Thursday, December 10, 2015
When you're a business owner, your main aim is to get a lot of profits. This means that you'll need to come up with several strategies to attract customers. One of the best ways is to show the world what you're offering. Publicity and marketing are just one part of it; your business should have an attractive facade, too. Whether it's a boutique or a restaurant, there's nothing that can catch the eye more than having a glass storefront. The Benefits There are several benefits to having a glass storefront installed by a Vancouver glass company like M&M Glass. The main one is that you attract the looks of every passersby. If you're in a prime location, it is best that you make the most out the foot traffic by showcasing to them your wares and services. For example, if you sell shoes or clothes, having them on display will draw people in.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A strong storm or random stray objects can easily result in a broken window. Surrey residents who have this happen to them are faced with a decision whether to repair the window or to completely replace it. Depending on the circumstance and severity of the damage, you’ll have to pick one of these options. Here’s some background on both choices so that you can make an informed decision. Repair The repair option is often the smarter option. A full replacement can require a lot of work and even an expert glass company will need some time to get it done properly. Choosing to repair is a good choice, however, it’s only available if the damage isn’t severe. For example, if you have a rotting window frame, check if these are only small patches; a repairman can patch these up with some epoxy. Another thing to think about is broken glass.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Is your home, particularly your windows, ready for another onslaught of storms? Weather experts warn that there’s no immediate end in sight for strong winds and rains in the Surrey and Metro Vancouver areas. Weather Forecasts Last August, a fierce wind storm swept throughout areas in the southern British Columbia, which not only posed a threat of damage among homeowners, but also toppled trees, knocked down power lines, and left over half a million BC Hydro customers without power. Environment Canada, meanwhile, warned that heavy rains may continue as three months of unrelenting hot and dry conditions came to a halt.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom can be considered the second most important room in any home. Homeowners everywhere tend to put as much effort as possible in redesigning and creating a functional yet comfortable space to relax in, which can be achieved by having a shower enclosure. When it comes to shower enclosures, design experts often recommend using glass shower doors over curtains if you want to achieve an elegant look in your small bathroom. Why Glass Shower Doors? As far as shower enclosures go, shower doors are the top choice among homeowners. Seemingly bleak and colorless at first, getting high-quality glass shower doors can give any bathroom a cleaner and more modern look. These go perfectly well with any decor and color, thus doing away with the worry of coordinating them. More importantly, it makes your small bathroom look bigger, unlike shower curtains, which only makes your bathroom feel closed off.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Vancouver is one of the most ideal cities for small businesses to thrive in, so it only follows that competition in the area is fierce. Today, many pay attention to the online aspect of marketing. However, the physical aspects of your store still play a huge part in the performance of your business. For example, your storefront glass windows and display glass panels can make or break your store’s ability to gain customers. Standing out from the crowd will not only help your business make a good first impression to passersby but also ensure that they will remember your store in a good way. Properly utilizing your glass windows for this purpose involves different things, including having it maintained by a glass company and organizing your displays.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The city of Surrey, B.C. offers a lot for people who love the outdoors. In particular, Welcome to BC lists some notable RV campgrounds: Tynehead RV Campground, Pacific Border RV Park, Peace Arch RV Park, and Dogwood Campgrounds. Each of them offers a great camping experience for the whole family. Now, imagine you want to go RV camping but your RV’s windshield is cracked. Your best course of action is to have it repaired or replaced by a glass company, such as M&M Glass, at once so it will be ready for your camping trip. Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Windshield Damage Even the smallest crack or chip can compromise the integrity of the windshield, and when not dealt with right away, the damage may spread and cause you even bigger trouble. First of all, if the damage spreads or increases, the cost to have it repaired will be greater.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Air leaks in your Vancouver home can cause problems for you and your family. They could come as cold drafts blowing through the house when you’re keeping yourself warm, or as blasts of hot air while you’re busy staying cool in the middle of a warm Vancouver summer. They’re uncomfortable, not to mention, very costly as they can affect energy consumption in your home. When your electricity bills spike without apparent reason, something about your windows, doors, and skylights may need repair. Check the Windows If you suspect that you have an air leak somewhere in your house, you might want to start with the windows. Glass windows are particularly problematic if they are the cause of leaks. It can let the elements in, make your home unsecured, and drive down your energy efficiency. Check your windows for cracks, breaks, faulty framing, or damaged glazing.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
As an entrepreneur, the sight of potential customers just walking past your store instead of popping in to buy can be heartbreaking. You’ve got it all – great products and a friendly service crew all at the perfect location. What could possibly be missing? Visual appeal just might be it. Human beings are naturally and predominantly visual creatures. We need something to stimulate our vision and catch our attention. With help from a glass shop in Surrey, you can improve your sales by getting creative with your storefront glass. Spruce it Up Your customers certainly won’t walk in if your storefront window looks like it’s been through rough roads and back. Unsightly cracks, breaks, chinks, and chips on the glass will make you seem like a neglectful owner as well. They also don’t offer much help to your store’s security. Maybe it’s time to repair your storefront to spruce up your business.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
In Canada, Surrey and Vancouver are considered as two of the best cities for to do business in. An article in BC Business emphasizes how quickly Surrey is developing to be a formidable competitor to Vancouver. Vancouver, on the other hand, has always been cited as one of the most liveable cities in the world, in large part because of its thriving economy. Retail stores have always been a significant part of any economy, including that of Surrey and Vancouver. They remain the best avenue to sell most consumer products– from basic commodities to specialty items. Whatever the product is, competition in retailing can also get very tough. Whether you’re just starting or already have an existing store, you must stand out from the rest. How can a glass company help you with this?
