainbow splotches between panes)
· You want to upgrade from traditional glass to energy efficient glass

Benefits of window pane replacement
Other than the obvious benefit of improved appearance of your window and home, there are other important benefits of window pane replacement including:

· Providing you with a better and clearer view out of your windows
· Increasing the energy efficiency of your windows
· Providing for the resealing of adjacent surfaces between the window frame and glass, which can fix air and water infiltration problems
· Windows in good repair will increase the value of your home

Why choose the pros at Glass N Pane for your window pane replacement
While some homeowners choose the DIY route for their window pane replacement, it’s an important enough job where you should seriously consider calling in a pro like Glass N Pane. Some of the advantages we offer:

· A free, in-home consultation to evaluate your window(s) and determine whether a repair is possible or if a replacement is necessary. Either way, you’ll enjoy peace of mind in knowing that an experienced and knowledgeable team is providing you with the right advice and appropriate solution!
· During the installation process, we’ll replace and seal the pane and make sure that the window is securely in place.
· You’ll also enjoy the peace of mind of having a professional job with warrantied work!
· At Glass N Pane, we specialize in replacing window glass using methods that meet or exceed industry and manufacturer standards.
· Our team will clean the work area and any remaining debris from the installation. You won’t have to worry about glass shards that could endanger you, your family or pets.

Call Glass N Pane today!
At Glass N Pane, we excel at residential glass replacement – plus the installation of custom showers, mirrors, and custom cut glass. Family owned and operated for over 24 years, we have built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile. We’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible. Call us today at 972-436-4221 to schedule a complimentary consultation and estimate.

Experience the Clear Difference at Glass N Pane today!


We had a good cold snap here did your windows get condensation in them?

When the cold weather hits, so can condensation in your home’s windows. And although there are remedies that can reduce window condensation (i.e. a dehumidifier), there’s also the distinct possibility that it’s time for window replacement.

What causes window condensation?
Interior window condensation is caused by excessive moisture in the house, and it often occurs in the winter when the warm air inside the house condenses on the cold windows. Exterior window condensation occurs when the window is colder than the dew point. Condensation between window panes occurs when the seal between the panes is broken or when the desiccant (a substance that absorbs water) inside the windows is saturated.

Effects of window condensation
Not only is condensation irritating because it’s unsightly and obstructs your view, but it can even damage your home, especially if you have older windows. It can rot wood molding and damage plaster – and the excess moisture in your home can damage other parts in your house, not just the areas around the windows.

Benefits of window replacement
When older windows begin to fail due to a broken seal, it can lead to decreased energy efficiency in addition to increased condensation. Although some may tell you that a repair is a viable option, the fact is that it’s extremely difficult to separate the old panes and reseal them again. As a result, a repair is only a temporary solution. The best long term solution for window failure is to purchase a high quality window replacement with a good, long warranty that’s installed by a professional company with experience and a solid reputation. A quality window replacement will provide you with an array of additional benefits, including:

· Lower Energy Costs. Replacing your windows may be one of the most cost-effective home improvements you can make. Well-insulated windows keep extreme outdoor conditions from affecting your indoor heating and cooling system.
· UV Protection. Most people love having natural light in the home, but excessive ultraviolet rays can cause fading in your home’s interior. Protect your home’s walls, floors, and furnishings by choosing windows that have Low-E insulating double-pane or triple-pane glass with argon that provides added protection from UV-rays.
· Lower maintenance. Replacing your existing windows with new quality windows that feature advanced designs will increase sustainability. Look for easy-clean features, durability, and quality construction. Innovative designs and technology not only contribute to less time spent cleaning, but they can also reduce the dust and allergens in your home.
· A Safer Home. Quality windows are available with glass options that can increase the safety and security of your home. Tempered glass is less likely to cause injury when accidentally broken, as it’s designed to break into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards. Laminated glass has a polymer interlayer that holds the glass together if shattered – offering added protection from potential intruders.
· Noise Reduction. Reduce outside noise by installing high-quality windows with noise-reducing glass options.
· Curb Appeal. While replacing your windows can reduce energy costs and increase security, the style, color, and material can also benefit your home. New and improved windows can boost your home’s curb appeal, adding visual interest.
· Home Value. According to the National Association of Realtors, window replacement projects can return homeowners more than 78% of the project costs upon resale!

