Archives: May 2017

There are several types of sports, skills, and training forms that often benefit from having large mirrors in the studio. Mirrors can come in many sizes. You can have wall to wall mirrors or single or personal mirrors in the right spot for those trainees. But which physical fitness styles would benefit by having mirrors and what types of mirrors do each of them need? Dan’s Enterprises outlines some sports or physical activities that should consider using mirrors to enhance their training.

Gigantic Dance, Gym & Fitness Mirrors for Training Studios & Centers

Gym Mirrors – Those who want to build muscle or those into physical fitness greatly benefit from mirrors. No it is not for your customers to check out their biceps or gluts. Although greatly entertaining to watch, mirrors have a greater purpose. They are important for proper muscle training as well as posture and even stances. The trainee can watch their form as they lift weights to make sure each side of the body is working equally together. Posture, along with stance is very important to prevent injury. Gyms often acquire wall to wall mirror as well as personal size mirrors in each station. This helps the trainee to focus on themselves and not get distracted.
Mirrors for Martial Arts Studios – Martial arts emphasize on having good form. Many martial art studios will use mirrors for the student so they can be more honest with their personal training and fix poor stances, form and structure. Most martial art studios will use wall to wall mirrors, typically only on one side or one wall which the student faces. Where martial arts are about discipline being distracted from other movement is actually part of training. Full, wall size mirrors also help to accommodate large groups who are training all at once. Regardless of the discipline or style of art, mirrors can greatly benefit the student who is training.
Dance Studio Mirrors – Most expect to find mirrors in dance studios. They have become pretty standard as a training tool. Like in any discipline, physical fitness, or sport, it is important to study one’s self. Additionally, most dance styles emphasize fluidity of movement. The mirrors will show their progress as well as where they need improvement. Most dance studios do wall to wall mirrors. However it is not uncommon for them to be sectionalized or even use personal size mirrors for more concentrated practice.
Gymnastics Mirrors – Gymnastic studios or gyms don’t use a lot of mirrors due to the distraction they could cause. When it comes to gymnastic training, the last thing your students need is to be distracted. However, most gymnastic studios will still use a small area with mirrors for the same reason–and that is to monitor stance, posture, and proper from. We have seen gymnastic studios use single mirrors to larger mirror in smaller areas for training.

Glass Installation, Replacement, Repair & More in Canton, Taylor, Garden City, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti, Westland & Wayne County, Michigan

Mirrors are a great training tool to enhance a student’s training awareness, their improvements and well as their weaknesses. It helps advance their discipline as well as improve their own training. Dan’s Enterprises can help improve your student’s training with the aid of training mirrors. We can help install any size mirror in your gym or studio. Contact Dan’s Enterprises today at (734) 595-3232.

There are many types of glass used for windows. It comes down to the look and purpose as to which most commercial or homeowners choose to use. However for those not familiar with all types of windows used, Dan’s Enterprises will list the different types of window and a little a bit about each of them. For those who might be looking to replace their windows whether it is broken or they just want one that provides more efficiency, this list may aid you in your search.

