Categories Cutrateglass, Windows

Window Replacement

Window Replacement (A Broken Window Break Down)

Some customers call us and say, “I don’t care to know anything about my window, just get here and fix it as soon as you can.” Some customers call us and have questions, some of which we would like to address today. We are going to break down the window replacement process for those inquisitive folks.

Do I have single pane windows or dual pane windows?
Give yourself a pat on the back if you already know the answer to this question. To find out which type you have, look at the broken window (look but don’t touch), you will see one layer of glass inside the frame or two. If the window appears fogged on the inside but is not cleanable from the inside or outside of your house, you have a dual pane window. We can easily replace that fogged unit for you. And no, we can NOT clean the inside of the window. Replacing that window is the only proper way to prevent fogging in the future. Our dual pane units have a 1-year warranty for fogging. If the home was built before 1978, then it is most likely a single pane because that is when they began to be required by law.

Is my glass clear or low e?
Clear glass is just that, clear. There is no tint or color to the glass. Low e glass, also known as energy-efficient glass, has a greenish color to the glass. If you have a house built in the last 10 years, chances are, you have low e glass. Low e glass, or low emissivity glass, helps to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter by reflecting ultraviolet light, visible light, and infrared light. This helps keep the heat out from the scorching desert sun, so your air conditioner does not have to work so hard to keep you cool. It also helps keep your heat in during the colder winter months, so you do not have to run the heat all the time.

When will you install my window?
If you have a single pane window, we may be able to bring glass to your home and install it right away. That depends on the availability of our technicians and the type of single pane. If the window is tempered (crumbles into a million pieces for safety), then it may need to be ordered. We’ll get custom tempered glass in 2-3 business days. If you have a dual pane window, we measure the first day (free estimate) and install within 1-2 business days. If the window is tempered allow for 3-4 business days as we must order it and fabricate the unit. I hope this simplifies the process for you as much as possible. As always, please call us anytime with questions and to schedule your appointment window.

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Categories Cutrateglass, Doors, Windows

Commercial Glass Replacement

Commercial Glass Replacement

Here at Cut Rate Glass, Inc we offer fast friendly service along with economical prices. When it is involving commercial glass replacements we are the ones to call for the fast job. The shop stocks up on commercial glass in bronze and clear for those mere assessments as well as safety glass (also known as tempered glass) for both doors and windows. One important factor is that by law commercial glass doors need to be tempered glass. Safety glass has additional features that makes the glass less likely to break or once broken, less likely to pose a threat.

Though we make great efforts to install the glass as quickly as possible, there are times where glass requires special order whether it is a special type of glass, colored glass, extending the lead time to 2-3 business days for the install. At those times is where we offer temporary boarding of door/window for meanwhile security at an affordable price.

Some common sizes for commercial glass doors are 31 3/8 x 71 1/2 and 31 3/8 x 77 1/2. Both of these sizes of safety glass we carry in 1/4 tempered glass. We also cut laminated safety glass in 1/4 thickness which is double the thickness of residential window glass.

Make sure to contact us to schedule a free estimate. Cut Rate Glass is pleased to fulfill all your commercial needs.

Categories Cutrateglass

Going Social

Going Social

With each new technological advancement, it brings new challenges and creates opportunities that just a few years back no one would have imagined. The rise of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so many others have offered an opportunity for businesses to connect with customers in real-time and in amazingly personal ways. Being a small local glass company, we have always known the power of internet advertising and the value of honest reviews from our valued customers.

It is now time for Cut Rate Glass to adopt more of a social approach to our marketing efforts. Recently, we have begun a social media campaign to showcase our work and highlight the individuals who take so much pride in their work.

We have the following social accounts set up:

Please check out our pages, they are updated regularly with pictures of our work or new projects we are completing. Who knows, maybe a picture will spark an idea for a new frameless shower or glass door! All the pictures we post are of actual installs completed by our technicians, no stock photos will ever be used.

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Categories Cutrateglass, Windows

What Are Double Pane Windows?

What Are Double Pane Windows?

Double-pane windows are commonly two facing glass panels set in a frame, they are separated by a small space, usually 0.5 inch to 0.75 inch wide. The little space might be filled with air or non-toxic gases, like argon, which can help improve insulation. Decorative frames or grids might be installed between the glass panels to give the impression of individual windowpanes.

Another advantage of these decorative frames is to make double pane windows very easy to clean, as the glass is one solid panel. They are also protected from elements which helps them stay pristine and clean as the day they were installed, no matter how old and soiled the windows become between cleanings.

The benefits of double pane windows

  • Better Insulation
    Dual-pane windows have a lot of key benefits compared to single pane windows. Among these are better insulation properties, reduction of noise, and ease of cleaning. They can protect household items from sun damage with UV coatings and help you save energy.
  • Noise Filtering
    With its noise filtering capability, it can block most street noises. These types of windows are ideal for offices and homes near areas with high traffic or grade schools. It can also be nice to shut it closed when the neighborhood gardeners are at work or for some time to relax.
  • Temperature Control
    One thing to consider when picking the right window is the local climate, some framing materials contribute greatly to the insulation properties of windows. In areas with extremely cold climates, the outer frames should ideally be wood, fiberglass, or vinyl. Colder climates can benefit well from gas-filled windows. In areas that have warmer weather, like Las Vegas, aluminum frames can be used, and air-filled windows are fine.
  • Energy Saver
    Another thing that contributes to the efficiency of dual-pane windows are the different types of glazing or UV coatings. For colder regions, the glazing should allow as much heat as possible, to maximize the warmth of the sun and help reduce heating bills. In hotter regions, UV coatings should keep out heat and reduce air conditioning use. High amounts of glazing can also protect floors, rugs, and photographs from the harmful effects of direct sunlight. In regions with varied weather, dual-pane windows can be designed with both factors to best maximize energy savings.

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Categories Cutrateglass, Mirror



Because we know that many of our customers experience the standard 13 years of bad luck per broken mirror, we try to make the process of mirror replacement as simple as possible. Below are some of the mirror services we provide to those unlucky customers.

  • If your mirror is stained, old, has a crack, chip, or has any other problem, we can provide a new mirror for a small price. If you want to pick up a mirror, bring the pattern or measurements into our shop Monday- Friday before 10:00 A.M. and we can usually cut you another piece while you wait. Call before you come in, to confirm the availability of our technicians.
  • When remodeling a bathroom, mirrors are a must. The most common and practical application of bathroom mirrors is the covering of the wall behind the sink, which is the length of the counter and the height of your choice, usually about 5 feet or more. We love installing custom mirrors and always provide FREE in-home consultations.
  • Mirrored walls are another specialty service in which free quotes are provided. Do you have a home gym, yoga studio, dance studio, or do you simply want to expand the visual size of a living room, dining room or bedroom? Mirrored walls are elegant and modern. They can turn an average size room into a bigger space with more light reflection.

At Cut Rate Glass, we believe there is no such thing as too many mirrors. The more, the better. Some of our customers will disagree with that notion.

Contact us  for a rough estimate over the phone and have the measurements ready.