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Best Commercial Glass for Storefront Use An eye-catching window display or beautiful storefront can do wonders for a business. However, if those windows are broken, dirty, or not quite right for the job, the whole look can fall flat. That’s...
What is Tempered Glass? You’ve probably heard the term before, but, just what is tempered glass? (No, it’s not a beer stein with a short fuse.) The term ‘tempered’ refers to how the glass, used for its strength, is made. That...
Ugh. Those stubborn fingerprint glass smudges won’t go away, obstructing an otherwise pleasant view from your window. You’ve tried glass cleaner over and over to remove fingerprints from glass, but they’re still there! What should you do? Don’t fear, your...
As windows age, they naturally have a tendency to become leaky and less durable (particularly single-pane windows).  This leaves many homeowners frustrated with their energy inefficiency, and they are left to wonder, “Are replacement windows worth the cost?” Replacement windows...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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? 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...
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