Sunday, November 1, 2015
Once you’ve chosen your new window glass and the Indianapolis contractor who will install them, you may think your work is done. There are, however, a few extra simple tasks you can perform to ensure that your installation project goes smoothly for both you and your contractor. Clear a Path The area in front of and around your windows needs to be clear, as should the path that leads to them. Your contractor will need to be able to safely carry the old window glass out of your home and the new ones to their designated spots. Make sure there are no tripping hazards or narrow spaces between him and his goal. You should also remove outdoor obstructions such as lawn furniture that may get in the way of ladders and work crews.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Whether or not there are telltale signs that your windows are in need of repair or replacement, homeowners and building managers in Indianapolis should plan on having their properties inspected periodically by a professional window repair company. Having a thorough inspection of your windows is the one of the most reliable ways to uncover hidden issues that can cause extensive damage. Damage to Windows is Not Always Readily Apparent Damage to windows does not have to be readily apparent for problems to exist. In fact, many windows, in need of significant repairs, have latent defects or hidden damage that need professional attention. As such, even when a window appears to be in good shape it may actually be in need of repairs or replacement.
Friday, October 30, 2015
If you would like to update your bathroom and are working with a limited budget, then you should consider updating your existing bathroom with glass shower doors or a frameless glass enclosure. Glass shower doors and glass shower enclosures have become extremely popular over the past several years because they help make bathrooms look larger and they also increase the value of a home. The Perfect Option for Every Bathroom Glass shower doors and enclosures work well with practically every bathroom layout. Unlike shower curtains, that need to be removed and replaced, glass enclosures and glass shower doors are extremely easy to clean. In fact, homeowners who choose to install glass shower doors or enclosures can cut down on the cleaning of them by having a maintenance coating put on the glass from the factory.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
If you own a business with a storefront or commercial building in Indianapolis, Indiana that needs updating, then you should consider updating the exterior of your business or commercial building. The curb appeal of your location has a tremendous impact on your business. This is because the exterior of any business or commercial building is a reflection of you and your company. One of the most economical ways to boost the curb appeal of your business is to modernize the exterior of your premises with a new storefront, replacement windows, a new facade, entrance and doors. Exterior Window Renovations Build and Increase Value If you would like to build and increase the value of your premises in Indianapolis, Indiana, then you should definitely consider modernizing your storefront or commercial buildings. This is especially true if you implement laminated or tempered glass, due to the improved security such glass provides.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
As an Indianapolis business owner, if the windows in your company building no longer serve their primary purpose of providing a shield against the elements, saving on energy bills and enhancing the overall façade of the office, then it’s definitely time to call for a replacement. However, to ensure that you get your money’s worth and there is no confusion, it is imperative that you understand what replacement windows fully entail. Having a clear understanding of these important facts will help you arrive at an informed conclusion regarding windows, and whether or not they need replacing. 1. First of all, when you call for your windows to be replaced, it doesn’t always mean that the contractors are actually going to change the windows entirely. Most times, it simply means replacing major components or moving parts, like the hinges and the glass.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
As the summer gradually draws to a close, it is that time of the year again to have your windows checked for subtle signs of damage due to erratic weather conditions, or just the usual wear and tear. In Indianapolis, window glass repair is something that must be dealt with immediately since the city ranks among the top ten populous metro cities with the most unpredictable weather patterns. Extreme temperatures can significantly affect the integrity of the glass and surrounding frames and may be a leading cause of damage to windows. Due to the extreme heat & cold in the area, it is a good idea to check the caulking around the frames of the windows. Recaulking around the window frames will insure an air-tight fit.
