Benefits of Window Glass Replacement

Male industrial worker at window installation construction siteHas it been a while since you replaced your current windows? Whether you’re a building manager, a homeowner, or both, window glass replacement can provide many benefits. In today’s blog post, the Springfield Glass Company explains these benefits in further detail.

It Costs Money to Maintain Old Windows

If your windows are old, you could encounter some issues. Sometimes older windows have single-pane glass only, which brings summer heat into the building and allows indoor heat to escape’ during the winter. The heat gain or loss will increase your company’s (or home’s) heating and cooling costs.

In addition to the extra work, there are regular maintenance costs involved with painting window frames, sealing gaps, repairing cracks, etc. Older windows require constant upkeep, and modern replacement windows can help you save big on maintenance costs.

Enhance Exterior Appearance

Curb appeal often refers to improvement with your landscape or roofing. But window glass replacement can provide curb appeal as well. Consider replacement windows to enhance the exterior appearance of your home or building. Whether the outside is composed of brick, stone, or traditional siding, you can improve the style with new double-pane or triple-pane windows, depending on your preference.

Reduced Sound Transmission

If your home or office building is on a busy street, you want windows that will block as much sound as possible. Replacement windows with a high sound transmission class (STC) number will do just that. A quieter home or building can increase productivity and create a more comfortable, relaxed environment for everyone.   

Reduced Heating and Cooling Costs

Building managers value cost-efficiency and look to improve daily operations. Homeowners, likewise, want to save money on heating and cooling costs whenever they can. When a glass company replaces old windows and installs them correctly, you can save money on utility bills. If you have more questions about the benefits of window glass replacement, reach out to the experts at Springfield Glass Company.

Contact the Experts in Window Glass Replacement

Whether you need to replace one or all of the windows in your facility, the Springfield Glass Company can handle your window glass replacement. We’ve been serving businesses in the Springfield area for over 30 years. Contact our team today or call (417) 833-6555 for a free glass estimate.

Variables to Address When Considering Shower Doors

Variables to Address When Considering Shower Doors

Master bathroom with modern glass walk in shower

A plastic curtain may keep water off your bathroom floor, but a glass shower door provides a clean, modern, and stylish look for any bathroom design. From clear to frosted and textured, glass shower doors come in a variety of options. However, there are some key variables to address before you buy the right one. The Springfield Glass Company explains the details in today’s blog.

Glass Appearance

First, decide which glass appearance you prefer. Homeowners can choose from a variety of looks and textures. Clear glass can be appealing because it showcases tile and stonework in the shower. However, if you’re looking for an alternative, consider frosted, patterned, cast, or colored glass. This textured glass provides privacy and style in any bathroom.   

Glass Thickness

Shower doors and enclosures are usually built from tempered glass, which is tougher than standard glass. The glass thickness depends on structural and design factors, such as whether the door is framed, semi-frameless, or frameless.

Typically, there are two thickness options for frameless shower door glass: 3/8″ and 1/2″. 3/8″ glass is the minimum thickness that yields the stability of the glass door, while 1/2″ feels more deluxe.

Thinner glass is generally more cost-effective and can be used when the unit is framed, as the frame adds structural support and protects the glass edges.

Glass Maintenance

Glass maintenance is the final variable that should be examined when choosing types of glass for shower doors. As a homeowner, you don’t want to spend extra time and effort to keep your newly installed shower clean. Framed shower doors require regular cleaning and thorough scrubbing since they easily gather residue. Frameless glass showers, on the other hand, are increasing in popularity because they’re easier to maintain.

Once your shower is installed, you can add privacy film or etching to your glass to add another layer of protection.

Let the Experts Handle Your Glass Shower Door Installation

At Springfield Glass Company, we provide our customers with great service, outstanding quality and experienced workmanship. Whether you need a glass shower door or you’d like an entire stand-alone shower installed with glass walls, you can count on us to complete your project with care and excellence. Contact us today to see how we can give you the bathroom of your dreams!

