Why Skylights Can Be a Great Idea for Natural Light

Have you ever walked into a room and found it both welcoming and modern? You can’t put your finger on it, but the room draws you. Your mood improves when you spend time in it. Odds are, this has something to do with the amount of light in the room. One of the most popular ways to bring light into a home is by using skylights. 

What is a skylight? 

A skylight is a window placed on the roof at the same angle as the ceiling. The purpose of this window is not to offer a view but to let natural sunlight into the room. There are many advantages to being surrounded by natural light. Installing a skylight in your home or business will change the aesthetics of the room and the atmosphere. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of skylights: 

  • They increase the amount of natural light in a room, making even the tiniest room appear larger. 
  •  You will use less electricity for lighting, and your electricity bill will be lower. 
  •  They are a huge selling point for potential buyers; Natural light is a must. 
  •  They illuminate dark spaces that cannot access natural light, such as a dark hallway or a bathroom in the middle of a house without windows. 
  •  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

When installing skylights in work and school environments, you’ll find happier, healthier, and more productive employees and students. Even shoppers in malls with skylights tend to hang around longer and, as a result, shop more. Do you want the rooms in your home to be modern and trendy yet welcoming? Do you want to lighten dark areas in your home naturally? Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint? A skylight is a universally helpful answer. 

Consult with Springfield Glass Company

Springfield Glass Company, a trusted name, has decades of experience in the glass industry. Contact us for a consultation, and let us transform your home today.


Our Residential Glass Installer Talks About the World’s Most Famous Glassmakers

Chances are good you’ve seen glass products made by some of the world’s most famous glassmakers. Colorful glass lampshades are the hallmark of Tiffany. Italian glass from Venice is a luxurious addition to any home. Today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company’s residential glass installer showcases the world’s most famous glassmakers in the world. 

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Original Murano glass is breathtakingly beautiful. Handmade pieces are world-renowned, and the tradition of blowing glass dates back to the Republic of Venice (modern-day Italy) that existed back in the Middle Ages. The glassworks on the island of Murano were such a well-guarded secret that no one could leave the island without permission.


Tiffany is America’s most famous glassmaker, and this company is also known for its colorful, artisan glass. If you’ve seen a glass lampshade, chances are it’s a Tiffany product. Original Tiffany glass pieces, the items most sought after by collectors, were made from 1878 to 1933 at the Tiffany Studios in New York by Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Corning is known for cookware. But it also has a high-tech glass division that creates fiber optics, glass for smartphones, and display glass for high-resolution and heads-up displays. Corning is always on the cusp of innovation when it comes to specialty glass manufacturing.

PPG Glass

PPG is now known as Vitro Architectural Glass. As the name implies, the company focuses on architectural glass that helps control a building’s temperature (low-E and tinted glass) and reflective glass that gives windows a mirror-like appearance. Springfield Glass Company may install architectural glass for storefronts, industrial facilities, and multi-story buildings.

Saint-Gobain Glass

Saint-Gobain Glass is a premier European glass manufacturer specializing in green buildings and making buildings more eco-friendly. Building solar-control glass, reducing carbon emissions, and producing green buildings are built into Saint-Gobain’s culture as they see the long-term benefits of their sustainability goals.

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Springfield Glass Company: Residential Glass Installer

Springfield Glass Company prides itself on installing top-quality residential glass, whether you need new windows, replacement windows, window repair, or glass shower doors.  Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 883-6555 for more details on how we can beautify your home!

Design Considerations for Custom Glass Shelves in Your Bathroom

Springfield Glass Company specializes in glass repair and installation projects of any size, including custom glass shelves for your bathroom. These shelves give your bathroom a sleek, open look and create the illusion of more space. They’re also sturdy and go with any color. In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, we discuss design considerations to think about when you want custom glass shelves in your bathroom.

