Just start ticking off all the places you use glass, and you'll be amazed. Not only is glass in our homes, it's in our cars and our places of work, too. It's probably even on your latest mobile device.
No matter where you live in Marin County, whether in San Rafael, San Anselmo, Novato, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Belvedere, or Fairfax or Ross, you'll find more instances of glass in your life than you'd probably expect.
So when you find you need new glass or replacement glass, be sure you're shopping at the right place. Many glass companies in Marin County specialize in new or replacement glass for windows and doors. Others provide custom shower doors, mirrors, or glass tabletops. You'll also find many examples of art glass producers who make items for display, either on their own or incorporated into a door, window, or cabinet. No matter what kind of glass you need, look for the right glass contractor in Marin County, and enjoy finding the right glass for your needs.
Glass for Marin County Homes
Around your Marin County home, glass is everywhere. On entering your house, you may be greeted by entry doors that have glass insets. Indeed, the glass may form the greater part of the door. Then, of course, you have windows throughout the house. You may have cabinets and showers that have glass doors. Your tables may be glass-topped. When choosing new glass or replacement glass, look for beauty and appearance, as well as safety and durability.
When it comes to glass in doors, many doors are already designed with the glass put in. In some cases, you may choose a custom glass design to be set in the door. You may choose to have glass that is tinted, or etched with a design that you choose. Sliding doors to the outdoors may be clear or may be bubble glass, or other textured glass that provides a degree of privacy.
Custom glass could also find itself serving several purposes in your home. You may have glass-topped tables. Or you may have a custom shower enclosure with glass doors. Or you may want a custom mirror. All of these are readily available from glass contractors in Marin County, whether in San Rafael, San Anselmo, Novato, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Tiburon, Point Reyes Station, Belvedere or other towns.
The most important thing to remember when ordering custom glass is that the measurements must be precise. Typically, the measurements are supplied, then your local glass company either cuts and tempers the glass or sends the project to a glass fabricator. No matter the process, the cut must be correct. After the cut, the glass is tempered, meaning that it is heated and then cooled. Tempering changes the internal structure of glass. Tempered glass resists breaking more than glass that is not tempered, and even more importantly, when it does break, tempered glass breaks into rounded, bead-like pieces instead of sharp shards.
Be aware that the process used to temper glass may result in marks sometimes called tong marks being left on the glass. Ask if these will exist. If they will, the glass company you've hired should work with you to ensure they are inconspicuously placed.View/Print