Why Window Glass Replacement and Installation Is Not a DIY Project

Why Window Glass Replacement and Installation Is Not a DIY Project

Man in blue shirt does window installation

If you’re a Springfield homeowner and you are considering having your windows replaced, you’ve probably thought about doing the job yourself. Whether you’re an experienced handyman or you’re just getting started, installing multiple windows on multiple floors yourself can be a challenging, lengthy project. Additionally, when done incorrectly, your windows are prone to drafts and leaks.

Due to these risks and challenges, the Springfield Glass Company explains why it’s best to let the pros handle your window replacement and installation. Read today’s blog to find out more.

Window Glass Replacement Is Time Consuming

A single window could take four to six hours to replace, but first, you need the tools and hardware to do the job. Replacement windows are often difficult to find online or in home improvement stores. If you have a multi-story home and want to replace the upper floor windows, you’ll need a sturdy ladder and a helping hand. There’s also a learning curve that comes with installing exterior cladding.

Our trained experts know how to stay safe and maintain professionalism while on the job. When you let Springfield Glass handle your window replacement, you can free up time for other household chores and prioritize important family matters.  

Window Glass Replacement Is Risky

It can be risky to install windows yourself. Not only is it dangerous to work on a ladder, but many problems can occur if the windows are not installed properly. First, moisture is a big threat to both your indoor air quality and the longevity of the window itself. When the window opening isn’t fully sealed, water can leak inside and cause undetected damage to your walls. Next, mildew and mold may develop around your window over time. These growths can discolor interior surfaces and they can be harmful to you and your family’s health. Additionally, improper window installation allows heat to escape your home, reducing energy efficiency and increasing utility costs.   

By choosing window glass replacement with the Springfield Glass Company, you get high-quality glass that will better seal in your home, reducing energy costs in every season.

Trust the Experts at the Springfield Glass Company

If you live in the Springfield area and you’re in need of window glass replacement, save yourself the trouble of DIY window installation. All of our glass comes with a one-year warranty and we provide free estimates. Call our office at (417) 883-6555 or contact us online today.

Four Things to Consider When Choosing Your Shower Door Glass

Four Things to Consider When Choosing Your Shower Door Glass

Modern interior glass bathroom shower

A new shower door is a functional feature that can rejuvenate your bathroom. The glass door you choose mainly depends on the shower design, but there are some other factors to keep in mind. Today, the Springfield Glass Company explains four things to consider when choosing glass for your shower door. We hope this blog helps you select the one that works best for you.  

1) Your Budget

The first thing most homeowners think about is choosing a shower door glass that they can afford. Your premium options tend to be tinted, hammered, and rain glass, while frosted and clear glass will be more budget friendly. Identify your price range so that you don’t overstretch yourself financially.

2) Your Bathroom Space

Look at the space where your shower door will go and choose from a variety of styles to meet your needs. Then, carefully measure the shower opening to make sure your shower doors will fit the space. Use the width at the widest point to choose the appropriate size. If you’re indecisive, consult the Springfield Glass Company experts who can help with measurements and choice.

3) Your Bathroom Style

Homeowners should also factor in the style of their bathroom when considering shower door glass. Create a cohesive look throughout your bathroom by matching the shower frame to your bathroom fixtures. Clear glass typically looks best for modern bathrooms, while tinted glass looks good in a dark-colored bathroom.

4) Your Desired Privacy

Last but not least, your desired level of privacy is important when picking a glass shower door. If you live with kids or relatives, you might consider frosted or opaque glass for your shower, which provides the most privacy. However, those who are less concerned about solitude may choose clear glass, which can make the bathroom feel larger. The more textured and patterned the glass type is, the more decorative and private your shower door will be. To give your shower a unique look, you can add privacy film or etching to your glass.

Order Your Custom Glass Shower Door Today

If you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom with a custom glass shower door, contact Springfield Glass Company today. We have over 30 years of experience in glass installation, repair, and design. Call (417) 883-6555 and our glass shower door installation experts will meet with you to discuss your design preferences.

Why Professional Window Installation Is Worth It

Why Professional Window Installation Is Worth It

Man does window installation

Installing replacement windows can enhance the appearance and energy efficiency of your business. In order for your windows to perform well, a quality product is important but so is the quality of the seal and proper window installation.    

