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.

Commonly Asked Residential Glass Questions


Homes will have a number of glass components that must be properly maintained. In particular, the windows will be among the most visible glass components of a home, but homeowners may not realize some basic information about residential glass care maintenance and replacements.

How Do Storm Windows Protect Your Home? 

The installation of storm windows can be an upgrade that may greatly improve the durability and resiliency of your home. The glass that is used in these windows will be far more durable than traditional glass. As a result, the debris that becomes airborne during a storm will be much less likely to damage the glass. 

This glass will not be completely shatterproof, but it will withstand much stronger impacts than traditional glass. In addition to protecting against storm damage, this can also be an effective upgrade for those that live near golf courses as stray golf balls can be very damaging to windows. In addition to storm windows, you may also want to install storm shutters so that you can further protect the glass during intense weather.

What Can Be Done About Water Leaking Through The Sides Of The Window Frame?

If you notice that there is water leaking in through the sides of the window, there is a strong chance that the weatherstripping for the window frame has become compromised. Without this stripping, small amounts of water will be able to seep through the cracks between the window frame and the home's frame. Replacing this weatherstripping is a fairly simple repair, and most homeowners will be able to do this without hiring a professional. However, this repair should be made promptly to limit the amount of water damage that can occur to the window or home frame.

Why Would A Tint Be Added To Residential Glass?

The addition of a tint to a window is something that many people may primarily associate with auto glass. However, residential properties can also benefit from having windows tinted. When this upgrade is complete, the amount of heat that can enter through your windows will be reduced as the tint will block much of the sun's most intense light. 

As a result, individuals that have light-sensitive eyes or that want to reduce the heat gain for their home may want to consider this upgrade. There are a variety of tints that you can choose when having this upgrade done. This will allow you to choose the perfect tint for blocking out the unwanted light and heat while stilling allowing you to easily see out your windows.


2 September 2018