3 Stylish Custom Glass Types for Enhanced Privacy

 

Having a home with plenty of windows is fantastic–windows let in light and air and make your home look more spacious. However, in the evening hours when your home is brightly lit, having many windows can make your home feel too exposed. While most people opt for curtains and blinds, several custom glass options can enhance privacy by design. 

In this blog post, Springfield Glass Company looks at three glass types that enhance privacy without sacrificing style. 

Frosted Glass

Frosted glass is glass treated to produce a rougher surface, creating a more rugged and pitted texture. Frosted glass creates a warm, elegant look and can be used in windows, doors, or bathroom glass. The rough surface of frosted glass blurs objects behind it, enhancing privacy while still letting in plenty of light. Frosted glass has the added benefit of obscuring fingerprints and streaks and is easy to clean.

Rain Glass

Rain glass is treated to produce a vertical line pattern similar to rain streaking down a window. It has a beautiful, dreamy appearance and can add modern style to any room. Rain glass can be used on windows, doors, and bathrooms and provides the same blurring, privacy-enhancing effect as frosted glass. Rain glass can vary in pattern and style and is a versatile option for both privacy and style. 

Tinted Glass

Tinted glass has been darkened by adding small amounts of metal oxide to it. The tinted glass comes in different colors and tones, including bronze, grey, or black. Most people think of cars when they think of tinted glass, but tinted glass is also used on commercial and residential windows to add privacy and create a modern, stylish look.  

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Custom Glass at Springfield Glass Company

Springfield Glass Company offers frosted, rain, and tinted glass and many more custom glass options. With over 30 years of experience, our glass experts are ready to help you design the custom project of your dreams. For more information about our glass services, call us today at 417-883-6555 for a free estimate, or contact us online.

4 Important Reasons Your Frameless Shower Door Must Fit Correctly

What’s not to love about a frameless shower door? They offer a modern, minimalist look with a light and airy feel while providing an unobstructed view of your beautiful tile and shower design. Plus, there’s no pesky metal track to try and keep clean! 

While frameless shower doors may sound like the perfect fit, it’s vitally important that they be installed correctly, or your beautiful new shower could become a costly mess! 

In this blog, Springfield Glass shares four essential reasons why your frameless shower door must fit correctly. 

Risk of Shattering

Frameless shower doors use thicker, heavier glass and do not have a metal frame for support, so even minor measurement errors could lead to shattered glass. Shattered glass is a safety hazard for your family as well as a financial strain, but you can eliminate that risk by choosing to hire a trusted professional like our experts at Springfield Glass.

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Dragging or Sticking Doors

If your frameless shower door is dragging or won’t open or close, it could be due to a measurement error. Trying to pull or force a glass door open risks shattering, scratching, or chipping your glass, which is costly to repair and virtually impossible to do yourself. Ensuring proper glass fitting will prevent this issue.

Leaks and Water Damage

Frameless shower doors don’t have an edge of rubber or metal at the bottom, so a gap between the door and the floor of your shower exists. If the gap is too large due to imperfect measurement, this could cause water to leak or gush out of your shower, causing costly water damage and a giant headache. An expert at Springfield Glass will ensure that your glass is measured and installed flawlessly, easily avoiding potential leaks. 

Cost of Repair

While frameless shower doors are aesthetically beautiful, they are significantly more costly than conventional shower doors. If you decide to invest your hard-earned money in a beautiful frameless door, you’ll want it to last a long time and require little maintenance. Choosing a trusted company like Springfield glass will ensure your door is fitted correctly, reducing the need for replacement and repair and providing you with a product that will stand the test of time. 

Springfield Glass: Work You Can Trust

Springfield Glass has over 30 years of experience in glass installation, repair, and design. You can trust our experts to take the time and care to properly install your frameless shower door, eliminating the risk of shattering leaks and costly repairs or replacements. Call us today at 417-883-6555 for a free estimate, or contact us online.

7 Benefits of Bay Windows in Your Home

We all want to be proud of our home. The sources of light, in particular, can be part of what makes or breaks a house and its appearance. They create the room’s focal point, which is why windows and doors are crucial for the overall appearance of a home.

One great way to boost your home’s look is to install bay windows. Modern, energy-efficient, and gorgeous, they add a fun and bright appeal to the overall design of your home while offering superior functionality for years.

The Benefits of Bay Windows

Bay windows can offer a dramatic appeal to your home – they extend outward of the home in a combination of three units. Bay windows consist of a central fixed window and two side windows that protrude from the house at 25, 35, 45, or 90-degree angles. The result is a beautiful window that offers a panoramic view, lets more natural light enter the room, and adds a certain charm to both the house’s interior and exterior.

If you’re planning to install bay windows in your home, congratulations – you’re on the way to an incredible face-lift. If you still have your doubts about this type of window, here are seven unexpected benefits of bay windows:

  1. More Natural Light

Not only do they offer a breathtaking panoramic view of the outside world, but this window practically invites the sun to your home.

  1. Bay Windows Add Style and Volume to Any Space

Bay windows are a popular choice for their panoramic views, elegance, and energy efficiency perks.

  1. Good Ventilation

Because they are a cluster of two or more windows, you can enjoy a nice breeze from two or multiple directions instead of just one.

  1. Increased Home Value

A living room with bay windows is often seen as extra living space, which can only add to the value of your home.

  1. Create a Cozy Reading Retreat

Bay windows offer a nice view, and they can add to the charm of any room. But, some people prefer them for their functionality, not just their aesthetics.

  1. Versatility

You can install them in your living room or the kitchen, although the master bedroom is a great option, as well.

  1. More Storage Space

You can use the seating area around a bay window as storage space. For instance, you can put a sofa with hidden compartments underneath where you can store clothes, books, shoes, and so on.

Bay Windows from Springfield Glass Company

When you consider the benefits of bay windows together with the elegant appeal that they can bring to your home, it’s easy to see why they are such an excellent investment. If you’re ready to make the upgrade, call Springfield Glass Company for a quote today.

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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Murano

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

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

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.

Bathroom

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.

Kitchen

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.