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Crystal Clear: A Blog About The Wonderful World Of Glass

I first fell in love with glass when I was ten years old. My mother took me to see a wonderful recital where the pianist was playing a glass piano. I was mesmerised by the way the piano shone and sparkled as it reflected the stage lights. I could never have imagined such a glamorous object. Ever since then, i have been fascinated by different types of glass. From stained glass panels to one-way mirrors, my eyes will always notice the glass fixtures in a room first. Recently, I ate at a restaurant in Japan where the entire floor was made of patterned glass. Needless to say, I was too excited to eat! This blog is for those who are looking for glass items and glass lovers like myself. I hope it gives you a peek into the wonderful world of glass and the options out there. Please tread carefully.


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Crystal Clear: A Blog About The Wonderful World Of Glass

Signs Your Window Glass Needs Attention

by Ellen Jokinen

Many people are usually forced to replace the glass on their windows because they choose to overlook the telltale signs that the glass needs some attention. Here are some pointers you should look out to help prevent the glass on your windows from calling for early replacement or glass repair.


As double-glazed windows age, the gradually lose their ability to keep the seal that prevents moisture buildup airtight. Most often, this leads to fogging or condensation problems, which can be identified by the characteristic fogging on the internal or external surfaces of the glass. Condensation on double-glazed windows can be caused by a myriad of reasons including, extreme temperatures inside or outside the building, high humidity levels inside the building, and poor ventilation, just to mention a few. An effective way to moderate surface condensation occurring on the interior side of the glass is to collect the moisture at source, e.g. in the bathroom, and redirect it straight out of the building. Alternatively, placing heat-producing appliances such as a water supply heater beneath your bathroom glass windows can also warm the glass and thus moderate condensation problems.

Rattling sound

If the glass on your windows often produces a rattling sound whenever a heavy-duty truck passes outside or a small aircraft flies above your roof, then odds are high that the glass panes are no longer firmly held by the window frame. This normally presents a serious safety risk as the glass may fall out of the window frames at any time and hurt an unsuspecting person badly. What is more, it will require you to find a replacement for the broken glass, something that you probably wouldn't have budgeted for. A glazier can make sure the glass pane is securely reinstalled in its frame by caulking.


Tempered glass is often specially designed to withstand high impact hits and may only suffer slight cracking when a stray baseball hits it. A regular annealed glass, on the other hand, may get entirely shattered into small pieces if the same happens to it. Therefore, a glazier will determine whether you can salvage the damaged window glass or you should simply replace it depending on the toughness of the glazing on your windows and the extent of cracking suffered. The absence of holes on your window glass after a knock doesn't mean you should leave the cracks formed unattended. A glass repair expert will meticulously clean the glass and apply an appropriate quantity of resin required to keep the cracked parts intact.