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.
Summer is just around the corner. Soon children will be out playing in the neighborhood. It's just a matter of time before a foul ball, or other air born toys, end up going through your window. When that happens, you'll need to know what to do next. Here are four steps you should take if your window gets broken this summer.
Inspect the Damage
If your window has been broken, the first thing you'll need to do is inspect the damage. This will allow you to determine the course of action you'll need to take. The inspection will also allow you to give the glass company a detailed description of the damage your window has sustained. Be sure to wear a pair of heavy duty gloves and sturdy shoes during the inspection. The gloves and shoes will protect you from cuts and punctures that could be caused by broken shards of glass.
Secure the Cracks
If you can see visible cracks in the glass, you'll need to secure those with packing tape. The packing tape will prevent the cracks from expanding while you wait for repairs. The packing tape will also hold shards of glass in place so that they don't fall out. With your gloves on, apply a strip of layer to each crack. Once you're done with the inside of the glass, move to the outside and repeat the process on each crack.
Seal the Window
If your window has a gaping hole in it, you won't be able to seal the damage with packing tape. Instead, you'll need to seal up the window using clear, plastic sheeting and duct tape. The plastic sheeting will hold the glass in place and prevent injuries. This step is particularly important if you have small children – or pets – who might try to touch the broken glass. Using scissors, cut a piece of clear plastic sheeting that is slightly larger than the window itself. This will ensure that the window and the frame are both sealed. Place the plastic sheeting up to the window and secure it to the window frame using your duct tape. Repeat the process on both sides of the window.
When the windows in your house get broken, you've got an emergency on your hands. Broken glass can cause serious injuries. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided above to secure the broken glass in your window until a repair technician can arrive.
For more information and assistance with repairs, contact a professional glass repair company, such as Action Glass.Share
3 June 2016