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.

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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.

Finding the Right Residential Glass Replacement Option

Few things are more inconvenient than needing a glass replacement for your home. Depending on what area of the home is affected, you might require an emergency glass repair to keep your home safe and save money on utilities. Overall, the process can be a headache, but Ryan’s all-glass is here to help with simple glass replacement solutions. In today’s blog post, we’ll take a look at the process and what your options are.

Does Your Glass Need to Be Repaired Or Replaced?

An easy way to waste money is to replace a glass feature that only needs to be repaired (or to repair a glass feature that needs to be replaced). When you have a glass feature that is damaged, the first step is to determine whether or not it can be repaired. Ryan’s all-glass is the go-to service provider for board ups and replacements, and our experts can help you resolve your issue quickly and efficiently. A common mistake made in this process is trying to evaluate the glass on your own without professional help. Ryan’s all-glass can help you make the right decision.

What Glass Feature Was Broken?

Some features are easier to find a glass replacement for than others. For example, windows are typically easy to replace but custom glass pieces like glass backsplashes or mirrors can be more difficult to replace. The glass feature that was broken will play a major role in how easy it is to replace. There are a variety of glass replacement options that will largely be determined by what specific feature was broken.

Glass Replacement Options

When a glass feature breaks, it’s important to find a glass replacement quickly, especially if it is an exterior window. Ryan’s all-glass can help you find the right replacement for every feature, no matter how big or small. We offer glass replacements for single and double pane windows as well as cracked or shattered glass. If your glass is broken, we offer 24/7 emergency board up to protect the security of your home or business. Most importantly, our experts will be able to properly diagnose your situation and replace your glass in the most cost-effective manner possible.

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If you need a glass replacement, Ryan’s all-glass can help you find what you need. For more information on our glass replacement services, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Creating a Storefront Window Display that People Won’t Forget

If you own a business that depends on foot traffic, your storefront window display will be vital for your ability to promote your products. Creating the best storefront display can be difficult and requires strategy and planning. What items do you want to promote? What items do potential customers want to see before they walk into your store? What will your glass needs be for your storefront window? In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass will take a look at how you can create a storefront display that people won’t forget.

Keeping Your Storefront Window Clean

The most important aspect of a strong storefront display is keeping the glass and display area clean and organized. The storefront window is the only thing between potential customers and your merchandise, so you should keep it clean and clear. You can use your commercial storefront glass to your advantage with branding accessories like lettering and logos.

You will also need to keep your display organized. Your display needs to be aesthetically attractive to potential customers, and disorganization or clutter in the display can drive potential customers away.

Utilize Your Space Efficiently

You only have so much space to work with in your storefront display. It’s important that you are utilizing your space efficiently and not wasting your space with clutter or disorganization. You need to be intentional with what items you are putting in your storefront display. An easy way to do this is to create seasonal campaigns. Rather than cramming all of your items into a small space, rotate items that are more popular during certain times of the year.

Design Your Display

You don’t just want to put products in your storefront window at random, you want to carefully design your storefront display to promote your products. Your storefront display is a great tool for getting potential customers in your doors, but a display that is cluttered or lacks design can be counterproductive. Utilize design elements like lighting and color to make your display more aesthetically pleasing.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for More Information and Tips

If you need a storefront window for your business, Ryan’s all-glass wants to help. For more information on what we have to offer, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

How to Keep Your Vanity Mirrors Clean

Vanity mirror being cleaned

Your vanity mirror is most likely the centerpiece of your bathroom. When it comes to the appearance of your bathroom, it is important to keep your glass features clean, and your mirrors should be a top priority. However, cleaning glass can be trickier than people think. Most of us have cleaned a mirror or glass feature, only to come back 10 minutes later and see streaks or smudges. Ryan’s all-glass wants to give you some tips to avoid those pitfalls. In today’s blog post, we will take a look at how you can keep your vanity mirrors clean.

Avoid Common Mistakes

Before you get started cleaning your vanity mirrors, you should know about the materials and techniques that don’t work. Here are some of the most common mistakes made with mirror cleaning:

  • Using the wrong towel or cloth
  • Using a cleaner that is not for windows or mirrors specifically
  • Allowing residue to build up for weeks and months at a time

These mistakes are often the difference between a shiny, like-new vanity mirror and one with smudges and stains. Using the wrong towel or cloth is arguably the most common error. Many people like to wipe down mirrors with a towel post-shower when the mirrors are steamed up, but this can lead to streaks. Using the wrong cleaner will also fail to create a great shine.

