Apr 10

This is How It Should Work – A Networking Story

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 | posted by: Matt Hill

This is How it Should work.. A very short while back we received a call from a new relationship gained from a networking event. Because of this new relationship we had an opportunity.  It would involve removal of an existing glass block wall in a shower stall so that repairs could be made and the […]


Aug 18

Innovation and Big Changes in Energy Efficient Glass

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 | posted by: Chip

There are some incredible advances going on n the construction industry in general and with energy efficient windows in particular.   At a time when we need investment in these types of products more than ever we are in a time of significant economic uncertainty.   Hooray for the people who strive on with innovation […]


Mar 14

Mirrors and Home Improvement Shows

Monday, March 14th, 2011 | posted by: Chip

It looks so darn easy on the home improvement and do it yourself shows on television.   Everything from huge additions and remodeling projects to much simpler projects motivate us to get moving and get busy.   Bathroom renovations are a big part of these shows and the bathroom mirror is part of it.   […]


Nov 8

Protection of Aluminum Surfaces

Monday, November 8th, 2010 | posted by: Chip

A recent call concerning deterioration of the aluminum on beach-side sliding glass doors is a reminder of the forces of nature or, perhaps man made forces, on aluminum.   This call was not the first from this particular condominium and it involved doors on different floors and doors that were installed in different years. A […]


Sep 30

ShowerGuard Glass…squeaky clean just got easier

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 | posted by: Chip

Glass products continue to evolve to meet consumer demands. Keeping standard shower glass clean is a hard job an no matter how hard you scrub it eventually gets ugly. Hard water, heat, humidity, soap, and even cleaning agents can spot, discolor, and corrode the surface of the glass. ShowerGuard glass is   different.   Its […]


Jul 13

Zero-Energy Buildings

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 | posted by: Chip

The Department of Energy has recently finished the largest zero-energy building in the United States in their Colorado research facility. The building is 22,000 square feet and uses 50% less energy than a conventionally constructed building of its size.   It saves and generates enough power to produce a net zero energy pull from the […]


Oct 6

Windows & Glass Performance, Part 2

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 | posted by: Chip

Window and glass type decisions should be made based on the application.   You may live in a climate where your main concern is keeping the cold out and the heat in your home.   Others, like me, are mainly concerned with keeping the heat out and the cool in.   Cold weather climates and […]


Sep 16

Window & Glass Performance, Part 1

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | posted by: Chip

There is a lot of information about the energy performance of windows and glass and most of it leads to confusion.   Much of the confusion concerns how it is measured and whose method of measuring performance is correct. There are legitimate organizations who claim that their method of measuring performance is best and there […]


Feb 2

Windshields in Pensacola are……Free?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 | posted by: Chip

Windshield replacement companies in Pensacola are plentiful. I counted 28 in the phone book the other day. It has to be lucrative to explain why so many companies are in the same line of business. Right? What then explains the gimmicks that some companies use to trick you for your business? We have one company […]