Cleaning Tips for Frameless Shower Enclosures

If you are looking to upgrade your shower enclosure or install a brand-new shower, Ryan’s all-glass can help. We offer a variety of different enclosures, from semi-frameless to sliding shower doors. We also provide completely frameless shower enclosures. Frameless designs offer a few cleaning challenges not found in other types of enclosures. Because they are made exclusively from glass, frameless shower doors require more attention to keep them clean. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass will take a look at some cleaning tips for frameless shower enclosures.

Daily Cleanings

Regular, daily cleanings are the key to keeping frameless shower enclosures clear. Luckily, cleaning frameless shower doors isn’t a huge pain. It is easy to rinse the inside of the glass shower doors each time you use the shower to keep the shower doors clean. You can also buy daily shower sprays to apply in an easy step to protect your shower doors.

Use a Squeegee

Using a squeegee to clean your shower doors is a great way to make sure you are not leaving particles or soap within your shower enclosure. Squeegees don’t absorb the water, soap spots, or particles. They simply move them. When you combine a squeegee with a quick rinse with your showerhead, you can easily wash your shower every day. Run a squeegee over the interior shower door and glass at the end of every shower; it only takes a few seconds each time. However, a quick once-over can prevent soap scum and water stains from building up on your glass.

Utilize the Right Glass Cleaners

Along with simple, daily shower enclosure cleaning routines, utilizing glass cleaner is the best long-term solution. Ryan’s all-glass highly recommends the glass cleaner we provide to keep your glass shiny and looking brand new. Regardless of what type of glass cleaner you use, you should apply a glass cleaner at least once every two weeks. You don’t need to clean your glass with shower cleaner every day, but using it regularly keeps your shower looking brand new and prevents the need for deep cleans.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Shower Enclosures

If you want a new shower enclosure, Ryan’s all-glass has the answer. For more information on the enclosures we provide, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Glass Repair Services Offered at Ryan’s all-glass

For business and homes alike, accidents happen and damaged windows are an unfortunate reality. At Ryan’s all-glass, we offer a variety of glass repair services to help you get your glass features fixed in no time. Without the right glass company to repair damaged or broken glass, you could end up with broken glass for weeks and even months. In today’s blog post, we take a look at some of the glass repair services that we provide.

Foggy Window Repair

Foggy windows often develop as a result of moisture seeping in through loose or old seals in your windows. The moisture becomes trapped between the glass panes and creates a foggy, blurred look. This fogginess can harm the attractiveness of your home or business and should be taken care of. At Ryan’s all-glass, we provide affordable replacements for foggy windows that will restore the look of your home or business in no time.

Door Repair or Replacement

For businesses, a damaged door can present significant problems, especially if there’s glass in the door. However, commercial storefront doors endure a lot during daily operation. Repairs to glass features in doors are almost inevitable after a certain amount of time. It’s essential to make repairs or complete replacements quickly to ensure the security, safety, and comfort of your guests, customers, and employees. Ryan’s all-glass provides door repair or replacement that is timely and will keep your business on schedule.

Broken Glass

Broken glass is one of the most common glass repair services, especially with homes. Ryan’s all-glass repairs or replaces your broken glass. Our experts will help you make the right decision, choose the correct replacement, and resolve your problem expediently.

Glass Replacements

For commercial and residential buildings, glass replacements are an important and necessary glass repair service. If you have a shattered window, you need a quick replacement as soon as possible for safety reasons. However, glass also needs to be replaced after a certain amount of time even if it hasn’t shattered. Ryan’s all-glass handles a variety of glass replacements, from broken windows to outdated glass. We can also replace energy-efficient glass.

Emergency Board-Up

If you have a shattered window, there will be a period of time when you are unable to get it repaired. As you look for the right solution, an emergency board-up from Ryan’s all-glass can keep your home or business protected while you wait for a replacement. Ryan’s offers 24-hour emergency board-ups as a part of our glass repair service portfolio.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Glass Repair Services

If you are looking for glass repair services, whether they are for your home or business, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on the services we provide, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Ryan’s all-glass: The Best Way to Clean Your Windows

Cleaning windows is a vital component of regular maintenance for both homes and workplaces. When you fail to clean windows regularly, they will get dirty, become streaky, and even develop hard-to-remove stains. However, cleaning your windows with the wrong glass cleaner or the wrong material can cause more problems than it fixes. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass talks about some easy tips for cleaning your windows.

Clean Your Windows at Least Once a Month

The first step towards clean and shiny windows is regular cleaning. Ryan’s all-glass recommends cleaning your windows at least once a month, if not more, even if your windows don’t appear dirty. Over time, your windows accumulate dust and other small particles. Those particles are much harder to remove if you don’t clean your windows regularly.

