Frameless Glass Canopies | Entrance Ways with Style

Frameless Glass Canopies | Entrance Ways with Style

With the growing number of architectures designing with glass there is an advance in glass technology that is showing up in many different ways everywhere. Glass canopies are now being designed that can be mounted with a type of hardware that will not need frames to hold the glass. These frameless glass canopies look great and add a fresh clean look to many different types of architecture. They are being used in both commercial and residential applications. With the use of glass installation techniques of today glass is being used in ways that we would not have thought was possible in the years past. Frameless glass canopies are one of those fast growing techniques.

Frameless Glass Technology – Durability and Great Look

Frameless glass technology is not only designed to use glass as a shelter but they are also amazing looking additions to any building. In some cases, the glass canopies that are constructed of frames are very strong when it comes to the strength of the structure. Even though these frames are secure at times they can block the sunlight as well as get in the way of your vision. With the use of stainless steel hardware glass can be mounted in ways that will not obstruct the vision through the glass. Not only stainless steel hardware is weather resistant and requires very little maintenance it will also provide an amazing addition to any architecture. The combination of stainless cable and stainless bolts has always been a great addition to any type of structure.

Types of Glass for Frameless Glass Canopies

One of the questions we may ask is “How does glass hold up to some of the situations that weather can bring?”. This is a great concern of a lot of glass canopy clients. There are several types of glass that can be used in the construction of glass canopies. In the construction of simple frameless glass canopies, glass that is at a thickness of ½” or thicker is used. The laminated glass gives it the strength needed to be used for this type of application. In larger frameless canopy applications an acrylic glass is used. This acrylic glass is used because of the weight of this type of glass. This glass application is lighter in weight allowing it to be used in larger applications. Acrylic glass can also be made in different shapes and sizes that add even more style and glamour to any frameless glass applications.

System That Is Beneficial for Smaller Entrance Ways

Frameless glass canopies are also a great choice for some of the smaller entrance way of many homes and businesses. One thing that makes these types of canopies useful over entrance ways is the fact that posts or columns to support the canopy are not needed. You have the protection you need but do not have the post and columns crowding the smaller entrance ways. If you are planning a construction of a new home or a new building for your business, consider taking a look at frameless glass canopies to add a great touch of innovation to your building and contact your local contractor, SkyWindowsNJ.com. They also provide glass canopy installation and other types of glass installation.

Glass Innovations | Glass Countertop and Walk in Shower

Glass Innovations | Glass Countertop and Walk in Shower
Glass Innovations | Glass Countertop and Walk in Shower

Glass has been around for centuries even before the BC times. In those days glass occurred naturally and it was used in ways that were looked at as precious commodities. The first thing that comes to our minds when we think of glass is windows. Windows have helped us to look through walls as well as helping us to feel more comfortable in the different weather climates we live in. Today techniques have been developed to help us use glass in many ways that were not conceivable in the past few years. Glass and architecture are combined in ways today that allow for some really awesome designs. We will take a short time to look at the ways glass is being used today in a glass shower enclosure and for a glass countertop.

Glass Shower Enclosure

Glass allows for the development and construction of walk-in showers in places that you have never dreamed that you could put a shower. Glass shower enclosures can be made almost any size and shape to accommodate for a shower to be constructed almost anywhere. There are several different types of glass available to you for the creation of almost any type of ambience you prefer in a shower. Clear and tinted glass is available for you as well as obscured glass choices for people that prefer more privacy. Smart glass technology of today allows for glass to go from clear to obscure by the flip of a switch. You can pair your glass showers with the many types of hardware that is available for you to create your own one of a kind shower.

Coated Glass Countertop/Vanity Top

As the years have past our countertops have been through many years of abuse as well as many different types of materials that have been adapted for use on our countertops. I can remember the days when laminated countertops were the way to go. These countertops were available to you in any color imaginable. Laminated countertops needed replacing after a few years. The development of stone and granite tops gave us a longer lasting option. Today there is a glass countertop option that is available for you to consider. With the development of laminated glass you can obtain a glass countertop that is much like the glass top stoves we are using today. Not only are these glass countertops strong they are much easier to keep clean. The ease of cleaning that the glass countertop provides makes it an excellent choice for use on bathroom vanity tops.

Implement Glass in Your Project

These are only a couple of ways that glass in being developed and used in many different ways in today’s architecture and design. There are many ways that glass is being developed for use to give us the elegant choices we have from glass today. If you are deciding on a remodeling or a new construction project it is time you visit your local glass contractor, SkyWindowsNJ.com, to be sure to see the many ways glass can be used today in your shower enclosure and for your glass countertop. Not only does glass look amazing it will also last you for years to come.