10 Things to Consider Before You Decide on Window Enlargement

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When you tackle your own renovations, you may assume that window enlargement is the ideal solution for brightening up your living spaces. But while window enlargement is possible and often offers dramatic results, the process is complex.

In this blog, we discuss 10 factors that will inform your decision on whether or not to include window enlargement in your dream home design.

The Small Office: How Adding Glass Will Maximize Your Business

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If you only have a small office to work with, you need to optimize it for the best possible business output. The way you design your office space is more important than the amount of space you have to work with. Office sizes continue to shrink as real estate costs rise in major urban areas, so you need to consider different approaches to the design and usage of your workspace.

Adding glass to your office design is more than just decorative. Glass can actually become an essential feature that improves your employee productivity and the modern appearance of your business to customers and clients. Here are ways that updating your small space with glass will help maximize your business in a small office space.

Business Window Film Options & Their Unique Benefits

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If you are not yet ready to invest in new business windows, then it is important to know that you can improve the function and appearance of your windows just by having the right window film applied to them. However, you may be overwhelmed by your window film options, since there are many on the market today that each offer unique benefits.

Read on to learn which window film is best for your business windows.

FAQs About Window Condensation

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Window condensation is a common problem in homes during the winter months, especially in states with cold winters like Colorado. Knowing what causes window condensation, whether or not window condensation is bad for your windows and what you can do about window condensation, can help you take care of your windows.

The answers to some of these frequently asked questions can help you understand window condensation, so you can address the problem if necessary.

10 Ways to Use Glass in Your Office Design

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Whether you’re a business owner or you’re a new partner at your firm, the design of your office can affect your workday. The right office design can maximize your productivity, make your clients feel welcome and help you feel more at home at work.

As you decide on your final design, materials matter as much as shapes and styles. One of the most distinct, sleek and chic materials options is glass.

In this blog, we list 10 ways that glass can make your office design more beautiful, professional and upscale.

Replacing Glass in Historic Storefront Buildings

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Colorado and the West are teeming with historic storefront buildings that should be brought back to their former glory and fully enjoyed once again. Many towns have invested in their historic districts and have actively revitalized entire streets full of urban pioneer buildings. Today, these once-forgotten early structures have been resurrected as restaurants, law offices, bookstores and gift shops.

No matter the type of business you run out of a structure graced with a historic storefront, you can maximize your location to attract traffic and sales. However, if you own or plan to purchase this type of building, know the rules about glass replacement before you design a renewal project or sign on the dotted line.

3 Tips for Designing Glass-Topped Tables

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Most people don’t think of glass when they think of furniture construction, but glass is a common material used in furnishings with both contemporary and minimalist influences. Glass shelving is also incorporated into end tables and coffee tables with a more rustic or royal bearing.

Dining, entryway and coffee tables may be designed with tops made completely of glass supported by sculpture, stone, reclaimed wood or other architectural elements. If you want to bring more glass into your life via your home’s tables, follow the three tips listed below.

How and Why More Companies Are Prioritizing Green Building

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Green construction is not a new concept. Despite the widespread understanding of eco-friendly concepts, sustainable efforts in the commercial sector have been varied and inconsistent for many years.

However, 2016 and 2017 have shown a distinct trend toward green building of all types, especially in commercial properties. In this blog, we discuss some of the methods companies use to make their buildings more sustainable, as well as the reasons for this shift in construction priorities.

7 Window Safety Tips for Parents

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Childproofing a home can be a complex process. Not only do you, the parent, have to account for the general risks in your home, but to be able to anticipate potential hazards to someone of your child’s stature, you must also picture the world through his or her eyes.

One of the most common but often dangerous elements in any home with a young child is the windows. Virtually every home has windows in most rooms, and many of these windows are high enough off the ground to be dangerous for small children.

Luckily, proactive window safety measures can keep your child safe and your mind at ease. Start with the following seven fundamental window safety tips.

Need Lower Energy Bills? Consider Installing Low-E Glass Film on Your Windows

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According to the Energy Information Administration, the windows and doors in the average residence are responsible for up to one third of its total heating and cooling losses. In commercial buildings, the numbers are even worse. Up to 40 percent of your heating and cooling energy escapes through the windows in a commercial facility. This increased loss is often due to the abundance of windows installed in businesses including storefronts, restaurants and offices.

If possible, replacing all of your windows with energy-efficient insulated windows will certainly help reduce your overall HVAC expenses due to heating and cooling loss. However, if your home- or building-improvement budget is stretched thin, there’s a more cost-effective solution to curb your structure’s window-related energy losses.

Consider having low-emissivity (low-e) window film installed on the windows of your house, condo or commercial facility. Insulated window film will increase your interior comfort while lowering your overall energy costs. Read on to learn more about the installation and performance of low-e window films.

Ken Caryl Glass, Inc.