Call Glass N Pane today!
At Glass N Pane, we’ve been helping homeowners with their glass needs for over 24 years. Family owned and operated, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help offer the best solutions to your window replacement needs. With Glass N Pane, you can trust that you’re getting quality service at a fair price. Fully licensed and insured, we’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible.

Don’t let the winter snap cause you window pain. Call Glass N Pane for a free estimate on window replacement — and experience the clear difference today! Contact us today!


Why replace a flat bathroom mirror with a beveled Mirror

If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your bathroom, replacing a flat and lifeless mirror with a beveled mirror is a great place to start.

What are beveled mirrors?
A beveled mirror is a mirror with edges that are cut at an angle in order to give an appearance of a mirror with a framed edge around it. The beveled edge gives the mirror a subtle, embellished look. A beveled mirror also gives it a finished look that a mirror with a straight edge doesn’t have. The thicker the glass used, the more noticeable the beveled edge.

Beveled mirrors serve the same purpose and function as any other mirrors. However, a beveled mirror has a nicer finish. Beveled mirrors come in all shapes and sizes — and can even be custom-made.

Benefits of beveled mirrors

· Aesthetically pleasing. Beveled mirrors add beauty and elegance to your bathroom. The mirror’s slant catches and refracts the light, which acts like a prism that causes an exquisite rainbow effect. In addition, beveled mirrors make the bathroom appear bigger and more spacious.
· Safety. Beveled mirrors are often considered safer due to the fact that the polishing and the grinding of the edge eliminate smaller imperfections formed when the glass was cut. Moreover, the process involved in creating the slant polishes the sharp corners and edges of the mirror, so you don’t have to worry about the sharp edges.
· Eliminates the need to frame the mirror. Because it already has a slanted edge, a beveled mirror often doesn’t need to be framed.
· Brightens the room. In a bathroom with less light, a beveled mirror can help make the room appear brighter and reflective instead of gloomy.
· A smart investment. Beveled mirrors are highly desired and preferred over flat mirrors by many homeowners and buyers. Although beveled mirrors do cost more than flat mirrors, the intangible benefits of beauty, safety and brightness are considered to be well worth the added expense.

Mirror, mirror on the wall…Glass N Pane has it all!
If you’d like to transform your bathroom with flat mirror into a thing of pure beauty, call Glass N Pane today for a complimentary consultation and estimate on a beveled mirror. At Glass N Pane, we excel at residential glass replacement – plus the installation of custom showers, mirrors, and custom cut glass.

Family owned and operated for over 24 years, we have built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile. We’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible.

Experience the Clear Difference at Glass N Pane today!


Semi-Frameless Shower Cleaning and Maintenance

Adding a semi-frameless shower to your bathroom is a wonderful way to enhance the style and beauty of the room, but when the glass becomes dirty, even the most elegant shower can be an eyesore. Plus, in addition to spoiling the appearance of your beautiful shower, the build-up of bacteria and toxins can also be dangerous to your health. Following are some helpful tips to help keep your semi-frameless shower clean and germ-free.

Cleaning with Vinegar
Did you know that some cleaning products can kill bacteria and remove soap scum from your shower, but not all will get rid of mold? Cleaning with distilled white vinegar is a great way to ensure your shower is left mold-free.
If the glass is dry, wet it using regular water and then take a small squeegee and clear the water from the glass. After that, use a spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar and cover the area you want to clean. Next, just spray it clean with regular water to remove the hard water deposits and minimize their chance to stain the glass.

Removing Tough Stains with Baking Soda
Use baking soda with a little tap water to make a “runny paste” and apply it on a cleaning cloth or sponge. Use this formula along with some elbow grease to remove tough, hard water stains and other grime including mildew buildups on faucets and tile.

