Replacement Glass and Repairs
Double Paned • Safety
A big part of what we do here at Pleasanton Glass Co. is provide and install replacement glass. Our glass professionals are fully-trained technicians capable of repairing or replacing any flat glass product in your home. Some of our more common services include:
Glass Replacement Services
Repairing cracked or
Replacing cracked or
replacing glass sections
(in windows and doors)
Double Paned Glass is highly insulating and extremely versatile. It has a number of features that make it particularly energy efficient, including insulated panes and low-emissivity coating. It’s a perfect choice for fixed windows, operable windows, overhead glass (for skylights), and many more.
Double Paned Glass usually includes insulated glass units—panes that are hermetically sealed combinations of two or more glass sheets separated by dry air. These insulated glass (IG) units improve the overall thermal performance and temperature regulation capabilities of double paned glass, significantly reducing heating and air conditioning costs.
- Low-E (Hard Coat). Low-E stands for “Low-Emissivity.” It is a thin, metal, transparent coating that is applied to the glass pane to reduce heat transfer by reflecting solar heat (from outside) and radiant or furnace heat (from inside). Low-E coating is capable of blocking about 30% to 40% of UV rays. It is effective enough to protect furniture and wood near the window.
- Low-E2 (Soft Coat). Low-E2 refers to the application of two (2) Low-E coats to one window. This generation of windows uses a technique called “sputtering” to help apply the metal solution—one that utilizes silver flakes to provide an even greater reflective surface. Double pane units with Low-E2 coats generally last 10 years.
- Low-E3. Low-E3, as with Low-E2, simply refers to three (2) coats of Low-E metal. This style of window offers even greater performance against colder weather (during winter) and extreme heat (during summer). It is therefore highly beneficial for regulating temperature and keeping energy bills low.
Safety Glass simply refers to glass that has been tempered or laminated to reduce the risk of injury upon accidental contact. It is a process required by the International Residential Code in a number of states, and each pane that undergoes safety glazing must be permanently labeled.
If a fixed or operable glass panel meets any or all of the following conditions, it must undergo safety glazing:
- Exposed area of the individual pane is greater than 9 sq. ft.
- Exposed bottom edge of the pane is less than 18 in. above the floor
- Exposed top edge of the pane is greater than 36 in. above the floor
- There is one or more walking surfaces directly within 36 in. horizontally of the plane
- The glass panel is in a side-hinged door (including storm doors)
- The glass panel is in a fixed or sliding door
- The glass panel is in a sliding and/or bi-fold closet door
- The glass panel is in a door or enclosure for hot tubs, whirlpools, sauna, steam rooms, bathtubs, showers
Heat-treated glass is glass that has been processed through a tempering oven to increase its strength and durability. This treatment increases its ability to resist impact and thermal stress breakage. It also strengthens its capacity to withstand mechanical loads. There are two distinct heat-treated glass products; heat-strengthened and fully tempered.
Laminated Glass is a multifunctional glazing material that can be used in a variety of applications. It is manufactured by permanently bonding two or more sheets of glass with layers of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer under heat and pressure to create a single construction.
Safety glazing, as the name suggests, is a way to reduce the potential for injury and health hazards in the event of an accident involving the glass. There are two common types of safety glazing: heat-treated and laminated.
Heat Treated · Fully Tempered
Heat-treated glass is glass that has been processed through a tempering oven to increase its strength and durability. This treatment increases its ability to resist impact and thermal stress breakage. It also strengthens its capacity to withstand mechanical loads. There are two distinct heat-treated glass products; heat-strengthened and fully tempered. These are their distinct features:
- Mechanical strength is 1.6x to 2x that of average untreated glass
- Highly resistant against wind pressure and thermal stress
- Outstanding thermal stability
- Far less susceptible to spontaneous breakage
- Capable of withstanding differences in temperature of up to 100°C
- Shatters into small pieces with dull, blunt edges
- Significant resistance against bending or pressurizing
- Highly resistant to thermal shock
Laminated Glass is a multifunctional glazing material that can be used in a variety of applications. It is manufactured by permanently bonding two or more sheets of glass with layers of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer under heat and pressure to create a single construction. Its benefits are as follows:
- Exhibits incredible strength and performance under impact
- Capable of withstanding large, heavy loads
- When broken or shattered, pieces are retained by the interlayer
- Capable of reducing sound transmission thanks to inter layers
- Reduces UV light transmission by 99%
Do you have a mirror in need of repair or replacement? With over 50 years experience, we guarantee our work, aiming to over-deliver on quality service every time. Pleasanton Glass Company would love to come in and provide you with a free in-home estimate on your mirror project!