Friday, September 18, 2015
When it comes to modern bathroom designs, it is not uncommon to see shower spaces covered by clear glass enclosures, especially if the bathroom is quite small. The clear glass will allow you to see your beautiful tile walls, as well as make the room seem larger. The layout of the bathroom or the style of your home may determine the type of glass for your shower enclosure. If you have a stand-alone, walk-in shower, glass doors will prevent excess splashing, as well as, complement the overall bathroom décor. If you have a shower-and-tub combination, consider using a sliding shower door for ease of entry and to conserve on space.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Mirrors have been around for quite some time now, but they weren’t always made of glass. The first ones were pretty rudimentary, made from polished bronze and silver. Today, glass mirrors rule the market because they offer crystal clear reflectivity other surfaces can’t match. If you thought the only reason to have mirrors in your home was to check yourself over before stepping out, think again. Mirrors, after all, constitute a perfect design accessory that compliments any style of décor you choose for your Indianapolis home.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Auto dealerships need every tool and opportunity to show customers their latest vehicles on the showroom floor. Part of that challenge is to bring more natural light into the dealership workplace while making things more comfortable for the sales personnel working the rounds. That involves choosing and installing new windows. Making sure an auto dealer is “open” to the light cannot be stressed enough for such places in Indianapolis. Almost every dealership has the common formula of big structures and a wide-open lot, with the facades having large expanses of glass. When you need a clearer enclosure for your own dealership, count on companies like Suburban Glass Services, Inc (SGS) to help you seize the day.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Stores always face the threat of being broken into and robbed, especially those with glass storefronts and windows that are easy to penetrate. When some unguided youngsters suddenly decide to go on a window-breaking spree—for some reason—your store could be an easy target. Some businesses in the city have been raided in past months, for instance, with gun or liquor stores among the favored ones. In a similar incident in Belltown, WA, vandals also hit a grocery store, a seafood restaurant, and an adventure store during a rampage. According to an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the restaurant had its large and medium windows damaged, while the adventure store lost two very large windows. Luckily for the grocery store, only a door window was hit.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Needing more light in your entry, or just wanting to upgrade your fiberglass or steel door, in Indianapolis, it can be done. Suburban Glass Service, Inc. can cut an opening in your 6-panel door and insert new decorative glass. There are numerous glass patterns with choices of caming to enhance your home’s new look. Sidelights can allow light into your entry, but still provide some obscurity. The front door is a significant part of your home’s curb appeal, so planning the look and glass pattern of your door must be well thought out. You can have it customized to reflect your style and personality. Performance in terms of energy efficiency. Most glass inserts consist of three panes of glass for energy efficiency. The decorative panel is sealed between two panes of tempered glass, thus insuring an airtight seal and for ease of cleaning.
Mirrors have always been used to magically create space, and are thus used in interior design to make smaller rooms look larger. They can be designed with decorative frames, or shaped intricately and hung to resemble artwork. They can be the focal point of a room, or the chic piece that helps tie everything together. Indeed, glass mirrors, when arranged to harmonize with the other elements in the room, can make a room look classier. If you want to use this accessory to make a tasteful, decorative statement, play around with these following ideas for every room in your house: Bathroom Even a small powder room or shower can look ten times more gorgeous when you decorate it with a beautifully crafted mirror. For larger bathrooms, the glass décor can make the space feel grander.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
WTHR Channel 13 reports that the Indianapolis Metro Police are investigating a break-in at the Indiana Blood Center, which they found ransacked with a computer equipment missing, apparently taken by the intruders. So far, the IMPD has determined that someone broke a window glass by throwing a brick through it. A stronger safety glass, used in doors, such as tempered or laminated cannot be broken as easily as standard window glass. If the business or residence is susceptible to break-ins, then glass can be replaced in the windows that will make it much harder to break. They have recovered blood and print evidence from the crime scene. The blood center stated that neither employee nor donor information was taken, or was ever accessible.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
It’s stinkbug season in Indianapolis, according to a report by WCNC. Peter Jentsch, an entomologist from Cornell University, says that these insects start being active in March and April—but their objective is to find a way out of your house. They’ll try to come back inside starting September to shield themselves from winter. Jentsch states that stinkbugs are more of a nuisance than a threat. They won’t eat your things and they don’t bite. The annoyance comes from their defense mechanism. When threatened, they secrete a substance that tastes and smells foul, hence their name. You may simply leave the bugs alone, and let them complete their journey out of your house. However, if you have kids or pets in the house, it’s only a matter of time before you get a whiff of the stink.
