Frank's Glass http://franksglass.com Frank's Glass Frank's Glass Auto Glass Inusrance Made Easy http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/166 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:10:28 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/166 <p>Did you know that Frank's Glass can process your insurance claim at the same time we schedule your appointment?&nbsp; With today's busy schedules there is not much time to complete all the items on those "to-do" lists.&nbsp; But Frank's Glass can help ease the load by taking care of the paperwork so you don't have to.</p> <p>If you need to have a chip in your windshield repaired or have a new windshield installed, Frank's Glass can have the work done and the paperwork processed in a snap.&nbsp; Many insurance companies will even waive your deductible if you have a chip repair done instead of a replacement windshield.&nbsp;Insurance agents assure us that filing a claim on your comprehensive policy will not affect your rates (check with your agent to verify).&nbsp;&nbsp;A chip can generally be repaired if the damage is smaller than a quarter and is&nbsp;not in the direst line of vision of the driver.</p> <p>To make it easy on you we can do the repair or installation either at your home, place of employment or at our shop.&nbsp; This way we can do the work without disrupting your busy schedule.&nbsp; We also install new door glass, regulators, motors, side view mirrors, back glass and much, much more.&nbsp; So just call Frank's Glass at 513.829.8284 to make your appointment today!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/chip repair/">chip repair</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windshield chip repair/">windshield chip repair</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/auto glass repair/">auto glass repair</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windshield replacement/">windshield replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/door replacement/">door replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/back glass replacement/">back glass replacement</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/windshield chip/">windshield chip</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/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>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Glendale/">Glendale</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/Blue Ash/">Blue Ash</a> Choosing Energy Efficient Windows for Your Home http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/165 Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:56 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/165 <p>Great <a href="http://www.hgtv.com/remodel/interior-remodel/choosing-energy-efficient-windows-for-your-home">article from HGTV </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> 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> 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> 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> 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 <a href="http://www.energystar.gov/" target="_blank">Energy Star program</a> will have a sticker on them with ratings from the <a href="http://www.nfrc.org/" target="_blank">National Fenestration Rating Council</a> (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> measures a window unit's resistance to heat loss</li> <li><strong>Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC):</strong> 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> 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> 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> 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/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/singel pane windows/">singel pane windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/vinyl windows/">vinyl windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/wood windows/">wood windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/franks glass/">franks glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass shop/">glass shop</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/low e windows/">low e windows</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fairfield/">fairfield</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/west chester/">west chester</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mason/">mason</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/middletown/">middletown</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/lebanon/">lebanon</a> Broken Side View Mirror? http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/164 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:03:53 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/164 <p>Have you been driving around blind because your side view mirror is broken or the entire assembly is missing?&nbsp; In most cases if the mirror is only cracked or missing but the back-up plate is still intact, a new mirror can be ordered and installed for a lot less than replacing the entire assembly.&nbsp; A standard mirror is generally around $45.00 installed and a heated mirror or one with signal lights is around $100.00.&nbsp; It only takes about 15 minutes and you&rsquo;ll be safely back on the road with full vision.</p> <p>If the back-up plate is broken or missing or the entire side view mirror assembly is damaged, glass companies can quote you on the cost for a replacement.&nbsp; In many cases a glass company can install a new assembly much more cost effectively than a dealer.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, with the hot temperatures a lot of vehicles have problems with the rear view mirrors falling off the windshield.&nbsp; A glass company can reattach the mirror for a minimal cost (under $10).</p> <p>So the next time you need a side view mirror or assembly call Frank&rsquo;s Glass at 513.829.8284 and drive away with clear vision.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/side view mirror/">side view mirror</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/auto glass/">auto glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/auto mirror/">auto mirror</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/auto repair/">auto repair</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a> It's a Mirror-acle!! http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/163 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:29:13 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/163 <p>Great <a href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/47088249/list/its-a-mirror-acle-5-ways-to-make-reflecting-walls-work">article</a> from <a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fhouzz.com%2F&amp;h=HAQHNDAmP&amp;enc=AZNfA4xkLiRVxSPvk0ccF5pN9pz7qOAJ6ntz85_WDgcIXhRD7xfwA7U_dGA1G9vUGQTNGwJ4vMH0shwUkQBitWuHz2FcpHsoswOp94Zo8JnRGIk448bYdQi7oZU2CwJ5wnt0En6Zmvfh8s8p-5yIQwMKrNaXs1Ew9lupCqbwJkQzRKXpDQd-6IzLWxv8r0NTRYp3jQU9HKDm_L6gvbXbz7vk&amp;s=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">houzz.com</a> on how to incorporate mirrors into your home design! Mirrors can help reflect light and create the illusion of space.