Frank's Glass http://franksglass.com Frank's Glass Frank's Glass Fireplace Safety & Maintenance http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/177 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:36:42 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/177 <p>Is your fireplace ready for use?&nbsp; It is important to ensure your chimney is free of debris and you have cleaned out and inspected your fireplace.&nbsp; If your glass doors have an accumulation of soot that cannot be removed or you accidentally break the glass while cleaning or it breaks from the heat of the fire, the glass can be replaced without purchasing the entire door with the frame.</p> <p>Most fireplace glass is manufactured from tempered or PyroCeram&reg; glass.&nbsp; Tempered glass is regular glass that has been heat treated to increase strength and thermal shock resistance to prevent injury by changing the break pattern. Tempered glass is used in applications where heat, mechanical strength and safety are a factor. For example, the glass on motor vehicles is tempered to make it strong and less dangerous when it shatters or breaks. Tempered glass is also used in fireplace doors and on masonry and prefabricated fireplaces equipped with a grate to hold the burning wood. &nbsp;When tempered glass breaks, it shatters into little pieces, reducing the potential of injury.&nbsp; Tempered glass will generally resist temperatures from 400-500 degrees.</p> <p>If you have a woodstove or coal burning stove, a high heat resistance glass is required.&nbsp; In these applications a PyroCeram&reg; glass should be installed.&nbsp; PyroCeram&reg; is commonly referred to as glass but it is actually a transparent ceramic.&nbsp; Pyroceram is 3/16" or 5mm thick. Unlike true glass, ProCeram&reg; withstands continuous exposure to high temperatures without fear of destruction. It is also resistant to failure due to temperature variation. This makes it the ideal solution for many wood stoves and fireplaces where glass panels are less than 6 inches from the flames.</p> <p>Frank&rsquo;s Glass can help you with all your glass needs.&nbsp; If you need new fireplace glass, just bring in your doors and we will help to determine the type of glass and the proper size.&nbsp; Call Frank&rsquo;s Glass at 513.829.8284 with any questions.</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fireplace glass/">fireplace glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/tempered glass/">tempered glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/pyroceramic/">pyroceramic</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/pyrex/">pyrex</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/wood burning stove/">wood burning stove</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/electric fireplace/">electric fireplace</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/gas fireplace/">gas fireplace</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/franks glass/">franks glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fairfield/">fairfield</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mason/">mason</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/west chester/">west chester</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/hamilton/">hamilton</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/blue ash/">blue ash</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/indian hill/">indian hill</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/terrace park/">terrace park</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/middletown/">middletown</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/monroe/">monroe</a> Holiday Safety Tips http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/176 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:44:12 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/176 <p>The Holiday season is upon us and with that comes people looking to take advantage of you by stealing your belongings. This&nbsp;<a href="https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/winter-holiday-safety-tips">article</a>&nbsp;provides some great tips on how to decrease your chances of becoming a victim. &nbsp;Here are just a few of the things to look for:</p> <ul> <li>Park in a well-lit area.</li> <li>Remember to lock your car.</li> <li>Minimize the number of valuables left in your car. &nbsp;Cover items left in car with dark blanket.</li> <li>Have your keys out and ready when you return to your vehicle.</li> <li>Stay ALERT! Be aware of your surroundings and people&nbsp;around you. Trust your instincts; if you feel uncomfortable, get&nbsp;away.</li> <li>Make sure someone knows where you are going and when&nbsp;you will return.</li> <li>Only make online purchases from trusted, secure websites.&nbsp;Look for &ldquo;https&rdquo; in the web address to verify security.</li> </ul> <p>This article also provides great tips on ways to protect your home if you are traveling, the best way to prevent your packages from being stolen off your door step and how to discard your gift wrapping and packaging so you are not a target of theft.</p> <p>And remember, if you are a victim of a theft breaking into your vehicle, Frank's Glass can come out to replace the window/back glass for you. Call us at 513.829.8284.