Custom Glass Work & Repair in Raleigh & Beyond
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At Glass Depots, we will work with your vision, your space, and our resources to make your custom glass design come to life in an effective and efficient manner. Learn more about our custom glass work and repair services below.
Specialty Custom Glass & Plastic
We supply Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Holly Springs, Zebulon, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, & Surrounding Areas a wide variety of specialty glass types. See some of the options and specifications we offer below:
- Laminated glass
- Tempered glass
- Low E (solar control) glass
- Insulated glass
- Security glass
- Reflective glass
- Fire-rated glass
- Colored glass
- Patterned glass
- Bullet-resistant glass
- Mirrored glass
- Wired glass
- One-way glass
- Tinted glass
Our custom clear glass is available in 3/32″, 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ thickness. Obscure, textured, patterned glass comes in various thicknesses, so contact us to learn more about sizing for these glass types.
Plexiglass & Lexan Safety Glass
Polycarbonate and acrylic sheets are the two main alternatives to glass in glazing applications. Each has its own pros and cons, and different recommended usage. In architectural applications, these sheets are generally available in thickness from 1/8″ to 1″ or more. Contact Glass Depots for any acrylic sheet and polycarbonate questions and requirements.
Acrylic mirrors are also available as an alternative to glass mirrors where safety is a concern.
Plexiglass Acrylic Sheets
Acrylic sheets, often called by trade name “plexi” or “Plexiglass,” are used where safety, handling and workability (bending, cutting, drilling) is desired, and affordability is important. Plexiglass sheets look very much like a regular pane of glass, but can be considerably safer and more convenient. Acrylic sheets do not break or crack as frequently as glass and are much easier to cut and work with. Plexiglass sheets are commonly used for window panes, shower enclosures, greenhouses and other crafting projects. If you are looking for plexiglass sheets in Raleigh, call Glass Depots today.
Lexan Polycarbonate Sheets
Polycarbonate sheets, recognized by trade names such as “Lexan” or “hyzod”, are more expensive than acrylic. They are 250 times stronger than glass of the same thickness, and 30 times stronger than acrylic sheets. Both plastics are much less resistant to scratching, certain chemicals and deterioration than glass, but being lighter and stronger than glass, they are often used where safety and security are desired and other drawbacks less important.
Security laminates are a cost-effective solution that will maximize protection of your home or business. The security laminate is a clear, micro-thin film and resists the force of small firearms, extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, and high impact projectiles. The laminate is applied to new or existing applications such as government buildings, healthcare facilities, offices, retail spaces, homes and businesses.
Insulated Glass (IG) – (“double glass”)
Insulated or thermal glass units consist of two layers of glass separated by a spacer. The space between the glasses holds either air or a gas such as argon. The function of “double” glass is primarily to improve insulation by keeping the heat out or in the house, depending on the seasons. It also functions as a sound or noise barrier.
Because of many factors such as extreme heat, extreme cold, abnormal pressure build up, damage, deterioration or faulty workmanship, eventually IG units invariably fail. This is seen when moisture enters between the glass (foggy), and usually white sediment fills up the air space.
If this happens to your windows, it’s time to call Class Depots to replace them. No job is too big or too small.
Get Started on Your Custom Glass Project
If you’re ready for a consultation, or if you have questions about any products or services we offer, please give us a call today!