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Atlas Glass Company in Philadelphia has been very busy of late

Monday: We repaired a very large insulated glass unit (thermal window) at a restaurant on Chestnut Street in center city Philadelphia; We did a door glass repair for a bar in Northern Liberties; A home window repair on Jackson Street in South Philadelphia and a home window repair on Brown Street in West Philadelphia
Tuesday: A window glass repair for a tenant occupied property near Temple University in North Philadelphia; A new commercial door installation for a pizza place near Market Street in University City; A residential glass repair in the Holme Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia; A door glass repair on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia
Wednesday: A glass door repair for a church in the Mantua Section of West Philadelphia; a plate glass repair for a deli near Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia; a home window glass repair 10th street in Center city Philadelphia; A residentail glass repair in Port Richmond on Memphis Street.
Thursday: A door glass repair for an Italian restaurant on Route 73 in Cherry Hill, NJ; A plate glass repair for a Subway restaurant in the Bustleton Section of far Northeast Philadelphia; a door closer for a Taco Bell in center city Philadelphia; A home window repair in a condo building in Society Hill in downtown Philadelphia
Friday: We did a temporary plate glass removal for a store in Manayunk that needed a large refridgeration unit which was too big to fit through the front door; A home window repair in the Bella Vista Section of South Philadelphia; A new storefront installation at a Metro PCS Store in Port Richmond.  

Atlas Glass Repair Company is a family owned Philadelphia Glass Company serving the entire city of Philadelphia 2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia Pa 19130

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Atlas Glass Repair Company in Philadelphia 215-432-8487 is a family owned and operated Philadelphia Glass Company providing the entire city with residential and commercial glass repair (sorry... no auto glass repair). We are open seven days a week for emergency service.

Some recent complete jobs at Atlas Glass Company in Philadelphia.

Monday: a house glass repair on West Stiles Street in West Philadelphia near the Philadelphia Zoo. Several large insulated glass windows (thermal pane) at a daycare center on Cottman Avenue in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia.
Tuesday: A particularly difficult home window repair of an older single pane picture window on Hoffnagle Street in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia. A commercial door glass repair for a corner store in the Italian Market on 9th Street in South Philadelphia.
Wednesday: A storefront window repair on Allegheney Avenue in North Philadelphia. A single pane window repair at a Fraternity House on boathouse row along Kelly Drive.
A house window repair near the Barnes Foundation Art Museum in the Spring Garden Section of center city Philadelphia.
Thursday: A home window glass repair on South Hancock Street in South Philadelphia; A door glass repair on East Girard Avenue in Fishtown. A residential glass repair on a skylight window on North 16th Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia.
Friday: A transom glass repair at a Church on South 21st Street in Center City Philadelphia; a home glass repair on a multi-unity property on Fairmount Avenue in the Fairmount section of center city Philadelphia. A patio door glass repair at an apartment building on Welsh Road in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Why Does it Cost So Much To Have A Small Window Repaired? - Philadelphia Glass Company

Atlas Glass Company in Philadelphia Pa 215-432-8487
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2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

We get a lot of calls in the Old City and Society Hill sections of Philadelphia for what is known in the glass repair business as "hackout" windows. These are simply the older style (60-100+ years) wood frame windows where the glass is held in (glazed) with glazing putty. This type of window is the scourge of all glass companies, as they are disproportionately time and labor intensive. The price to repair them is set accordingly, typically between two-hundred and four-hundred dollars per window depending on how much work has to be performed. 

Many times customers are shocked to find out that a six inch by eight inch window glass cost two hundred dollars to repair. Why so much? Well, because of that very fact that they are so very labor intensive and time consuming. That six inch by eight inch window can easily take any where from an hour and a half to two and half hours. 

