Archives: March 2024

What type of shower do you have? Are you using one that has a curtain, a glass sliding door, or one with a tub/shower combo? Whatever type of shower you have it is time to consider looking into a glass shower enclosure. It comes with so many benefits that will help you and your home be better and up-to-date. If you are considering and ready for the change, Rohan Glass Company will talk about the benefits so that you know what you can look forward to with a glass shower enclosure.

Upgraded Shower Style

There are so many different enclosure designs that you can choose from. This way you can get the perfect fit for you and your bathroom style. With a shower enclosure, it brings elegance to your bathroom. If you are worried about clear glass for your shower, you can get your glass frosted or tinted and it comes with a range of glass options. All options give a unique look to the shower and your bathroom. A glass shower enclosure helps make those small bathrooms fill larger.

Less Maintenance

When you have a glass shower enclosure, it has less maintenance than showers that have curtains or sliding doors. Life is busy, we don’t often have time to clean and maintain our homes all the time. Enclosures are much easier to clean, which saves you time. Enclosures are used with tempered glass which prevents scratching and cracks. You can also add a protective coating, which helps get rid of soap and water stains.

Increased Bathroom Safety

Not only is your shower looking updated and elegant it also increases safety. Often falls happen from slippery floors or climbing in and out of the bathtub. This is very common with homes that have little children or older adults. When you have a glass shower enclosure that is done correctly the entire bathroom remains dry and safe so the floor does not get wet from the shower. Limiting the number of falls that could happen. Also, with it being tempered glass, it does not shatter into many pieces if broken, which decreases hazards.

Less Mildew than a Shower Curtain

Your bathroom can get extremely humid and moist which is a great environment for mold and bacteria to start growing. With a shower curtain, you may notice the growth and spread mildew on it. This can cause serious health problems if not cleaned and addressed. When you have a glass enclosure, you can easily avoid these problems. With the nonporous surface of the glass, bacteria, and mildew have a harder time staying. You can also use a disinfectant spray to help protect glass.

Glass Replacement, Repairs & More in Los Angeles, Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Hidden Hills, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks & Greater North Hollywood, California

Updating your shower to a glass enclosure not only makes it look beautiful, but it brings so many benefits to your bathroom that you do not get with a curtain or a sliding door. With so many benefits why not make the switch and get a glass shower enclosure? If you are ready to update your shower then give Rohan Glass Company a call.

Glass is a primary component of buildings for about the last 100 years or so. Glass has certain properties that make it ideal for inclusion into residential, commercial and institutional structures. It is transparent which is a main property of glass, allowing light in and a look outside. Glass can be made to be transparent from both sides or just one. You can see out, but one-sided glass provides privacy disallowing anyone to see into the room. The outside behaves like a mirror. Strength is an issue with glass. It is measured by the “modulus of rupture value”. Basically, a brittle material, glass is made stronger by the underlying formula or the use of laminates in the construction.

Wall & Window Glazing

To be useful a material must be workable. Cut to shape and sized to fit, glass can be worked like many building materials given the proper tools and know-how. Glazing is the term the refers to the panels containing fix frames of wood or metal and fixed into the curtain (outside) walls. Glass is not the only glazing material. Polycarbonates are also important and is the lightweight shatter resistant material used in eyeglasses.

Dry VS Wet Glazed Systems

Dry glazed panes compression stress is applied to fix metal panels or glass into the glazing pockets of the frames. The compression forces depend on using rubber gaskets and occasionally structural tapes. In most cases the rubber gasket are placed on either side of the glazed element and the panels can be either glazed externally or internally. With wet glazing the infill element is attached to the frame using a silicone sealant. The sealant bonds to both the frame and element, essentially it acts like an adhesive. This is done in a factory setting as adhesion is affected by the presence of particulates, i.e. dust and dirt in the air.