Pre-Cleaning with Fabric Softener
Fabric softener like Bounce can also remove soft soap scum build-up and even loosen other stains and buildup that would otherwise be hard to remove in your shower. Take a sheet of fabric softener to the dry glass and scrub. This will loosen tough buildup and remove the lighter stains. Then take some tap water and your trusty squeegee or vinegar solution to finish the job.

Cleaning with WD-40
Did you know that you can use WD-40 to clean the glass in your shower? Simply spray it on the inside and outside of the door. Wipe it away with a clean dry towel to remove dirt, soap scum, calcium deposits and more.

Preventing stains on semi-frameless shower doors
The tips above work great when your glass doors become dirty, but you can prevent them from staining in the first place by wiping them down after each shower. Simply take a squeegee and clear off the excess water. It takes only a few minutes, but it will eliminate the need to clean the shower door more frequently.

Call Glass N Pane today!
For more information about keeping your semi-frameless shower clean and clear from bacteria, mold, calcium deposits and other buildups that can be dangerous to your health and cause your shower to age prematurely, give us a call at Glass N Pane today.

At Glass N Pane, we excel at residential glass replacement – plus the installation of custom showers, mirrors, and custom cut glass. Family owned and operated for over 24 years, we have built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile. We’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible!

Experience the Clear Difference at Glass N Pane today! Contact us today!


Can your neighbors see your Christmas decorations through your fogy windows

Christmastime is when you decorate your house inside and out to share the season and celebration with family, friends and neighbors. But if you have old windows that fog up in the cold weather, no one can see your beautiful decorations inside your house! Maybe it’s time to consider residential glass replacement!

Why do old windows fog up?
When one of the seals on an insulated window fails, moist air is allowed to seep between the panes, where it condenses — in turn causing the window to fog up. In time, if the window fogs up enough, you may start to see a mineral deposit on the glass that makes it look dirty all the time.

Why replace instead of repair or restore?
When windows fog and fail, the best option by far is replacement. For one, it’s extremely difficult to separate the old panes, clean them up and reseal them again. In addition, the glass becomes etched from the minerals in the moist air. Also, the old seals are difficult to remove in order to get a tight new seal. In other words, a repair is simply not a cost effective long term solution.

Benefits of residential glass replacementResidential glass replacement is a year round gift to your home and family with so many benefits including:

· Lower Energy Costs. Replacing your windows may be one of the most cost-effective home improvements you can make. Well-insulated windows keep extreme outdoor conditions from affecting your indoor heating and cooling system.
· UV Protection. Most people love having natural light in the home, but excessive ultraviolet rays can cause fading in your home’s interior. Protect your home’s walls, floors, and furnishings by choosing windows that have Low-E insulating double-pane or triple-pane glass with argon that provides added protection from UV-rays. It’s like sunscreen for your house!
· Easy Maintenance. Replacing your existing windows with new quality windows that feature advanced technology will increase sustainability. Look for easy-clean features, durability, and quality construction. Also, innovative designs not only contribute to less time spent cleaning, but they can reduce the dust and allergens in your home.
· A Safer Home. Quality windows can increase the safety and security of your home. For example, tempered glass is less likely to cause injury when accidentally broken, as it’s designed to break into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards. Laminated glass has a polymer interlayer that holds the glass together if shattered – offering added protection from potential intruders.
· Curb Appeal. While replacing your windows can reduce energy costs and increase security, the style, color, and material can also benefit your home. New and improved windows can boost your home’s curb appeal, adding visual interest that can also help increase your home’s overall value. According to the National Association of Realtors, window replacement projects can return homeowners more than 78% of the project costs upon resale!

Call Glass N Pane today!
At Glass N Pane, we excel at residential glass replacement and can even match your existing windows with our painted vinyl and fiberglass services. Family owned and operated for over 24 years, we have built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile. At Glass N Pane, we’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible.

Call us today at 972-436-4221 to schedule a complimentary consultation and estimate. Enjoy your holiday season by experiencing the Clear Difference at Glass N Pane today! Contact us today.


