Glass Shower Doors: How to Plan for a Bathroom Remodel

Planned renovation of a luxury modern bathroom

A bathroom renovation could be the perfect opportunity to implement a new look. Imagine having a translucent experience every time you enter and exit the shower. Adding a glass shower door could be the missing piece to the puzzle.   

DIY home remodeling can get complicated. So, after you plan the layout and choose your tiles, the pros at the Springfield Glass Company will gladly handle your glass shower door installation. Read today’s blog for some ideas and guidance as we discuss the role that shower doors can play in your bathroom remodel. 

Glass Shower Door: Evaluate Your Options

From making style choices to working out your budget, there are many things to consider when planning a bathroom renovation. Additionally, glass shower doors come in many shapes and sizes. Once you measure the available space, you can narrow down your options. A swinging shower door complements a classic bathroom, which can work for years to come. For a unique aesthetic, choose a glass door that slides.  

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Glass Shower Enclosure: Add Beauty to the Master Bath 

These days, floor-to-ceiling glass enclosures are trending up. If you’re remodeling, consider this seamless layout that makes the room look extra tall. A rectangular-shaped enclosure will look beautiful, and you can customize it to fit the blueprint for your master bathroom. Some designs feature a glass door that swings out, while other enclosures have a single glass panel wall.   

Glass Shower Door: Match the Style of Your Bathroom

A glass shower door can make your bathroom shimmer, and it can also provide the finishing touch to your remodeling project. Do you prefer a traditional or modern aesthetic? What color should the sinks, countertops, walls, and floors be? Do you want natural lighting? Give yourself time to think about a bathroom theme that matches your lifestyle. Glass shower doors can pair well with white and grey marble, for example. For a contemporary bathroom, opt for a frameless shower screen.  

See Related Post: Four Things to Consider When Choosing Your Shower Door Glass

Get a Free Estimate on Glass Shower Doors 

Whether you’re looking for an elegant shower door or you’d like a full glass shower installed, the Springfield Glass Company is your solution. We’ve been serving southwest Missouri since 1985, and all our glass comes with a one-year warranty. Contact us online or call (417) 833-6555 for a free estimate on glass shower doors.

Window Glass Repair: How to Eliminate Condensation Inside Windows

Condensation on the window glass

Window condensation can be troubling, especially if your home has older windows. In some cases, it could rot wood molding, and the excess moisture can damage your whole house. However, the problem of interior condensation is not too complicated to solve. Today, the Springfield Glass Company explains what causes window condensation and how you can reduce the moisture for a more unobstructed view.  

What Causes Window Condensation?

The leading cause of window condensation is excessive humidity and moisture in your house. Condensation forms on the glass when warm indoor air meets the cooler surface of the window.

DIY Quick Fixes for Window Condensation

Open the Windows

The first approach you can try is to open the windows a little. Opening your windows is an easy way to release some of the moist, warm air that’s trapped inside. 

Purchase a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers extract moisture from the air and keep it off of your windows. When you buy one, place it near the windows that tend to accumulate the most condensation. If a full-size appliance is not in your budget, consider purchasing a mini dehumidifier.    

Try a Moisture Eliminator

A cheap alternative is to try a moisture eliminator, which absorbs excess moisture from the air. You can use the eliminator in your kitchen, bathrooms, or any other area with a surplus of moisture. This product may also give your home a fresh smell and help protect your clothes from moisture damage. 

Move Your Plants 

Plants release moisture. If you have many houseplants, you’ll find more moisture in the air. Simply move your plants outside or away from the windows to help reduce window condensation. 

Use Bathroom and Kitchen Fans

Cooking and showering releases moisture and can make your house very humid. Each time you cook or shower, turn on the exhaust fan in the kitchen and bathroom. Using these fans will help eliminate moisture from the air. Let the fans run for several minutes after you complete these tasks. 

The Springfield Glass Company Can Help

Sometimes condensation is a consequence of a broken windowpane seal, which requires window glass repair or replacement. It’s best to address this before the cold winter months. If you’ve taken our advice and you still notice condensation collecting between window panes, contact the Springfield Glass Company. We’re experts in window glass replacement, and we’d be happy to fix the problem.

