Frank's Glass http://franksglass.com Frank's Glass Frank's Glass Screen Doors Blow In a Breathe of Fresh Air http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/188 Tue, 15 May 2018 09:27:41 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/188 <p class="date">When I was young you knew spring was approaching by the sound of the front door screen banging shut and the kids laughing and running outside.&nbsp; There is no better feeling than having the front door open and the warm breezes blowing in through the screen door.&nbsp;&nbsp;This&nbsp;<a title="Screen Doors" href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1166453/list/Screen-Doors-Bring-a-Breath-of-Fresh-Air" target="_self">article</a>&nbsp;from Houzz provides some great ideas on how to incorporate screen doors into your home design so you can enjoy the breezes while keeping those pesky insects out.&nbsp;</p> <p>Frank's Glass can help you design the perfect screen door for your home.&nbsp; We also can repair your existing screens if they are torn or the screen is falling out of the frame.&nbsp; We carry screen frames and screening material in several different colors and mesh options.&nbsp; Call us today at 513.829.8284!</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/screen doors/">screen doors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/screen replacement/">screen replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/replacement screens/">replacement screens</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/rescreens/">rescreens</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/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/torn screens/">torn screens</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/entry doors/">entry doors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/front doors/">front doors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windows/">windows</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/blue ash/">blue ash</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/terrace park/">terrace park</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/loveland/">loveland</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/lebanon/">lebanon</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/springboro/">springboro</a> How Does Bulletproof Glass Work (Inquiring Minds Want To Know)? http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/187 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:01:17 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/187 <p>Have you ever wondered how glass can be &ldquo;bulletproof&rdquo;?&nbsp; You generally hear about this glass in incidents where the President or some other high official is involved&hellip;in their limousines, aircrafts, military vehicles, etc.&nbsp; Although bullet-resistant glass looks like regular glass, it is constructed to withstand the impact of bullets.&nbsp; How is this done?&nbsp; Through a process called lamination.&nbsp; Bullet-resistant glass is constructed layering a piece of polycarbonate between two pieces of regular glass.&nbsp; The polycarbonate absorbs the impact of the bullet, stopping it from entering into the inside piece of glass.&nbsp; The ability of the glass to &ldquo;resist&rdquo; the bullet is based on the thickness of the glass.&nbsp;</p> <p>There is also a one-way bullet-resistant glass available.&nbsp; This makes it possible to be protected from a bullet penetrating the glass from the outside, while still giving the individual on the inside the ability to shoot back.&nbsp; This is made possible by laminating a brittle sheet of material with a flexible material.&nbsp; The brittle piece would be constructed on the outside of the &ldquo;unit&rdquo;, so upon impact it would shatter around the point of impact and absorb some of the energy from the bullet.&nbsp;&nbsp; The flexible material on the inside would absorb the remaining energy of the bullet, stopping the bullet from penetrating the interior glass.&nbsp; In reverse, the flexible interior material would pass through the glass because the bullet&rsquo;s force is concentrated in a small area, which causes the material to flex.&nbsp; This then causes the outside brittle material to break outwards, allowing the bullet to pierce the flexible material and strike its target.</p> <p>Now you know.&nbsp; Call Frank&rsquo;s Glass for all your glass needs!</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/bulletproof glass/">bulletproof glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/safety glass/">safety glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/franks glass/">franks glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/auto glass/">auto glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/commercial glass/">commercial glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/bulletproof windows/">bulletproof windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/bullet-resistant glass/">bullet-resistant 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/indian hill/">indian hill</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/blue ash/">blue ash</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> Custom Glass Counter Tops Create Dramatic Kitchen Design http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/186 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:31:39 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/186 <p>Want to add a touch of pizzazz to your kitchen or bath? Consider glass countertops and/or backsplashes, which are quickly becoming a must have in designer homes. Glass countertops are easy to maintain and highly non-porous, making them stain proof, hygienic and anti-bacterial. Glass counters are extremely strong and are able to withstand a tremendous amount of weight. Glass has the toughness of a construction-grade material, but can be incredibly dramatic with colors, textures, design and backlighting. Glass countertops will enhance the entire kitchen area with its modern beauty and sophistication.</p> <p><strong>Unique &amp; Lavish Countertop Design</strong>&nbsp;<br />Glass countertops are becoming one of the newest trends in Kitchen &amp; Bathrooms.