Top 4 Reasons Your Building Needs Window Glass Replacement

Deciding to replace windows in your home or business is no easy task. Perhaps it’s something that’s been in the back of your mind for years. Maybe you feel it’s time to upgrade your home or business. If you’re considering a remodeling project, think about your windows and how they affect your building. In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, we explain the top four reasons why your commercial or residential building needs window glass replacement.

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1. Updated Look

Perhaps your current windows are of an older style, are too thin, and aren’t made of tempered glass. Older, thinner panes of glass are more susceptible to damage, but they’re also more prone to accumulating dust and dirt. Window glass replacement can transform the look of your building without a major renovation. 

2. Energy Efficiency

Window glass replacement can return your investment over time thanks to savings on utility bills. Modern glass has the proper seals on it. When you invest in tinted glass, it can reduce the amount of radiant heat that comes into your building due to the sun’s rays. Over time, your lower utility bills pay for the installation and then some. 

3. Interior Comfort

Does your building get hot in the summer and cold in the winter? Does your heating or air conditioning stay on more than it should? Window glass replacement may be part of the solution, particularly if you have outdated windows. Double- and triple-pane windows insulate your building against the heat and cold. Low-E coatings minimize heat transfer year-round. 

4. Broken Seals or Glass

Broken seals and broken glass create all kinds of problems. First, there’s the safety of your family or employees when it comes to glass shards. Second, air leaks can cause your utility bills to skyrocket. Third, water leaks from rain or snow could lead to structural degradation and damage. Fourth, you might have trouble opening and closing the windows. Broken seals and broken glass are the most immediate concern when you need window glass replacement.

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Residential Window Glass Replacement

Springfield Glass Company specializes in all kinds of glass, including custom glass, glass repair, and window glass replacement. If it’s time for a refresher for your building, consider new window glass to upgrade the look and feel of your place. Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 815-7190 for more details.

Residential Windows: The Advantages of Sunlight Windows

The winter months can seem to drag on forever. Sometimes we experience many days without seeing the sun at all. While you have no say over what mother nature brings, you can control the type of windows you have. There are many options to choose from, but sunlight windows are a great choice if you want to let more natural light into your home. In today’s blog, the Springfield Glass Company explains a few benefits of sunlight windows.

Improve Your Mood

Studies reveal that exposure to sunlight lifts your mood and helps you sleep better. Unfortunately, we don’t see the sun as much during the winter, and many people experience depressed winter moods. However, on the days when the sun is out, you can make sure your home isn’t dark and gloomy inside. Contact a professional glass company about installing sunlight windows. Then you can open the curtains and let the natural light pour in.

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Lower Utility Costs

Another advantage of having natural light in your home is reduced energy costs. With sunlight windows, you won’t have to flip on the light switches as much during the day. Due to shorter days, longer nights, and cold weather, utility bills are higher during the winter months. So, take advantage of this cost-effective solution.

Sunlight windows can fill many rooms of your home with natural light. Your bedroom, living room, and kitchen will be brighter, and you’ll use less electricity.

Bring in More Energy

Lastly, sunlight naturally boosts energy. When you’re exposed to natural light, it helps the brain to release a hormone called serotonin, which enables you to be focused and calm. If you’re someone who likes to work from home, you need energy throughout the day to focus and complete tasks. The Springfield Glass Company can provide your home with quality glass windows that bring in more energy. We’ll work within your budget and help you choose the best solution for your particular space.

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Call Us for a Glass Estimate Today

If you live in the Springfield area and you need window glass replacement, we can help. Our team has many years of training and experience, and we work hard to make sure your home looks its best. Call the Springfield Glass Company at (417) 319-2427 or contact us online for a free glass estimate.

Safely Removing Stickers from Glass

From restaurants to retail stores, storefront glass is a great way to feature products and motivate potential customers to come inside. Many storefronts use sticker logos for promotional purposes, but all stickers need to be replaced eventually. Even with sharp fingernails, it can be difficult to peel stubborn stickers off a storefront glass window. Today, Springfield Glass Company shares tips on how to efficiently remove stickers from glass.

