Atlas Glass Repair in Philadelphia does quite a few door glass repairs in the course of any given week. We stock both laminated safety glass and tempered safety glass for door glass repairs, as well as plexi-glass and unbreakable Lexan. Unlike the typical glass company in Philadelphia we also stock over-sized laminated glass sheets for Americans with Disabilities (ADA) doors.
Call us anytime for door glass repair at 215-432-8487
Atlas Glass Company Philadelphia Pa
2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19130
This past week we did a door glass repair at International auto sales on Lancaster avenue in west Philadelphia. The existing door had an old piece of unbreakable lexan that had become scratched and yellowed over the course of a decade and the owner wanted clear laminated safety glass installed in there instead. After we installed the new glass the owner pointed out what he thought to be a defect in the glass. there were what appeared to be some type of swirls in the glass itself. After cleaning it repeatedly with a bottle of "dollar store" product (cleverly named "windax"). Over and over we tried to wipe the swirls clean, but had no luck. finally we broke out some simple ammonia and water. because the swirls were oil-based the ammonia solution cut right through it. The owner of the business wanted to know how oil had gotten on the glass. He was convinced that the glass was defective and that the swirls were coming from the laminated polycarb film which is what makes laminated safety glass what it is.
I took a few moments and explained to him why there was oil on the glass and where it came from: when laminated glass is cut to size for a door or a window there is a process which must be followed and is quite different and much more complex then when cutting ordinary plate glass. Because the glass has to be cut in layers, oil is added inside the glass cutter to make a better cut and to make the glass cut easier. It was this oil, which gets on the edges of the glass and is sometimes smeared onto the face of the door glass as well.
Call atlas glass repair co. for door glass repair and any type of glass door. We stock many types and configurations of door glass
atlas glass repair Philadelphia Pa
2000 Hamilton st Philadelphia Pa 19130