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    Shower Door Design Tips

    Last updated 3 months ago

    With the right design, your shower door can do wonders for the aesthetic value of your bathroom. There are many different types of doors and they can be used to achieve different styles and themes. Keep reading for a few shower door design tips.

    Give your bathroom a modern and luxurious makeover by installing glass French shower doors with chrome or brass hardware. Frameless doors can also create a modern feeling. You can use textured glass to provide your shower with additional privacy while also offering aesthetic appeal. A swinging glass door on a continuous hinge can help to maximize your space and it can look sleek and modern when closed. If you have the room, you can use three panels of glass to enclose your shower in a corner and create your own personal spa.

    Michael’s Glass Company specializes in various types of glass including shower doors, mirrors, and glass table tops. If you would like to learn more about our residential and commercial glass products, feel free to visit our website or call us at (215) 338-3293. If you live in the Philadelphia area, stop in and meet us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

     

    The Advantages of Glass Shower Doors in Your Bathroom

    Last updated 4 months ago

    If you are looking for a way to tie your bathroom together in a sleek and modern fashion, consider using glass shower doors. Their ease of maintenance and enduring efficiency make them a favorable choice over a shower curtain for many bathrooms. Here is a closer look at the advantages of glass shower doors in your bathroom.

    Aesthetics
    Glass shower doors can help to turn an ordinarily styled bathroom into a personal luxury spa. French doors, frameless doors, and single doors on continuous hinges are just a few options that can be used to create a modern, aesthetically pleasing bathroom environment. Glass shower doors are especially appropriate for walk in showers without tubs. Textured glass doors can add creative and interesting flair while providing an enhanced sense of privacy. Glass doors also provide a sense of high end luxury that shower curtains generally do not achieve.

    Maintenance
    One advantage to glass shower doors is their simple maintenance. Shower curtains can get dirty and discolored, but glass shower doors can be easily cleaned, keeping them looking as good as the day you bought them. You will always know when it needs to be cleaned, and the process does not take long. Simply wash the glass when appropriate and enjoy your revitalized door. Be sure to wash the hardware as well including any knobs or hinges, as this can prevent the buildup of grime and keep your door looking shiny and clean.

    Efficiency
    You will never have to worry about your glass shower doors falling down. Unlike a shower curtain, there are no rungs that can come loose. Shower heads with particularly high pressure can cause curtains to blow around, but your glass shower door will always stay perfectly in place. These doors allow you to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious shower every day.

    If you would like glass shower doors in your bathroom, call Michael’s Glass Company at (215) 338-3293. We serve the Philadelphia area with a variety of glass products including shower doors, mirrors, and table tops. For more information about our glass shower doors and custom glass products, call us today or visit our website.

    Examining the Common Causes of Cracked Windshields

    Last updated 4 months ago

    A cracked windshield can be a hazard for the driver of a car as well as other drivers and pedestrians in his or her vicinity. Even a small hole can lead to a large crack due to the nature of auto glass. Here is a look at some of the common causes of cracked windshields and what to do if your auto glass needs to be repaired or replaced.

    Weather
    Windshields that are consistently exposed to inclement weather are susceptible to cracking. Conditions like hail are particularly dangerous and can cause large cracks to develop in the glass. The changing temperatures that come along with inclement weather can also be dangerous; when the glass expands and contracts, small cracks may begin to form. Even a difference in temperature between the exterior and interior of a car can cause problems with the glass that can lead to cracks.

    Impact
    One of the most obvious causes of cracked windshields is direct impact. This impact may come from gravel or rocks that are moved from the road to your windshield by other cars. You may not notice the resulting chips or cracks that come from small rocks hitting your glass, but they have the potential to expand and impair your ability to see through the windshield. When moisture accumulates in these small holes it may expand and contract and eventually compromise your entire windshield.

    Structure
    Weak glass with low structural integrity is far more likely to crack than stronger, thicker glass. There are also certain areas in the windshield that are more vulnerable to cracking than others. Whereas the middle of the windshield is relatively shock absorbent, the edge of the glass is not. The edge of the windshield undergoes greater amounts of pressure and stress. Additionally, the way a windshield is cast makes the edges more susceptible to cracking than the middle area. 

    Has your windshield recently been cracked? If so, contact Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia. In addition to automobile glass replacement, we are proud to offer sound proof windows, glass table tops, and mirrors in the Philadelphia area. For more information about our glass products and services, feel free to give us a call at (215) 338-3293 today.

    What Is Tempered Glass?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Although many people use tempered glass every day, few know exactly what it is. Tempered glass is used for a variety of different applications, from the windshield of your car to the touch screen of your cell phone. Watch this video to learn exactly what tempered glass is.

    Tempered glass is a type of glass that has been strengthened by exposure to high temperatures. Also known as safety glass, tempered glass is heated above its strain temperature but below its deformation temperature before being quickly cooled. The inside of the glass cools at a slower rate than the outside, causing a strengthened tempered glass to form.

    For more information about tempered glass, call the glass professionals at Michael’s Glass Company. We are happy to serve the Philadelphia area with many different types of glass products, including replacement auto glass and custom mirror doors. If you would like to learn more about our services, please do not hesitate to visit our website or call us at (215) 338-3293.

    A Quick Look at the Science Behind Mirrors

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Looking at your reflection in a mirror or appreciating the effect mirrors have on the design of a room, have you ever stopped to consider how mirrors work the way they do? If it is a question you still have and you are looking for a short answer, you have come to the right place.

    By nature, light is a reflective surface. Many surfaces have too much color or too little gloss to harness light’s reflective properties, but water, glass, and a handful of metals and minerals can. Capitalizing on its smooth surface to project a clear, undistorted reflection of whatever lies across from it, a mirror is able to reflect an image in a more predictable and easily visible way than most other light reflectors. Without any light, a mirror does not reflect what is across from it, and not only because we cannot see without light.

    Serving residents of Philadelphia and consumers and businesses throughout the Tri-State area, Michael’s Glass Company has mastered the art of designing mirrors and windows for optimal light reflection. To learn about our mirrors and other glass furnishings and building materials, call (215) 338-3293.

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