From preserving your windows’ performance to protecting your business’ value, professional window installation has many benefits. The Springfield Glass Company explains why it’s worth the investment in today’s blog.  

You Preserve the Performance of Your Windows

Professional installations ensure that every opening for air and moisture is fully sealed with a performance-tested sealant. When you choose the Springfield Glass Company, your new office windows will be attractively installed and offer peak performance for years to come as they remain durable against the elements. Whether you’re replacing one window or every window at your business, our experts will work with you to decide on the best solution for your particular space, while considering your style and budget.

You Protect Your Business’ Value

Inferior installation work could make a bad impression on potential clients when they visit your office. Our certified installers can guarantee first-rate service and proper installation for each window, which will add value and protect your business in any weather conditions.

You Have Peace of Mind

Hiring an experienced company to install your replacement windows can bring peace of mind. If you’re not sure you have the time, skills, or resources to do the job correctly, our window glass replacement experts can take care of you. When we install your glass windows, you have the assurance that the job will be completed thoroughly and to your liking. Our professionals work hard to make sure your business looks its best with our window installation services.

You Get Free Estimates and an Installation Warranty

Sometimes, even the highest quality windows can underperform. That’s why all of our glass comes with a one-year warranty. We also provide free estimates on replacement glass, so you can be well-informed and confident about our quality products before you buy. If you install the windows yourself, however, you sacrifice the guarantee of an installation warranty.

Springfield Glass Company: Trusted Since 1985

With years of experience, education and training, our glass installation team is not satisfied until you are. Contact the Springfield Glass Company today to learn more about our window installation services. For more tips from the professionals, check out our blog archive.

How Storefront Glass Benefits Restaurants

How Storefront Glass Benefits Restaurants

Have you ever walked down the sidewalk and been enticed by the allure of a restaurant? Glass is a wonderful material that has many different uses, especially the storefront glass in restaurants. After all, the storefront is the first thing customers see when they walk up to your business. Not only does the storefront glass show the restaurant’s exterior quality, but also the hidden treasures waiting inside. Today, Springfield Glass Company explains how storefront glass benefits restaurants.

Benefits of Storefront Glass in Restaurants

Storefront glass can be found at all sorts of restaurants, from fast food to fancy establishments. Here’s how storefront glass can help any kind of restaurant.

Natural Daylight

Glass transmits up to 80% of the natural daylight without bringing in yellow rays. It can cover up clouds even on an overcast, rainy day.

Easily Cleaned

Glass has a smooth surface that is easily cleaned, so it will look great every day.

Lower Energy Bill

Glass permits natural light in restaurants that saves energy and lowers electricity bills, while also boosting the mood of customers.

Attract Guests With Details

Whether you’re going for an elegant view or a sophisticated scene, your glass windows will lead the way into your restaurant. In larger cities, restaurants with glass storefronts decorate their windows throughout the holiday season. Entice your guests by doing something similar and create a window display tradition.

A smart way to promote your restaurant is to add stickers that advertise any awards or certifications your restaurant may have. You can also include the types of payment methods you accept. Your restaurant’s reputation and appearance are key factors that help customers decide whether they want to dine with you or eat elsewhere.

Call Springfield Glass for Your Storefront Glass Installation

You want your storefront glass to exemplify the business within. Visualize your front door from the perspective of your customers. If you’re looking to better your restaurant, or even replace your current glass, Springfield Glass Company is here to help. Our storefront experts will work with you to create a design that meets your restaurant goals. For jobs big or small, you can trust us to handle your glass installation needs! Call us today at (417) 883-6555 for a free estimate.

Commercial Glass: Why Glass Tabletops Are Good for Businesses

Commercial Glass: Why Glass Tabletops Are Good for Businesses

Eventually, the surfaces of office furniture become chipped and scratched. Stains and water rings can leave a permanent mark on your desks and tables. If customers visit your business frequently, you want to make a good impression. You can protect your furniture and give your workplace a classy, distinguished look with custom glass table tops. In today’s blog, the experts at Springfield Glass Company explain the advantages of using glass tabletops for your business.

