You have to agree that when you walk down the street and see a tall building with a stunning finish on the windows it makes you look again. Yet if the windows are stained you overlook the building in spite of its otherwise decent architecture. Even if the glass is high quality and even if the frame designs are modern, blemished windows appear dirty and unkempt. And don’t forget that sleek shiny windows have a powerful impact on potential customers.
While you might think the only cure for scratched windows is to replace them, think again. A professional glass restoration company like Enviro Clean and Capture restores all glass windows, saving you time and money. Glass restoration is a much cheaper option to window replacement.
What are the common causes of glass damage?
Many things can cause scratches on windows, such as construction works, hard water and graffiti damage. If windows have been cleaned by untrained cleaners there may be mineral damage from pollutants, build-up and incorrectly performed waterproofing to the building. Even plasterers wiping plaster off windows can cause damage as can tools and dry scraping from painters.
There are three different types of damage to glass, two of which are scratches and acid etching. Scratches we have touched on, and acid etching occurs with graffiti. It requires professional equipment and an experienced technician to restore the glass without the risk of breaking it or distorting the glass.
The third type is oxidation stains from pollution, acid rain, metal oxidation, UV rays and glazing breakdown which all work to weaken glass surfaces.
These types of glass damage can be repaired through professional glass restoration measures.
How is glass restored?
During the restoration process to remove chips and scratches, the technician removes significant amounts of glass which can result in glass distortion if not done carefully. Scratches can be removed easily from tempered glass, but annealed or laminated glass endures more stress during the process.
In order to remove scratches or acid etching from glass, experienced technicians must reduce the glass surface to eradicate the damage. It is similar to sanding out a scratch on a wooden table. But of course, the technician must not sand out more glass substrate than necessary. The whole area is then blended out. Light scratches can be polished out in this way, but deeper scratching will require slight grinding followed by polishing.
Extensive damage requires a more vigorous approach which runs the risk of glass breakage and surface distortion. Some restoration mistakes can be corrected depending on how bad the mistake is.
Tinted glass is restored in the same way, but restoration can take away the tint’s brightness and it normally requires a lot more time.
Why should you always choose a professional?
Professional cleaning and restoration companies specialise in glass cleaning and know exactly how to treat different types of damage. They have the right cleaning tools and advanced cleaning equipment. Enviro Clean and Capture has been cleaning and restoring glass since 1999 and uses environmentally friendly approaches, so its technicians are not only protecting your glass but the environment too. Before starting the repair project, they will make a detailed inspection of the damaged glass and decide on the best approach to take.
If your house is draughty you may have been told to replace your windows, but without correct installation your new windows could cause just as much draught. Glass restoration is by far less expensive than purchasing new windows.
Do you own a historical or old house? If so, you probably want to keep the style consistent, especially when the old glass is intact. And if you ever look at selling, your house will always have more value with the original windows. Once you replace them that authenticity is lost for good.
Professionals are more experienced
The professionals are always more experienced and know how to deal with installing and restoring glass. You can rely on Enviro Clean and Capture for the best restoration and maintenance services. Our technicians undergo rigorous training and provide you with exceptional workmanship.
Adapt to your restoration needs
It goes without saying that no-one wants a botched job. Professionals are experts at diagnosing problems and can give you a faster and more thorough repair than what you could do yourself. Whether it is glass pool fencing, glass shower screen or window, a professional will be able to restore it for you.
Handle a variety of styles and sizes
While restoration depends on the type of glass, technicians can treat a variety of different sizes and styles. Like with any job, it could be a simple or complex repair, whether the glass is installed in windows, doors, railings or fences. If you want the glass to be long-acting contact a professional to do your restoration. Enviro Clean and Capture aims to make longevity its primary goal. If you contact us when the damage is in its infancy it will increase the chances of avoiding further issues down the track.
Looking to restore your glass shower screens?
Have you ever given your bathroom a full makeover with the bottle of spray, a sponge and some elbow grease, but the glass in your shower is not what it used to be? Perhaps you notice small white stains that just won’t budge however much you scrub at them. This is a popular issue with bathroom glass stains. In time, mineral deposits in water create spots and stains on the glass. Not tended to, they can become quite the eyesore and impossible to clean. This is because they start to etch the glass’s surface. Left too long, the damage can be irreparable, which is why it is important to restore your shower glass early on.