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Size of Your Bathroom

The size of your bathroom is the most important consideration for custom glass shelves. Narrow spaces call for narrow shelving or shelving in corners to maximize space. A wide-open bathroom gives us more custom glass options and spaces to fill if you need more storage. No matter how big or small your bathroom is, our staff can design glass shelving to meet your needs.

How Much Storage You Need

Perhaps your cabinets and drawers in your vanity just don’t have enough space, or they’re overcrowded. You may also want custom glass shelves within easy reach of the vanity that don’t get in the way of your daily routine. Another plus is that clear glass goes with any color, and we can make them into any shape. We’ll also craft custom glass shelves that are safe for kids, including ones that are secure and have rounded corners and edges.

Location of the Glass Shelves

You’d be surprised where you can put glass shelves in a bathroom. There are lots of options to consider.

Small shelves next to the sink. Think everyday items such as toothbrushes, a box of tissues, soap, lotion, and a set of rolled up or folded bath towels.

Above the toilet. We can install wider shelving for towels, wipes, and toilet paper.

Over the bathtub or in the shower. Here goes your shampoo, conditioner, shaving items, a waterproof radio, and anything else you might use in the shower.

Open-cabinet shelving. An open cabinet utilizes sides and a back to secure the shelving, but it doesn’t have a front. You can put towels, miscellaneous items, lotions, perfume, and makeup here as you go through your morning or evening routine.

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Springfield Glass Company & Custom Glass Shelves

Springfield Glass Company can install custom glass shelves in your bathroom no matter how much space you have. Our experts can help you design the shelves, and then we create them and install them. Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 883-6555 for more information.

Top Uses for Custom Glass Shelves

Custom glass shelves add beauty to your home. Glass is both traditional and modern, meaning glass is a contemporary art form that goes back thousands of years. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, tempered glass is available in many shapes, sizes, and colors. In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, we explain the top uses for custom glass shelves in your home.

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Floating Glass

Floating glass goes directly against the wall. Sturdy brackets hold individual pieces in place, making it appear as though this type of custom glass shelf simply floats on the wall. Springfield Glass Company can design floating glass shelves that fit snugly into a corner. Our professional team can also create pieces that curve around into an “S” shape for multiple levels. The possibilities are endless with floating glass!

Display Cases

Enclosed display cases put your valued collection in the spotlight, whether you have collector plates, rare coins, porcelain figures, or family mementos you want to display proudly. Custom glass shelves allow light to pass through the entire case. This illuminates every piece as thoroughly as possible. Our team may suggest various lighting effects to bring out the best view of your collection.


Glass withstands a humid environment very well. That’s why custom glass shelves are perfect for bathrooms when you need extra storage space. Consider glass shelves for items you need to keep on hand for your morning routine, such as perfume or cologne, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, or lightweight appliances.


Custom glass shelves are ideal for kitchen cabinets or hutches. These shelves store plates, cups, and other essential items. Glass works very well with elegant dinnerware for special occasions, such as a high-end china set or your grandmother’s antique set of dishes. 

Home Office

Don’t neglect your home office space! Custom glass shelves conveniently and stylishly store books, manuals, and tools. Shelves also increase your storage space when the computer desk isn’t enough. When shelves are next to your desk, items are in easy reach when you have a busy day.

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Custom Glass Shelves by Springfield Glass Company

The experts at Springfield Glass Company can design custom glass shelves for any room in your home. We strive for complete customer satisfaction. Contact Springfield Glass Company or call (417) 883-6555 for more information on the custom glass products we offer.

Security Benefits of Custom Glass

Custom glass does more than just beautify your residential or commercial building. Many types of glass structures, made of tempered glass, offer security benefits for your property. In today’s blog from Springfield Glass Company, we discuss the wide range of security benefits you get from custom glass structures.

