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Monday  -   Friday:  8am- 5pm
Saturday:   by Appointment
Sunday:       Closed

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805-376-9383

817 Mitchell Road # 207

Newbury Park, Ca 91320

Email:   info@bwglass.biz

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TEMPERED VS LAMINATED

What's the difference between tempered and laminated glass?










​Tempered glass
is a heat strengthened glass that is designed to shatter into tiny pieces when broken. This glass is made to order and cannot be altered once fabricated. It is commonly used in shower doors, interior and exterior doors and windows near doors or wet areas.


Laminated glass is two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic membrane in between. It is the same glass that is used in windshields.


Learning the lingo ...

You may call us one day because your window is cracked, fogged or broken, and understandably you would like to have some idea of what it is going to cost you to replace it. 

​Below is some helpful information to get you - and us - started in providing that quote you need. interior and exterior doors and windows near doors or wet areas.


Most standard residential windows are glazed with what is referred to as SS or DS plate glass.

This glass is 2.7mm and 3mm respectively (roughly ⅛”). This is the least expensive repair, and the fastest, as the glass can be cut right on the job, so only one trip is necessary. This glass can be installed in metal or wooden frames.












            Sash Window                                             Frame                                               Tinted Window


Sash Windows:

If you have this type of glass, we will need to know the rough size, the thickness, or if it has grid bars inside of it.

Frames:

Or you may have what is referred to as insulated or double pane glass. Usually you can tell by the fact that it is fogged inside, which prompted your call in the first place, or you can see that you have one broken pane and one still intact.

Tinted Windows:
Also please let us know if the window has been tinted in the past.















You may need a patio door glass …... which come in three standard sizes and are not
difficult to measure.  Simply choose one of the doors at your home and measure only the daylight opening, or from inside of the frame to inside of the frame. If it measures roughly 33 X 75, then it is a standard 34 X 76.
The other standard sizes are 28 X 76, and 46 X 76. It may be single or double pane, and it may be clear or tinted,
so these details are important if calling in for a quote. Hopefully this information will help you wade through the difficult details when you are seeking a phone quote for a window repair.


Q:  Can an insulated glass window be repaired by just replacing one damaged piece of glass?


A:   This question comes up quite often, as many times a double pane window only has one broken piece of glass.

Also customers want to know if we can take apart an insulated unit, clean it to remove fogging and put it back together. The answer to either of those questions, is yes, these things can be done. But is it practical?

Not even close. The labor involved in either of these scenarios would be far greater than just recreating the entire unit. Each unit has a type of condensation control material between the panes, to keep the glass from fogging up under normal conditions, ie: there has been no trauma to the unit, such as a cracked pane or tension on the frame, which often happens when a house settles.

With heat on one pane of glass and cold on the other, this condensation control material stops from happening, what normally happens under these conditions—condensation—or fogging in between the
glass. Once a pane is cracked or broken, or in any way compromised, this condensation control material absorbs all the moisture it can—immediately—and once this happens it is no longer useful. If a new piece of glass is simply put on the unit then it will begin to fog up immediately as there is nothing to prevent it.


INSULATED GLASS:

Insulated glass is simply two pieces of glass with a sealed airspace between them. Combined with a wood or vinyl frame, this creates a window that far outperforms most of what was installed before the energy crisis of the '70s. For even greater insulation, you can choose high performance options as low-emissivity glass (shortened to low-E - think energy efficiency), which is a very thin coating put on the glass that reflects heat while maintaining the visibility of clear glass. Low-E glasses are available today, and they are geared for hot climates like Southern California. As with all of your glass purchases, your choices will affect your lifestyle and your property's value. You may need an expert to guide you through the alternatives available to you. We would like to help.






TEMPERED VS LAMINATED

What's the difference between tempered and laminated glass?










​Tempered glass
is a heat strengthened glass that is designed to shatter into tiny pieces when broken. This glass is made to order and cannot be altered once fabricated. It is commonly used in shower doors, interior and exterior doors and windows near doors or wet areas.


Laminated glass is two pieces of glass fused together with a plastic membrane in between. It is the same glass that is used in windshields.


Learning the lingo ...

You may call us one day because your window is cracked, fogged or broken, and understandably you would like to have some idea of what it is going to cost you to replace it. 

​Below is some helpful information to get you - and us - started in providing that quote you need. interior and exterior doors and windows near doors or wet areas.


Most standard residential windows are glazed with what is referred to as SS or DS plate glass.

This glass is 2.7mm and 3mm respectively (roughly ⅛”). This is the least expensive repair, and the fastest, as the glass can be cut right on the job, so only one trip is necessary. This glass can be installed in metal or wooden frames.








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