Window Glass Replacement: Fogged Window with a Broken Seal

Master with a screwdriver sets fittings on the window

When a window seal fails or breaks, you’ll likely experience cloudy windows and unclear views of your yard. Foggy windows won’t go away on their own, and, eventually, the problem will become too aggravating to ignore. In today’s blog, our window replacement experts explain the causes of fogged window glass and what you can do to fix the issue. 

Why Are Your Windows Foggy?

Insulated windows keep homes and buildings warm during the winter and cool in the summer. However, the seal on insulated windows is not flawless. Wind, water, temperature changes, and other elements impact a window seal’s duration, and all seals will fail over time. A failed seal allows moist air to permeate and condense between the window panes. The fog may not be visible right away, but after an abrupt temperature change, you’ll start to see proof of failure: window glass that looks hazy or dirty.

What Is the Best Way to Repair Your Foggy Window?

If you’re getting tired of having a foggy window with a broken seal, there is an easy and cost-effective way to solve the problem. Simply replace the foggy glass panes! 

If your windows have gotten foggy, you should replace the double-pane glass units instead of replacing the whole window. This is a simple and cost-effective solution that the Springfield Glass Company can provide for your residence.

Whether you are just replacing a single glass pane or you are replacing every glass pane in your home, this can be an affordable and efficient option. You don’t have to replace the entire window, and you don’t even have to replace the window sash. Springfield Glass will remove the existing panes carefully, clean the frame, and put new glass in the opening. No staining or painting is required.

Contact the Pros for Window Glass Replacement

If you live in the Springfield area and you need the window glass replaced in your home, contact us today. The Springfield Glass Company provides high-quality windows that come with a one-year warranty. For a free glass estimate, call (417) 883-6555 or send an email to info@spfdglassmo.com.  

Why Custom Glass Displays Are Necessary for Museums

Empty rectangular glass display cabinet

From sports hall of fame museums to art galleries to military exhibitions, valuable items on display need to be protected. At the same time, the artifacts should be clear and viewable from multiple angles. Using a custom glass display case is the best way to combine protection and visibility for many kinds of museum items. Today on the blog, the Springfield Glass Company explains why custom glass displays are necessary for museums.

Protect Valuables

Museums and art galleries display collections, photographs, artifacts, and other memorabilia from some of the most iconic moments in history. Therefore, it’s paramount that these items receive the highest quality protection. A custom glass display case keeps museum artifacts safe and secure and prevents eager tourists from touching anything that’s off limits. Display cases can make a security officer’s job easier while also protecting the valuables for years to come.

Give Consumers a Clear View

In addition to protecting commemorative items, custom glass display cases give guests a clear, open view of what’s inside. Consumers who attend a museum exhibition want to learn something new about the event or the particular period in history, and display cases bring the most treasured artifacts up close for viewers. You can add custom glass cases to the gallery space, museum floor, or showroom for tourists and locals to explore. For maximum visibility, choose a display case that is viewable from any angle, including the front, back, and sides.       

Types of Museum Display Cases

Museums glass displays come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some showcases are free standing on wooden legs, while others are rectangular shaped clear glass cases. Here are some common types of display cases found in museums:

  • Table Top Displays
  • Drawer Cabinets
  • Wall Display Cabinets
  • Modular Display Cases
  • Freestanding Display Cases

The Springfield Glass Company offers unique custom glass display cases, along with many other glass options, for your home or business. You can choose the style that you need to meet your setting’s decor. Contact our team for more information.  

Choose Your Custom Glass Today

If you have a custom glass idea for your home or business, we would love to help you. Whether your glass project is big or small, we can complete the job with excellence. Call us today at (417) 883-6555 or shoot us an email at info@spfdglassmo.com.

