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    13/12/2022 - NorthStar Glass
    How to Choose the Best Doors for Your Shower

    North America's shower glass door market gained around 3,493.4 million dollars in 2020. With such a large market, it should be easy for you to find glass shower doors. However, finding the right ones for your bathroom can still be challenging.  Read on to learn some tips on how to choose a shower door!



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    Benefits of Installing Custom Glass for Your Home or Office

    Experts value the global flat glass market share at 354.98 CAD. With such a large market, it's safe to assume that you can find glass in Toronto if you need it. Whether or not you can find glass that fits your needs is a different matter. 


    Getting the best custom glass offers in Toronto can help you solve this problem. In addition, there are other benefits that you can take advantage of when working with custom glass companies. Read on to learn more about these.  

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    The Top Signs Your Windows Need Replacing

    If you're worried that your windows are in need of replacement, it's time to act fast. Broken windows are a safety and security hazard. An unchecked draft can lead to mould and higher utility bills, while broken window latches make it easier for an intruder to enter your home. 

    You can keep your home safe, comfortable, and secure by arranging for a speedy window glass replacement as soon as the telltale signs arise. 

    Before searching for glass replacement Toronto providers, it's worth confirming that a replacement is strictly necessary. Check if these common window replacement signs are present in your home first. 

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    Emergency Broken Glass Service: A Business Owner’s Guide

    A study revealed that broken glass causes more than 2.5 million injuries in the U.S. each year.

    For businesses, broken glass could mean a hazardous working environment for your employees and customers. Additionally, broken glass could be a security risk to your facility. This is why you should fix it immediately.

    We understand that a broken glass emergency can happen at any time of the day and disrupt your daily routine. Our step-by-step glass repair guide will help secure your business before contacting an emergency broken glass service company.


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    Glass Replacement Toronto: How to Properly Measure Glass Windows

    Not all windows are created equally. However, you can expect your panes to last between 15 and 20 years.

    If the glass windows in your home have started showing their age, though, then you may be daydreaming about changing them. Or maybe you're hoping to replace your old windows with new, sleek glass panes.

    How do you do it? You may not even know where to start with this project. We say to start by reading one: here are our best tips to help you measure a window or make a door measurement for glass replacement like a pro.


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    Choosing a Fully Licensed and Insured Glass Company

    "Glass emergency" isn't something that most home or business owners generally think about, but when it happens, you'll need help fast.

    When you're looking for glass repair in Toronto, there are a number of things you should keep in mind. You don't want to just pick the first company you see! Here are some things to look for when choosing a glass repair company.


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    A Business Owner’s Guide to Protecting Storefront Glass Doors in Toronto

    Glass storefronts are an easy access point for unwanted burglars. Luckily, with the right protection, you can keep your storefront glass from becoming the entryway for theft.

    Northstar Glass prides itself on being an expert in glass doors in Toronto. We have over 25 years of retail glass storefront experience. We've seen just about everything unexpected that could go wrong with a storefront.

    We've created ways to protect your business from the unexpected, so you don't have to worry. Read our guide below to learn how to protect your storefront glass.


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    Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial Storefront Door

    Although there's been a recent boom in online sales driven mainly by the pandemic, brick-and-mortar stores can't afford to neglect their storefronts. Retailers should take this opportunity to learn, adjust their strategies, and spruce up their stores.


    One of the best ways to revamp your shop is with a new storefront door. How do you choose the right one to make the best first impression?


    Find out as we walk you through what you should consider, as well as how to find the best commercial entry doors in Toronto.

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    Glass Repair vs. Replacement? How to Decide?

    Windows and other types of glass don't tend to draw much attention until there's a problem with them. One day they become cracked, develop condensation, and become fully shattered. At this point, all you want is to have them back to their intact selves.


    The question for many Canadians is, can you get by with glass repair in Toronto? Or do you need a glass replacement for your Toronto home or business? Here's how to tell.

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    Four Signs Its Time for You to Replace Your Glass

    Glass and glass fixtures experience wear and tear, resulting in a need for upgrades to meet new standards. When we notice the signs (early), we get to decide if it's appropriate to repair or replace.


    How can you tell when to seek professional glass replacement in Toronto? Keep reading. 

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    What to Look for When Selecting a Glass Replacement Company?