Clear All Debris

Remove all significant debris from the glass surface when cleaning your windows. Again, regular washing plays a pivotal role in this step. Clearing all debris from the surface helps to focus your cleaning on the glass itself. When you attempt to wash glass with debris on it, you merely rearrange the dirt or dust that made the glass dirty rather than cleaning the window. Dust and particles are much easier to dust off and remove after you clear away debris.  

Use the Right Glass Cleaner

Arguably the most crucial step when cleaning windows is finding the right glass cleaner. At Ryan’s all-glass, we highly recommend the glass cleaner we provide. That way, your windows get the best possible clean. The right glass cleaner cuts through stains, removes grease and grime, and leaves windows with a brand new shine.

Use the Right Cloth or Rag

Creating streaks represents one of the most common problems people run into when cleaning windows. Using the wrong cloth or rag on a window is typically the source of these streaks. That’s why it’s important to find the right material to clean your glass. Ryan’s all-glass recommends a microfiber rag to avoid streaks. If you don’t have a microfiber rag, you will probably be better off using a simple paper towel compared to a dish rag or towel.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass For More Tips

If you are looking for glass cleaning tips, new glass, or even glass replacements, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on the services we offer, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

What to Look for in a New Shower Enclosure

If you want to add a new shower enclosure to your bathroom, there are a variety of options and factors to consider. You need to know what type of shower door you want, what style design you are looking for, and whether or not you want custom options. The factors to consider vary from aesthetic to practical considerations, and it’s vital to understand the details. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass evaluates what you should look for in a new shower enclosure.

Frameless Options

One popular bathroom design trend is the frameless shower enclosure. Frameless options, specifically with the Dublin frameless series from Ryan’s all-glass, offer flexibility with shape, size, and pattern, making it an extremely customizable shower design. If your bathroom doesn’t have typical dimensions or you’re simply looking for a unique shower door, our Dublin series is the perfect solution. Besides the customization options, frameless shower doors have a sleek and minimalistic look that gives your bathroom a more modern feel.

Opening Styles

Another factor to consider when choosing a shower enclosure is how the door will open. There are several ways a shower door can open, from swinging doors to sliding doors. Sliding shower doors are the most common. But when it comes to customized showers, swinging doors are becoming more popular. Sliding doors are typically the standard unless you are upgrading your bathroom. Ryan’s all-glass works with both sliding and swinging doors, giving you more flexibility when installing a new shower. When choosing the way your shower door opens, the dimensions and layout of your bathroom play a pivotal role. A sliding door might make more sense if a swinging door would hit a wall, sink, or toilet.

Tub or No Tub?

A wild card consideration for a new shower enclosure is whether or not to include a tub. Most showers that include a bathtub don’t typically have an enclosure. They merely utilize a curtain. If your enclosure will have a tub, you can eliminate most frameless options from consideration. However, you can still use a semi-frameless enclosure and even a sliding door if you don’t want a curtain alone.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Shower Enclosures

If you want a new shower enclosure, Ryan’s all-glass has the highest quality options on the market. For more information on what we can provide, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Custom Glass Pieces for Your New Home

If you are building a new home, there are a lot of fixtures and pieces that can go into your residential space. From kitchen cabinets and shower enclosures to handrails and ceiling fans, the list goes on when you are building a house from the ground up. A custom glass feature could be what takes your dream home to the next level. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass examines some custom glass pieces that are perfect for your new home.

Shower Enclosures

Ryan’s all-glass has a variety of shower enclosure options for your new bathroom, including frameless, semi-frameless, and sliding shower doors. Our Dublin frameless series has a wide range of custom options if you want to create the perfect shower enclosure for your bathroom. These shower enclosures are the most elegant and luxurious on the market. We can use our tempered safety glass to build shower doors of all shapes and sizes to accommodate your bathroom.

Back Painted Glass

Back painted glass, otherwise known as a backsplash, is a custom glass feature that is growing in popularity for kitchen and bar areas. Back painted glass provides a splash of color or unique patterns in your kitchen or bar area. At Ryan’s all-glass, our backsplashes come in a variety of different colors and patterns, making this an excellent option for new homes and kitchens. You can design a backsplash that is perfect for the kitchen in your new home, whether you want one that looks like red brick, a beautiful multicolored mosaic, or minimalist tile.

Mirrors

Every home needs a variety of different mirrors. From bathroom mirrors to bedroom mirrors and mirrored walls, the options are endless. At Ryan’s all-glass, we offer a variety of custom glass options for mirrors, with broken mirror replacement if something happens during the moving process. We provide custom cut pieces that give you any number of options for your new home. We will even take the measurements for you and help you find the perfect mirror for your bathroom or bedroom.

