Last updated 18 days ago
Privacy is much more than just taking comfort in the fact that no one can see you; it’s also very important to have privacy in the aural sense. For example, most people want their bedroom isolated from noises. To ensure that sound does not invade your bedroom, structure your room so it reduces vibrations. Adding thick drapes, heavy furniture, plush carpeting, and large rugs will absorb sound. You can also insulate and soundproof your walls by stuffing them with sound-dampening materials. Use weatherstripping, caulk, and wall plugs to seal off the small cracks and crevices through which sound can enter and escape. Buying soundproof windows is another great way to make your bedroom more private and cozy.
Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia is the tri-state area’s premium full-service glass seller. Come to us if you need soundproof windows, auto glass, mirrors, shower doors, and more. Visit our website to see all of our glass products, and call us at (215) 600-1905 for more information.
Last updated 25 days ago
Using a squeegee is an effective way to prevent window streaks. When cleaning your windows with a squeegee, never let any wet marks dry, as they will become unsightly streaks. Wipe the squeegee off so it is dry each time it touches the window. It’s okay to cover the same area twice when using a squeegee, as this helps prevent streaks. For greater control, use both hands. Watch the video for more tips on keeping your glass free of streaks.
At Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia, we offer a wide range of high-quality custom glass products, including mirrors, auto glass, and even glass table tops. Call us at (215) 600-1905 to schedule a free in-home estimate, and check out our website to see the full range of residential and commercial glass products we offer.
Last updated 1 month ago
To keep your auto glass, shower doors, windows, and glass tabletops clean, it’s important to follow some basic tips. Otherwise, you may end up scratching or streaking your glass as you clean it. If you clean your glass using these tips, cleaning will become quick and easy, and always reveals beautiful, streak-free glass.
Use Distilled Water
There may be a great deal of minerals and impurities in the water you use to clean, and normally that doesn’t matter. When you’re cleaning glass, however, everything shows up. Use distilled water rather than tap water if you are diluting your glass cleaner—especially if you have hard water.
Clean With Vinegar
Glass cleaners are expensive. Save money and get your glass clean with a 50/50 solution of vinegar and distilled water. Spray it on the glass and wipe it away just as you would with glass cleaner.
Go Easy on Soap
If you use a soap-based glass cleaner, go easy when applying it to glass. If you use too much glass cleaner, especially on dirty glass, you will create streaks. Use just a little bit to start out with, and add more if necessary.
Forget the Paper Towels
Many people use paper towels to clean glass, but this is a recipe for linty streaks. Instead, use a microfiber cloth, a squeegee, or even a wad of newspaper. If you wipe the glass with newspaper, be sure you wear gloves to avoid getting ink on your hands.
Buff the Glass After Cleaning
After you’re done cleaning, buff the glass rapidly with a dry microfiber cloth or a chamois. Do not use a regular rag to buff the glass, as this can scratch it. A quick buff should get rid of streaks.
At Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia, we have more than 30 years of experience providing the tri-state area with high-quality glass. Check out the custom mirrors, shower glass, and auto glass we offer by visiting our website. And for more information, call us at (215) 600-1905.
Last updated 1 month ago
A gorgeous glass shower door is an investment that can increase the value of your home. It adds depth to a smaller bath, and can even make larger baths more luxurious and sophisticated. If you are considering a glass shower door, read this article to learn about the latest design trends.
Sliding Bath Door
If you want to class up your shower bath, consider a streamlined sliding bath door with beautiful chrome hardware. Get an adjustable roller assembly and track to reduce dirt accumulation. Another way to make the shower bath more elegant is with a triple-panel bath screen with polished silver hardware. There are no tracks with this design, making it easy to transition between bath and shower.
A modern set of French doors is a fantastic way to give your shower a luxurious, spa-like feel. Invest in chrome or brass handles and hinges to draw more attention to the French door design and create a more sophisticated bathroom.
For a minimalist glass shower door that adds a luxurious level of depth to a bathroom, opt for frameless glass. When going frameless, many people like to accent the shower door with glass shower panels.
If you want more privacy with your glass shower door, opt for textured glass. You can get a range of designs, including sliding door and frameless. In addition to offering privacy, a shower door made of textured glass can make the bathroom more visually interesting.
This is a regal option for a premium bathroom with a large shower. These custom, multi-sided glass shower doors can be equipped with knobs, door pulls, towel bars, and hinges to complete the look.
For high-quality shower doors, contact Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia, where we offer a range of custom glass options for the tri-state area. Call us at (215) 600-1905 to arrange for a free quote. You can also visit our website to see our gallery of commercial and residential glass products.