Blog | Replacement Glass - Part 30

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Identifying Broken Window Seals

July 1, 2016

You clean your windows, inside and out, but somehow they never actually look “clean.” You blame the kids or even the weather, but the culprit may be something a little less obvious. Your windows are actually made up of two panes of glass, with a layer of gas between them, usually air, argon or krypton. This layer of gas works as a type of insulation for your windows that helps keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. When the window seal is broken, this means that there is a break in the seal holding the... View Article

Re-Screening Existing Window Screens: Tips from a Company Providing Window Replacement in Alaska

June 15, 2016

Windows have screens in place to prevent bugs or debris from getting inside your home. Therefore, as soon as you notice a hole, tear or snag, it’s important that you take the appropriate steps to either repair or replace your screen. As specialists in window replacement in Alaska, we commonly help people to re-screen existing window screens that they have in their home. If you are interested in learning how to do this yourself, here are a few instructions to follow: Get the correct tools and materials: You will need new screening for the window, a spline (which is basically... View Article

Little-Known Glass Cleaning Tips from a Glass Shop in Alaska

June 1, 2016

Whenever you see a smudge on glass, whether it’s a window or a mirror, your instinct is probably to grab a rag and a bottle of Windex, right? However, there are so many people who do not take appropriate measures to get their glass truly clean, and in their effort to get it done quickly actually leave it looking worse than before. So with that in mind, here are a few tips you might not have heard before, straight from our glass shop in Alaska, that will help you keep all the glass around your home looking pristine: Distilled water... View Article

How to Properly Care for Glass Shower Doors in Alaska

May 15, 2016

Having glass shower doors in your bathroom is a great way to raise its appeal and comfort level, not to mention add an air of luxury and sophistication to this often overlooked room of the home. But while glass shower doors offer a substantial improvement over that old shower curtain that’s caked with soap scum and mildew, it’s important to properly maintain them to make sure they’re not becoming a detractor in and of themselves. Without a fair amount of regular attention from homeowners, glass shower doors in Alaska have the potential to become eyesores! Luckily, it doesn’t take much... View Article

Keep Bugs at Bay with Phantom Screen Installations

May 1, 2016

The spring and summer months bring with them a bevy of great things—hot temps, pool parties, cookouts, gardening, etc. The list goes on and on. But these seasons also have their fair share of downfalls as well, including being prime seasons for bugs and other pests. There’s nothing quite so irritating as trying to enjoy a tasty BBQ and swatting away mosquitoes or flies! Bugs and pests will do more than ruin your BBQ during the summer months—they’ll also try to make themselves cozy in your home. Whether they creep through an open door while you’re letting the dog out... View Article