If you want to go even further, Ryan’s also provides mirrored walls as a great addition to new homes. Mirrored walls automatically brighten a room while creating the illusion of having more space in a particular area.  

Cabinet Glass

For kitchens, bars, and display areas, cabinet glass plays a vital role in your storage space. There are various ways to utilize custom glass in these applications. If your new home will have a bar, glass cabinets can make for an eye-catching feature. For more traditional applications like kitchen cabinets and shelves, custom glass aligns those features with the overall style of your kitchen.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Custom Glass Solutions Today

If you are looking for custom glass solutions for your new home, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on what we have to offer, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Why You Should Hire Professionals for Storefront Window Installation

For street-facing businesses, storefront window displays are crucial for incoming traffic. Your storefront display will be one of the first things potential customers see at your brick-and-mortar business. Your window displays must make a good impression. These displays are notoriously tricky from a design standpoint, but they are also tricky from an installation standpoint. You might be tempted to put a storefront window in yourself, but hiring a professional installer ensures a high-quality job. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass discusses some reasons why you should hire an experienced glass company for your storefront display.

Complicated Installation Process

Storefront windows are not just your average windows. Depending on what kind of storefront display you have, your business might need significantly larger panes than typical windows, making them a bit more complicated to install. As such, an installation mistake with a storefront display can result in more significant consequences than an ordinary window. Large mistakes cost your business time and money. The only way to ensure proper installation of your storefront window is by allowing a professional glass company like Ryan’s all-glass to take care of it for you.

Quicker Turnaround

Even if you are capable of installing a storefront window on your own, it will take much more time for you to do it yourself. Taking the time to complete the installation yourself takes you away from your critical business operations and delays setting up your actual storefront display. At Ryan’s all-glass, we understand that your time is valuable, so we will install your storefront window with expert care and quicker turnaround than if you replaced it yourself. Faster installation reduces downtime for your business.

Higher-Quality Work

Your storefront window is one of the first things that all potential customers see as they walk into your brick-and-mortar store. You don’t want a low-quality installation or a poorly designed storefront display to leave potential customers with a poor first impression. By hiring a professional glass company like Ryan’s all-glass, your business gets the highest quality work, and your storefront window display makes the right first impression. On top of a great first impression, your storefront display protects your business from weather and provides security. Keep your store safe and secure by investing in high-quality display windows.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Storefront Windows

If you want to invest in new storefront windows for your business, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on our services, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Tips for Living With Cabinet Glass Features

Cabinet glass features are often great additions to kitchens or living rooms, but they need a bit more maintenance. For that reason, it’s important to know what you are getting into before investing in glass cabinets. Ryan’s custom cuts all types glass for cabinet doors, our most popular being clear and seedy glass. You also need to know how to best utilize your cabinets so that you aren’t wasting space. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass is going to take a look at some of the best tips for living with cabinet glass.

Clean Glass Regularly

When it comes to the aesthetic appeal of your cabinets, nothing is more important than regularly cleaning your cabinet glass. While glass cabinets look sleeker and, in most cases, outright better than plain wood cabinets, they also get dirtier quicker. If you want to avoid smudges or stains, you will need to clean regularly. Luckily, cleaning glass cabinets is pretty easy. All you need is the right cloth and glass cleaner. If you have a stain or a scratch, however, you will need more help.

Avoid Slamming Cabinets and Use Preventative Measures

One risk of cabinet glass is the potential for the glass to shatter. This threat presents itself in a number of ways. First, with kitchen cabinets, slamming cabinet doors shut can result in the glass shattering. This is the most common cause of cabinet glass shattering in the kitchen, but they can also shatter if they are opened into an object or person. For cabinet glass display cases, they are most typically damaged by impacts or excessive pressure placed on the pane.

You can use preventative measures to keep your glass from shattering. These include careful positioning of nearby furniture, and installing bumpers on the inside of your cabinets.

Store the Right Things in Your Cabinets

You shouldn’t store everything inside glass cabinets. For example, avoid storing heavy items that might tip over and break the glass, such as trophies or tools. The most common things stored in glass cabinets include dishes and glasses. Cabinet glass is also often used to store books and decorative items.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Glass Cabinets

If you are looking for cabinet solutions for your home, cabinet glass is a great choice. For more information on what we offer at Ryan’s all-glass, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Why Custom Glass Is Perfect for Your Home

If you own your home, there is a good chance that you will, at some point, sell it and move into another home. When it comes time to sell your home, you want it to have increased in value from when you first bought it. So, how can you accomplish this goal?