Benefits of Using Glass Tabletops

Glass is an attractive and protective material that is also easy to maintain. Here are a few reasons why you should use glass for your office’s tabletops:

They Protect Your Furniture

If you’re a business owner, you probably invested a lot in your office furniture. By extending the life of your furniture, you can spend money on other items instead of replacing damaged desks or tables. Over time, desks and conference room tables acquire small scratches, but you can use glass as a protective covering on top of a wooden table or desk. The glass tabletop protects the wood from wear-and-tear and also protects against moisture stains from water bottles and coffee mugs.

Furthermore, natural sunlight can fade the color of the wood, but a glass table top may filter out sunlight and prevent the wood from fading.

They Improve the Appearance

Glass tabletops help you make the right first impression. If customers or potential clients are visiting your office, it’s important to have a modern, professional appearance. When you put glass on top of your desks and tables, you’re showing others that you care about protecting your resources. The overall appearance of your office can play a key role in the customer’s decision-making process. Enhance the appearance of your office with smooth custom glass tabletops from Springfield Glass Company.

They Make the Room Look Bigger

When guests are in your office, they can see through glass tabletops to the carpet underneath. This expanded line of vision makes a room look bigger. You can use glass tabletops for your waiting room coffee table or for your first-class conference room table. Glass tabletops not only appeal to guests, they also help create a desirable space for your employees to work.

Glass also has a reflective quality that acts as a mirror. Like glass, mirrors help make a room feel larger. Even installing glass on top of a wooden surface could supply enough reflection to expand the perceived size of a room.  

Get Your Glass Tabletops from Springfield Glass Company

If you’re considering glass tabletops for your office furniture, contact Springfield Glass Company today. One of our commercial glass specialists will help you choose long-lasting glass to meet your business’ needs. Call (417) 883-6555 now.

Residential Glass: Different Types of Glass for Shower Doors

Residential Glass: Different Types of Glass for Shower Doors

The shower is your place to relax, unwind, and recharge, and a pivotal part of the shower is the door. When installing shower doors, homeowners have a variety of glass types to choose from. In today’s blog, Springfield Glass Company shares the different types of glass for shower doors. Whether you’re in the process of selecting a new shower door or you just want to learn more about glass, we hope you enjoy the read.

Tempered Glass

Shower doors and enclosures are typically built from tempered glass, which differs from regular glass. If a tempered glass sheet breaks, it will shatter into many small pieces that aren’t as sharp and dangerous as regular glass.

While it’s unlikely that your shower door would break, it’s important to exercise caution and be prepared for the possibility. Selecting tempered glass for your shower door is a good way to ensure safety for you and your family.

Clear Glass

Standard clear glass is made like window glass, but slightly thicker. This glass is a popular choice with traditional showers, creating high clarity and a minimal greenish tint. Clear glass is easy to clean and maintain.

Hammered Glass

Hammered glass doors feature a unique texture that resembles hammered metal, giving your bathroom a daring, fearless appearance. This type of glass looks amazing when light enters the shower.

Frosted Glass

If you’re seeking privacy while you rejuvenate, choose a frosted glass shower door, which blurs the view of what’s inside and outside of the shower enclosure. In addition to providing privacy, the many design options of frosted glass can add different colors to your oasis. Frosted glass also hides most fingerprints and watermarks.

Rain Glass

Similar to frosted glass shower doors, rain glass doors create plenty of privacy in your bathroom. With texture on one side of the glass, the vertical design pattern makes it look like rain is falling.

Tinted Glass

Tinted glass may come in different tones and colors, such as grey, bronze, or black. This glass option is great for homeowners who want a fresh, distinctive bathroom. Dark tinted glass offers privacy and can perfectly match the color scheme of walls and cabinets.

Get Your Residential Glass from the Glass Experts

If you want something for your bathroom, kitchen, or another room in the house, let the experts at Springfield Glass Company take care of you. Our dazzling residential glass includes table tops, shower doors, and mirrors. We can also handle your glass shower door installation. For a free residential glass estimate, contact us online today.

