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We have listed many questions that we receive below.  Please feel free to email us or call our shop with any other questions you may have regarding your glass needs.

  • Glass thickness

    •single strength (less than 1/8") - normally used in picture frames, etc.
    •double strength (1/8") - used in storm windows, picture frames, insulated units, etc.
    •3/16" - used for small table tops, insulated units, small shelves, etc.
    •1/4" - used in table tops (as protective covering), insulated units, single-pane windows, lightweight shelves, framed shower doors, etc.
    •3/8" - used in shower doors, table tops, glass walls,  door lights, etc.
    •1/2" - used for shower doors, table tops, glass walls, glass partitions, etc.
    •3/4" - used for glass doors, store fronts,  etc.

  • Glass Alternatives

    •Acrylic (Plexiglass) glass: A lightweight but strong acrylic material.
    •Polycarbonate (Lexan) glass: A tough, transparent thermoplastic.
    •Laminated (Safety) glass: Made by adhering multiple pieces of glass together using high heat and pressure. The inter layer created by this process holds the glass pieces together, providing more resistance against breakage.
     •Tempered glass: Tempering is a special process applied to glass that ensures if the glass is broken, it will shatter in large chunks rather than thousands of razor sharp shards.

  • What should I use to clean my shower door?

    We recommend "Sparkle" Cleaner.  It works great for those glass cleaning jobs too tough for spray-on cleaners. It removes light water spots and stains in glass and also removes soap scum from shower doors and ceramic tile.  Wipe on with a damp cloth or paper towel, rub stained areas, then wipe off.  We keep "Sparkle" in stock at our shop.