</p> <ul> <li>Glass countertops have a high-end appearance that distinguishes them from common countertop materials such as granite or synthetic surfaces.</li> <li>Most glass countertops are produced using 1&rdquo;-1 &frac12;&rdquo; thick glass.</li> <li>Glass countertops can be customized with a choice of color, texture and finish to give it its unique characteristics.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Durable and Easy Countertop Maintenance</strong>&nbsp;<br />Glass countertops have multiple advantages.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Tough</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Glass countertops are as strong and durable as any common natural stone or man-made countertop material.</li> <li><strong>Texture</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Textured finishes make dust, fingerprints and small scratches nearly invisible.</li> <li><strong>Heat</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Glass is naturally heat resistant so hot cookware can be placed on its surface (although the use of hotplates is recommended).</li> <li><strong>Hygienic</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Glass is non-porous, making it the most hygienic material available for kitchen and bath countertops.</li> </ul> <p>Glass can also be used to create a dramatic design element in back splashes, raised bars, eating areas and divider walls.&nbsp; Call Frank&rsquo;s Glass at 513.829.8284 to help you create a design masterpiece!</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass counter tops/">glass counter tops</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass back splashes/">glass back splashes</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/franks glass/">franks glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass shelves/">glass shelves</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/cabinet glass/">cabinet glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windows/">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/insulated windows/">insulated windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mirrors/">mirrors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fairfield/">fairfield</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/hamilton/">hamilton</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/sharonville/">sharonville</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/blue ash/">blue ash</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/terrace park/">terrace park</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glendale/">glendale</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/springdale/">springdale</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/middletown/">middletown</a> Choosing Energy Efficient Windows for Your Home http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/185 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:14:55 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/185 <p>Great&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hgtv.com/remodel/interior-remodel/choosing-energy-efficient-windows-for-your-home">article from HGTV&nbsp;</a>discussing the four factors to consider when choosing energy efficient windows: frame, glass, design and installation. The key is knowing what window upgrades will give you the biggest bang for your buck without delivering a blow to your bottom line.</p> <p><strong>The Right Frame of Mind</strong></p> <p>There are a variety of materials available for window frames, and each has positive and negative aspects. It's up to you to decide what's best for your style and your budget.</p> <p><strong>Vinyl:</strong>&nbsp;Just because vinyl is a less expensive material doesn't mean it has to be "cheap." A well-constructed, properly installed vinyl window can be a practical choice: budget-wise while still offering excellent energy efficiency measures through insulated glass and tight construction that reduces air leakage.</p> <p><strong>Wood:</strong>&nbsp;Wood windows offer the best insulative value, though they also require more upkeep than vinyl, wood-clad or aluminum frames. Because of the potential for rot, they may not be the best choice for extremely humid or rainy climates.</p> <p><strong>Aluminum:</strong>&nbsp;While not the top-performing material in terms of heat transfer and loss, aluminum windows are practical in rainy, humid climates, and they meet stringent coastal building codes in hurricane-prone areas..</p> <p><strong>Wood-Clad:</strong>&nbsp;Wood-clad windows seemingly offer the best of both worlds: a low-maintenance exterior (usually vinyl or aluminum) encasing a temperature-transfer-resistant wood interior, however these windows are not always ideal for wetter climates because they&nbsp;can be prone to water intrusion, which can cause rotting, especially in the sills and jambs, where water tends to pool.</p> <p><strong>Inside the Glass</strong></p> <p>While the material each window is constructed from is important, the reality is most recent window-related buzzwords are all about what's inside the frame. But what do all these upgrades mean for homeowners?</p> <p>"A double-paned window with Low-E glass, with a vacuum-sealed argon fill &mdash; that's what people ask for," per John Lala, president of Rycorp Construction in Virginia Beach, Va . "It's an extra $40 or so per window for me to add these features, and they really do make a difference in a home's utility bills." John says he's found that doing anything more, like using triple-paned glass or denser gases with greater insulative properties, "just adds cost and gives diminishing returns in efficiency."