The Best Shower Doors for Small Bathrooms

The Best Shower Doors for Small Bathrooms

Designing a small bathroom in your home may present challenges. From arranging the toilet and sink to composing a shower and knowing where to put the towels, it can feel like a life-sized game of Tetris. Fortunately, shower doors come in many different forms and styles. With creative thinking and careful planning, you can squeeze in a shower and construct the flawless bathroom that you want. In today’s blog, Springfield Glass Company identifies the best shower doors for small bathrooms that will allow you to maximize every bit of space.

Frameless Glass Shower Door

Frameless shower doors don’t belong to an independent group. Rather, homeowners may choose framed or frameless renditions of many different types of shower doors, such as pivot (swinging hinged) or sliding doors (aka bypass). With clean, clear glass, frameless shower doors have great aesthetic appeal and are a good complement to tile floors in small bathrooms. Although they’re made from thicker glass than other shower doors, frameless doors make the bathroom feel bigger and more spacious. Add flexibility to your shower installation by customizing your frameless shower door from the Springfield Glass Company.

Neo-Angle Shower Doors

Installing a shower in the corner of your small bathroom is an excellent way to enlarge the space. Neo-angle shower doors are best for corner showers because they’re designed to keep the door in the open space of the bathroom. These designs offer style and practicality, as they expand the square footage of your shower. In most cases, a neo angle frameless shower enclosure has 3 sides with 2 angles that aren’t at 90 degrees.

Round Shower Doors

In small bathrooms, you don’t want bulky shower doors that swing out. Like neo-angle doors, round doors are optimal for corner showers, creating a compact arrangement. Round shower enclosures may open in two ways: inward or horizontally, sliding gently along its track to be opened and closed. Regardless of the form, the curved glass gives you enough elbow room to be comfortable and provides more open floor space. These shower doors are also aesthetically pleasing and easy to clean.

Call Us for Your Glass Shower Door Installation

Whether you’re looking to add a glass shower door to your bathroom or you want to install a full glass shower, let Springfield Glass Company handle your glass shower door installation.

We have over 30 years of experience in glass installation, repair and design, and all of our glass comes with a one year warranty. Contact us at (417) 883-6555 to get started today.

Custom Glass for New Home Construction

Custom Glass for New Home Construction

When you are building a luxurious new home, a lot of the design details will be run-of-the-mill, such as choosing wood flooring or carpeting. However, every custom glass design you choose will be truly unique. You can make your home a personalized, stylish, and beautiful space with custom glass in your living room, bathroom, or kitchen. Read today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company to learn about the best places to install custom glass for new home construction.

Custom Glass for Your Kitchen

As one of the rooms you’ll spend the most time in, the kitchen is a focal point of your home. With many options for kitchen design, you can use your imagination. Since kitchen upgrades may be expensive, it’s important to make it look elegant and polished the first time around.

To create a unique space, choose distinctive and personal high-quality custom glass features. Custom glass cabinets are a great choice. A custom glass top for your kitchen island will create the perfect place for your family to enjoy meals together. Putting custom glass shelving in a kitchen window is an excellent way to display your design flair while giving your plants and flowers sunlight. A custom glass backsplash is another great option that can be designed with color and style that fits your space.

Custom Glass for Your Living Room

Imagine yourself entertaining guests during a dinner party or relaxing by the fire in your new home. You have comfy seating and gauzy curtains, but there’s something missing. Complete your fancy living room with custom glass table tops and convenient, modern shelves to display your books, photos, and other valuables. You can also protect your furniture and give it a new look by adding a clear, customized top to a coffee table.

Custom Glass for Your Bathroom

When designing the bathroom, you have the freedom to create your personal sanctuary. Some homeowners go for simplicity and a natural look, while others want a stylish and sophisticated space. Whatever your preference is, make your bathroom shine with a custom glass mirror and a premium shower. Springfield Glass Company specializes in customization. You can customize a frameless shower door or have a full glass shower enclosure installed by our pros.

Custom Glass From Springfield Glass Company

At Springfield Glass Company, we’re proud to offer a wide array of custom glass for your home. Whether your home is newly constructed or you want to add style and beauty to an existing home, we have you covered. Call (417) 883-6555 or contact us online today for a free custom glass estimate.