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Know How to Protect Curtain Walls during Construction


Large commercial buildings come with glass curtain walls. This means that one wall of the building is completely made of glass. The greatest benefit of such walls is that they allow abundant light to come into the building interiors, without allowing dirt and dust from making entry into the structure. Many people might not know but these glass curtain walls are actually attached to the outer structure of the buildings. Glass curtain walls extend through the whole building and are encased in metal framing for making them strong. Standing in front of the glass wall, you can enjoy complete outside view without any kinds of obstacles.

However, there are instances where the glass curtain walls are damaged during some kind of construction work. Damage can be inflicted on curtain walls during shipment to the main job site. Some walls also develop scratches etc during the process of installation. Post installation too, problems might arise when the other construction works take place and cause damage to the curtain walls. It is recommended to take proper protection so that these walls don’t incur any kind of damage or distress. For the aluminum casings, foam strips or reinforced cardboards are used so that they can be packed properly and saved from damage. The wall glass is protected with adhesive window films. This helps in providing protection from scratches etc.

With proper care and protection, the curtain walls might reach the job site well and even be installed without a single scratch or problem. But after this, utmost care has to be taken so that no damage is inflicted on the glass curtain walls. There are construction projects which continue for years and work is done in the interiors as well as in the exteriors. In such circumstances, it is quite possible that the wall might face breakage, scratch etc.

The glasses that are used for commercial buildings’ curtain glass walls vary in quality from one another. While some of the glasses might be ordinary, some of them are quite expensive. Areas which are prone to hurricanes, typhoons and earthquakes usually use the expensive varieties of glass curtain walls. These glasses are resistant to seismic vibrations pr hurricane and typhoon impact and do not break or collapse down. There are many commercial buildings where high security and confidential works are done. For such buildings ballistic proof glass is recommended to be used for additional safety and security.

Protection of glass walls during the construction work

If you notice closely, you will find that majority of damage on curtain walls takes place at the bottom 5 feet or so. This is because maximum contact takes place with the wall in this height. One of the best ways of protecting the glass wall is by placing a wall of cardboard or other materials in front of the glass wall. Wooden or plastic walls can also be used for additional protection. Corrugated plastic or corrugated cardboard are the best options as they are lightweight, inexpensive as well as readily available. It is even better if these are white in color so that they are visible at night time too.

With more and more commercial buildings coming up with curtain walls, contractors have devised ways and means for maintaining and repairing them. Special equipments and devices are available for building glass repair and glass spraying. If the glass windows develop scratches, glass scratch removal system can be used for getting rid of the ugly scratches.

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Posted by on August 29, 2017 in Glass Repair

 

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Top 15 DIY Home Maintenance Tips


Owning your own home has a very special feeling. After a long day at work, when you return to your own home, it is the best and the most relaxing feeling. But just owning a home is not enough. It is important that the house is properly maintained and taken care of so that it remains in the best condition for ever. Many of us think of maintenance as refurbishment, but it is not so. Maintenance is regular checkup and care of things so that they remain functional. In fact with due maintenance smallest of the problems are located in the initial stages and repairing them is cost-saving as well as time saving.

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Mentioned below are 15 DIY home maintenance tips, which are easy and simple and can be done by all:

1. Take time to clean the oven at regular intervals. Though it is a time taking process, the time investment is worth it from all aspects.

2. The condenser coils right at the back of the refrigerator need vacuuming at an interval of about 4 months. It helps in doing away with the dirt and dust accumulation.

3. Check for extension cords in the house which are worn with regular use. Replace them with fresh cords to avoid serious electrical accidents.

4. Make sure that the furnace filters are replaced seasonably. Clogged furnace filters will hamper the performance of the furnace when needed.

5. Check the battery status of the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in the house. If they show low battery, replace them immediately to be sure that they function in case of emergencies.

6. If your front door is made of natural wood, make sure that you polish it well to retain the shine and texture. If it is painted, surface-wash the same.

7. Cleaning the coffeemaker is important from time to time. It will take only 10 minutes in the process. White vinegar and water can be used for cleaning the coffeemaker thoroughly.

8. The air filters, grille and register of the air conditioner need to be cleaned so that there is no dust or dirt accumulation in them. Cleaning the filters will help in bringing fresh air in the room.

9. Keep a check on the water heater in the bathroom. If you find even small amount of leakage, take care of it immediately for preventing further damage. Rust also develops on these appliances.

10. Check the electrical connections in all the rooms. In every home, there are switches that don’t work, cords that are loose or electric points that are not working.

11. Check the insulation in the doors and the windows particularly if you stay in cold areas. Glass repair work might be needed in case of glass breakage in the window or door.

12. The garage door safety check is important. This door is outside and faces the brunt of nature directly. It is important to check that the door is strong and functions well.

13. The power back up system in the house should also be checked so that it can be used during emergency situations without any hiccups.

14. Clean the kitchen chimney at regular intervals. The chimney attracts all the oiliness and vapors and tends to get clogged if not cleaned and serviced at regular intervals.

15. The plumbing system in the house should also be checked from time to time to detect any kind of leakage or wear and tear.

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in Glass Repair, Refurbishment

 

Glass Repairs – Glass Scratch Removal


The use of glasses in home décor has increased a lot in the past few decades. Glasses are mostly used to add beauty and make the overall structure of any building attractive and eye catching. There are so many online stores from where you can buy varieties of glasses and glass works. Glasses not only add beauty and style to your home but also lower down the effect of sun light. With little innovation and imagination, glasses can be used to enhance the interior and overall look of a home. Glasses require careful handling to avoid unwanted scratches or damages. A deeply scratched glass looks very unattractive, in that case specialist glass scratch removal services is required.

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Glass repair is a cost effective method to handle the glass damages, if the glass is not that much damaged. Glass repairing solutions can vary according to instruments and techniques which are being used.

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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Glass Repair, Refurbishment

 

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Glass Repairs – Glass Scratch Removal


Glass RepairThe use of glasses in home décor has increased a lot in the past few decades. Glasses are mostly used to add beauty and make the overall structure of any building attractive and eye catching. There are so many online stores from where you can buy varieties of glasses and glass works. Glasses not only add beauty and style to your home but also lower down the effect of sun light. With little innovation and imagination, glasses can be used to enhance the interior and overall look of a home. Glasses require careful handling to avoid unwanted scratches or damages. A deeply scratched glass looks very unattractive, in that case specialist glass scratch removal services is required.

Although glasses are soft and prone to damage but they are the unique choice for so many applications. There are numerous reasons which can cause damage to glass such as pressure, shocks, and environmental conditions and so on. Glass repair is a cost effective method to handle the glass damages, if the glass is not that much damaged.

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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Glass Repair, Refirbishment

 

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