Installing Better Glass In Your Home

A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.

Enhance The Usefulness Of Your Patio By Enclosing It With Walls Of Glass


If you want to get more use out of your patio, you should consider having it enclosed. That way, you can use it in all kinds of weather and during different seasons of the year. There are design options to choose from that differ in price and appearance. Decide how you want to use your patio and then talk to a contractor about the best way to proceed. Here are some ideas.

When You Want A Beautiful View

While you could put up solid walls to enclose the space, that would rob you of expansive views of your yard or the background scenery. If you want to enjoy the view from your patio, then consider having walls of glass installed. This can be done in a variety of ways. You might want a half-wall built that surrounds the patio and have picture windows installed on top. This would give you a view in all directions.

Sliding patio doors would also provide a great view, and also an easy way to go into the yard. One of the great things about a wall of glass for your patio enclosure is that you can still control the climate when you have insulated glass installed. In addition, if you put in windows with screens, you can let in the cool breeze on warm spring and summer days.

When You Want To Maximize Light

If you want to feel like you're sitting outdoors when you're on the patio, then you may want a glass roof installed. This might be a small skylight or you might want the entire roof to be made from impact glass that lets natural light flood the space. This is a good idea if you feel down on gloomy winter days.

You'll be able to sit in your patio enclosure and soak up the sun while enjoying a wintry scene beyond the glass walls. Some patio enclosures are built to use in mild weather, but you can have one built that is comfortable even when it is chilly outside. Be sure to let your contractor know that you want to use the patio in the winter so it can be insulated well and constructed with materials that limit heat transfer.

A patio enclosure makes your patio much more useful. You don't have to spend a lot of money since you can buy DIY kits that have enclosures with vinyl walls and windows. However, when you want an enclosure that adds beauty and value to your home, then using quality building materials and glass is a better option and worth the extra expense.


23 February 2018