</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/safety/">safety</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/broken window glass/">broken window glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/vehicle door replacement/">vehicle door replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/door glass/">door glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/auto glass/">auto glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/franks glass/">franks glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windows/">windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/back glass/">back glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/rear glass/">rear glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/broken glass/">broken glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/broken window/">broken window</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fairfield/">fairfield</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mason/">mason</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/indian hill/">indian hill</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/hamilton/">hamilton</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/forest part/">forest part</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/sharonville/">sharonville</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glendale/">glendale</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/west chester/">west chester</a> Mirrors...A True Reflection of Your Bathroom Decor http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/175 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:16:51 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/175 <p>A&nbsp;great <a href="https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/93189120/list/how-to-choose-a-bathroom-mirror">article</a> from <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fhouzz.com%2F&amp;h=ATPYCLU08Fi61O8oodwGbeALyBTSh-I23pMF17BdbqjRQWqSiWSB2b5MPsa-jO_G-WBGpAI1m2xKrAMnhndvXodwpgqaWaB48T-LCqG34XeqkatE7HO5JJBMBp1XCuxLe0bWD9w2h-T4NLx2p-ezcHM_ZD1kck2Fj1lBPk9GfJvKwfFg_U9ml7rqC3FGJJif2b3d4-3YZiBlo_jev8i0Y7URqv8KOOnfzI04eTxqxjzKv4LxNRC5U_EykQPeC9PTr_3a5pYno2jI5RikXxWK0kaUDXq_Ww" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" data-ft="{" data-lynx-mode="hover">houzz.com</a> on how to select the bathroom mirror that will make the biggest design impression in your bathroom, while still providing the essential&nbsp;function of a mirror.&nbsp; Below is a guide to help you select the right mirror for your bathroom.</p> <p>Size -&nbsp;When making a decision on size, consider function and proportion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Single vs. Multiple - Often times determined by whether it is a single or double sink vanity, however if wall space permits, a double mirror can add functionality to a&nbsp;space even if there is only one sink.</p> <p>Sconces - Installing smaller mirrors can allow space for sconces, which can add illumination and a beautiful design element.</p> <p>Wall-to-Wall Mirrors - Large mirrors can create the illusion of space.</p> <p>Framed vs. Frameless -&nbsp;&nbsp; Framed mirrors are often installed to provide a decorative touch while frameless mirrors instill a more contemporary, spa-like environment.</p> <p>Inset Mirrors - In renovations or new installation a mirror inset into the tile can provide a custom built-in design.</p> <p>Round Mirrors - A great way to bring softness and a relaxed appearance to a&nbsp;bathroom.&nbsp; Partners well with a pedestal sink.</p> <p>Medicine Cabinets - Great option in a bathroom with limited storage.&nbsp; They can be inset or wall mounted, with a lot of great design styles available in today's marketplace.</p> <p>Suspended Mirrors - Can be used in bathrooms where there are windows or other obstructions over the vanity.</p> <p>Now you are ready to move forward on your bathroom design!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mirrors/">mirrors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/vanity mirrors/">vanity mirrors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/wall mounted mirrors/">wall mounted mirrors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Franks Glass/">Franks Glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/West Chester/">West Chester</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Mason/">Mason</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Fairfield/">Fairfield</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Springdale/">Springdale</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Glendale/">Glendale</a> Winterize Your Car Windshield with Aquapel http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/174 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:37:55 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/174 <p>As Winter approaches, it is time to winterize your car so when that first snowstorm hits you are prepared.&nbsp; One way to help ensure you can see through your windshield when those snow squalls hit is to have Aquapel&reg; applied at your local glass shop.&nbsp; Aquapel glass treatment is manufactured using an innovative technology which forms a chemical bond with the glass so rain, sleet and snow &ldquo;wick&rdquo; off your windshield, remarkably improving vision.&nbsp; It also helps improve vision at night by reducing glare in the rain and snow, making for a safer driving experience.&nbsp; Unlike other glass treatments that need to be applied once a month, Aquapel will protect your windshield for up to 6 months and at $10 an application you can't afford not to have it done.</p> <p>Call Frank&rsquo;s Glass at 513.829.8284 to have your Aquapel treatment applied today!