Glass has become one of the most useful construction products in modern history because it can provide both structural boundaries and excellent siding for many commercial buildings. One of the more useful functions for glass is as a storefront window. This is because glass provides both a useful advertising surface and a clear view inside your business. In fact, Glass Replacement in Homer Glen is an excellent option to improve the look of a business and invite new customers to your store or shop. Commercial grade glass is a tempered product designed for safety. It uses a polymer film between two layers to protect against the glass shattering. Unfortunately, there are times when this glass becomes cloudy and requires replacement.
Glass can serve a variety of functions ranging from windows and office enclosures to mirrors. This only became possible when a new method of glass construction was developed, now known as float glass. In simple description, this glass is created by floating the hot glass over a molten metal. The common metal in use today is usually tin because of its low cost, but other low melting point metals such as lead have been used. The benefits to the float method include a uniform thickness and extremely smooth, flat sides. Providing a uniform glass products make glass the perfect material for many commercial construction jobs.
One of the benefits to commercial glass is the way it breaks. This glass is designed to crumble instead of shattering which makes broken glass easier to handle. Regular glass tends to shatter when it cracks which results in very sharp edges. Tempered glass breaks into small, gravel sized chunks with slightly dull edges. Of course, it does make a spectacular mess when the glass crumbles onto the floor, but this is much better that having glass shards waiting to stab the first unsuspecting person that stumbles onto it. Unfortunately, once the glass has broken the only possible option is Glass Replacement in Homer Glen. Glass replacement involves the removal of any remaining glass and the installation of a new plate. To learn more about your glass replacement options Contact Bolingbrook Glass And Mirror.