Etching Your Windows for Improved Privacy

What You Need To Know To Polish A Pitted Windshield

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Date: June 29th 2015


Over time, your windshield is likely to get pitted from rocks and road debris. In addition, thigs like tree sap and acorns dropping from trees can do the same. The biggest concern with this type of windshield glass damage is that it can interfere with your ability to see clearly when driving at night. Headlight glare can reflect in the pits of the glass, obstructing your vision. If your windshield is pitted, the best thing you can do is smooth the surface with auto glass polish and a sander. You can take it to a windshield repair shop, or you can do the work on your own. Here’s a look at what you need to know to tackle it. Gathering Supplies Before you get started, make sure you have all of the supplies you need. First, you’ll have to wash the windshield, so make sure you have a garden hose, some car wash detergent, a large sponge and a bucket. Then, you’ll need auto glass polish, an orbital sander and the sander disc for glass polishing. Getting Started Turn on your garden hose and rinse the whole windshield to get rid of the loose debris from the surface of the glass. Then, make a wash solution with a bit of car wash detergent and water in a bucket. Once you have a soapy solution, dip the sponge in the bucket and scrub the windshield. The goal is to clear off as much as you can from the surface of the glass. Then, rinse the windshield thoroughly with your hose and let the glass dry. Polishing the Glass Affix the glass polishing disc to your orbital sander. It should press into place, securing with hook and loop attachments. Spray some auto glass polish on the sanding disc, then turn the sander on and put it on the glass. Move the sander in circular movements over the pitted area of the glass. The polishing pad and glass polish will fill in the pits so they are no longer visible. Turn off the sander, then run your finger over the pits in the glass. Repeat the process as necessary until all of the pits are filled in. With a process like this, you can restore the surface of your car windshield and eliminate the glare from pits and damage. If you’re not comfortable doing the work on your own, or you’re having trouble […]

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6 Ways Custom Etched Glass Improves The Look Of Your Home

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Date: June 22nd 2015


If you are looking for a way to make your home and furnishings stand out, then a custom etched glass element may be just what you are looking for. You might be surprised to learn that an etched glass design of your choosing can be created on any glass surface in your home. Here are six different decorating ideas you can use to improve the look of your home with custom etched glass: 1. Front Entry Doors  There are three different ways that you can improve the look of your home’s entry doors with etched glass: You can have a design etched into the doors themselves if they are all glass. You can have etching done to the smaller windows that surround your home’s front door. You can have a large design etched to both the glass doors and surrounding accent windows.  2. Shower Doors Shower doors are a popular place to add etched glass to a home’s decor. The frosting of the glass helps to add both some privacy and beauty to your bathroom. For a special look, you can have the glass shower doors etched by hand which allows for tonal shading. Tonal shading in the etching gives the glass door’s design a 3-D appearance. 3. Decorative Mirrors  Mirrors are a popular item to etch. By adding a nice border around the large mirror in your bathroom or over your home’s fireplace, you can add a custom home look to the space. 4. Cabinet Doors If you have glass cabinet doors in your home’s bathroom or kitchen, adding etching to them serves two purposes: It helps to add a focal point and some interest for your eyes. It helps to hide items stored behind the glass. Any design can be etched in either a positive or negative design. This means that the glass contractor will be able to control the amount of frosting on the end product. For areas of clutter like bathrooms and kitchens, the etching can be done in such a way that it hides much of the contents of the cabinet behind the glass door. 5. Bar and Table Tops Glass bar and table tops are a nice place to add some custom etching as well. You can easily turn an inexpensive sheet of glass into a wonderful custom piece for your living space. 6. Room Dividers Glass room dividers can also be etched for added visual […]

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3 Reasons To Install A New Glass Shower In Your Home

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Date: June 16th 2015


If your home is like many, you might still have a traditional shower that requires the use of a shower curtain. Times are changing, however, and glass showers are becoming increasingly popular. This isn’t without a reason, however. Glass showers can be a great option for many reasons, so it might be time to think about making this improvement to your home. These are a few reasons why you should consider talking to a residential glass installation and replacement company about installing a glass shower in your home. 1. It’ll Give Your Bathroom a Modern Look, Instantly Glass showers give the bathroom a modern, streamlined look instantly. If you are looking to make a big improvement in your bathroom while only tackling a relatively small project, a new shower can do the trick. Then, upgrading the rest of your bathroom to make it look more modern will be a breeze. 2. Glass Showers are Easier to Clean If you have ever had to deal with mildew-covered shower curtains and icky showers, you know how much of a dreaded chore shower cleaning can be. With a glass shower, however, the work becomes a whole lot easier. Then, you can simply wipe everything down with your favorite glass cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water. Plus, to make the job easier, you can apply a rain repellent — like the type that you would put on your car’s windshield — to help avoid water spots and streaks. 3. You Can Improve Your Home’s Value Even if you are not planning on putting your home on the market anytime soon, it’s still important to do what you can to boost your home’s value so that it will be more valuable and easier to sell when you do decide to sell it. One of the best improvements that you can make to your home’s value is making changes to your bathroom, and installing a new glass shower is a great way to start. You might be surprised by the people who will be interested in your home if they see that you have a modern glass shower in place. If you are looking to make a big difference in your home, consider having a glass shower installed. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy all of these benefits and more, and a good glass installation company should be able to handle the job for […]

