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Add an Elegant Touch to Your Bathroom with Glass Shower Doors

 

 

If you are looking to remodel or revamp your current bathroom, one of the best ways to make a big impact on the design and aesthetics of your bathroom is by switching to glass shower doors. Glass shower doors offer a wide range of benefits compared to cheaper shower curtains. If you still aren’t convinced, here is a list of the best benefits you will receive when you add a sense of elegance by installing glass shower doors in your bathroom.

 

Looks Better

 

One of the best things about installing a glass shower door is that it makes your bathroom look so much better than if you stick to those plastic shower curtains. It makes everything in your bathroom look complete and permanent.

 

Easy to Budget for

 

When you are looking at your budget and the type of shower you want to install into your bathroom renovation project, you should be aware that there are two main options for your glass shower door; framed or frameless. If you are looking at a frameless door, your bathroom will transform with more elegance, but it will cost a pretty penny. If you have an unlimited budget, we recommend going with the frameless option, but if you need to stick to a budget, getting framed glass doors will still make your bathroom look amazing!

 

Flexible Options

 

Not only do glass shower doors come in framed or frameless options, you can also decide if you want them to be sliding or pivoting. Every bathroom has a different layout, so having one option over the other may work better for you, but no matter which you go with, it’ll make it so much convenient to get in and out of your shower compared to fussing around with those old plastic shower curtains.

 

Easier to Clean

 

As you are probably aware, cleaning plastic shower curtains is a hassle! When you switch to glass shower doors, this process is as simple as cleaning a window or mirror. Since bacteria don’t stick as easily to glass than it does plastic, you won’t have to clean your glass shower doors as often as your old shower curtain.

 

Easier to Maintain

 

If you go with the frameless option for your glass shower doors, you won’t have to do much to take care of them, other than cleaning them every so often! Since there are few parts involved, all you really have to worry about is the installation process, but if you hire a professional glass door installer, you will have the peace of mind that nothing will go wrong after the doors have been installed.

 

Adds Value to Your Home

 

Although your main goal for your bathroom renovation project might be to make your bathroom look better, when you add glass shower doors you are also adding value to your home when you decide to sell.

 

If you are looking to ditch your old plastic and dirty shower curtains, give the pros at The Glass Connection to hook you up with a new and elegant glass shower door! Visit our site to browse our selection and to request a free estimate today!

 

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3 Considerations for Glass Railing

 


If you're looking to do some renovations on your home, one thing to consider is installing a glass railing. Glass railings can be intimidating if you don't know a lot about them. Questions about whether they may break or if they are sturdy enough for the wear and tear of daily life come to mind. Glass railings are entirely safe, however, and will add a lot to your space. Instead of closing off the room it will open up the area, and light can get through it, rather than being blocked and creating unwanted shadows. Here is some great information on glass railings that will make you reconsider them as an option, and hopefully take the plunge the next time you renovate!

 

1. What's in a Glass Pane

 

Glass breaking is one widespread fear of glass railings. If you took a tumble on the stairs, you want to know that you're safe. Glass railings can actually be safer than their wooden counterparts as the glass used in glass railings is not normal glass. Glass railings are either made out of safety glass, which is four times tougher than standard glass and is "shatter safe", similar to glass used in a car. If not made out of this type of glass it is made from glass that has a plastic film inside of it. This is what is used in windshields, and if it cracks then the glass is caught by the film and does not go everywhere.

 

2. Framed or Frameless

 

Framed glass railings are the more common of framed and frameless glass railing options. It has a luxurious feel to it but has heightened safety in comparison to a frameless railing. In comparison though, a frameless railing is stunning and gives a completely unobstructed view. It is a great option for decks and balconies, while inside on a staircase a framed glass railing would be a superior option.

 

3. Maintenance

 

One thing that people are tentative about when it comes to getting a glass railing is the idea that it will need a lot of maintenance. Once the railing has been installed, then there is nothing to worry about as far as it coming loose or needing servicing. The only thing that it needs is to be cleaned of fingerprints and marks. This is easy, and with spot-cleaning should take very little time.

Glass railings are stunning additions to any home. Whether you have them installed in your staircase, or you get them installed on your balcony or deck, they will add to the property value and attractiveness of your home. The team at The Glass Connection can install a glass railing in your home that is both beautiful and functional. Glass railings are the perfect pair to floating stairs or in a room with large windows where you don't want the light to be obstructed. Call us today, and we will be happy to guide you through the process and install a clean, bright glass railing in your home.