</p> <p>You shouldn't have to look much further than a window's glass to find out what the unit's efficiency features are. All windows in the voluntary&nbsp;<a href="http://www.energystar.gov/" target="_blank">Energy Star program</a>&nbsp;will have a sticker on them with ratings from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nfrc.org/" target="_blank">National Fenestration Rating Council</a>&nbsp;(NFRC). To qualify for Energy Star status, window manufacturers have to meet standards on these two main metrics</p> <div class="text smartbody customRTE parbase section"> <ul class="list"> <li><strong>U-value:</strong>&nbsp;measures a window unit's resistance to heat loss</li> <li><strong>Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC):</strong>&nbsp;measures how much heat enters a home through the glass</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;For both U-Value and SHGC, the lower the number, the better the window should perform.</p> <p><strong>Designed for Efficiency</strong></p> <p>Some window designs are inherently more efficient than others. The most common types:</p> <div class="text smartbody customRTE parbase section"> <ul class="list"> <li><strong>Double-hung windows:</strong>&nbsp;These are traditional units in many homes across the country, and they're especially common in pre-war buildings. With double-hung windows, the bottom slides up to open the unit.</li> <li><strong>Casement windows:</strong>&nbsp;Popular in climates where wind is an issue, these units, which have a crank that swings the window outward to open, actually seal themselves off tighter when wind blows in toward the house.</li> <li><strong>Picture windows:</strong>&nbsp;These usually don't open and come in many different shapes and sizes, but that doesn't mean they can't be efficient &mdash; glass choice and gas-filled interiors are especially important in these larger units.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Sealed From the Elements</strong></p> <p>Finally, don't overlook the importance of proper installation. Even the most expensive window unit won't perform effectively if it's not installed correctly.</p> <div class="text smartbody customRTE parbase section"> <p>Flashing and proper caulking may be the cheapest parts of window installation, but if they're not done with an eye to detail, the ensuing water leaks will cause a barrage of problems that could have been easily prevented.</p> <p>Call Frank's Glass today at 513.829.8284 to schedule a free estimate!</p> </div> </div> </div>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windows/">windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/replacement windows/">replacement windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/double hung windows/">double hung 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/energy efficiency/">energy efficiency</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/storm windows/">storm windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/screens/">screens</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/replacement screens/">replacement screens</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/rescreens/">rescreens</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/blue ash/">blue ash</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/hamilton/">hamilton</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/west chester/">west chester</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/sharonville/">sharonville</a> Overwhelmed with Spring Cleaning? http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/184 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:13:07 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/184 <p>This&nbsp;<a href="https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/105730582/list/15-super-quick-spring-cleaning-projects" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">article</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fhouzz.com%2F&amp;h=ATM5Nd4FVW6svWWFP3_9uR03K39g9L1jUZWBDMT8EYnRse9kx3HR9Xo8hzxbY_L8lqtnyH9iGSWHbML4BkEI2OtQQj5G2LJ3OR6uLdRWjI1Z8D7J1qRy-il-8OeI7zYMcg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">houzz.com</a>&nbsp;provides 15 tips on how to de-clutter your home without a huge time commitment. Pick one a day and your home will look beautiful in no time at all!</p> <p>As you tidy your home, I found multiple ways Frank's Glass can help. Stop by and pick up a couple cans of Frank's Glass cleaner for streak free cleaning of glass tabletops, windows and mirrors. While cleaning the medicine cabinet mirror did you notice the finish is failing? Call Frank's Glass to cut a new mirror (it is way cheaper than buying a new medicine cabinet!) When wiping down the window screens did you notice a tear in one? Bring it in to Frank's Glass to have it re-screened. Did you drop the clock and break the glass while dusting? Bring it in...we can cut a new piece for you. Just count the ways we can help and give us a call at 513.829.8284!</p> <p>Happy Spring!</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/spring cleaning/">spring cleaning</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass cleaner/">glass cleaner</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Franks Glass/">Franks Glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/screen repair/">screen repair</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/new screens/">new screens</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/rescreen/">rescreen</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass replacement/">glass replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass table tops/">glass table tops</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/broken glass/">broken glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/vanity mirrors/">vanity mirrors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/medicine cabinet mirrors/">medicine cabinet mirrors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/window replacement/">window replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/double pane windows/">double pane windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/insulated windows/">insulated windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/screen doors/">screen doors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/window screens/">window screens</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/patio doors/">patio doors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/shower doors/">shower doors</a>