Use the Right Tools and Techniques

The most important aspect of glass cleaning, in general, is using the right tools and techniques. You will need the right cloth, ideally a microfiber cloth. However, if you are in a pinch, you should use a strong paper towel instead of a shower towel or washcloth. You will also need the right cleaner, specifically a glass cleaner. Ryan’s sells glass cleaner in our show room. These cleaners are designed to loosen and dissolve stains and debris without streaking. They will also keep your mirror clearer, with a like-new shine. If you are in a pinch, you can use a white vinegar and water solution instead of store-bought glass cleaners.

Your technique also matters when cleaning a vanity mirror. You will want to avoid over-applying the glass cleaner, which can lead to streaking and dripping. Utilize a z-motion with your cloth as you wipe. With this motion, you will slide the rag from the top left corner of the mirror to the top right corner and then back to the left side at a slight angle, working your way down.

Clean Your Vanity Mirrors Regularly

The right tools and techniques only work if you are cleaning your vanity mirror regularly. The longer you wait to clean your mirror, the more difficult it will be to remove stains and debris. If you wait too long, some of those stains can become permanent or require professional help. Cleaning your mirrors after using the sink also helps avoid the black marks mirrors get after years of water exposure. Maintaining your mirror will help it last for years to come.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for More Glass Maintenance Help

If you need glass maintenance tips, Ryan’s all-glass wants to help. For more information on what we can do for you, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Glass Repair Service: How to Clean Up Broken Glass

Pieces of shattered glass

When there is broken glass in the home, it is vital that you clean it up quickly and efficiently. If pieces of glass are left behind and forgotten about, it can lead to injuries in the future. This is particularly concerning if you have children or pets in the home. Cleaning up broken glass is even more important for businesses, to protect the safety of your customers and the reputation of your establishment. In today’s blog posts, the glass repair service experts at Ryan’s all-glass take a look at the best ways to clean up broken glass.

Clear the Area and Remove the Big Pieces

Once you see that there is broken glass, the first step is to completely clear the area. This will keep everyone safe, and it will also make it easier to clean up the area without glass pieces spread around and broken further. Once you clear the area, you will need to focus on the bigger pieces.

If the break is on a hard surface, this process will be much easier and will require a quick sweeping. However, if the break is on carpet, the process is a little bit more difficult. You will want to put on gloves and carefully remove the biggest pieces.

Find a Way to Get the Small Pieces

Getting the smaller pieces is much more difficult than the bigger pieces. Again, if your break is on a hard floor, sweeping will do most of the job. A good trick to check for the presence of small pieces is to press a small piece of bread against the floor and see if any stray pieces were picked up. Getting rid of small pieces might actually be easier on carpet, as a thorough vacuuming of the affected area can get rid of those stray shards.

Call a Glass Repair Service for Major Breaks

If you have experienced a major glass break at your business or home, calling a glass repair service is always a good option. Not only will a glass repair service give you a thorough clean-up, but they can also help you get a glass replacement quickly and easily.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass for Glass Repair Services

If you are looking for a glass repair service, Ryan’s all-glass can help you find a quality, quick fix for your broken glass. For more information on what we offer, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Pros and Cons of Frameless Shower Enclosures

Glass shower enclosure

If you are renovating your bathroom, there are several pieces that you will almost certainly be looking to upgrade. Your vanity will be one of those features and your shower will be the other. When choosing the right shower, you will look at several types of options, including frameless shower enclosures. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass takes a look at the pros and cons of frameless shower enclosures.

Pro: Frameless Shower Enclosures Look Better

If you are renovating or redesigning your bathroom, you are likely doing it because you want your bathroom to look better. When it comes to design, this is clear: frameless shower enclosures look better than traditional enclosures. Framed shower enclosures are bulkier and more vulnerable to mold and mildew. A frameless enclosure is a clean and beautiful addition to your bathroom.  

Con: Frameless Options Will Cost More Money

While frameless shower enclosures are the best option in terms of the design of your bathroom, that benefit will come at a cost. Compared to more traditional enclosures, frameless options will typically cost more money. However, that money isn’t wasted. Unlike traditional options, frameless shower enclosures are often fully customizable. This allows you to conform your shower design to your bathroom design, rather than the other way around.

Pro: Frameless Options Are Cost-Effective

In the long run, frameless shower enclosures are more cost-effective than traditional options. They allow you to dictate the design of your bathroom because they are often fully customizable. They also minimize the risk of mold, which will save time and money on cleaning and repairs. Similarly, the absence of a frame means that you won’t have to worry about expenses related to damage or corrosion on metal frames and fittings.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass For More Offerings

If you are looking for a frameless shower enclosure, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information on the showers we offer, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

How Much Do Glass Replacements Cost?

Young men installing a glass replacement

Broken glass in the home can be a stressful situation because it can be dangerous for children and pets as well as causing problems with your electric and heating bills. However, one of the reasons why people delay having their broken glass fixed is because of the cost. So, when glass breaks in your home, how much will it cost to get a glass replacement? In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass takes a look at the cost of glass replacements.