Scratches on shower glass also occur during installation or with incorrect cleaning methods. Enviro Clean and Capture can remove blemishes of any kind while protecting your glass against limescale build-up. Replacing the glass shower screen could be very costly, so keep your bathroom looking its best with a professional glass cleaner.
Restoring glass pool fencing
While having a mandatory fence in glass surrounding your pool is stylish, it requires quite a lot of maintenance. Whether you are showing your backyard off to guests or planning to sell your house, the cleanliness of the glass is something you want to preserve to prime condition.
But forget about getting out a bucket of hot water, suds and a sponge. Glass pool fence cleaning and restoration require professional knowledge and expertise. Without an experienced technician you will never achieve the flawless look you long for.
Pool glass water spots, marks and stains are normally caused by calcium and minerals after pool water evaporates on the glass. Stains can also be caused by hose water and in coastal locations, by salt deposits. As with shower glass screens, when left on the fence too long, these stains can be a challenge to remove. Left untreated, glass becomes highly porous at which point it absorbs contaminants. As the glass ages it deteriorates and discolours. This is where Enviro Clean and Capture comes to the rescue. Our expert technicians will remove scratches and etching from glass panels to restore your pool fence to its original lustre.
Restoring glass balustrades
Glass balustrades give new homes or home renovations a modern look with their seamless glass styling. They create the illusion of more space in your interiors. And when you have cracked or chipped your balustrade, chances are it is on your balcony or alongside your stairs. Fortunately, the glass in both scenarios is by law, grade-A safety glass and easily repaired.
Protective coating for glass
As we have seen, glass is without a doubt susceptible to all sorts of damage from scratches and chips to stains and spots. Can we protect glass? Absolutely. Environmental elements cause deterioration and fogging which makes cleaning incredibly difficult. As you know, glass is porous and experiences etching from the harsh impurities that remain on the surface.
Do your windows, pool fence, balustrade or shower screen have a rough scum feel to them? If so, you can prevent these before they become an issue. The solution is Enviro Clean and Capture’s glass window coating in Sydney. Reducing the time and effort you need to spend on cleaning, you can enjoy stunning-looking glass surfaces for longer periods.
Coating your glass not only makes it easy to clean but it prevents those dreaded fingerprints. It will also save you money in the long-term on cleaners, replacement and regular maintenance. If you think about the damage hard water, chlorine and salt can do, glass pool fencing and shower screens can benefit from glass coating.
Glass protection uses state of the art technology which acts as a permanent shield to seal in the glass’s porosity. This means that contaminants like salt, dirt, grime, oil and chlorine attach to the easy to clean protective coating rather than the glass itself. The coating is both water and oil resistant, protecting it from stains and etches. So, if you want to protect your investment, glass coating is the way to go.
Not only will you be saving in both time and money on cleaning, but it will be made easier using warm soapy water or vinegar. Plus, your glass will look cleaner for longer.
Enviro Clean and Capture
Servicing Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Stephens and the Hunter regions, Enviro Clean and Capture have the tools and expertise to not only clean your glass products but restore them to their original lustre.
Glass restoration is a cost-effective way to freshen up and protect your glass from water stains, scratches and corrosion, giving you an extended lifetime of the surface.
How does Enviro Clean and Capture do this? Using highly advanced pressure cleaning machines and a skilled team that has been cleaning since 1999, it saves you time and money with professional results. So, do not attempt that DIY job yourself because you will only worsen your glass problem and may end up having to replace it. Leave it to the professionals.
Enviro Clean and Capture uses only the latest equipment and environmentally friendly processes so you can be sure you are protecting the environment as well as your glass. We have built our reputation on our flawless customer service, competitive prices and superior quality work thanks to our highly trained technicians.
And our services do not stop at glass cleaning and restoration. Enviro Clean and Capture delivers sealing and maintenance for all your home’s surfaces, whether that be floors or walls. Specialising in tile, paver, concrete, natural stone and glass, we service both residential and commercial properties. Protect your home’s or business’s surfaces and contact us today.