At Statesville Glass & Shower Door, we offer many types of glass materials to meet the needs of any project. If you are moving forward with a project that requires custom glass, there are several factors you should consider to ensure you pick the right type for the best possible end-result. These include:
- Strength—Some glass needs to be stronger than others, depending on the application. For example, the glass in a window needs to be much stronger than the glass of a mirror hanging on a wall. Consider your material strength requirements before making a final decision on glass materials.
- Temperature—What types of temperatures will the glass product have to withstand? Will it become very cold or hot, or will the area where the glass is installed remain at a constant, moderate temperature? Certain glass materials are designed for extreme temperature requirements, so ask us about the right type based on your project.
- Shape and size—You may need a large expanse of glass, but if this is the case, you probably don’t want to pay a small fortune for it. Some types of glass are more cost-effective than others, depending on their characteristics, so make sure you consider the size and shape of glass you need during the planning stages of your project.
- Energy efficiency—Some types of glass, like insulated glass for example, are meant to boast high levels of energy efficiency. If this is a major concern for you, ask us about which types of glass will be best for your project.