</p> <p>Mirrored walls do not have to be a design faux pas but can actually add a real design focal point to a room.&nbsp; Here are 5 great ways to make mirrored walls shine!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>Break it up!&nbsp; Use small pieces of mirror to create a geometric design or to make it appear like a mullioned window.</li> <li>Install a mirror over your bed.&nbsp; It can be a "safe" alternative to hanging a picture and can help create the illusion of space.</li> <li>Surround the fireplace.&nbsp; If you wrap a fireplace surround in glass the rest of the room can shine in it's reflection.</li> <li>Line the powder room.&nbsp; Install mirror on an entire wall to help create the illusion of space in a small room.&nbsp; An easy to clean backsplash is an added benefit!</li> <li>Take it outside.&nbsp; Mirrored exterior walls reflect sunshine, create views from various angles and make gardens and patios appear larger.</li> </ul> <p>Call Frank's Glass at 513.829.8284 for all your mirror needs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mirror/">mirror</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mirrors/">mirrors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/wall mirror/">wall mirror</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/vanity mirror/">vanity mirror</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/framed mirror/">framed mirror</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/glass table tops/">glass table tops</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass shelving/">glass shelving</a> 12 reasons to Install a Frameless European Shower in Your Bathroom http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/162 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:45:01 EST http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/entry/162 <p class="date">Frame-less shower doors convey a clean modern feel to a bathroom. Read this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2388568/list/expert-talk-frameless-showers-get-show-of-supportouzz.com%2F&amp;h=AAQH8pXBW&amp;enc=AZNBPOCC1YeYL3Qf6ZTwI8PY84lNCx3GRcHWrlqdZdd9wv4j-y4nqD-ov9lDF1QMHpSlmulqoiAyUaLp36X9E6INbtcrZwHScaHbO3hdNH8qnRfHs-qpQZw2SLzAPRVNy6ruD2ch5PRYy_diakvt9T1TRxIqCUXTL9nbOEMHAT939vBjeLpEAh4LnjB8GkLLV5GhHstv0WxOqLkq2iVbqGcR&amp;s=1" target="_blank">houzz.com</a>&nbsp;article for&nbsp;12 reasons to&nbsp;install one in your home!&nbsp;</p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>Divide and conquer. &nbsp;A frame-less shower can be installed between vanities without creating a barrier.</li> <li>Allows light to penetrate the room. &nbsp;A frame-less shower provides the perfect backdrop for a window, allowing light to spill into the room and create an illusion of space.</li> <li>Provide the proper balance. &nbsp;The sleek design of a frame-less shower can be combined with marble or more traditional tile and dark cabinets for an eclectic look.</li> <li>Contrast modern and rustic. &nbsp;&nbsp;Insert a clean, modern design into a very rustic and visually heavy environment. The frame-less enclosure provide a light and airy feel, as well as a contrast to the other materials in the space.&nbsp; The new barn sliding door shower provides a great design feature to any bathroom.</li> <li>Highlight your tile work. &nbsp;With a frame-less door, there's no visual separation, which make the space larger. Plus, unlike framed doors, they don't hide the beautiful tile work in the shower. Frame-less doors also sport a cleaner, more modern look &mdash; and we like that.</li> <li>Create the illusion of space. &nbsp;The frame-less door provides a transparent look&nbsp;and can make a very small room feel larger and more spacious.</li> <li>Bring in natural light. &nbsp;A frame-less shower gives the illusion of openness. The less metal, the less you notice that a wall is dividing the space.</li> <li>Maximize the view. &nbsp;The glass expanse of the frame-less shower opens up the space for unobstructed views.</li> <li>Provides an elegant look. &nbsp;Keeps the look clean and sleek.</li> <li>Embrace minimalism. &nbsp;A monochromatic color scheme with a frame-less glass shower enclosure creates an aura of minimalism. The clean lines enhance of the frame-less shower enhance this look.</li> <li>Infuse a sense of calm. &nbsp;The frame-less shower design is&nbsp;key in creating transparency, openness and a sense of calm.</li> <li>Design the space to incorporate the natural environment. &nbsp;Use the frame-less shower to accentuate the beauty of the outdoors.</li> </ul> <p>Now that you have some great ideas on how to design your bathroom incorporating a new frame-less shower enclosure, give Frank's Glass a call and we can schedule a free estimate to get you started! &nbsp;513.829.8284.</p>tags: <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/shower doors/">shower doors</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/shower enclosures/">shower enclosures</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/showers/">showers</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/shower/">shower</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/tub enclosure/">tub enclosure</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/bathroom remodel/">bathroom remodel</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/bathroon shower/">bathroon shower</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/mirror/">mirror</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass/">glass</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/vanity mirror/">vanity mirror</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass shelf/">glass shelf</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glass shelves/">glass shelves</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/fairfield/">fairfield</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/maso/">maso</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/sharonville/">sharonville</a>, <a href="http://franksglass.com/pages/Blog/tag/glendale/">glendale</a>