A great way to increase home value is by investing in renovations and additions to your home, which may be as extensive as a complete remodel or as simple as adding a custom glass feature. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass will look at why a custom glass piece is a good value for your home.

Custom Glass Looks Better

Plain and simple, custom glass pieces look better than ordinary glass pieces. The single biggest benefit of a custom piece is the aesthetic improvement that it will provide for your home. Regardless of the size or scope of the project, customizing the materials will improve the aesthetic appeal of the final results. Better yet, you can customize a wide variety of features, from small things like mirrors to large scale projects like cabinets or bars.

Custom Pieces Add Value

The best way to improve the value of your home is to update your design. This can be tricky because trends change often, so it’s important to keep those trends in mind when adding custom glass. The master bathroom and the kitchen are among the rooms that will have the biggest impact on a buyer being interested in your home, and custom glass features can be a great selling point. Pieces like custom shower doors, vanity mirrors, or cabinets will make your home stand out from the rest.

Custom Glass Makes Renovations Easier

One of the most difficult aspects of major renovations or updates is lining out the dimensions. When it comes to kitchens or bathrooms, you only have a certain amount of space. Particularly with bathrooms, you lose space when you are forced to use standardized glass features for your vanity or shower. However, with custom glass pieces, you have more flexibility and you can open up space more easily.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for More Tips

If you are renovating or updating your home, custom glass features are always a great addition. For more information on what Ryan’s all-glass has to offer, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Three Shower Enclosure Trends That Will Transform Your Bathroom

Just like any room in your home, your bathroom has lots of interior design potential. If you are planning on selling your home in the future, investing in your bathroom will help you build home value. However, to do that, you need to be caught up on interior design trends. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass we will give you three shower enclosure trends that will transform your bathroom.

1. Frameless Shower Enclosures

One of the biggest bathroom trends that has carried over for years from 2017 to 2019 is that of frameless shower enclosures. Ryan’s all-glass was the first glass company to offer European frameless showers in Cincinnati. These showers look much sleeker than other enclosures with no metal to distract you from your tilework. A frameless shower enclosure is also easier to keep clean and free of mildew. These enclosures are great for all homes, no matter your style.

2. Tile Patterns

Tile patterns have long been common in kitchens, often used as backsplashes between cabinets and countertops. However, tile patterns are quickly becoming more common for shower enclosures. Tiles can be made of ceramic or glass materials, depending on your preference. Tile patterns are most often used on shower floors and walls, surrounded by a regular shower door or a frameless shower enclosure. This is a trend that is gaining traction in 2019.

3. Industrial Style Fixtures

One of the unique shower enclosure design trends in 2019 is an industrial design style. This design centers around bathroom fixtures, such as sinks, vanities, and faucets. This style often includes brass metal finishing and even brick features. In shower enclosures, an industrial showerhead can deliver a timeless Victorian style that is both beautiful and functional.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for More Information

If you are looking to renovate your bathroom, specifically your shower enclosure, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on our offerings, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

How Is Back Painted Glass Made?

Custom glass pieces are a great way to brighten up your kitchen and add to the value of your home. One of the better custom pieces available is back painted glass, or what is commonly known as a glass backsplash. Backsplashes, in general, aren’t always difficult to create because many of them are made out of materials like tile. However, a back painted glass backsplash is more difficult and requires help from professionals. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass will explain how back painted glass is made.

What Is Back Painted Glass?

Back painted glass, or backsplash, is glass that has been painted on the back side of the pane. This feature uses the reflective quality of glass, similar to mirrors. With a mirror, reflective metal is put behind the clear glass, which allows you to see your reflection. With backsplashes, the back side of the glass is painted so that the glass doesn’t lose its reflective translucence, but still appears to be a solid color or a variety of colors.

How Is Back Painted Glass Prepared?

A manufacturer will begin with a sheet of glass that has been cut to the specifications of the customer. From there, the glass will be cleaned of any debris and the front edges will be taped off to prevent debris from getting embedded in the paint. The glass is then laid flat on its face and the paint is applied to the backside in the specific pattern or design that is required.

After multiple coatings, the paint is allowed to dry. Often, the manufacturer will allow the piece to bake in an oven to ensure the best possible adhesion between the paint and the glass surface.

Can I Make A Custom Backsplash Myself?

In short, yes, you can make a custom backsplash yourself. However, can be very difficult to make professional-looking back painted glass yourself. The manufacturing process of back painted glass is quite complicated, and even if you are able to do it on your own, you are much more likely to come out with a high-quality piece if you allow a company like Ryan’s all-glass handle the production.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Custom Glass Solutions

If you are looking for a high-quality custom backsplash, Ryan’s all-glass has many options to choose from. For more information on what we have to offer, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.