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Buildings That Use Custom Glass

Many common buildings, both commercial and residential, require security with regards to their custom glass elements. Airports have large windows for passengers to see incoming flights, but there may also be security checkpoints. Government buildings and large medical facilities have security checkpoints as well as service windows for employees to see their customers. Movie theaters have large glass structures for employees to take money, while banks use custom glass at drive-throughs. 

Improved Visibility for Customers and Employees

Glass walls and doors made of custom glass not only look great, but they also offer security benefits for the building’s owners. These interior design elements improve visibility for customers and employees, thereby enhancing customer interactions while keeping employees safe. For example, a bank drive-through needs secure custom glass structures so employees can see incoming vehicles, but they also need protection because of the cash transactions they work with on a daily basis.

Enhanced Visibility for Security Personnel

No one wants to have a tense security issue on their property. Custom glass improves visibility for security personnel to observe what’s going on and take action when a safety issue presents itself. Safety glass and tempered glass create easy sightlines, a 360-degree view if necessary, and a barrier between security personnel and any perpetrators who may present a danger to staff behind the glass.

Better Sightlines for Security Cameras

Custom glass design elements improve sightlines for security cameras. Better visuals on cameras may only work for glass that isn’t tinted unless security cameras have special filters to see infrared light. Tempered glass on windows, doors, and security kiosks lets in just as much light and infrared as standard glass, making it an excellent choice for custom glass when it comes to added security for your property.

Harder to Break

Custom glass features are difficult to break without using an extraordinary amount of force. Tempered glass is extremely durable, up to four times stronger than standard glass. Plus, tempered glass shatters into small pieces, thereby reducing the risks of anyone getting a major injury if someone breaks the custom glass. If the tempered glass is thick enough, it may prevent burglaries and intrusions.

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Custom Glass by Springfield Glass Company

Springfield Glass Company specializes in custom glass, whether you need a single window, an entire wall, or security doors installed in your residential or commercial property. We’re the premier glass installation and repair company in southwest Missouri! Contact Springfield Glass Company online or call (417) 883-6555 for more information on the custom glass products and services we offer.

Custom Glass Marker Boards for Offices

Springfield Glass Company stays up-to-date with commercial glass trends, office designs, and consumer preferences. One rising trend is the use of custom glass marker boards for open workspaces. These glass accessories provide many benefits for your office, and we identify some advantages in today’s blog. 

Glass Marker Boards Are Appealing

You don’t have to use messy chalk or standard whiteboards anymore. Glass marker boards are sleek, modern, practical, and the design complements any office space. You can use magnetic dry erase boards during business presentations, employee meetings, and company-wide gatherings. 

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Glass Marker Boards Are Durable

Not only do custom glass marker boards look great, but they also last a long time. At Springfield Glass Company, we manufacture tempered material, which is stronger than normal glass. Tempered glass boards can endure pressure and stress without getting scratched or damaged. So, if there’s an accidental bump, your durable marker board won’t leave you in a bind. 

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Glass Marker Boards Don’t Stain

Standard whiteboards often get stained if you don’t clean them immediately. When you do clean them, whiteboards tend to leave lasting effects of previous notes jotted on them. However, custom glass marker boards never stain, so you can feel at ease, whether you write with a permanent or dry erase marker. Custom glass boards are also easy to maintain and keep clean.

Glass Marker Boards Are Customizable 

Current interior designs often require custom sizes, shapes, and colors. When it’s time to select the right marker board for your office space, there are endless possibilities for its appearance. If you want a specific color that matches your room, or if you want full-length glass panels to cover the entire wall, we can customize the perfect solution. At Springfield Glass Company, we go the distance to exceed our customers’ expectations.  

Exceptional Options for Custom-Designed Glass

If you’re looking for a new custom-glass design for your business, look no further. Springfield Glass Company offers many different types of glass and edges to complete your design vision. Our customer service team is friendly and ready to help you, so contact us today!   