Tempered & Dual Pane Glass

Point supported tempered glass with holes to accommodate bolts and brackets to support the glass. Glass is tempered by exposing to a high degree of temperature during processing, avoiding the damages when in service. Dual skin or dual pane have of dead air (nitrogen in factory panels) to help insulate and control energy. In large building applications the air is heated and moved by fans to manipulate the energy management of a building from the sun.

Common Types of Windows

Windows come in various type for different building applications and are separated between residential systems and commercial applications.
Fixed windows are immovable and cannot be open. Popular in high entry ways and commercial applications.
Movable windows include sliding, pivoting or double hung (vertical sliding windows).
Sliding windows move from side to side to open while pivoting windows of a central pivot point the allows the windows to turn to be opened.
Casement windows are hinged or have pivots on the outside edges that allow them to be swung open for air flow.

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In areas that depend on natural ventilation movable solid nontransparent louvers are used and can be open various amounts to adjust ventilation currents. There is more to glass and glazing than included in this introduction to basics. For more information or a quote to repair, replace or install window or bathroom shower enclosures contact the experts at Rohan Glass Company.

Your home most likely has windows on just about every room and every level. The windows allow light into the home and can be opened to allow fresh air to come in. You need to clean the windows regularly to remove any debris and sediment that might be damaging the actual window. There are some ways that window can be damaged and broken in some way. Once a window is broken, chipped or cracked, it is no longer strong and will need to be replaced or repaired. The windows will need to be replaced by a professional that has the tools and capability to remove the old window and install the new one.

Rohan Glass Company Lists Common Ways the Glass in a Window or Door Can Be Damaged or Break

Stress Crack in Window Glass: A stress crack that is found on a window is from a few factors. The main way that a stress crack appears is when the weather in the house is drastically different from the weather outside. The crack will normally appear form the outside edge of the window and slowly work its way across the window. It is often found when the weather outside is extremely cold and then you choose to crank on the heat in the house. If the change is too fast and too quick the change will sometimes cause a crack to appear. It does not have to just happen from the weather change from inside and outside but it can be from the outdoor temperature only. A huge shift in the weather can cause the stress crack to appear. If you notice that you have a stress crack appearing on your window you want to call to have it repaired or replaced.
Shattered Glass Window or Door: When you have an impact break in your window you most likely will know what it is. The window is broken by some outside impact. That can be from a baseball thrown in the wrong direction. It can also be from a rock that is shot out from under the mower or out of a child’s hand. Whatever the impact is from you will need to take caution when cleaning up. The window in this case will be shattered quite a bit and takes some finesse to remove the broken bits. You want to clean up any pieces that have fallen out of the window and on the floor. Then steer clear of the area so that a professional can do the removal. The shards of glass can easily become dislodged and will become dangerous.
Pressure Cracks in Glass: This is an uncommon type of crack but can still happen. It seems to happen most often when you have double pane windows or insulated glass windows. The pressure crack can be caused from the window installation. If it is placed too high or too low the elevation can cause the glass to crack. The crack has a specific type of look and is the shape of an hourglass when it starts to spread.

Glass Replacement, Repairs & More in Los Angeles, Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Hidden Hills, San Fernando & Greater North Hollywood, California

Rohan Glass Company offers a myriad of glass services including installation, replacement, repairs and more. Contact us for all your glass and mirror needs!


Let us help you make a great first impression as the appeal and appearance of any business is critical to gaining and retaining customers. We use only the highest quality glazing systems to ensure the best look for your commercial storefront.

Shower Doors
Shower Enclosures

We will come to your home and personally design a framed or frameless enclosure to meet your specific needs. Custom building means you can select from a wide variety of luxurious glass options and hardware finishes.

Glass Repair
Glass Replacement

When glass breaks it becomes a safety and a security concern. Whether from a storm, vehicular accident or vandalism, we can be at your home or business quickly to make the needed repairs and secure your premises.


Mirrors can dramatically enhance the beauty and functionality of any room. As small decorative accents or large architectural ornaments, they amplify light, enhance decor and can even double the perceived size of a room.

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