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Did you know that the average person spends a year and a half in the bathroom? Considering how much time you spend in there, you owe it to yourself to make your bathroom a nice place to be. You don’t have to remodel your entire bathroom to see a difference—small updates like the addition of tile and replacing your shower curtain with a glass shower door can really spruce up the room. Take a look at this infographic from a Philadelphia glass company to learn simple ways you can update your bathroom. Custom mirrors and glass shower doors are just the beginning! You can transform your bathroom into a beautiful, light-filled sanctuary with glass. Please share this infographic with your friends and family.
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Window tinting is a popular and practical option for all drivers. Tinted windows reduce the heat and UV radiation that enters a vehicle. This can add life to the car’s interior by preventing fabric from weakening and plastic trim from cracking and fading. Blocking heat can also improve the performance of the air conditioner, which in turn improves fuel economy. Tinted car windows also reduce the glare from light filtering through side windows. A glare can distract forward vision, which can lead to eye strain and fatigue. Tinted windows provide more security, because they make it more difficult to see belongings and occupants inside the vehicle from the outside. Chances of being targeted for a crime are reduced when a vehicle’s windows are tinted.
If you are interested in car window repairs or replacement, contact Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia. We have been the leader in auto glass installation in the tri-state area for over 30 years. In addition to auto glass installation we provide shower doors, mirrors, sound proof windows, glass table tops, and more. Visit our website or call (215) 600-1905 for more information on our auto glass products and installation services.
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Caring for sliding glass doors is fairly simple and can be done with regular household tools. It is important to routinely clean the track of the sliding glass door to ensure that it slides easily. First, use a regular paint brush to clean all the dirt off. In order to thoroughly clean the track, use a lubricant. For best results, a silicone spray lubricant is recommended. This can be sprayed on a cloth or directly onto the track. Watch this video for more information and a demonstration.
Michael’s Glass Company serves Philadelphia with a variety of glass services. We install auto glass, shower doors, sound proof windows, mirrors, glass table tops, and more. Visit our website or call us at (215) 600-1905 to ask for an in-home estimate today.
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The glass company from which you purchase glass products and seek glass installation services makes a big difference in the quality and satisfaction you have with the final product. For unparalleled value and reliability when it comes to glass, choose Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia. We have over 30 years of experience in the glass industry, and offer a wide range of glass products. Michael’s Glass Company makes custom glass products such as shower enclosures, mirrored walls, glass railings, and commercial sneeze guards. Serving both residential and commercial customers in the tri-state area, Michael’s Glass Company is also known for its high-quality auto glass and commercial storefront entrances and windows.
To find out more about the glass products and glass installation services Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia has to offer you, contact us today by phone at (215) 600-1905. Visit us online to learn more about what our full-service glass company can offer your home or business.
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Did you know that hundreds of years ago, glass was a luxurious, high-end material with a prohibitively expensive price tag? It actually wasn’t until the Roman era when glass mirrors and windows started to become more common and affordable. Continue reading to look back at the history of glass windows.
The glass windows that were common in the Roman era weren’t very transparent, because they were essentially panes of pebbles laid on top of a wooden frame. It wasn’t until the 3rd century that clear glass panes first made an appearance. These were made by blowing a cylinder of glass and cutting it lengthwise to flatten it into a glass pane.
Windows in the Dark Ages
Windows became less popular after the Roman Empire fell. During the Dark Ages, windows were rarely seen on homes. If they were, they were small, unglazed, and covered either with wooden shutters or animal hide soaked in oil.
Windows in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period
Flat window glass made a comeback in the 14th century, when glassblowers developed crown glass and revived the cylinder glassmaking technique. By the 17th century glass became more common and affordable, with many different glass window styles emerging. During this time glass windows were especially popular in France, where the famous Versailles Palace was built using cast plate glass.
Glass is essential to the style and function of many buildings and cars in today’s world. Modern skyscrapers are typically supported by a steel frame, which means the walls can be composed entirely of glass windows. Glass windows serve important noise insulation and safety functions in today’s modern vehicles and buildings.
At Michael’s Glass Company of Philadelphia, we offer a range of glass products and high-quality glass installation services. Visit us online to take a look at our selection of glass products, such as shower doors, soundproof windows, auto glass, and more. Call us at (215) 600-1905 if you have any questions.