General Information About Glass and Frames
Aluminum - Aluminum is a lightweight,
silver-white, metallic element that makes up approximately 7 percent of
the Earth's crust. Aluminum is mined in the form of bauxite ore where it
exists primarily in combination with oxygen as alumina. Aluminum is
used in a variety of ways, including window and door replacement.
- Extruded vinyl frames provide good thermal performance, and are easy
to maintain. Large vinyl windows may be reinforced to increase their
strength; some reinforcing materials may increase conductive heat loss.
Use the ER number to assess the effect of the reinforcing material on
thermal performance. Thermally welded corners can prevent air and water
leakage if the welds are continuous. Hollow sections of vinyl frames can
be filled with foam insulation to improve thermal performance.
Wood - Solid wood frames have a good insulating value and structural strength but require protection from the weather.
factory-applied claddings and finishes are available. They must prevent
water from becoming trapped behind them. Look for well-sealed corners
as well as gaskets between the cladding and the glazing. Heat-conductive
cladding materials should not touch the glazing or extend in from the
outside of the window towards the interior.
Single Pane - one pane of glass.
Pane & Thermo Glass - Dual Pane & Thermo Pane are also know as
IGU's or Insulated Glass Units. Dual Panes and IGU's are two panes of
glass, (like a thermos bottle) hermetically sealed against moisture
vapor, with an air space in between, insulating the outside air from the
inside air. It keeps the hot air out during the summer and the warm in
the winter. IGU's make your home safer and more secure. IGU's also cut
down on outside noise by 80%, as well as help reduce energy costs.
However every so often there is a “seal failure”. Foggy – Fogged dual – double pane windows results. There are basically two causes of seal failure resulting in “foggy or fogged windows”. The first cause of these foggy windows is the continued soaking of “rain”, “roof”, or “hose” water that shows up as evaporated water (moisture) trapped under the glass unit. This trapped water breaks down the sealant between the two items of glass and then works its way to the inside of the window. This moisture is the “fog” in “foggy – fogged windows.The second cause of foggy – fogged dual pane windows, which seems to be the most common cause of the failure, is what is called Solar Pumping. The changing of temperature from day to night and back, causes a change of the air pressure inside the window every day and night. This constant change of pressure, more during the day and less at night causes bits of moisture to be trapped inside of the window which after a few years of contained wetness to the window insides, results in a “fog” lurking inside of the window, making cleaning near to impossible.
Yet, these windows are beautiful and last a very long time under normal conditions.
Window & Door RepairTerms We Use
* Rollers - Wheels - Guides
* Snap Bead - Glass Stops
* Frame Replacement
* Glass Replacement
Generally Speaking About Mirrors:
Finding the right mirror for your dining room,
living room, vanity, bath, or any other area of your home can
significantly increase the value and appeal of your house. The correctly
designed Mirror can create a dramatic effect on any room – visually
expanding, beautifying and brightening your home. They can add light to
dark spaces. Somehow they make a small space feel more expansive.
Custom mirrors from M and M Glass can give your
home an incredable makeover at a very reasonable cost to you. We have a
large selection of custom mirrors in a large variety of sizes, shapes
and colors. We also specialize in the custom design, manufacture and
prompt installation of framed or unframed mirrors to match any
Jazz up your Bathroom with a Frameless Shower Door, or a Indoor Spa Getaway:
It's a fact that more and more homeowners are
turning to glass to transform their bathrooms into mini-spas, Getaways
and Retreats. M and M Glass wants to help bring that spa getaway right
to your door through the ultimate shower or bath experience. Our trained
glass installers provide the expertise, prompt service and creativity
for your shower or bath design as you remodel or build your new home.
Let us help you to create that dream getaway bathroom in your home with a
wide and extensive variety of custom shower doors and shower enclosures
* Framed doors - the standard types found in many homes.
* Frameless doors - we install a unit with 3/8 inches of clear glass and wall mount hinges.
* Shower doors with frosted glass - any size to custom fit your needs with any type of textured or timid glass.
* We can also do shower, steam unit showers, or a tub.
* Prices vary depending on the job and products that are needed.
* If needed, we provide regular maintenance services to ensure the doors are durable and working to their potential.