    While the quality of windows has greatly improved over the years, they're still far from indestructible. Your glass is still vulnerable to things like inclement weather, accidents, vandals, and more. 


    The question is, what do you do if you need your glass repaired or replaced? How do you find the right company for the job? This can be especially difficult for businesses with large windows or interior glass walls.


    We're here to help. Keep reading for our top tips on what to look for when vetting glass services in Toronto.

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    How to Clean and Maintain Your Glass Surfaces

    Glass is commonly found in mirrors, windows, showers and coffee tables. It is very effective in upgrading the aesthetics and providing the appearance of a wider space. However, a glass surface can be troublesome to clean as it is very fragile. It’s also difficult to know which side the streaks are on. You need adequate knowledge before you can go about cleaning a glass surface.
    Northstar Glass has been providing glass replacement, window repair and custom glass craftsmanship services since 2001. We have worked with various types of glass, such as mirrors, bullet-resistant glass and insulated glass. You can make use of a few techniques that we have stated in this blog, for the proper maintenance of glass surfaces.

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    Benefits of Hiring Professional Glass Repair Service Providers

    Today, glass is one of the most demanded supplies commonly used for residential and commercial projects. It enhances the curb appeal of your house or office building. A glass can break or crack due to various reasons like an accident, storms and vandalism. Northstar Glass is an excellent choice to fix such damages. Installing a new glass window is a delicate job and needs to be handled by someone experienced in safe window repair services. These experts can best identify what kind and size of glass to use.

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    How to get the most out of your windows

    Glass windows are the standard in home construction, but in fact, there’s a wide range of glass that can types that can be used. Whether you’re planning to make upgrades in your home or are building from the ground up, your windows play a crucial role in making your home comfortable and energy efficient. Here’s a quick guide to the types of glass you can use and their associated advantages.

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    What to Do If Your Storefront Window Breaks

    A broken window is never a good thing, but it’s especially troublesome if it happens to your place of business. Should your storefront window break, it’s important that you take the proper steps to ensure that your business stays safe and secure throughout the repair process. At Northstar Glass, we specialize in commercial window repair. Our experts will do everything they can to guarantee that your Toronto area store is up and running in no time at all. Keep reading to find out more about the steps you should take if your store window breaks.

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    Tempered Glass vs Annealed Glass

    It’s important to realize that different industries and circumstances require the use of different types of glass. Two varieties that are frequently needed are tempered and annealed. At Northstar Glass, we offer custom glass replacements for residents and business owners around the Toronto area. Keep reading to find out more about the differences between tempered and annealed glass and what you should use them for.

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  • Storefront glass
    How to Maintain Your Storefront Glass to Improve Business Appeal

    Curb appeal is just as crucial for a business as it is for a home. You want the exterior of your retail site to attract new customers even when they are just passing by. A glass storefront lets customers peek in and see what you have to offer, but also seconds as advertisement space. If your Toronto or Scarborough location has a glass storefront, it is critical that you maintain your glass front, because the minute you have dirt, grime, or cracks, it tells customers you do not take that first impression seriously.

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    The Benefits of Using an All Glass Curtain Wall for Your Scarborough Office

    Whether you just bought a new space, or you are renovating your current office, one area you might not have thought of, is the walls.

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    How often do windows in Toronto really need to be replaced?

    Every five years? Every ten years? How about 20? What’s the difference between residential and commercial? Does one need to be replaced sooner than the other? If you need answers to your questions about window repair and glass replacement for both residential and commercial glass windows in Toronto, then keep reading below.

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  • Family with custom glass in home
    Custom Glass for Your Home

    A great way to spruce up your home décor and add a bit of flair is through the use of custom glass. Glass provides an immediate wow factor, can make a room appear bigger, and can greatly enhance the level of light in any given room. If you’re looking for a way to enhance the look of your home, glass offers you near limitless options.

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    4 Signs Your Windows Need Replacing in Toronto ​

    Windows are an integral part of both the look and comfort of your home or business. They also play an important role in energy conservation, and in the case of a business they are key to attracting customers. This is why it’s good to pay attention to them, and be aware when the time has come to replace your existing windows.

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    Choosing the Right Windows for Your Business

    Your windows perform several important roles for your business. They not only allow daylight and the warmth of the sun inside your building, but they are also a key element of the overall esthetics of your place of business. They are one of the main architectural features that draw the eyes and invite your customers inside.

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