Customer Experience Benefits of Custom Glass for Businesses

Since 1985, Springfield Glass Company has provided commercial glass for all types of businesses. From restaurants to offices, we deliver quality custom glass products and personalized service to our growing customer base. Today on the blog, we explain how custom glass benefits the customer experience.  

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Increased Comfort 

Comfort and first impressions are major elements of the customer experience. You want your guests and clients to feel comfortable when they visit your business, from the instant they walk in the front door to the moment they leave. 

Make an excellent first impression on your clients by adding custom glass tabletops and glass shelves to your waiting area. The glass adds light to the room, and it can make the space feel larger, which will help your guests to feel relaxed and comfortable while they wait. Also, consider glass walls for your office conference room to provide a stylish experience for your clients. 

Greater Visibility 

Whether it’s a store, restaurant, or office building, custom glass helps create an open and spacious feeling for customers. This expansiveness helps increase visibility, which is essential to the shopping and dining experience. Storefront glass contributes to this visibility, as customers can see inside your restaurant or store and decide to come inside. Products such as custom glass displays, glass shelves, and glass tables are visually appealing and can help entice customers into your business. Set your business apart and raise customer visibility with pretty, transparent glass from Springfield Glass Company.  

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Enhanced Beauty

Lastly, beauty matters to customers who want to get the most out of their experience. Custom glass makes for beautiful spaces at your business that are attractive and memorable for your guests. Allure them with storefront glass, custom tabletops, and glass display cases. By adding beauty to your store or office, your customers can enjoy the views, enjoy their experience, and then spread the word. Keep them coming back and help grow your business with elegant custom glass from Springfield Glass Company.  

Explore Our Custom Glass Options   

Are you looking to add glass desktops, cabinets, or shelves to your business? If so, talk to the custom glass experts at Springfield Glass Company. Our professionals are ready to take your glass projects to the next level. For more information, check out our custom glass options or call 417.883.6555 today.


Custom Glass Glossary: Common Glass Types

Custom glass comes in many shapes and sizes, and it’s used for a variety of applications. If you want to add custom glass to your home or business, you have many options to choose from. Springfield Glass Company is here to provide clarity. In today’s custom glass glossary, we explain key terms and identify common types of glass, so you can decide which type is best for you.

What Exactly Is Glass?

Glass is a hard, brittle material that may be transparent or translucent. This substance is made by fusion process, where sand is fused with soda, lime, and other ingredients. Then, it’s cooled rapidly. Today, the simplest form of glass is known as plate or clear window glass.    

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Common Types of Glass 

Different applications require different types of glass. Many manufacturers use specific glass types, such as:

  • Annealed Glass – Standard float glass that’s commonly used in windows. Annealed glass is softer and can cause injury if it breaks.  
  • Tempered Glass – A material that’s heated up and quickly cooled to increase its strength and durability. If it does break, tempered glass breaks into many small pieces, reducing the chance of injury.  
  • Laminated Glass – Laminated glass blends a layer of resin to create a strong sheet of glass. This safety glass is similar to tempered glass, except it’s not quite as strong. Laminated glass is frequently used in exterior storefronts.  
  • Low-E Glass – Low-emissivity glass is precisely coated to reduce thermal radiation. Low-E windows are energy efficient, and the coatings can help you save money on energy costs.  
  • Patterned Glass – A type of glass that provides privacy and decorative effects and is used to control light. Patterned glass is often used for glass shower doors. 
  • Tinted Glass – Glass that’s darkened during the manufacturing process to reduce the transmission of light and solar energy. Tinted Glass is treated with a film or coating that can be installed on the interior or exterior of glass in businesses and homes.   
  • Mirrored Glass – Glass that features a reflective surface on one side.

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Contact Springfield Glass Company Today

Whether you’re looking for a one-piece custom glass design or window installations for a whole building, you’re in good hands with Springfield Glass Company. We’ve served the Springfield area and beyond since 1985. To learn more about our custom glass options, view our website, give us a call, or contact us online. We offer free estimates, and all our glass comes with a one-year warranty. 