 

 

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Storefront Glass is Your Commercial Glass Solution

 

Attractive Glass Storefronts Are Smart Investments

First impressions are very important. They can instill confidence and trustworthiness – two very important traits for a business. Whether you’re starting a new business or you’re looking to refresh an aging storefront, a large glass window can be an effective solution. Here are a few reasons why modern glass storefronts are smart investments.

Helps With Energy Efficiency

You can reduce your business’s energy costs by installing energy efficient windows. Without energy efficient windows, your air conditioner will have to work harder, increasing your summer energy bill. We recommend energy-star rated glass is to ensure optimum performance and energy efficiency. If you want more performance out of your windows, insulated and tinted glass can help to keep your business cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Protects Merchandise From Sun Damage

Sunlight can cause sun damage and makes colours fade over time. If you display furniture, clothing, books, or any merchandise really, sunlight can alter its appearance. Double-paned windows or tinting can help reduce sun damage. Tinting will still allow light to come through your glass and will block out harmful radiation.

Keeps Your Store Secure

Commercial storefront glass can be configured to fit and secure any opening or entrance. Glass doors can be fitted with a variety of security options ranging from standard door handles and closers to fully automated closers, access controls, window locks, alarms and secure glass. Special glassware is also available for high traffic entrances or where the wind might be a factor. If your business deals in valuables, Plexiglas, and reinforced glass can help protect your business from theft.

Can Be Outfitted For Privacy

While one of the main draws of glass storefronts is natural lighting, you may have to consider the privacy of your employees and clients. For example, if you work in medicine, your patients may not want to be in view of pedestrians as they wait in the lobby.

You should decide if you want pedestrians to be able to see inside your store. If the storefront showcases products, you probably want clear glass so your inventory can attract people off the street. If you have offices in the front of your store, you may want to consider a glass entrance with some privacy. You can have privacy and bring in natural light with frosted or tinted glass.

The Glass Connection – Commercial Storefront Glass in the GTA

The Glass Connection works closely with businesses to help determine their window and glass installation needs. We aim to provide you with a wide range of glass solutions for your business’s storefront. Contact The Glass Connection today for more information or for a free estimate.

 

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Types of Glass to Use for Commercial Storefront

 

If you are starting your own company and need glass for your storefront to really make your business stand out from the rest, there are a lot of options you can pursue to perfectly match the look you are going for!

Below are the types of glass that are suitable for your commercial storefront and the advantages for each one. There really isn’t a wrong choice when choosing the type of window you want to use for your commercial building, it will ultimately come down to which one you like best.

Silica Glass

Although the price of silica glass can be very high, it is very worth it when you see how beautiful they make your building look. The high sand content makes it difficult to melt, but the end result is a thin and transparent type of glass that will highlight any business perfectly!

Insulating Glass

Insulating glass is great for heat control in any type of weather. During the winter, the insulating glass will help keep the heat in, while it will help keep the heat out during the summer. Insulating glass provides a thermal break, which in turn improves thermal performance and it also minimizes air-to-heat transfer through a special glazing technique.

Silk-Screened Glass

The silk-screened glass is used to reduce glare and makes it harder for people to see into your building. Manufacturers of silk-screened glass apply a ceramic paint or frit to make various patterns or make the glass a different colour. This type of glass is great for corporations that mostly employ office workers or companies who want to spruce up the look of their building with vibrant coloured windows.

Soda Lime Glass

Soda lime glass is one of the more common types of glass used by companies because they have no colour. Soda lime glass is composed of calcium and sodium that allows a vast amount of light to enter a building to provide healthy natural lighting for your employees and customers. This type of glass is also very durable and can withstand many powerful chemicals.

Spandrel Glass

Spandrel glass is usually used on larger projects like HVAC systems, floors, columns, wiring, and plumbing. Sometimes the sunlight may affect the appearance of your spandrel glass.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is 3 to 4 times as strong as most annealed glass, even though they have the same thickness. Tempered glass is considered a safety glass since the fragments are smaller than regular types of glass if it’s broken.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is one of the safest options you can choose when picking the glass you want to use for your commercial storefront. It is made of plastic polyvinyl that is sandwiched between two or more lines that are bonded by heat. Some of the benefits of laminated glass include if it breaks, the fragments attached to the plastic layer, it reduces sound, it’s bullet resistant, it protects against forced entry, and it’s great for reducing theft.

No matter what type of glass you choose for your commercial storefront, The Glass Connects will be able to cut and shape any type of glass you want to use. Call us at (905)597-2240 or visit our website to get your free quote today!

 

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