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3 Benefits Of Tinting Your Residential Windows

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Date: June 16th 2015


The sweltering summer heat can cost you more in air conditioning, as well as cause other sorts of problems. This is because harmful UV rays penetrate ordinary glass easily, and can cause untold damage to your home interior while making the home disturbingly hot. Installing window tinting can be an inexpensive, yet effective way to protect your home from the summer heat, as well as adding elegance and distinction to your windows. Please continue reading to find out what benefits residential window tinting cold bring you as temperatures heat up. Privacy and safety Window tinting can give you increased privacy without sacrificing lighting. Tint film can be added to your bathroom, bedrooms and other private areas such as your home office, giving you a clear view to the outdoors while preventing outsiders from looking in. The tint will also let in maximum lighting while getting rid of significant glare, enabling you to make maximum use of natural light during the day. Window tint also forms a rigid layer that makes your windows more resistant to damage from minor bumps and bangs. The film window tint can also hold the glass together when it shutters, preventing glass fragments from flying dangerously into the house. When broken, windows with protective tint also stay intact, reducing your interior’s exposure to the elements. Furniture protection With the sun shining all day, you probably want to fill out your home with its bright rays and never have to obstruct your view of the outdoors with blinds or curtains. Unfortunately, the beautiful sun rays bring in damaging UV rays that can cause damage to furniture, fabric and artwork. This means that your drapes, paintings, carpets, wood flooring and furniture are at risk of fading. By installing window films in your windows, you will be able to fully enjoy the sun’s natural light without having to worry about its fading effects. The film will also cut out heat and glare, allowing you to work and relax without having to close your blinds or drapes. Aesthetics Window tints are an inexpensive way of giving your home an upscale, contemporary appearance. The films can accurately imitate the look of more expensive windows, and can also provide an elegant, uniform look without the clutter of drapes or blinds. Residential window tinting can be purchased in different colors and shades to match your home interior. Tints are available in stylish tints […]

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The Magic Of Glass: 3 Dream-Come-True Windows

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Date: June 14th 2015


It’s not unusual to have your own version of a fantasy window. Maybe your ideal window looks out over a rolling sea or sits up high in a stone turret. For some lucky people, their glass fantasies have come true. There are 3 unusual types of windows that are being perfected for home or business uses. 1. The Wall O’ Windows If you’ve ever spent time relaxing in a tidy glass greenhouse you know how enjoyable the experience is, and you realize how smart and invigorating walls of glass are to the eye and the spirit. If you’ve ever wanted to recreate the look of a greenhouse at home you can now order multiple-panel glass doors that make it easy. These crisp, clear doors come in a variety of styles from multiple sliding units that repeat the same simple theme to accordion-style glass doors that fold away out of sight. These doors are perfect when you have a patio or deck directly outside and you want to have open access for entertaining. They make it easy to move kitchen islands, bars and furniture indoors and outdoors as needed. 2. The Perfect Curves New curved windows may appeal to you if you’re a person who imagines a space age, circular glass enclosure for your elevated living room. You’ll also appreciate curved glass if you want to create a modern update in one of your home’s entertainment areas. You may not opt for the 3,600 glass panels in one curved glass building, but there are numerous possibilities for architectural upgrades that incorporate curvy glass. An oval glass pool enclosure, a half-round dining room and a circular master bed surrounded by glass are all possibilities for trendy designers and bold homeowners. 3. The Virtual View One crew of dreamers is designing a window that offers you a stunning view no matter where you are or what season you’re enduring. Their invention is a screen that plays your ideal view, from a dewy forest to a sunny beach. The developers aren’t simply uploading images or replaying videos. They will be streaming the fantasy views along with the recorded sound to match. Upgrades could be game-changing. Imagine a recorded view of cheering fans “playing” on a window to help a budding musician practice more enthusiastically or a recording of a parent who is away from home greeting a child or wishing them goodnight. Holidays with […]

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About Me

I love filling my home with natural light, but I didn't love having to clean my windows all of the time and the lack of privacy that I had in my home. I began looking for window treatments that would continue to let the sun in without sacrificing my privacy. That was when I found out about etching the windows on the front of my home. My blog can help you etch the glass on your windows to create beautiful patterns that look lovely from inside and outside of your home. These techniques will improve the privacy levels, allow for natural light in the room and help decrease the number of times you have to clean your windows each month.

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