Friday, June 19, 2015
One important part of any business improvement or renovation project is choosing doors in Indianapolis. This is because the front doors are primarily the businesses main security feature, aside from it being the first thing that people see from the outside. A primary consideration, therefore, is what material the door will be made of. There are a lot of options for this, and the popular ones are wood, steel, and aluminum. Probably the most common door choice is wood. It comes in various finishes, like oak, walnut, and pine, among others. It is easy for a business owner to find a style that would go perfectly with the buildings interior and exterior. This is a good choice as it gives the establishment that high-end look.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Glass has been widely used as an architectural and interior design material to evoke class, simplicity, and elegance. Glass in Indianapolis homes or offices never fails to transform an area into a sleek and modern place. Truly, without glass, interior design will never achieve the level of art and sophistication it has today. Lighting is another important aspect of interior design, whether for home or business. Since glass works well with light, it is not surprising that many designers utilize this material to enhance the aesthetics of a space while keeping it functional at the same time.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Suburban Glass Service, Inc., a glass company Indianapolis, locally owned and operated since 1982, can give you a quote over the phone, with answers to a few questions. Or you can schedule an appointment for one of the window repair Indianapolis specialists to come to your home or office. After measuring and determining what type of glass, size & thickness will be needed, you will receive a quote. Many times this is an opportunity to upgrade the type of glass in your windows to a more energy-efficient glass. The savings on your utility bills will surprise you, depending on how many of your windows are upgraded.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Windows are essential to any home; not only do they provide proper ventilation, windows also serve as primary channels for natural light to brighten up a space. A house is a huge financial investment, and splurging on quality windows is one of the best investments homeowners can make to add value to their home. Some Indianapolis homeowners may find repairing damaged glass windows to be unnecessary. However, like anything of true value and high function, windows can’t be left to disintegrate. Intact windows, along with doors and walls, help enhance the well-being and level of comfort of the people living inside. Ensuring your windows’ durability and efficiency is thus, extremely important. Employing Indianapolis window repair specialists can provide the necessary repairs to secure your windows and keep them working effectively for you and your family.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Using glass shower doors in Indianapolis and in many other places around the world has become quite a trend. It’s been a staple bathroom fixture ever since people discovered its numerous advantages in looks as well as purpose. If you’re in the midst of bathroom renovation or considering having one, then you might want to know the benefits and drawbacks of using a glass door for your shower.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
When people think about mirrors, what usually comes to mind are reflections. This is the primary function of mirrors, but what is overlooked is that it also works wonders for a house’s interior design as well. It works by expanding a confined area without actually taking up any real estate. By coordinating with a glass company in Indianapolis, a homeowner can make good use of mirrors and freshen things up in their home. Making use of mirrors can achieve wonderful results if done properly. For starters, it’s best to experiment with a smaller mirror that’s easy to move around so that it can be positioned in different places until the desired effect is achieved. Homeowners should be mindful of what is reflected by the mirror as the entire point of it is to improve the aesthetics of a room. Putting it up opposite a drab, empty wall, therefore, will do nothing to forward that objective.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Home remodeling has become more than a necessity for most homeowners in Indianapolis. More and more families are gaining the luxury of updating at least a room or two for the sake of improving their home’s appearance. Still many, however, consider remodeling their homes only when needed, and window replacement is one good example of this. You should remember, however, that replacing home windows in Indianapolis won’t just mean spending; it could also mean temporary interruption to your family’s convenience and daily activities. How, then, can you tell when window replacement is really necessary? What signs should you watch out for to ensure that you are making the right investment?
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Blessed with around 187 days of sunshine each year, Indianapolis is a truly bright and hot city. During a hot, sunny day, homeowners combat heat by leaving their air conditioning systems on for hours, causing monthly bills to soar. It could get worse if there are broken windows leaking cool air. The first solution to leaky windows is to hire Indianapolis window repair experts. If the leak becomes frequent and expert repair no longer seems effective, however, it’s a sign that you need to replace your windows immediately to prevent your bills from ballooning. When you go for replacement, however, consider purchasing replacement windows with low-emissivity glass panes.
