The most common way to reduce the amount of light through a window for ease on the eyes is using tinted, coated, or translucent glass. Glass can be manufactured in several different tints, as well as numerous Low-E coatings. In Colorado’s high altitude, solar fading to furniture/rugs/curtains/wall hangings is common. Applying tint or manufacturing glass windows utilizing Low-E is the best way to combat this problem.
Hansen Glass does screen repair. This includes anything from just replacing the fiber screen material to replacing the metal and plastic components of the screen frame and, in extreme cases, totally remanufacturing the screen to its’ original specifications. We also provide pet-resistant fiber material, which is resistant to Fido tearing normal screen materials off.
No, double-pane windows or insulated glass units (IGUs) are sealed at the factory. Once a seal has failed, repairing it is not possible. Hansen Glass can assist you in ordering a new replacement IGU and installing it into your existing window frame. Our team will provide you with options based on your needs.
Yes, we will need the exact measurements, or you can bring in the frame or table to ensure a perfect fit.
A single unit consists of 2 to 3 pieces of glass sealed in a frame with an air space in between them is an insulated glass unit. Insulated glass units are sandwiched glass with a filling of air in between two pieces of glass and an internal channel of desiccant. These units are one of the most effective ways to reduce outside-inside heat transfer.
Laminated glass consists of at least two sheets of glass bonded into a “sandwich” configuration by a plastic interlayer. Laminated glass is used for safety and security. It limits the risk of injury in the event of glass breakage, such as hurricanes, defenestration, and vandalism, as well as providing excellent noise abatement.
Four times stronger than annealed glass, tempered glass is created by heating the glass to over 1000 degrees F, then rapidly cooling it to lock the glass surface in a state of compression and the core in a state of tension. Tempered glass is considered safety glass because when broken, the fragments are smaller and less sharp than other kinds of glass. Hansen Glass suggests this kind of glass for tabletops that do not sit on a solid surface. Additional applications include IGUs at certain locations within a home and are mandated for shower enclosures and bathroom glass.
Also called “flat” glass, annealed glass has been through a controlled cooling process to prevent stress in the glass. Annealed glass is clear and can be cut, drilled, edged, and polished. When broken, this glass has extremely sharp edges versus tempered glass, which breaks into “cubes” and is not nearly as sharp.
When used as a cover on a wood surface, normally a thinner glass such as 1/4″ is used. The edges of the glass would usually be polished to create that reflective surface and avoid the possibility of injury from the sharp edges. When glass is used as a wood surface cover, there is no need for tempering the glass. Tempered glass is a regulated mandatory requirement for shower enclosures and certain locations within a home or business.