Sunday, September 13, 2015
The windows in your house, in the most basic sense, perform a protective function—they let light and breeze in, while serving as an effective barrier to the extremes of temperature and the elements. They also help maintain the temperature inside the house. If the windows are damaged, you can expect that they won’t perform these protective functions as well as they should; they can even compromise the safety of the occupants in the house. When you take care of your windows, you can expect them to serve you long, so it helps to be aware of potential causes of damage to your windows.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Glass windows, particularly the decorative ones, enhance both the exterior appearance and interior space of one’s home. They serve as walls that protect, while at the same time letting in natural light to brighten one’s living space and offer the necessary view of the outside. However, glass windows can also pose some risks, especially if you have small children. They are naturally curious about their environment, and children are drawn to glass windows like moths to a flame—offering them a kaleidoscope of the world outside. Unsecured and damaged windows can be a safety hazard to children, causing injuries ranging from cuts from shattered glass panes to more serious ones, such as falls. Here are some ways you can childproof your windows.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Finally decided to renovate your bathroom? Perhaps it’s time to give up the traditional feel for a modern one to match up with the rest of your house. Since the first thing you’ll notice when you enter a bathroom is the shower or bath area, that’s where you might want to focus your modernising efforts. A simple addition of a sleek glass shower enclosure is a big improvement over a shower curtain any day. Here are some examples of contemporary designs for shower doors, that you commonly see when you walk into a glass shop in Surrey. Sliding Shower Doors Not all homes allocate plenty of space for bathrooms, especially if it’s not meant to be the master bath. It’s a typical setting in urban areas like Surrey. However, small bathrooms can still incorporate glass in the redesign with sliding shower doors.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
According to the National Research Council of Canada, employees in workplaces that were continuously improved or upgraded were found to have significant increases in productivity. Since Canadian adults spend most of their time at work, being able to perform in a safe and healthy environment helps to bring out their full potential. Thermal comfort, air quality, daylight, and acoustic control are among the essential factors to consider for a healthy workspace environment—not just for the employees’ sake but for the enterprise as well. One of the strategies businesses in Vancouver do to improve the workplace is by asking a commercial glass company, like M&M Glass, to install the right type of glass window.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Windows provide natural ventilation indoors by allowing daylight and exterior air to enter the house. These structures may also serve as important exit points during emergencies. Without proper maintenance and installation, though, windows may also become sources of cold drafts, increased energy bills and condensation issues. Homeowners in Canada and elsewhere benefit from energy-efficient windows, wherein the surface interior keeps indoor spaces warmer during extreme frigid weather. This is possible through effectively controlling or reducing moist air, which is the primary cause of window deterioration, while simultaneously improving thermal functions.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Skylights are specifically designed to fill your home with sunlight, not water. If installed properly, skylights are beautiful additions to any home—more so if you’re a person who likes to revel in the inherent beauty of a nice, sunny day even when you’re indoors. Still, there would be times when skylights let in things other than sunlight. There are various reasons why skylights would leak, such as damaged, corroded or improperly installed flashing. In a few instances, however, what you might think of as ‘leaks’ are actually the result of less obvious problems. For example, water can make it through the roofing upslope of the skylight and then leak around the framing. Condensation may also play a part; it can collect and then drip off a skylight’s improperly insulated underside under specific circumstances.
