Cutting is used to change the size or general appearance of a flat glass sheet. Some projects call for straight cuts, while others require curved cuts on flat glass. We provide glass both cut by machine and by hand.
Unfinished sheets of cut glass typically have very sharp edges. Without proper protection, anyone who handles these sheets runs the risk of serious injury. For this reason, glass manufacturers commonly trim the edges of new glass sheets in order to make them safer to work with.
We provide the following types of polish:
Insulated Glass is glass that contains two panes with an airtight space enclosed between the surfaces. The glass panes are separated by a spacer material and the edges are sealed together as a single unit. Spacers may be a hidden component of the window, but they are a critical part of the system. They provide the window with structural integrity and a thermal and humidity seal. Our spacers are made of steel that are quite durable and provide excellent thermal performance. The space between is dehydrated and filled with a safe gas such as argon. These gases are denser than air, so they are less likely to allow heat conduction through the window.
Tempered glass is stronger than regular glass as a result of the heat-treating process used on the glass; on average, it is about four times stronger than annealed glass.
Tempered glass is used when safety is the primary concern and is typically used for storefronts, shower enclosures, and a wide variety of industrial applications. While it is not unbreakable, it is very difficult to damage. When tempered glass does break, it breaks into small, granular pieces rather than large shards, thus reducing the chance of injury.
If you need Glass services in the Lower Mainland BC, visit us at Western Glass. We have the expertise, reliable customer service and Glass services you want – over 25 years in business proves it! Our customers trust us for our high quality, affordable Glass products and services. When you have Western Glass Company handle your glass project, you can be rest assured that we will get the job done right the first time. Whether it is your home, or office that needs work done, call us today! NO JOB IS BIG OR SMALL FOR US.