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Use Soap and Hot Water

One method is to use soap and hot water to break down the stickers’ adhesive material. To begin, fill a large bucket with either hand or dishwashing soap, and hot water. Next, soak a sponge in the hot, soapy water and cover the glass with it for about 10 minutes. Then remove the stickers with your fingernail tips. The stickers should come off after the adhesive has been diluted. However, if soap and hot water doesn’t do the trick, there are some other things you can do. 

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Use Glass Cleaner

This method is great for removing vinyl lettering from a glass surface. Many stores, for example, display vinyl lettering on their glass door or windows with their company name, logo, and business hours. Whether the store is relocating or it’s time for a fresh, new look, there are a few tools you can use to safely remove the letters. First, gather glass cleaner, paper towels and goo gone (or another adhesive remover).

Next, spray glass cleaner on the surface to diffuse the adhesive on the back of the letters. Then, take your paper towels and apply a bit of pressure to the surface. The letters should clear away fairly easily. Once you remove the lettering, wipe down the surface with glass cleaner (Windex is ideal). If the letters leave a trace of adhesive in some spots, put goo gone on your rag and apply it to the glass. Lastly, wipe off the goo gone with a little more glass cleaner.

Springfield Glass Company Quick Tip: If you have a can of WD-40, you can coat the stickers with it to help dissolve the adhesive. To protect your skin, wear a plastic glove before cleaning off the lubricant.      

Springfield Glass Company: Professional, Experienced, Skilled

Do you need new panels for your storefront glass? Is your storefront glass damaged from age? If so, Springfield Glass Company can deliver the perfect solution. Since 1985, our team of professionals has served the greater Springfield area with expert glass repair and installation services. Contact us online or by phone at (417) 883-6555 to learn more.

How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Glass Windows

Reports indicate that millions of birds die every year from colliding with glass. If it’s a big enough bird, the collision can break the window and may require immediate replacement. When you need the window glass replaced in your home, Springfield Glass Company is just a phone call away. We want to help save birds and your windows, so we’ve put together some tips in today’s blog. In most cases, the solutions are inexpensive and easy to implement.   

Why Do Birds Fly into Windows?

While transparent glass is invisible to both birds and humans, birds cannot use door frames and other visual hints to dodge a potential glass collision. Birds identify reflected images as real objects, so glass reflections that display food, shelter, or an alternate getaway can cause crashes. They may also see through the glass to plants on the other side and it looks like an extension of their space.         

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What You Can Do

There are many fixes that can help you prevent birds from hitting your windows, but the key is to clearly identify the glass surface. Here are some things you can do to save birds and save your windows.

Window Film and Decals

A window film is similar to installing wallpaper, except it goes on the surface of your window. Most window films are created to allow light inside while still looking opaque to birds. Choose a window film that covers the whole glass surface on the outside. You can also place decals or stickers close together on the outside of the window glass to help deter birds. Visit the local pet or bird-feeding store to find these items.        

Glass Treatments

If you’re looking for a more durable option than film, consider manufactured glass to help prevent birds from striking windows. Acid-etched glass is a technique that uses chemicals to carve patterns in the glass and darken it enough so that birds will avoid it. UV patterned glass is another treatment that adds a UV pattern that birds can see, which increases the visibility of the glass. This UV spectrum maintains the transparency of the windows for you and also assists with energy efficiency.     

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Springfield Glass Company Quick Tip: You can also use netting and screens to serve as a physical obstacle and keep birds from flying into your windows. Plus, try moving your indoor plants away from the windows.   

Contact the Experts in Glass Repair and Installation

At Springfield Glass Company, we are experts in glass repair and installation. Whether you need a single window replaced in your home or new windows installed for your business, we deliver outstanding results. To learn more, contact Springfield Glass today for a free estimate, or call (417) 883-6555.

Glass Window Glossary: Identifying the Parts of Windows

Worker is installing a corner window

We use windows in our everyday lives, but rarely do we think about all of the parts that make up a window. You may have heard of the window pane and window sill, but many other components are a part of the finished product. All the lingo and the terms can get confusing, so Springfield Glass Company is here to help. 