Custom Mirrors: Planning for a Bathroom Remodel

Modern bathroom design custom build

The Springfield Glass Company offers many options for custom glass in your home, including mirrors. A unique mirror reflects a homeowner’s style and personality. It also opens up the room, making it feel more spacious. Mirrors are essential for the bathroom, and custom mirrors can be a significant part of a bathroom remodel. Today on the blog, the Springfield Glass Company shares some tips for planning a bathroom remodel, and why you should invest in a custom mirror.

Custom Mirror: Make Your Bathroom Shine

A unique mirror can increase the appeal of your bedroom, living room, entryway, or dining room, but it is a must-have decor for the bathroom. Bathroom mirrors serve many different purposes, from brushing teeth to checking hair to putting on makeup. But don’t settle for a regular, boring mirror. Make your bathroom shine with a unique custom glass mirror, which can be the finishing touch to your bathroom remodel. Whether you want a classic, trendy, or elegant mirror, you can get a custom design of any shape or size.

Custom Mirror: Match the Theme of Your Bathroom

While there is a lot to consider, planning a bathroom remodel is exciting. How much you want to change is entirely up to you, as long as the changes match the layout. For example, if your bathroom has two sinks, you can choose a rectangular mirror to fit the space or opt for two oval-shaped mirrors (one above each sink). You can get super creative by matching the mirror frame to the color of the faucet handles and soap dispensers. Also, consider the wallpaper and color scheme, and whether or not a custom mirror frame is best for your bathroom design.   

Custom Mirror: Build Your Self-Esteem

Perhaps you want to switch from a shower curtain to a glass shower door. Maybe you’re looking to repaint the walls, re-do the tile flooring, or install new lights. Whatever your remodeling ideas are, don’t neglect the importance of a mirror. When you choose a mirror that is a perfect fit for you, every glance in the mirror builds your self-esteem. Appreciate the way you look, decorate your bathroom, and build self-confidence with a new custom glass mirror from the Springfield Glass Company.

Choose Your Custom Glass Today

From desktops and display cases to shelves and mirrors, the Springfield Glass Company offers an extensive selection of custom glass for homeowners. Our team has over three decades of industry experience, and we’re committed to delivering high-quality products. If you have a custom glass idea for your home, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us online or call (417) 883-6555 today.

What to Look for In a Glass Services Company

Service man installing window with measuring tape

It’s risky and challenging to attempt DIY glass projects. Since most homeowners are aware of this, there’s a rising demand for skilled expertise. The internet allows you to find a business to meet your project needs; however, not all glass providers are the same. If a contractor is installing glass in your home, you want to be sure of their credibility. The Springfield Glass Company is the service you can trust. Today’s blog post features some qualities to look for when choosing a glass services company.

Positive Reviews

In today’s digital world, it’s easy to find online reviews of the company you want. Check google for positive comments to make sure the company is one that you can trust. You can learn many things from a well-written review, especially what sets a particular glass company apart from the rest. But word-of-mouth is still a powerful asset, too. People believe recommendations from their friends and family, so ask about their experiences with local glass providers to see who offers competitive prices and delivers outstanding results.                       

Useful Experience

Attempting a DIY glass project takes a certain amount of skill, and sometimes it’s best to let qualified professionals do the job. Research information regarding the providers’ experience and specific skills to make sure they’re a reliable business. If they can show you examples of prior work, you know they perform quality service. The Springfield Glass Company has over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential glass. Whether your project is big or small, we can help transform your dreams into reality.

Wide Variety of Services

Sometimes you think you’ve discovered the right fit. But later, you realize the company specializes in window glass installation when you want custom glass products. The Springfield Glass Company offers a wide range of services for your home or business, from installing glass shower doors to providing excellent options for custom-designed glass. Our staff has the required skills to handle storefront door repairs, commercial window replacement, and much more. Consider any long-term needs you may encounter with your glass, and select a company that offers an extensive list of services.

Trust the Springfield Glass Company

If you’re searching for a local glass company that meets the above criteria, you’ve come to the right place. Since 1985, we have built a strong reputation for trust and exceptional service. Contact the Springfield Glass Company today to learn more about how we can help, and get a free glass estimate!

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.