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Safety Comes First At Crystal Glass

Did you know

…that Crystal Glass prides itself on maintaining a safety-first environment?

As an employee of Crystal Glass there are many opportunities for you to learn about safety, our products and our company history. We provide online training and equipment for employees to be informed and safe while working for us.

Safety is extremely important in the workplace, and creating an environment where workers put safety first has been a priority for Crystal Glass. A workplace that has safety practices in place ensures that workers will suffer less workplace injuries. This benefits not only our employees, but our business as well. A workplace with less injuries will produce more successful, long term employees and greater cost savings to the business.

At Crystal Glass, we have implemented a safety program that uses several tools to promote safety first. We enforce the use of safety tools to protect employees in the shop area. Also, our online training program, Crystal Glass College, provides online instructional videos on safety procedures. Finally, we enforce safety practices as part of our workplace code of conduct.

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Creative Ways To Use Glass In Your Home

Glass is the perfect addition to a beautiful home.

Did you know that when we’re not fixing windshields, Crystal Glass also specializes in custom glass work for your home?

Crystal Glass can produce timeless and elegant pieces for your home or patio. There are so many types of glass that it makes for a versatile and classic accent to any setting. Something as simple as adding French doors to a room can completely change the look, adding light and charm to the space.

It’s no surprise that glass has been used throughout the ages because of its beauty and functionality. In the Middle Ages, stained glass was used in churches to add color and tell stories through pictures. At the palace of Versailles in France a single wall in the hall of mirrors contains over 357 glass mirrors, and on the opposite wall, 17 glass doors!

Fast forward to the 1970s, where mirrored ceilings were at the height of home décor. In the disco clubs, glass disco balls flickered on the dance floor. Right up to the contemporary home décor of today, glass never goes out of style and comes in a massive variety of textures, shapes and colors. If you like home decorating, there’s never been more glass products to choose from.

You may not have a palace or need a disco ball, but if your house is feeling drab, these design tips are great way to add some shine to your personal space.

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All About Windshield Installation

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One of our most popular and common procedures at Crystal Glass is windshield installation. Although in many instances, customers can opt for windshield repairs if the damage is minimal, there are situations where the windshield is in such poor condition it needs to be replaced entirely. This is where one of our technicians will recommend windshield replacement.

Windshield installation is a time intensive and multi step process. Technicians are required to work with chemicals such as urethane primers and adhesives. They also must lift and handle large panels of glass.

Our technicians take great care in making sure windshield installations are done correctly. An improperly installed windshield will not withstand the deployment of an airbag, and can cause passengers bodily harm. A windshield that is installed correctly will withstand the airbag, and protect passengers from being thrown out of the vehicle.

Because windshield installation is a complex process with safety hazards, Crystal Glass technicians are trained to operate a safety first work space. They are also trained on site and provided online training at our Crystal Glass College.

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How To Fix A Broken Car Window

The sound of shrieking car alarms and glass breaking is never good, but when you arrive at your vehicle and see a broken window surrounded by glass, it’s even worse! A broken car window is an unpleasant situation but it also poses a safety hazard. Whether the broken window is caused by an accident, vandalism or a break in, going through the steps to get your car fixed can be a hassle.

If your car has been broken into, it’s important to take the proper steps to secure the vehicle so that law enforcement can investigate the incident properly. Also, your insurance company will have instructions so that you can obtain proper coverage.

In the meantime, you’ve got a car with crumbling glass and possible exposure to the elements. It’s certainly not safe to drive a vehicle in this condition. At Crystal Glass, we understand how frustrating this situation can be for our customers. It’s important to contact us as soon as possible so we can evaluate your vehicle and repair the window. But you’ve got to make it to our shop in one piece!

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Repair Or Replace Tips For Fixing A Broken Windshield

Windshield Tips

There’s that sound! You’re driving blissfully down the road when it happens – the sudden, loud smack of an object hitting your windshield.

A crack in a windshield is one of the most common issues that happens to vehicle owners. Windshields are designed to withstand damage from projectiles, but even so, cracks and chips can happen. Depending on where you live, this can be even more common. Rural areas with gravel and dirt roads can cause more damage. Areas of the country with heavy hail storms also see more damage to windshields.

So, you survey that crack on the windshield and have to decide. Do you fix the crack, or replace the windshield? Most cracks are small and visibility is not impaired when driving. Cracks however, can spread and become a potential hazard. For many people, the headache of car repairs is enough to just ignore the problem completely. But that’s the worst thing to do. Chances are the windshield can benefit from a simple repair, but if the windshield does need to be replaced, better to be proactive than risk your safety.

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Why Repair A Cracked Windshield?

Fix Your Cracked Windshield

Chips and cracks to your windshield tend to happen fairly regularly during daily driving especially when travelling at higher speeds on the highway. We see this all the time in Alberta and British Columbia on highways such as Alberta Highway 2 that has large amounts of traffic moving at high speeds between Edmonton and Calgary.

Chips and cracks in your window may not seem like a big deal, but they impact your visibility and are a safety hazard.

If your windshield has a serious imperfection, it may be tempting to just ignore it or look around it to save time and money, but leaving the crack or chip and driving around with it is not an option.

The cracked glass may be compromised and the windshield is part of the safety system of the vehicle.

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Make A Wish's Calendar of Wishes: Dec. 22

Make A Wish

Crystal Glass is helping to grant a child's wish this year! 

This year, we are helping to grant a child's wish when our door opens on December 22 at noon. We will be helping to grant a child's wish as part of Make-A-Wish's Calendar of Wishes, a larger than life wish-granting advent calendar.

Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta grants over half of their annual wishes during the giving season. Crystal Glass Canada Ltd. is proud to lend support to help grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

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Help Your Windshield Last Through Cold Canadian Winters

Your Car In The Winter

 

Cold weather can be a big pain for many reasons

The cold can cause damage to your personal property. When you are dealing with your vehicel during the cold seasons, you need to be especially considerate of this. The cold weather can affect many aspects of your car, especially your windshield. The cold weather is usually not the reason why your windshield will get cracks or chips, but it can cause those cracks or chips to get worse over time.

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