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In this article, we outline some of the glass products and services we provide here at A Cutting Edge Glass & Mirror. We specialize in both residential & commercial glass services. We also install Guarda Security Screens as well. This article give you a crash course in our company, who we are, and what we do. If you’re looking for a glass company here in the valley, give us a call today.

What is Insulated Glass? Understanding the Different Types of Glass

What is Insulated Glass? Why Should I Get It? What Are the Benefits of Having It?
Insulated Glass Units, also known as IGU’s are designed for efficiency. They are designed to retain temperature within residential or commercial buildings. They will help keep your home or building warmer in the Winter and cooler in the Summer.

An Insulated Glass Unit typically consists of two or three panes of glass. These glass panes are separated by a spacer material, which are sealed together at the edge. The space between the panes of glass is filled with air or some other type of noble gas. Gasses such as Argon or Krypton are commonly used to fill the space. Typical double-pane Insulated Gas units have four surface. The IGU acts as a thermal barrier that controls temperature loss and gain. Read more about insulated glass…

 

Insulated Glass & Insulated Windows Info Graphic

Insulated Glass & Insulated Windows Info Graphic

 


 

What is Plate Glass? Understanding Plate Glass and the Transition to Float Glass

Fun glass fact: Glass started being used over 4000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians. It wasn’t used in construction though, but was used to enclose small objects. The Romans became master glass craftsman a little bit later, their methods went on to be used all the way up until the 18th century. It wasn’t until the 19th century that glass became popularized and used in common, everyday construction.

Plate glass is made of several types of raw materials such as water, silica sand, soda ash, dolomite, limestone, nepheline syenite, salt cake, and potentially others. Plate Glass is thick, fine-quality glass, it’s typically used for doors and store windows. It gets its names from how it’s made, which is originally cast in plates. People often refer to any type of window that’s not stained or decorative as a Plate Glass window. In all actuality, most glass windows are not Plate Glass at all, it’s usually “Float Glass”. Genuine Plate Glass is rarely used today. The diverse types of glass will vary in trait and manufacturing process, these variations will ultimately determine what type of glass it is.

What is Plate Glass? Understanding Glass Types Part 2

 


 

How to Cut Laminated Glass – Laminated Glass Product Information

 


 

The Difference Between Laminated and Tempered Glass

The Difference Between Laminated and Tempered Glass

The Difference Between Laminated and Tempered Glass

 


 

Introduction to Custom Frameless Glass Shower Door Enclosure Systems

A Cutting Edge Glass & Mirror is your expert authority online when it comes to both residential & commercial glass concepts. With decades of glass experience and understanding. In this video segment, you’ll see BJ explain the differences between the various types of frameless shower door enclosure systems. He will also educate the homeowners on a few important pre-shower installation concepts. Helping you to understand what you should be mindful of before calling your local glass professional. Here at A Cutting Edge Glass & Mirror we install all types of custom glass & glass shower door enclosure systems. If you’re a local here in Las Vegas, Nevada and are in need of a glass professional, feel free to give us a call to schedule an onsite consultation – (702) 643-9785.

 


 

Introduction to the Commercial Storefront – A Cutting Edge Glass & Mirror

The architectural design demands of building facades and storefronts change. A Cutting Edge Glass and Mirror, Inc. functions with every architect to ascertain which finishes best match the flexibility and aesthetic necessities of every job.

The best aim would be to reach both endurance and attractiveness. Anodized finishes attain both of those, providing many years of care free durability and are designed for curtain wall systems, along with both front and center load.

Powder-coated steel finishes are stronger than paint and offer more brilliant color choices, when brighter colors are required. If the job calls for conventional paint, powder-coating or anodizing, custom colors can readily be produced, bringing the most creative architectural designs to life.

 

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