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How is Glass Made?

Glass is truly a one-of-a-kind material: Its properties aren’t that of a true liquid or solid (referred to as amorphous solid). It can be molded into all shapes and sizes. Its usefulness ranges from vases to skyscraper windows and much...
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Habitat for Humanity Project in North Sacramento

As part of an ongoing commitment to give back to the Sacramento community, Glass West is proud to announce our involvement in a Habitat for Humanity remodel project. Glass West is contributing ten Milgard Low-E windows to a very deserving home...

Laminated vs. Tempered Glass

When it comes to upgrading or replacing your windows, two of most popular options are laminated and tempered glass. And for good reason! Both are strong and durable. So much so, that they’re both considered to be “safety glass,” capable...

How Often Should You Replace Your Windows?

Whether you’re considering buying, selling, or renovating an older home, one of the first considerations to make is the windows. Windows can make a significant difference in the value and appearance of your home. So how often should you replace...

Will New Windows Help With Noise?

If you live in an urban setting or in an older home with single-pane windows, it’s natural to wonder, “Will new windows help with noise?” There’s good news for you, the answer is “yes!” Replacing your windows is the best...

Do You Need to Replace Your Entire Window?

Do you need to replace your entire window? Possibly yes, possibly no. Our recommendation varies based on the type of window you have and the issue you are having with your window. In some cases, you may have the option...

Can You Repair Glass Windows?

Are you wondering whether you can repair a glass window yourself? Depending on the severity of the break, you may be able to manage a DIY window repair with success; particularly if the repair is minor and/or it’s a single...

Best Ways To Clean Windows Without Streaks

Glancing out your window on a beautiful day only to notice streaks can be irritating, to say the least. But how to get rid of them? When it comes to window cleaning products, the old go-to is ammonia based products. However,...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Glass

Glass is an essential part of our everyday lives, so much so that you probably don’t even realize that it’s there (until it breaks, of course!). But glass is a very interesting material with an even more interesting history. Impress...

How to Clean Upstairs Windows

If you live on the 3rd floor of an apartment building or have a two-story house, you’ve likely scratched your head wondering how to clean the outside of upstairs windows. Cleaning the exterior of upstairs windows can feel like an...