The Clear Benefits of Commercial Window Replacement

It’s clear that the holiday season is upon us – but can shoppers clearly see through your old storefront windows? If not, it may be time for commercial window replacement from your friends at Glass N Pane!

The Benefits of Commercial Window Replacement are Clear!

· Aesthetically pleasing. When your business has old windows, you may experience more than just an unsightly façade. With older commercial windows, just like those in homes, seals age and deteriorate, causing the windows to fog up when the weather gets cold. You can’t see out – and shoppers can’t see in. Plus, a business is always more inviting to customers when it’s maintained in tip-top shape!
· Safety. Aging glass can be a safety concern and liability if it shatters. Thanks to advances in technology, new state-of-the-art windows are much stronger and resistant to breaking and shattering.
· Energy savings. Older windows are typically less energy efficient due to the quality of glass in addition to aging and broken seals. You can greatly increase your energy efficiency and reduce your energy costs by installing new energy-efficient windows.
· Reduced sound transmission. For a business on a busy street, newer windows with a higher sound transmission class (STC) number will block sound and help make your interior quieter — and your occupants more comfortable.
· Lower maintenance. Older window frames commonly require regular maintenance to seal gaps and repair cracks. With new windows and frames, you’ll enjoy low or no maintenance for years to come!

Call Glass N Pane today!
At Glass N Pane, we offer a wide array of complete storefront services and solutions for commercial window replacement — in addition to repairs and maintenance. Just some of our commercial services include:

· Closures
· Rollers
· Safety Glass
· Plexiglas
· Insulated Glass

If you need commercial window replacement, Glass N Pane is the name to trust! Family owned and operated for over 24 years, we have built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile. At Glass N Pane, we’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible. Call us today at 972-436-4221 to schedule a complimentary consultation and estimate.

Experience the Clear Difference this holiday season at Glass N Pane! Contact us today!


Semi-frameless shower versus shower curtain

If you’re tired of the dated appearance of your shower curtains, a semi-frameless shower enclosure is an ideal and cost-effective solution!

 

What is a semi-frameless shower?

A semi-frameless shower enclosure consists of tempered safety glass with a header on top of the unit for increased stability.  Unlike the door of the framed enclosure, the semi-frameless door has no channel at the top or bottom, or on the handle side. 

Advantages of a semi-frameless shower versus a shower curtain

In addition to the enhanced, more contemporary appearance of your bathroom, a semi-frameless shower offers many other benefits including:

  • Less maintenance. Shower curtains need to be thoroughly maintained in order to prevent mold and mildew from breeding on their surface.   Semi-frameless shower doors require minimal maintenance.  A squeegee after each use will keep them clean – and if they ever become soiled from hard water or scale buildup, a bath sponge with warm, soapy water will do the trick!
  • No mess. When left hanging outside of the bathtub, shower curtains commonly drip on the floor and make a mess.  With a semi-frameless shower door, you close it securely and there’s no mess at all!
  • A healthier and eco-friendly solution. Studies show that vinyl shower curtains contain polyvinyl chloride chemicals that are extremely detrimental towards human health and the environment.  Also, the newer vinyl curtains release volatile organic compounds into the air.  These toxins can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory problems.  Developing young children are especially sensitive to these chemicals.
  • Longer lasting. Safety tempered or laminated glass used in semi-frameless showers provides many years of worry-free durability.
  • Versatility. Today, there are more choices than ever before in selecting the perfect shower enclosure – with a wide range of sizes, colors, glass options and details to match any style and décor.

While a semi-frameless shower will obviously be more expensive than a curtain, the benefits – both long and short term – will certainly justify the expense and offer a strong return on your investment.

Call Glass N Pane today!

If you currently have shower curtains and would like to upgrade to a semi-frameless shower enclosure, Glass N Pane is the name to trust.  

Family owned and operated for over 24 years, we have built a “put the customer first reputation” with our reliable service that’s always delivered with a smile.  At Glass N Pane, we’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible. 

Call us today at 972-436-4221 to schedule a complimentary consultation and estimate for your semi-frameless shower enclosure.  Enjoy a modern, functional and safe solution in your bathroom…from your friends at Glass N Pane!