</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windshield/">windshield</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windshield treatment/">windshield treatment</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/aquapel/">aquapel</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/rainex/">rainex</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/auto glass/">auto glass</a> Home Fall Maintenance Check List http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/173 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:27:51 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/173 <h2><img style="width: 300px;" title="Fall Home Maintenance Checklist" src="/pages/Blog/images/154.jpg?1473286244" alt="Fall Home Maintenance Checklist" /></h2> <p class="date">&nbsp;</p> <p>Prevent winter damage and boost energy efficiency by ticking off these to-dos before cold weather hits. Great <a href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/53860402/list/your-fall-home-maintenance-checklist">article</a> from <a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.houzz.com%2F&amp;h=IAQGB5IP4AQGj13SQb_jepAkH4AxEbuDQTjt-aocLAFgpDQ&amp;enc=AZNCpQR6Sfr5LWi6zCa8URhaErM6sGHEmOxr89vgVjhwFnbgzdI0dKpjXkAGbENA5MLJDn-s6fobhGQO8NdX7c8koMnMhHAjURGVcsXEEiujAkUNSpr16SVO7IrHX0iKEB38OBMTwvtxAD7D9gkxwrCQ8W9lAOLJrWmMJUeY0YXkAW-5blTkCS5KVMPqAEprlVHnsFYiy2phzZVu9yRxjqry&amp;s=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.houzz.com</a> on getting your house prepared for winter.</p> <ol> <li>Care for trees and shrubs.&nbsp; Cut out any dead limbs and have dead trees cut down and removed.&nbsp; Use the wood to build a roaring fire during the cold winter months.</li> <li>Rake leaves.&nbsp; Leaving leaves behind can inhibit spring growth.</li> <li>Clean gutters and downspouts.&nbsp; Clogged gutters during rainstorms and with ice build up can cause water to pool and can result in damage to your roof or siding.</li> <li>Make exterior repairs.&nbsp; Take a walk around your house.&nbsp; Any roof shingles missing? Siding damaged?&nbsp; Get these repairs completed before winter settles in.</li> <li>Seal gaps so critters can't get in.&nbsp; Fill small holes and cover large gaps to prevent animals from seeking warmth throughout the cold winter months.</li> <li>Check walkways, rails, stairs and driveway for damage.&nbsp; Get these repaired to help minimize the potential of injury when those surfaces are icy or snow covered.</li> <li>Stock up on winter supplies.&nbsp; Make sure each car is equipped with an ice scraper and an emergency car kit.&nbsp; Check your shovels to make sure they are in good condition.&nbsp; If you have a snow blower make sure it is in good operating condition.&nbsp; Buy a bag of ice melt to have on hand for that first snowfall.</li> <li>Shut off exterior faucets and hoses.&nbsp; Protect your pipes from freezing temperatures by shutting off water to exterior faucets before the weather dips below freezing. Drain hoses and store them indoors.</li> <li>Add weather stripping.&nbsp; Weather stripping applied around the frames of windows and doors helps boost winter warmth and cut energy costs. Add door sweeps to the base of drafty doors to keep heat in and cold air out.</li> <li>Check safety devices.&nbsp; Check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.&nbsp; Have your home checked for radon if&nbsp;you have not already.&nbsp; Finally, check the expiration date on your fire extinguishers.&nbsp;</li> <li>Remove window air conditioners.</li> <li>Clean dryer vents.&nbsp; Lint buildup in dryer vents can make your dryer work less efficiently and even cause a fire &mdash; cool, dry fall weather increases static electricity, which can ignite lint that has built up, so now is a key time to get that lint out.</li> <li>Deep clean the kitchen.&nbsp; Clean the oven, scrub out the microwave, vacuum around the refrigerator coils, clean light fixtures, wash the walls and backsplash and wash out the garbage cans and recycling bins.</li> <li>Conduct an energy audit.&nbsp; A trained auditor can assess your home&rsquo;s current energy efficiency and give you a list of recommended improvements you can make, which may include upgrading to Energy Star appliances, adding insulation to the attic or beefing up weather stripping.</li> <li>Schedule a chimney cleaning service and heating system maintenance.&nbsp; Making sure your chimney and furnace or boiler are cleaned, maintained and in working order before you need to turn on the heat is an important safety measure. And be sure to add a chimney cap if you don&rsquo;t already have one &mdash; it will stop critters from crawling down your chimney!</li> <li>Check your window panes for moisture/fog between the panes.&nbsp; Contact your local glass company to come out and give you a free estimate for replacement insulated units for better energy efficiency during the cold winter months.</li> </ol> <p>Finally, take a weeks vacation to the Caribbean to recover from all your hard work!</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fall home maintenance/">fall home maintenance</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windows/">windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/insulated windows/">insulated windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/double pane windows/">double pane windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/window replacement/">window replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fogged windows/">fogged windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/franks glass/">franks glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/frankis/">frankis</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fairfield/">fairfield</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mason/">mason</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/west chester/">west chester</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/hamilton/">hamilton</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/liberty township/">liberty township</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/sharonville/">sharonville</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/evendale/">evendale</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/blue ash/">blue ash</a>