In today’s glass window glossary, we outline some key terms and identify the major parts of windows. The next time you’re out shopping for windows, this glossary can serve as your guide.

The Parts of a Window

Windows come in many shapes and sizes, but most of them are made of the same parts. Read on to learn the details.

Window Frame

The window frame consists of the sill, head, and jamb. It’s usually made of wood or vinyl. The sill is the lowest part of the frame, while the head is the highest. The jambs are the vertical sides of the frame. 

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Casing and Trim 

The casing and trim describe the decorative wood that surrounds the perimeter of the window. It covers the space between the wall and the frame.  

Window Glass 

Window glass is that clear material within the window frame. Did you know that window glass is made from silica, the same stuff as sand on the beach? Read on to learn more details about window glass and its components.

Window Glass Components

A variety of components hold the window glass together. These components may vary depending on the type of glass and window. Once you understand the basics, you can find the exact window part you need.  

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  • Pane – A pane is a single sheet of glass.
  • Sash – The sash is the movable part of the window that holds the glass panes together. The sash fits inside your window frame.   
  • Mullion – The terms mullions and muntins often get confused. A mullion is a vertical post or bar that separates window units. Mullions are mostly a structural element, but they can be decorative features in some styles.  
  • Muntins – A muntin is the framing used to separate and hold glass pieces within a window. Muntins are typically made of metal or wood.  
  • Check Rail – Also known as the middle of the window; the check rail is where the sashes of each window meet on double-hung windows.   

Expert Window Installation Services at SGC

Springfield Glass Company offers window replacement and installation services for your home or business. We’ve provided first-rate glass products and professional service for over 30 years. If you live or work in Springfield or the surrounding areas, give us a call. Call 417.883.6555 today, and we’ll give you a free estimate on our window glass installation services.

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.  

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.

Why Window Glass Replacement Is Not a DIY Project

Why Window Glass Replacement 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.

Springfield Glass Company: How to Properly Clean Your Glass Windows

Springfield Glass Company: How to Properly Clean Your Glass Windows

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s likely that you’ll be doing some extra cleaning around your home soon. Cleaning windows is a common task in springtime, but getting it done efficiently without any streaks can be a major challenge.

Do you spend hours wiping and spraying your windows only to be disappointed when they look the same as before? Using the proper cleaning tools and techniques can help you achieve that streak-free window you’ve been searching for all along. In today’s blog, the team at Springfield Glass Company explains how to properly clean your glass windows.

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Steps to Make Your Window Sparkle

Before wiping down your windows, try these steps to make your windows clean and bright while saving time and money.

Clean from Top to Bottom

Cleaning from top to bottom ensures that the cleaning solution won’t drip down while you work. This will help to avoid streaks and drip marks on your windows.

Wash Your Windows on a Cloudy Day

You may be thinking, “How will I see the dirt if it’s a cloudy day?” However, the sun can dry your cleaning solution before you’ve had time to properly wipe your windows down, leaving streaks and smudges.

Use a Squeegee

The squeegee can be an important tool for removing streaks. If you’ve noticed that your wipe isn’t removing all of the cleaning solutions, simply use the squeegee for an effortless, unstreaked finish.

Clean Corners with Cotton Swabs

If you thought cotton swabs were only meant for cleaning ears, you may be surprised to learn that they make it easy to clean those hard to reach areas on your windows. You will find that these cotton swabs are the perfect size for those tiny corners that have been collecting dust all along!

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DIY Cleaning Spray

Store-bought cleaners will often leave residue or streaks behind. One way to avoid this problem — and save money — is to create your own cleaning spray. You may even find some of these ingredients lying around the house! Mixing distilled white vinegar with an equal amount of water is the easiest way to leave your window streak-free. Two tablespoons of dishwasher soap and two quarts of water can also be used as an easy homemade window cleaner.

By following these tips and tricks for window cleaning, you can have streak-free windows that sparkle. With a little bit of hard work, your windows will be clean and ready for spring!

Contact Springfield Glass Company Today

If you’re looking to upgrade your home or business, Springfield Glass Company is your solution for all commercial and residential glass needs. We’ve been serving Southwest Missouri since 1985. Contact us today for a free glass estimate.