Differences in Tempered Glass and Laminated Glass

What is the difference between tempered and laminated glass? When safety is a primary concern, tempered glass is typically used. This type of glass is commonly used in doors and windows, but does have other applications. If it is broken, it shatters into smaller, less harmful fragments. It is manufactured by heating then… Read More »

Why do insulated or thermal glass units fog up?

All insulated units will eventually fail. Insulated glass is made using two pieces of glass bonded together with a spacer creating an air space in the center that produces the insulation. Even when properly installed, heat, cold, expansion, contraction, UV-rays and moisture eventually cause seal failure. Glass Depots provides a limited 5 year… Read More »

Why do edges of a mirror turn black?

Most often it is in bathroom mirrors were moisture and contaminates in the air attack the silver backing causing discoloring and flaking. Soapy water or incorrect cleaning liquids accumulate on the edges of the mirror eroding the backing. At Glass Depots we try to retard the deterioration by sealing the edges of the… Read More »

What is the best cleaner for glass and mirrors?

There are many good brands on the market. We sell an aerosol can that produces a foam- spray on and wipe off. Most economical glass cleaner is a mixture of 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water- wipe with newspaper. The newspaper does not leave lint on the glass. On mirrors do NOT use… Read More »

What are the different edges used on tabletops and desktops?

There are six basic types of glass edge finishes: Seamed Edge:  merely removes the sharpness for safer handling. Flat Edge:  a polished “square” edge. Pencil Edge:  a polished round edge. Beveled Edge:  a straight sloped edge from ½ inch to 1 ½ inch slope. Miter Edge:  similar to a bevel, but with a… Read More »

What is your Warranty?

Truthfulness is our policy. Each product carries a separate warranty. Once installed (shower doors, thermal units, etc.) we will stand by our installation for a period of one year. The product itself will carry a manufacturers warranty against defect from 1 to 5 years, depending on the product. Any offer from others of… Read More »