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07 Nov 2022
shower glass doors

How to Choose Between Framed vs Frameless Shower Doors

Which Option is Best for Your Shower Glass Door? If you’re thinking of updating or upgrading your bathroom you may be considering switching from a shower curtain to shower glass doors. When it comes to glass doors for showers, there are two main types to choose from: frameless shower doors and framed shower doors. While frameless showers offer a sleeker...

20 Sep 2022
what is tempered glass

What is Tempered Glass?

The Uses and Benefits of Tempered Glass Unless you are involved in a field of work where glass manufacture or use is front and center, it’s a good bet that you haven’t given much thought to tempered glass and what makes it different from annealed (i.e. ordinary) glass.  Tempered glass has an incredibly important role that really can mean the...

25 Apr 2022
Buying windows and glass locally in Nanaimo

Why Buy Custom Glass Products From Budget Glass?

How Buying Local Helps You and Your Community Consumers are often faced with the choice of purchasing goods and services from big businesses or locally-owned businesses each day. Glass products, (which can include windows, glass panels, privacy walls and more) are no exception. The cost, convenience, and variety of goods and services can often sway these tough decisions. When it...

25 Jan 2022
Frosted glass

Using Frosted Glass for Light and Privacy

How Frosted and Textured Glass Can Increase Privacy Without Blocking Light  Using frosted glass is an excellent way to preserve the natural light in your home and maintain nighttime and daytime privacy. This is especially important in the most personal rooms in your home, like the bathroom. Obscured glass is also a great way to avoid needing curtains or blinds...

09 Dec 2021
commercial vs residential glass

5 Key Differences Between Residential and Commercial Glass

Choosing the Correct Glass for Your Project Residential and commercial glass are made differently and designed to stand up to different environments. Some residential customers might choose commercial glass, while others might choose residential glass. Choosing the correct glass for the right project can be tricky and with so many choices out there, it can be difficult to know which...

21 Jan 2020
Budget Glass - Plate Glass on Live Edge Table

Plate Glass Uses & Benefits

10 Ways to Add Plate Glass to Your Home or Business If you’ve ever window shopped around downtown Nanaimo, or browsed through Woodgrove Mall, you’ve likely peered through a plate glass storefront or two, installed by the glass professionals at Budget Glass. Plate glass, also called flat glass or sheet glass, is commonly used for everything from windows to windscreens....

25 Feb 2019

Ins and Outs of Cleaning Exterior Screens

Cleaning exterior screens is often one of those chores that just gets pushed to the very bottom of the to-do list. While screens work hard for us, there are plenty of household chores that get priority, and your time is valuable. So why bother with cleaning exterior screens? Do they even need cleaning? While it can seem like a small,...

01 Feb 2019

Sealed Unit Replacement and Winter Storms

What does a sealed unit replacement and winter storms have in common? To get to the answer, we’ll have to do a little exploring. This winter has already seen some crazy weather, and it’s only half over. While Vancouver Island is no stranger to soggy, windy storms, they can cause damage to our homes. In particular, high winds and heavy...

11 Dec 2018

Top 3 Signs That Say It’s Time To Replace Your Windows

We all know that we should replace our windows at some point, but when is the right time, really? Most windows have a reasonably long life span. Newer vinyl windows can last upwards of 15 – 20 years and will do their job well for the duration of that time. However, there are a few cases where you should replace...