When it comes to decorating our homes, most of us try to dream up different ideas to make it stand out from the rest. Generally, we are not looking to make our house something peculiarly unusual but we do want it to look great and have our friends and family notice the extra effort. One way of doing just that is by working with decorative window film. This relatively new decorating technique allows you do to so much more for your home then just installing drab old curtains or the usual mini blinds.Glass doors If you want to impact the whole atmosphere of any room that has a glass door, cover it with stained glass window film and give the room instant elegance. Many people like to choose a plain frosted look for doors with a design that has flowers or swirls in it. Others like to go with a design that looks like it is etched into the glass. If you are having a hard time choosing between the two looks then there are window films that combine both the etched and frosted look. No need to … [Read more...] about Stained Glass Window Film – Decorating That Can Jazz Up Your View!
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There are a few different types of art glass used in churches today. This article is a discussion of various common types and styles of stained glass art found in religious institutions.Faceted GlassFaceted glass consists of approximately one-inch thick dalles of glass cut by hand and broken over an anvil. These pieces of glass are placed in a pattern on a table and a form is set around the perimeter of the panel. Sandy material called granules, are sprinkled between the pieces of glass. The next step is to pour a two-part epoxy resin between the pieces of glass. We then sprinkle another layer of granules over the epoxy resin. Once the epoxy sets, it results in a very strong load-bearing panel. Studios mainly use faceted glass for less complex designs. Faceted glass windows have a higher material costs but require significantly less labor, often making it a more cost effective solution. Faceted glass does not require a protective covering when installed and requires very little … [Read more...] about Creating New Church Stained Glass Windows
A homes windows covering are now getting a lot more attention from ‘the neighbors’ and home appraisers when shutters are installed. Shutters are proving to be a better window treatment, due to the fact they are the only window treatment to increase a homes value and are a major visual element additive on the inside and the outside of the home. Shutters also control the lighting and set mood for each room. Most interior designers feel that shutters provide a finished look to a window and they are more durable than draperies, curtains or blinds.More than ever before, homes with shutters are recognized as substantially upgraded and thus shutters are the number one window covering all other products. The ‘shutter’ category is the number one window covering product in recent years. Surveys have shown that 7 out of 10 consumers prefer shutters over any other type of window covering, however only 2 out of 10 can afford them due to the high price.Shutters offers many … [Read more...] about Can A Window Covers Improve A Homes Value And It’s ‘Curb’ Appeal?
Glass glazing is a rather common topic when discussing window replacements or home improvement but what I am going to talk about now is the safety of the glass and updated legal minimums that must be met.The British Standard "BS 6262: Part 4: 1994 Code of Practice for Glazing for Buildings", has put into effect new requirements that must be met regarding glass glazing in any building to insure safety.The main purpose of this standard is to insure that glazed glass used in "critical conditions" is safe. This means that in these critical conditions, glass must "break safely" and this can be achieved by using small panes of ordinary glass combined with thicker glass layers and protective screening.Along with these "critical conditions," we also have "critical locations." So, what exactly is a "critical location"? Critical locations are defined as areas that are "at risk from accidental human impact" as defined by the Approved Document N of the Building Regulations 1991.Specific examples … [Read more...] about Safety Glass Information
Though vinyl dominates the replacement window, remodel, and new construction markets, fiberglass windows have carved out a niche for themselves. Both their durability and their close resemblance to wood make them an attractive higher-end alternative to vinyl and a comparable one to wood windows. Fiberglass resists rotting, warping, and cracking, and manufacturers say that it provides a maintenance-free product that is more energy efficient than aluminum and stronger than vinyl. There are currently less than a handful of manufacturers offering fiberglass replacement windows, but the market is growing. There are other competitors coming out with fiberglass products because the wood and building industries recognize that fiberglass is a superior material to use for building. Most fiberglass replacement windows are offered with many of the same glass options as vinyl windows, in many of the same styles. There are also a variety of finishing touches available such as interior wood … [Read more...] about Fiberglass Alternatives to Wood and Vinyl Replacement Windows