Broken Windows

Broken windows are the most common problem when it comes to home glass replacements because they are exposed to the elements. Luckily, broken windows are also the cheapest glass pieces to replace, depending on the type of windows in your home. Single pane windows can be replaced for as little as $50, but double pane windows can be a little more expensive.

Broken Mirrors

Broken mirrors can be more difficult to replace because they often have unique cuts and edging. Non-vanity mirrors are particularly difficult to replace because they aren’t an easy cut like windows and vanity mirrors. Depending on what mirror is broken, it can be difficult and expensive to find glass replacements. For simple round and square cut mirrors, replacements can go for as little as $50.  However, the price can jump considerably for custom cut glass replacements.

Glass Replacements for Other Broken Pieces

If your home has a lot of glass, windows and mirrors might not be the only piece at risk of being broken. Glass shelves and cabinets might also be at risk, but can be less difficult to replace. For example, if you have a broken glass shelf, it can often be cheap to replace. Replacing just one shelf or support is often quite affordable unless it is a very unique cut. For businesses, glass replacements might be needed for things like storefront windows and unique custom glass pieces like display cases and glass conference rooms.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass For More Information

Glass replacement can be stressful, but Ryan’s all-glass has simple and affordable solutions. For more information on what we offer, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Tips for Maintaining Storefront Windows

Storefront window

For businesses with foot traffic, there are few things more important than storefront windows. As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and your storefront display is the best first impression you will get with customers. For that reason, it is crucial that your displays are the best that they can be. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass will give some tips for maintaining your storefront windows.

Clean, Clean, Clean

Nothing is less appealing to potential customers than smudgy, dirty storefront windows. Failing to clean your windows is not only unprofessional, but it doesn’t present your products well. If you want to make a good impression, you will need to clean your windows regularly. Cleaning your storefront display goes beyond just the windows, frames and display features should also be free of dust and grime.

Organize Your Storefront Windows

The effectiveness of your storefront display will come down to your organization. It’s important to feature the products that customers want and organize the display in such a way that they see what they are looking for. Secure and organized storefront displays will prevent your items from falling and prevent accidental damage to your storefront windows.

Don’t Neglect Damage

Damage to storefront windows is a big deal. While a shattered window would require emergency glass repair, it is easy to neglect small nicks and cracks. That, however, is a big mistake. When you see damage to your storefront window, whether that be a crack or a scratch, you will need to take care of it before it becomes a bigger problem. A window with a small crack is much more likely to shatter, so don’t neglect what might seem to be minor damage.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass For More Tips

If you are looking for help with your storefront windows, Ryan’s all-glass can help. For more information, give us a call at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.

Three Reasons Why You Can’t Overlook Emergency Glass Repair

Shattered home window

One of the worst-case scenarios that any homeowner can face is a broken window. Whether it is caused by a storm or an accident, broken glass causes a lot of problems in the home and makes life difficult. Most glass repairs will require urgent action, but others are not that serious. In today’s blog post, Ryan’s all-glass will take a look at three reasons why you can’t overlook emergency glass repair.

 

1. Broken Glass Is Dangerous

 

If you have children running around your home, broken glass left unattended poses a serious threat. You don’t want your children or your pets to stumble upon broken glass and injure themselves. Emergency glass repair ensures that your shattered window or glass feature is fixed and cleaned up quickly. While the danger might seem obvious, it still is something that you shouldn’t forget about in the event of broken glass.

 

2. Broken Glass Will Impact Your Heating Bill

 

When left unchecked, a broken glass window can have a major impact on your heating bill if you don’t get it fixed quickly. Your heating and air conditioning system will have to work overtime to keep your home a comfortable temperature as the expensive AC goes out the window. Even if you cover the break with plastic or cardboard, a broken window will force you to keep the heat up all day and all night.

Aside from the heating, a broken window will also leave your home vulnerable to rain, snow, and wind. Emergency glass repair will ensure that your home is kept safe from the elements.

 

3. Broken Glass Leaves Your Home Vulnerable

 

From the perspective of a homeowner, the biggest concern that comes with a broken window is the vulnerable position it puts your home in. If you don’t utilize emergency glass repair quickly, it leaves your home open to intruders. For the safety of your home and your family, emergency glass repair is an important step.

Even smaller intruders can make a broken window a big problem, for example, birds, rodents and insects. The quicker you get your glass repaired, the less likely it will be that your home is targeted by thieves or vermin.

Contact Ryan’s all-glass For Emergency Glass Repair Help

If your home has suffered from a major broken glass emergency, Ryan’s all-glass can help with emergency glass repair. To find out more about this service, get in touch with us at (513) 771-4440 or contact us online today.