There are different types of glass that can be installed as windows in the home. Regular glass is often used in single pane, double pane and triple pane windows. The thickness of the glass may vary, depending upon the size of the window and the needs of the homeowner. There are also specialty types of glass that are sometimes considered, such as tempered glass. Tempered glass is manufactured using various chemical and thermal treatments. It provides a much stronger product which is far less likely to break. Thermal glass also provides the benefit of crumbling instead of producing glass shards, if it should happen to break. That is why there are certain areas of the home in which it is necessary to install thermal glass instead of installing regular glass windows.
One consideration for installing thermal glass is local building codes. These may vary from state to state and from one area to another. In the state of Texas, it is necessary to install thermal glass under certain conditions. These would include tempered doors, as well as within 18 inches of any stairwell or door. There may also be other instances in which the installation of thermal glass is necessary. When you consider the fact that these areas are often going to be handled or you are more likely to come in contact with it during an accident, such as a slip and fall accident, it is easy to see why thermal glass is a better choice. Of course, we discuss all of these possibilities with you when you contact our Grapevine window company to install the windows in your home.
Although we are well known for providing professional window installation services, we also provide window cleaning services that are enjoyed by many throughout the Grapevine area. During our special window cleaning process, we use 5 distinct steps to ensure that the windows are cleaned professionally. This would not only include the use of an environmentally friendly cleaner, it includes the use of a special scraper and very fine steel wool. We also pay close attention to details, including the corners of the windows, the screens and screen tracks and we wipe down the window sill when we are done.
Cleaning the windows in your home can be of benefit for numerous reasons. Not only does it help to keep your home clean looking, it also can help to keep the windows from being damaged by hard water. When the windows have been etched by this damage, they cannot be cleaned and must be replaced. You can contact Executive Window Services for more information about our window cleaning services and about the possibility of setting up a routine maintenance program, to ensure that you never have issues with the windows in your home again.
1233 W Hudgins St. Grapevine, TX, USA