Learn to Blow Glass

Glass blowing is a wonderful hobby that results in some beautiful artwork for your home. My name is Natalie, and I started in glass blowing as a hobbyist, but now I teach classes in this skill. Some people think glass blowing is difficult or dangerous. That's not the case at all. As you build your skill level, you will find that you learn very quickly. In this blog, I will examine the misconceptions about glass blowing and teach you some of the techniques. I will also give you helpful tips about where to find a glass so you can practice this new skill yourself.

How Does Replacing Residential Glass In A Home Benefit The Homeowner?


Most residential homes have glass in several exterior areas. This includes windows, doors and decorative glass panels. Over time, as a home becomes older, the glass in these areas may no longer be in the same condition as when it was first installed. However, residential glass can be replaced without having to replace the doors, windows and panels that hold it in place. These are some ways that replacing residential glass is beneficial to homeowners.

Reducing Heating And Cooling Bills 

Residential glass that is not sealed tightly usually allows air to come into your home around the glass. During the winter, a noticeable amount of cold air may come in around the glass which results in your heating system using more power to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. The same can happen when the weather is warm and your cooling unit has to work harder to keep your home cool.

The extra power used by your heating and cooling system every month can add up to a substantial cost on your utility bill. However, if the glass is replaced, it will once again be sealed air tight so that air cannot come in around it. This can help you gain substantial savings on your heating and cooling bills.

Improving The Value Of Your Home 

If the residential glass in a home is in bad condition, this often has a negative effect on the appearance of the home. Should you ever decide to sell your home, you may have to accept a lower price due to the appearance of the windows and doors. However, replacing the residential glass, can give your home a more updated look. This may also increase the value of the home as well.

Decreasing Security Risks 

When residential glass is broken and damaged, this can make breaking into your home easier for intruders. However, if you have the glass replaced so that windows and doors can be locked securely, this actually improves your home security. The more tightly your home is sealed closed, the less likely it can be broken into.

There are many different styles and designs of residential glass available on the market for homeowners to choose from. The glass can be professionally installed so that it is as safe, secure and appealing to the eye as when your home was new. Some homeowners insurance companies may also give discounts on insurance premiums to those homeowners who have the residential glass replaced throughout the home. For more information, contact companies like Allied Glass & Mirror.


13 May 2016