Custom Glass Near Me
Glass manufacturers typically produce flat sheets of glass of uniform size and thickness. These uniform sheets are suitable for a wide range of applications and may not need to be modified further. Glass that has been modified to fit a specific use is frequently required by homeowners and business owners. We offer a variety of glass fabrication techniques for modifying and manipulating standard glass sheets to meet the needs of our customers.
Our fabrication techniques include the following:
Grooving is a technique for creating simple or complex patterns on a glass sheet’s surface. Products that may go through this process include windows, mirrors, shower doors, and cabinet doors.
Drilling and countersinking:
Drilling produces precisely shaped holes in a sheet of glass. While hand tools can achieve the necessary precision, professionals frequently rely on machines to ensure consistency and quality control. Countersinking produces a conical hole rather than a straight-sided hole.
Bending uses carefully controlled heat to curve, fold, or otherwise change the basic shape of a flat sheet of glass. Because of its complexity, this process can only be completed with specialized professional machinery. Almost any type of glass, including tempered and laminated glass, can be bent by experts.
Grinding is a method of smoothing, shaping, or polishing the edges of a glass sheet. In the process, hand tools or machines may be used.
During edging, the edges of a glass sheet are shaped into specific decorative profiles. Our Edgework page has more information on this popular process.
Other techniques used in glass fabrication include engraving, sandblasting, acid etching, satin etching, lamination (the use of multiple, bonded layers of glass to create a single, stronger glass sheet), and tempering (the use of heat or chemical alteration to make a stronger sheet of glass). Advanced fabricators can also perform UV bonding. This modern technique uses an ultraviolet light-sensitive adhesive to permanently bond glass pieces together.
In other words, insulated glass raises the window’s overall “u-value,” which measures heat transmission through windows in a building. The lower the u-value, the better the insulated glass’s performance. Insulated glass reduces heat transfer effectively, keeping your building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.