Friday, February 27, 2015
When it comes to interior design, bathrooms are one of the most underrated parts of a typical Indianapolis home. A bathroom’s appearance speaks volumes about the home owner’s cleanliness and classiness. If the bathroom’s design, which tends not to receive as much attention from home decorators, is meticulously planned and well-thought of, then it serves as a reflection of the owner’s panache and attention to detail. That said, you don’t need to redo the entire bathroom just to give it a different look. Something as simple as installing new Indianapolis shower doors can rejuvenate a bathroom’s overall style.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Mirrors are one of the most valuable weapons in a home decorator’s arsenal. This piece of décor has been used to add flair and style for centuries. From grand palaces to your average Indianapolis home, mirrors have long graced the walls of rooms and hallways, adding a little bit of sparkle to an otherwise drab space. Yet a mirror’s splendor can only be fully appreciated if it is installed in the right way. Well-placed mirrors in Indianapolis homes can create the illusion of having a bigger room and can be tastefully used to brighten up a place. In other words, a mirror’s decorative value depends on where it’s located, so if you’re looking to install nice, large mirrors in your home, here are some of the best locations for them.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Windows may seem to be pretty sturdy things, but years of continuous use can easily wear them out in many ways. You may recognize that opening and closing your windows may feel too difficult at times, and they may even occasionally give out when sufficient force is applied to open or shut them down. Such issues aren’t worthy of mere repairs, but full-on replacement. Here’s how you can tell if you’ll be needing new windows from Indianapolis providers like Suburban Glass sooner or later.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Have you been noticing moderate to significant temperature changes in your home lately, not to mention skyrocketing energy bills, on specific seasons? Do summers feel too warm for comfort, while winters seem too cold? Then you may be dealing with poor weatherproofing across your entire home—and you need to act now. You might not know it, but your doors and windows may need urgent attention from local Indianapolis window repair pros. When window seals fail, leaks and drafts come next. Heat escapes during the winter and trickles inside (then settles in) during summer. Such issues are somewhat tough to detect as they’re invisible to the naked eye, but with a full-scale energy audit, you can identify them.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Glass companies like Suburban Glass can replace your door with a sturdier one. Remember, however, that stronger glass alone won’t deter intruders. Doors in Indianapolis must also be strong, both structurally (think robust frame and glass) and tactically (with multiple locks and alarm systems). Intruders also take advantage of broken hinges and other faults. Make sure your door is working as intended; otherwise, be sure to schedule an appointment with Suburban Glass Service, an Indianapolis door repair expert. Ensuring your household’s safety involves more than the usual precautionary measures such as investing in locks and making sure you leave no doors open at night or whenever you’re away. You also have to make sure your front door is free from any security risks by carrying out the necessary glass replacements.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Look your best in everything you do. Do so in front of a good mirror made of the best glass in Indianapolis. Whether you’re heading out for a job interview or attending a party, you’ll want to look as good as possible. Although your character and credentials are important, how you present yourself on the outside also matters. After all, your approach to personal grooming can also speak volumes about your character. Some studies back up the need to look good. A 2011 study spearheaded by Daniel Hammerhash, economics professor at the University of Texas, showed that attractive people could earn as much as four percent more than those with average looks. This points to an estimated $230,000 "good looks" bonus over one’s lifetime, depending on the job.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
If your windows are only in need of repairs, you can enlist the help of window repair and replacement companies, such as Suburban Glass, who are the experts when it comes to repairing windows in Indianapolis. In emergencies, like when your window gets compromised due to heavy snow buildup or an errant tree branch or icicle, these professionals can also be counted on for urgent repairs and restorations. They offer round-the-clock services to ensure that your window problems can be attended to promptly.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
To avoid chilly and drafty winter nights, make sure to have your windows inspected and all damages repaired. Local Indianapolis window repair pros can offer advice on sealing drafty doors and windows, especially on how to properly use materials such as vinyl or rubber weather-stripping. In addition to this, professionals can also help with leaky windows, through which water and cold drafts can enter. These leaks can be dealt with using simple fixes such as applying sealant foam, or any other method that could effectively patch up the leaks.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Most glass shower doors in Indianapolis and elsewhere are either ‘clear’ or ‘obscure’. Clear glass, as the name implies, is transparent (completely or otherwise) which helps create a simple, minimalistic look at the expense of privacy. On the other hand, obscure glass offers more privacy and comes in various designs and styles, which is a big plus in decorating a contemporary, spa-like bathroom. Considering that both glass types have their merits, the choice ultimately boils down to homeowners’ individual preferences. They shouldn’t be pressured to make a decision, though, because their choice of bathroom door is sure to add value to their home. Even if they don’t intend to sell their property next year, homeowners will appreciate having a beautiful and relaxing bathroom that will help them look and feel their best.
Friday, January 9, 2015
The process of making mirrors for Indianapolis homes and offices can be summarized in two steps: cut and coat. After a slab of glass is cut, the metal backing is applied onto what would be the rear. The backing isn’t applied as a solid sheet but is sprayed evenly as a liquid solution. The mirror slabs are then cured in an oven at 265 OF to 285OF for at least 6 minutes. At this point, the finished product can be shipped straight to your home or office. If you want a more stylish vanity mirror, however, you can get one from a noted glass company in Indianapolis like Suburban Glass, which does further processing and finishing of mirrors to make them more ornate and decorative. If you want a customized design, you may also bring your own slab to them for processing.