The technology for repairing this type of window has not changed in two hundred years. And it ain't complicated. Basically you have to hammer and chisel out the existing putty (which can be as hard as cement), being extremely careful not to break the window next to it, an easy task by no means as it is usually less then a half inch away from where you are swinging the hammer. Added to this is the fact that the window is usually (preferably) done "in place," making for awkward angles for hammering and chiseling. Once the opening has been entirely chiseled out and thoroughly cleaned, you install the new glass and glazing points, then glaze the window in place with new glazing putty, which, depending on the temperature, can be very difficult to work with.

Putty set windows on upper floors are even more expensive because they typically can not be done "in place" and have to be completely removed. This involves removing the interior wood trim which holds the window sash in place, then disconnecting and securing the counter weights, and finally removing then entire window sash. Then the window can be placed on a work table and repaired. The entire process is then repeated to re-install the window sash.

Because this type of job is so labor intensive, many glass companies in Philadelphia won't even do them.  But Atlas Glass company does them and we are here to serve all your residential and commercial glass repair needs.


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2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130

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What type of broken window do you have?

Here at Atlas Glass Company in Philadelphia, we get anywhere from ten to thirty customer phone calls each day. Usually, the first question is "How much will it cost to fix my broken window?" 

Years ago, before the advent of smart phones and Google Earth, trying to give someone a realistic estimate over the phone was essentially an exercise in futility, or worse yet, a flat out fool's errand. There were simple too many variables that came into play. However, using today's technolodgy, it is now possible to give someone over the phone a realistic estimate for the cost to repair a specific window.

First of all, and most importantly, take a cell phone picture of the broken glass in question. In fact, take several of them. Be sure to give us a nice wide view, which can give us some perspective of size and design of the window. Too often a customer will send us pictures that are extreme close ups of the broken glass. This, we assure you, is a waste of time and resources, for we are well aware what broken glass looks like. As a point of reference, stand at least ten feet away from the glass. If it is a commercial window, than take a picture of the whole storefront. For residential windows try to get the whole wall in the photograph.

Once you have taken your pictures, you can send them directly to our main phone line - 215-432-8487. You can also email them to us at atlasglassphiladelphia@yahoo.com. It is typically faster and easier if you send them to our phone number.

When we receive the photographs of your broken window(s), we will then ask you some specific question about it. Questions along the line of "It is a single or double pane window? Is it an operating (movable) window or non-operating (fixed)? Is it on the first floor or second? Is the glass clear or tinted?"

Our representatives  are professionals and know the right questions to ask. Through this information exchange we can usually give our customers a very realistic estimate to the age old question in the glass company business, "How much will it cost to fix my broken window?"

Philadelphia Glass Company - Atlas Glass Repair Company 215-432-8487 A family owned and operated Philadelphia Glass Company 2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia Pa 19130

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Philadelphia Glass Company - Atlas Glass Repair Company (215) 432-8487 A family owned and operated Philadelphia Glass Company 2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, Pa


Anatomy Of Specialty Door Glass Repair.

This particular door glass repair was located on Jackson Street in South Philadelphia. As you can see it is an older door from the sixties or early seventies and not only has a special type of glass, but a unique pattern to it as it has four inverted (reverse radius) corners.
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Over the years we have done several of these exact type of door glass repairs and they are particularly difficult to do. Most Philadelphia glass companies will not do this type of repair as they are so intensely time consuming (three to four hours is the norm).

First, the frame must be removed and the old glass, which is almost always glued in, has to be extracted. This is actually the hardest and most time consuming part of the job. Care must be taken when backing out the frame so as not to damage it. All of the old broken glass and remaining glue must be scraped or pried off. I've done this personally, and I can tell you it isn't much fun.

Once the frame has been removed, it is used to pattern the new glass. This type of glass cut (inverted curves) is among the hardest to make in the glass repair busines. It is not uncommon to have to cut a new piece of glass three or four times to get it right. Fortunately, for me, I was able to get it right the first time. 

The glass is then laid in a thin bead of one hundred percent clear silicone and the frame is re-installed. Piece of cake, right? Lol


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