The Importance of Custom Mirrors for Businesses

From mirrors to display cases, the Springfield Glass Company offers a broad selection of custom glass for local businesses. Here in Springfield, we have a number of great gyms, as well as dance and yoga studios that can benefit immensely from our custom glass options. In today’s blog, we focus on custom mirrors, and why they’re important for these types of businesses. 

Custom Mirrors: Make the Room Feel Larger 

One of the main reasons for having custom mirrors in a gym is because they help make the space feel larger than it actually is. Even the concept of a larger workout area is appealing for exercise enthusiasts. Having more space gives you the freedom to train solo or workout with a buddy (or two). Additionally, custom mirrors add more light to the space, enhancing both natural and artificial light. 

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Custom Mirrors: Allow You to Check Your Technique

Whether you’re maxing out on the deep squats or you’ve assumed the plank position, you want to make sure that your technique is correct. Using proper form for any exercise routine will help prevent injuries while allowing you to get the most out of the workout. The quickest way to check your technique is in the mirror. But don’t settle for just any old mirror. Order a full-length custom glass mirror from the Springfield Glass Company. We’ll customize it to fit your gym, dance, or yoga space, and you can choose from many shapes and styles. 

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Custom Mirrors: You Can Follow Your Instructor Better 

Many gyms offer group fitness classes in a large room, similar to that of a yoga or dance studio. These classes are led by a certified instructor who may or may not be facing in your direction. If the instructor’s back is to you, or if you’re on the end of a long row of people, it can be hard to keep up with every movement. However, full wall custom mirrors give you the opportunity to follow your instructor from any angle or location in the room, so you can achieve your health and aerobics goals. 

Custom Glass Is What We Do

At Springfield Glass Company, we have over 30 years of experience in custom glass fabrication and installation. Our quality custom mirrors are the perfect complement to your gym, dance, or yoga studio, and we want to bring your ideas to life. If you need help in the design or layout of your mirror wall, we’re only an email or a phone call away. Contact us online, call 417.883.6555, or send an email to info@spfdglassmo.com.

Creative Ideas for Custom Glass Tabletops

Adding custom glass is a great way to renew the appearance of your home or business. If you’re tired of the old wooden texture of your tabletops, consider a creative upgrade. Today, the Springfield Glass Company shares some unique ideas for table top glass.  

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Dining Tables

All dining tables need a sturdy foundation, and there are many different bases to choose from. Fortunately, table top glass can be customized to fit pretty much any type of table base. If you prefer a classic and cozy feel, you can opt for a wood base, and top it with round glass for a smaller dining table. For a more modern idea, use golden legs to support an oval glass top, which will shine and add beauty to your dining room.    

Coffee Tables

Give your living room a contemporary, stylish look with a glass-topped coffee table. You can choose from a variety of shapes to match the design and layout of your room. If you have questions, contact Springfield Glass Company, and we’ll help you select the best custom glass for your coffee table. Whether they’re round or rectangular shaped, glass-topped coffee tables also make a great addition to the waiting area in your office.  

Patio Tables

This custom glass idea is for DIY enthusiasts who like to entertain guests in their backyard. Pallet furniture, which is made using recycled wooden pallets, is a universal trend. Consider pallet furniture for the base of your patio table and build a movable glass top into it. Instead of bending over to reach your plate, you can use the movable piece for a higher tray table and enjoy convenient food and fellowship.  

If this sounds like too much work, or if you have questions, talk to the experts at Springfield Glass Company. We’ll customize the glass just the way you need it and deliver the perfect solution for your setting.   

Get Started Today

If you’re looking for a distinctive tabletop for your home or business, contact Springfield Glass Company today. We’ve been helping commercial and residential customers with their glass needs since 1985. We’re open Monday through Friday, and we can handle any custom glass projects for your office or living space. Call 417.883.6555 to get started!