Don’t know much about glass? You are not alone, it’s often something you don’t think about until you need it. Here are answers to a few questions we frequently receive, if you need more information, please don’t hesitate to call and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
What information will you need from me when I call about my glass?
The width and height of the glass you need is the best starting point. If you feel uncomfortable taking exact dimensions, then get them to the closest inch and we’ll take it from there. The thickness of the glass is also useful (for example 1/16”, 1/8”, 1/4” etc.) and if the glass is single pane (like a table top) or dual pane (like an insulated window).
What does a piece of glass cost?
Cost is a function of the type of glass needed (single pane vs double paned; annealed vs safety tempered, etc) and its size. Almost all items are cut to order so prices vary. Give us a call so we can provide accurate pricing for your specific glass needs.
What is tempered glass?
Glass is usually tempered or annealed. Tempered glass has been safety treated at the factory which strengthens it but also causes it to shatter into smaller, less dangerous pieces in the event of a break. Annealed glass is not safety treated and can break into large shards, etc which is more likely to inflict injury in case of a break.
How long will it take to get my glass?
Lead times will vary by product and season. Please ask for current lead times on the product you need when you call.
What is the difference between low iron and regular glass?
Glass has iron in it which results in a slight greenish tint, usually most visible on the edges. Low iron glass reduces the amount of iron in the glass to minimize the green tint. Low iron glass is a special order item and will have extended lead times, as well as additional costs.
Does it cost anything for an on-site estimate?
Estimates are free, but it helps if you can send a photo(s) to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your options more accurately with you. We may be able to save a trip and get you pricing quicker.
Frameless Glass Showers
Do you provide standard size showers?
No, we only provide custom measured and sized frameless showers. Each shower is uniquely designed and measured to fit your specific shower application.
I have a fiberglass shower insert – can you provide a frameless shower?
Frameless showers work best on a tile or stone application which has been reinforced behind the tile/stone at all glass anchoring locations, especially the doors, for proper support. If you are planning on remodeling your shower, make sure your contractor provides this reinforcement during the framing phase. Some fiberglass showers include this reinforcement, but many do not. Many shower inserts have slightly angled openings which also do not accommodate a frameless shower door.
I have an existing shower with a framed unit currently installed. Can you remove it and provide a frameless shower?
Unfortunately, no – the new shower will have exposed glass edges in many locations where the old frame was located. The old screw holes and caulk lines would be visible in most new frameless applications.
What type of hardware finishes are available?
The most common ones are brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze and chrome. However, there are a few special order finishes available if needed. Stop by to see our sample book!