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, 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, Windows

Safety Glass For Window Glass Replacement

Safety Glass For Window Glass Replacement

There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our friends, family, and pets. With that statement in mind, it is important to become knowledgeable about safety glass when replacing windows and doors. Glass is a dangerous product and proper care should always be used whenever replacing any type of window glass, shower enclosure, or glass door.

Tempered glass is a regular float glass that has been sent through a tempering oven in which it is “cooked” then rapidly cooled. This process causes a molecular reaction to occur and strengthens the glass. The glass is strengthened to approximately four times normal annealed glass. In addition to strengthening the glass, it also causes the glass to shatter into smaller less harmful pieces, should the glass break.

Now you are probably thinking, why is this important? If tempered glass were to break, it crumbles into a million square pieces rather than sharp splinters of glass. The square pieces are less likely to cause any harm. Nevada requires that tempered glass be installed in all doors and windows that are near entrances or near the ground. Tempered glass is used for shower enclosures, patio doors, and windows (single or dual panes).

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Categories Cutrateglass, Windows

Emergency Window Replacement

Emergency Window Replacement

Many of our customers call us with an emergency. Their window is broken and they need our help fast. Whether it’s from a break-in or an accident, there are many reasons you need that window secured. We can’t always replace a window that day. Next business day service is standard for us. If it is a single pane window, we can replace that onsite on the day you call, under most circumstances. This depends on our availability, your location, and type of window. Tempered glass doors can sometimes be replaced the same-day if they are a standard size but, this is not the case every day.

Please call us for free estimates because we will try to work with your situation the best we can. Whether you need a tempered glass patio door, a dual pane installation, commercial glass repair of a single pane glass replacement, we will try to give you the help you deserve at prices that you can afford.

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