Monday, July 6, 2015
The feeling of being stuck in a windowless room under fluorescent lights for hours on end is not pleasant at all. A lot of people have never been able to keep traditional 9-to-5 office jobs because of this, and as an employer, you would not want to have your own employees feel the same way. If you feel like your employees have been underperforming (despite excellent employee benefits in place), you may want to take a good look at your company’s office space. Does it have many windows or any opening that lets the sunlight in? If not, you may want to call a local glass shop real soon—because science dictates that when the sun shines, productivity soars and your business is missing out on the perks it offers in terms of productivity.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
People love to shower. They spend a lot of time in there, and it is not only a place for cleaning but also for thinking—maybe, for some, even singing. The shower door may seem like a trivial thing but some people do give importance to their doors and want it to look good along with the rest of the bathroom. One of the popular choices is to have a glass shower door or enclosure installed, which is both attractive and functional. For BC homes, this can be bought from a glass shop in Surrey BC.Types of DoorsWhen it comes to shower doors, there are a number of styles to choose from. First of all, they can either be framed or frameless. Frames in doors are typically made of either aluminum or composite material and have a track that collects water. Frameless doors are simpler and create a feeling of spaciousness. They are also easier to clean.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Employers and managers are responsible for ensuring high productivity among the workers, which may be achieved in a functional workspace. Data from the National Research Council of Canada states that every improvement in the employees’ work environment, no matter how minute, can already contribute to major increases in their productivity. Adequate Temperature The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) recommends office temperatures to keep within the range of 21 to 23 degrees Celsius (69 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit), only for a comfortable breathing space. Taken into consideration in this standard recommendations are the various effects of every estimated temperature on both sedentary and active personnel.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Glass windows provide homes adequate ventilation and fresh air indoors, while treatments and tints may add design to the overall room interior. To enjoy these benefits better, it’s important for the windows to be energy-efficient as well, which may be provided to you by experienced professionals from a glass company in Surrey. The foremost advantage of an energy-efficient window is its durability, which is possible through keeping the surface interior warm amid high levels of humidity. This feature is effective during warm weather, because the stored heat in the windows will prevent liquid vapor, which can consequently facilitate corrosion in the walls and the finishes.
Friday, June 19, 2015
There may be times when the glass on a home window would have cracks or would suddenly break for no reason. There is no magic here, as this is not as uncommon as homeowners in BC may think. In the past few years, there have been incidents of window and balcony glass suddenly breaking and falling from high-rise buildings, and this could happen at home as well. When this occurs in your home, you must contact a company that does glass repair in Vancouver region. Tempered Glass Spontaneous glass breakage could be a result of surface damage or glass edge damage due to handling and glazing, but it could also be the end result of a procedure used to make the glass safer, such as in the case of tempered glass.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Stores who do not already have storefront glass can contact a glass company in Vancouver Lower Mainland to have it installed. They would want to let people know what they are selling without the pressure of having to commit to step inside their store. In marketing, the two main aspects are visibility and availability, and storefront glass allows for them to see what products are available, thus fulfilling both aspects. Before having storefront glass installed, it’s important to get accurate measurements of the entrance. Proper installation is crucial, as well as the sealing, to ensure long-term performance. When it comes to the glass, different types can be installed depending on what the wares of the store are.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Glass window repair and replacement are ideally done during dry season since it would be more difficult and costly during unpleasant weather. Homeowners who own sliding window or doors with glass in Surrey, BC should pay attention to their fixtures and get in touch with companies like M&M Glass immediately if they detect problems. Sliding windows or doors are a wonderful add-on to any home, but maintenance must be done to ensure that homeowners do not encounter any problems. Should you find a problem with your sliding window or doors, have them repaired or replaced right away.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Foundation And Structural Issues – One of the most basic issues involves the foundations, especially the parts that aren’t readily visible. Soil issues surrounding the entire property should be an utmost concern. For instance, an old home in an area prone to landslides can mean a constant need for repairs. There’s also the issue of “foundation movements” to watch out for. Leaks – Aside from uninsulated walls, the most likely culprits for leaks in old homes include cracked and drafty window frames and sub-par windows, which a specialist from Metro Vancouver glass repair firms like M&M Glass can help you with. Aside from faulty windows, you’ll also have to watch out for door gaps and uninsulated outlets, which can easily amplify your power bill to ridiculous levels in a very short time. Identifying leaks is as easy as grabbing an infrared thermometer and searching for unusually cold spots around the house.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
