Frequently Asked Questions about Glass Products and Services
What is your service area?
We provide glass products and glazzing contractor services to the entirety of New Jersey including Short Hills, Millburn, Summit, Maplewood, South Orange, Livingston, Madison, Florham Park, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Far Hills, Bridgewater, Martinsville, West Orange, Springfield, Chatham, Warren, Westfield, Cranford, Gillette, Long Hill, Mendham, Montville, Wayne, Harding, Morristown, Randolph, Long Valley, Peapack & Gladstone, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Bergen County (Alpine, Tenafly, Teaneck, Englewood, Hoboken, Jersey City, NJ Shore, LBI, and Mantoloking. We do service other towns in New Jersey as well as New York City. If your town is not listed above please contact us at 908.277.4242
Tubs & Showers
Why do I need tempered glass?
If your glass product cracks or breaks, tempered glass will shatter into small pebbled fragments and tend to hold together, instead of sharp jagged shards scattering throughout a room. Tempered glass is required by law for all doors, enclosures and shelves in or surrounding hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, bathtubs and showers.
How long will it take to get my new shower enclosure?
Typically, 7 to 10 days from measurement to installation of a new shower enclosure. Any specialty glass or hardware may take longer for us to obtain, but it is our goal to keep the wait-time to a minimum.
What are the advantages of a frameless door or enclosure?
Frameless glass is a smart investment. Because there are fewer opportunities for water, soap, and minerals to collect, your frameless door or enclosure will last far longer than a traditionally framed unit. You’ll instantly see your cleaning time and efforts drastically reduced. Aesthetically speaking, frameless units add the right amount of shine while letting your beautiful tile and fixtures take center stage.
What is ShowerGuard?
ShowerGuard by Guardian is the first and only shower glass with built-in protection against corrosion and discoloration. The glass requires minimal amount of cleaning using ordinary household products and far surpasses any spray-on chemical process we’ve seen yet.
Learn more about Guardian’s patented ShowerGuard product..
Mirrors & Shelves
Do you supply mirrors to hide my flatscreen TV?
A popular trend has been to mount framed two-way mirror in front of a flat-screen televisions. Your TV, however, must be capable of producing a very bright picture. Also, the image tends to be clearer when your room’s lights are dimmed. Another alternative is to install a regular mirror or framed artwork on a sliding track or pair of hinged doors. We can help you design the best solution for your space.
Do I need tempered glass for shelves and mirrors?
If the mirror is completely adhered to a solid surface, tempering is typically not necessary. We do, however, recommend tempering any glass shelf within or around a shower or tub area.
Can you install mirror around lights, outlets and switches?
Yes, mounting sconces on a mirror adds a very custom look and reflects the beauty of your light fixtures. We require that you have an electrician mount the electrical boxes in the wall prior to us coming to template the area. We can recommend the proper licensed electrician for the job.
We also supply a wide variety of mirrored switch plates and outlet covers.
Services & Policies
Are you licensed & insured?
Yes, we are licensed and insured and we would be happy to provide this information at your request.
Who comes to my house?
Our family of sales people, technicians and glass installers are all full-time employees of GlassWorks. As a glazing contractor we do not sub-contract out anything. This insures the same high level of quality and experience we take pride in. GlassWorks’ employees all live in our local community and highly respect your home and privacy.
Do you warrantee your products & services?
Our ShowerGuard products carry a limited lifetime warranty. The hardware lines we carry also extend various warrantees on quality, finish, and performance. It is our intention to make sure you are completely happy with your glass product and experience using GlassWorks.
Do I need to set an appointment to see samples?
For the best service, it is recommended that you call us before you stop in to the Millburn NJ showroom. An appointment with our glass experts will assure that we have the proper amount of time set aside to answer all of your questions. We’re also happy to personally visit you with a large assortment of glass & hardware samples and product literature, free of charge.