Fogged Double Pane Windows
How it's caused and how to tell if your seal broke
One of the most common issues with older windows is dealing with the space between the two pieces of glass fogging up. The double-pane glass itself seems stable, but it goes through
a daily cycle of expansion and contraction from thermal pumping. When the sun heats up the air between the panes, the gas expands. At night,
the air between the glass cools down and contracts. This stresses the seal over time, which slowly allows increasing amounts of air and
moisture to enter and escape between the glass. Generally windows on the sunny side of a building or home fail more prematurely. Vinyl windows
have a higher failure rate than wooden or aluminum windows due to them allowing more expansion and contraction.
There are a few ways you can tell if the seal has gone on a double-pane window. The first sign is the accumulation of water droplets inbetween the
two pieces of glass which typically happens during more humid weather. Riverbedding is when condensed water inside the window runs on the same
path over and over which carves grooves in the glass. The final and sure-fire sign the seal has gone is by Silica Haze. This is when too much moisture
enters between the panes and carries eroded material from the silica pellets (dessicant) which then sticks to the glass and stains it white.
Custom Shower Doors
From sketch to installation, we will help you build your dream shower door
Transform the look of your bathroom by installing a custom shower door that fits and meets your bathroom's needs. Glass shower doors
and enclosures add a nice touch of sophistication and really open up your bathroom.
All of our shower door glass is cut, polished, and tempered in-house. We will send out a technician who will help draw out your design and
take measurements so we can get you a quote. We offer a wide variety of hardware in multiple finishes and styles. Take a look over
in our project galleries to view some of the custom shower enclosures we've made and
installed around Massachusetts and New England.
Table Top Glass
Custom pieces of glass to fit any table
Having a piece of glass on your table not only prolongs the life of it, but it also makes it easier to clean and adds a nice touch to
your table. If your table is a rectangle, our technicians will just need to take measurments. If your table is a disticnt shape, our techs
will take a pattern of the surface of your table and we will use that to make the custom piece of glass for your table.
You can choose between a variety of thicknesses ranging from 1/4" and up. We have an edging machine that adds a crystal clear flat polish
to the edges of the glass or a bevel to the size of your choosing - which we recommend when ordering table top glass. We will also deliver and install the piece of glass if needed.