Category: Benefits of Glass

Curved Glass Enhances Theater Facade

The Park Theater in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, is a new venue for live performances, movies, and local school productions that follows in the footsteps of the original Park Theater, a movie and vaudeville house that operated in Jaffrey from 1922 to 1976.  Although its planned reopening in 2020 was thwarted by the corona virus pandemic, the… Read more »

Clearer than Clear ….Glass that is ultra-clear

Ultra clear glass

In the world of clear architectural glass, ultra-clear low-iron glass is a designer favorite. Why is this? Soda-lime glass, the most common form of architectural glass produced is composed of about 70 percent silica (silicon dioxide), 15 percent soda (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide), with much smaller amounts of various other compounds.  Iron is the major metal… Read more »

Glass Walkways: Beautiful, but are they safe?

Glass Walkway with staircase

Glass walkways and stairs can easily become the center attraction of any interior space.  Indeed, glass brings a lightness and beauty to most architectural applications, but there are some guidelines to follow in designing and ordering glass for these applications. Design approach The International Building Code addresses subject by referencing an ASTM standard, E2741, Standard Practice… Read more »

Reducing Solar Heat Gain with Laminated Glass

Solar Skylights Laminated Glass

When architects and construction companies set out to build energy-efficient buildings, their choice of windows is one of the most important decisions they can make. When builders skimp on glass, it can cost companies thousands of dollars in added energy costs each year. That’s why we use insulating glass to control heat loss in our… Read more »

The Benefits of Glass Doors in Your Office or Home

Laminated Glass Doors for Office Building

Have you been thinking about installing glass doors inside of your home or business? While some people worry about keeping them clean and the inherent lack of privacy that comes along with glass doors, there are also plenty of benefits that come with having these types of doors in your home or business. Here are… Read more »

Benefits of Using Laminated Safety Glass

Difference Between Normal and Bullet Resistant Glass

In large-scale construction projects, it’s important to choose glass that will be durable and safe for all future occupants in the building. While the folks at Bent Glass Design typically focus on more decorative elements, we know that laminated safety glass is an excellent choice for building construction—here’s why. Why It’s Used In large buildings,… Read more »

Glass Doors for Your Home or Business

Glass Doors in office building

Glass doors in your home or office can be a wonderful look. There are different types of glass doors you could choose from depending on the style and benefits you’d prefer. Here are some different glass door options for you to choose from! Let’s take a look at these different glass door options below: Hinged… Read more »

Why Laminated Glass is so Popular

Laminated glass was invented more than 100 years ago by French chemist Édouard Bénédictus, but it’s only recently starting to get the popularity it deserves. Why is it gaining popularity? Here are some reasons why laminated glass is getting some buzz. The Benefits of Bent Laminated Glass: Laminated glass is constructed by bonding two or… Read more »

Laminated Glass Floors

Advantages of Laminated Glass Floors

Laminated glass floors can add an amazing architectural feature to any type of building, whether that is in an office, school, mall, etc. There are many advantages that come with installing laminated glass floors as well. More Light is Produced Throughout the Building When you have laminated glass floors installed inside of a building, they… Read more »

Laminated vs Insulating Glass

Laminated insulate glass

Laminated glass and insulating glass can be great for many types of projects. If you have an upcoming project with glass, you may want to take a look at some differences between these two types of glasses, so that you can decide which type is best for your upcoming project. Laminated Glass Laminated glass is… Read more »