Monthly Archives: June 2019

Why Would My Business Need Safety Glass?

If you run a business, then you have probably have a number of glass windows and other glass elements on your property. One of the best ways to improve the safety and comfort of your business is by installing safety glass. In fact, many companies today are realizing the many cost benefits of installing safety glass in their buildings. Here are five proven reasons to consider commercial glass services for your business.

1). Damage Protection
Accidents happen on the job and flying glass can cause serious eye injury to employees that can lead to significant insurance and other problems down the road. Safety glass is designed to absorb the impact that other types of glass cannot withstand. Install safety glass in areas where equipment and inventory are stored and moved to ensure the better safety of your employees.

2). Decreased Noise Pollution
With safety glass, you can better insulate your business from outside noise. You can also better insulate your office space from the noise coming from your warehouse. Decreased noise can make it easier for your staff to communicate with each other. Also, safety glass can make it easier for you to communicate on client and customer calls.

3). Reduces Your Business’s Energy Bill
Safety glass is thicker and can allow less of the sun’s heat from entering your business. This can result in significant cost savings on your energy bill. In fact, it is safe to say that your safety glass will eventually pay for itself due to the savings alone on your energy bill.

4). Protection from Natural Disasters
If you live in an area vulnerable to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, tornados or thunderstorms, then it is a smart idea to have safety glass installed on the exterior of your building. Natural disasters can cause catastrophic destruction in your business. With the right safety glass, you can protect your inventory and your equipment from complete destruction. This will help you get your business back up and running after the disaster.

5). More Design Choice
Safety glass is available in a number of styles and colors that can match the design elements of your business. This will allow your business to have a more attractive appearance and make your company look more professional and appealing to prospective customers and clients.

Safety glass can not only protect your business, but it can also save you money and enhance the look of your commercial property. If your business is located in the Flower Mound area, then learn more about the many advantages of safety glass today. It may be one of the smartest investments your business can make this year.

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Its heating up outside is that heat getting inside?

Keep the Heat out of your House this Summer
We all know suffering through the heat of a Texas (TX) summer can be miserable. We rush from our car to the store, movie theatre or back home to get into that cool, refreshing air conditioning. Yet many of us are also needlessly sweating in our own homes due to old and inefficient windows which are letting the hot sun penetrate our dwellings. Even worse, we are spending too much of our hard earned money on energy bills as our air conditioning unit never gets a break. Now is the time to take action!

Luckily, you have the experts at Glass N Pane right here in Lewisville to keep you cool and calm this summer, and for many years to come. There is no better place for Glass Replacement Plano as we are a family owned business with over 20 years of experience and a long history understanding Texas heat and glass needs. We can do it all from start to finish, replacing and installing your windows in a timely fashion and within budget. We’ll keep you informed throughout the process and are always here if you have questions or concerns. We have built our reputation on providing exceptional customer service, delivering each and every job with a personal touch and dedication to excellence.

Upgrading your windows can lessen the amount of heat (and cold) that enters your home by 25%, corresponding to an average energy savings of around 20%. Since most older windows are single pane, more modern multipane windows come with an insulating layer of gas in between. Window frames are also much improved, meaning less air gets in around the edges. It’s important you choose the right material for your new windows to make your home the most energy efficient. Today’s technology points to vinyl being the way to go with your replacement windows. Since vinyl does not fade or get brittle, it will be much superior to the older aluminum or wood you may now have in your home.

Once you replace your windows, you’ll be amazed how more comfortable you will be in your home (and your wallet), even during the brutal TX summer. Deciding to replace your outdated windows is one of the smartest decisions you can make. Not only will it pay off immediately, but it will also increase the value of your home over the long run as you’ll have prospective buyers salivating over the energy savings. Also, remember new windows are easier to clean and make your house look nicer!

Don’t waste another minute and dollar. Replace your old leaky windows with the best Glass Replacement Plano has to offer.

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What is a Frameless Shower?

Frameless shower doors have become extremely popular in the last several years, and are pretty much standard in high-end new homes and remodel projects. But what are they? Frameless is precisely what it sounds like – glass without any sort of metal frame around the edges.

If the look of a frameless door has grabbed your attention, there are some things you may need to consider before making that choice. Both framed and frameless options have positive and negative features. Here are a few to consider:

Framed shower doors are made from thinner, weaker glass, and require a metal frame around the outer perimeter to strengthen the enclosure. The frame is generally made from aluminum which is powder coated in any number of stylish finishes. Frameless shower doors are made of thicker, still tempered, glass that is sealed on all edges with thick silicone caulk. The hardware on frameless doors is set into the glass, rather than the metal frame like on framed doors, and is sealed with silicone caulk to prevent leaking.

The glass on both framed and frameless doors can be clear, frosted, textured, or tinted. The most significant difference, aside from the cosmetic appearance of having or not having a metal frame, is the enclosure. The most common framed shower doors are sliding doors enclosing a standard bathtub. It is not possible to have a frameless sliding door, so if you have a standard bathtub and no space for a hinged door to open and close, frameless will not be an option. Large and custom enclosures are ideal for frameless glass, but smaller, standard size doors can be frameless as well as long as there is sufficient space. Frameless doors are generally considered more upscale and modern, while framed doors are viewed as heavier and more traditional in appearance.

It can be tricky to compare costs for shower doors due to the many different factors that contribute to the price. Size, height, glass type, and whether or not the door is in stock or has to be custom made can all affect the cost. A custom door will always cost more for both materials and installation. Prices for frameless doors have come down slightly as they become more and more popular and larger quantities are produced, but they are still considered an upgrade and priced accordingly.

The most common framed shower door is the sliding door. A sliding door requires both a top and bottom track for the door to slide in, and thus lots of potential for mold, mildew, and gunk to build up. Cleaning these tracks is ongoing and often challenging. Frameless shower doors are less likely to suffer from these problems because they do not collect water. The glass on frameless doors is also more likely to have been treated to prevent water spots, making easy cleaning the reason many customers choose frameless.

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