A hard object crashing a window that has caused it some damage will need immediate repair or replacement from a glass shop in Surrey. The less obvious damages are those due to slow deterioration of the glass itself or the frame holding it. The windows may appear intact, but the disintegration of the material components could be only a little push away from falling off. Interior Moisture Damage. Condensation on the window components can cause deterioration on the edges of the frame, particularly the sash.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
To achieve thermal comfort, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) suggests that office temperatures should be no more than 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit) and the relative humidity level should be maintained at 50 percent. Both the ventilation system and windows play a huge role in ensuring thermal comfort. As such, business owners who feel that their workers have been lagging behind in their deadlines should consider the possibility that they may need glass replacement in Surrey to improve thermal comfort in the workspace. Heat loss and condensation issues can also indicate that current windows need to be replaced.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
If the building façade doesn’t have or isn’t made of glass, it could be enhanced with the versatile material. The surface can also be redesigned with floor-to-ceiling windows or commercial glass printed with the company’s name and other design elements. Skylights and awnings can even be installed to improve the building’s lighting and aesthetic impact. Experienced businesses like M&M Glass offer Surrey, BC commercial glass solutions to your building façade maintenance needs. Their services have quick turnaround times and guarantees for your convenience and quality assurance.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
You can have windows installed practically anywhere in your home, and modern designs surely celebrate it. You can find front doors surrounded by small windows or stained glass, which contribute to the first impressions given by the home and its architectural character. You can also see living rooms with wall windows that merge indoors and outdoors beautifully and even customized windows for a truly unique design element. The possibilities are truly endless. Explore your options with a Surrey glass repair shop like M&M Glass, which specializes in residential glass repair and replacements, to bring your creative renovation plans to life.
Friday, March 27, 2015
The trend nowadays is to make bathrooms like sanctuaries, where the functionalities have a touch of style and luxury or grandeur. You see soaking tubs facing wall windows, so you can take a dip while admiring a view. You see walk-in rainfall showers, heated floors, and even steam rooms or saunas with marble countertops and sinks for an ultimately deluxe experience. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom with indulgence in mind, a glass shop in Surrey can help in transforming the space into your own private oasis.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Relaxing in front of the fireplace with your loved ones is one of the things you probably look forward to in the cold weather. While the naked flames radiate more warmth and charm, it’s still best to exercise safety in using the fireplace. One of the things you could do is to install a fireplace glass with the help of Surrey, BC glass suppliers such as M&M Glass. Having a fireplace glass not only discourages youngsters from going near the fire and getting burned, but also keeps ashes and soot from soiling your floor or carpet. When you have one, however, it’s your responsibility to maintain it to make sure it doesn’t cause more harm. Glass surfaces could accumulate soot build-up after long-term use, which poses a threat to your home’s indoor air quality and makes fire behavior more unpredictable.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The implication of this is no laughing matter. Insufficient sleep may cause memory loss, slower psychomotor reflexes, diminished attention, as well as workplace accidents, errors, and reduced productivity. Lack of sleep may also affect workers’ interactions with their co-workers and bring occasional mood swings. If your commercial building or establishment doesn’t have windows, perhaps it’s time to give your business a facelift. Let a contractor renovate your walls to accommodate windows, and hire a Metro Vancouver glass company such as M&M Glass to install the window glass and frame you prefer.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Even closed windows let some air in, but if there’s a noticeable draft coming from a window, then that’s a bad sign. Windows often develop drafts over time because of various factors. For example, wooden windows can become warped the longer they are exposed to moisture. This warping can end up causing gaps in the frame that will let in the air. It may seem like a slight inconvenience but a draft can seriously disrupt the temperature inside your home, which compels your HVAC system to start working harder. This situation often leads to an uncomfortable house and higher energy bills. Though it is possible to apply weather stripping as a stopgap measure against drafts, a full window replacement is possibly your best choice. Not to worry though; reliable Surrey glass repair services like M&M Glass can do window replacements too.
Friday, March 6, 2015
If your office is on the top floor or is in the loft style, installing a skylight would be an excellent option to improve the morale of the workers. Letting the sunshine in via a skylight has several benefits that should encourage you to hire Surrey, BC commercial glass experts to put one on your roof. First, skylights can significantly lower your electricity bill. The natural light provided by openings in your roof can provide enough illumination for your people to work by until the evening. Second, your employees can get all the health benefits of sunlight. A person’s skin naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, so a skylight can ensure that everyone in your company gets the right amount, boosting their immune system. Additionally, sunlight is a natural disinfectant that inhibits mold and fungal growth. Third, sunlight improves the visual appeal of your work environment. This can make people feel better while they work and improve their productivity.