Types of Window Glass for Homes & Commercial Buildings

Floated Glass – This types of glass got its name due to the manner it is made. Using a molten glass that then pools into a molten tin, it creates a large, thin smooth, flat panel of glass.
Annealed Glass – This type of glass is a floated glass that has been cooled much slower. This helps with internal stress within the sheet of glass which helps make the glass stronger. However annealed glass tends to break in larger, sharper pieces which can lead to safety concern. This is one of the reasons this glass isn’t often used.
Heated Strengthened Glass – This type of glass comes from annealed glass that has been reheated then rapidly cooled. The method is meant to help strengthen the glass. Additionally these types of glass break in smaller pieces which is still a safety concern. However heated strengthened glass is normally laminated for this reason, making it a safer glass to use.
Fully Tempered Glass – This type of glass is annealed glass but four times stronger. The process of this glass starts as annealed that is cut to size then reheated and even more rapidly cooled down than heated strengthened glass. Once reheated, the tempered glass cannot be re-cut. Fully tempered glass is a very strong glass that and eventually can be broken. However it takes a tremendous amount of force to break it. Fully tempered glass is often used in vehicles for this reason.
Heated Soaked Tempered Glass – This type of glass is still technically fully tempered glass that just has been tested by heat soaking the pane of glass. By heat soaking the glass, the glass will either break under the stress or remain intact which help guarantee a solid pane of glass when it is installed.
Laminated Glass – This type of glass is infused with two or more internal layers of polyvinyl butyral or (PVB). Laminated glass is considered a safety glass due to the fact if the glass pane is broke it doesn’t break into pieces or shatter. Instead, the pane of glass remains held together when broken. Most modern cars will use heated strengthened laminated glass. In the event an accident occurs, no glass will hit the driver or passengers. Homes will also use laminated glass for home security to prevent intruders from breaking a glass door or window to gain entry of the home.
Wire Glass – This type of glass is designed to withstand hot temperatures from fire. Wire glass–also known as fire safety glass–has wire within the glass pane to hold it together if there is a fire. However wire glass is actually weaker than annealed glass when it comes to withstanding any kind of force. However it is one of the best types of glass to withstand heat from a fire and even holds the glass together if it gets hit by a fire hose.
Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) – This type of glass is assembled with two panes of glass with a space in between. The space between the two glass panes is filled with gases such as argon, xenon, or krypton which aids in the window efficiency. Insulated glass units are most commonly known as double-glazing.
Low-Emissivity Glass (Low-E) – this type of glass is coated with different levels of reflective surface. Low-Emissivity glass is designed to help reduce the amount of sunlight that passes through home or commercial building windows. This improves your homes cooling efficiency. With less heat passing through the windows of your home, this greatly reduces your home utility bills.

Glass Installation, Replacement, Repair & More in Canton, Taylor, Garden City, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti, Westland & Wayne County, Michigan

Dan’s Enterprises installs all types of custom window and glass panes wherever they are needed. If you want stronger or more efficient windows, contact Dan’s Enterprises today on (734) 595-3232.

We spend more time in our bathrooms than we might think. From getting dressed to brushing our teeth, taking a shower or bath and doing our makeup. Since we spend so much time in our bathrooms we deserve it to be luxurious. Shower doors of old were less expensive and made of thin glass ranging from 1/8” to 3/16”. These older doors needed metal frames around the edges to hold the glass together and therefore have no exposed edges of glass. These metal frames were needed to maintain their structural integrity but these doors quickly gather water and soap scum around the metal crevices that leads to mildew and corrosion.

Alternatives to Framed Glass Shower Doors

Frameless glass shower doors are seamless, tempered glass enclosures that can be a single door or custom made and are installed with exceptional structural integrity. They can be used for stand-alone showers and as frameless bathtub screens. There are options for the glass you choose too: clear glass, rain glass, frosted glass, bronze glass, grey glass or Low-Iron glass. Low-Iron glass can get rid of any greenish hue that will allow for a crystal-clear visual in the bathroom.

Pros of Frameless Glass Shower Doors

1. Cleaner. Your shower will be the focal point of the bathroom with clean thick panels of frameless glass.
2. Easy to maintain & hygienic. There aren’t any crevices so the panels are easier to clean.
3. Modern. This new trend is much nicer than a rattling old framed door.
4. Durable superior craftsmanship. These doors are made of thick tempered glass that is stronger and less likely to break.
5. Glass protectant. Adding Clear Shield will make your glass shower “hydro-phobic” because this treatment is bonded to the glass and will cause the water to bead on the surface.
6. Recyclable. Glass is recyclable whereas shower curtains made of vinyl are not and are dumped in the garbage where they won’t decompose.
7. Completely customizable. You get to choose how you want it to look from size, height, width, glass type the color of the hardware.
8. Brighter, sleeker look. Light isn’t blocked with frameless glass shower doors making them great for small spaces.

High Return on Bathroom Remodel Home Improvements

The initial cost of frameless glass doors will be a little more but in the long run, they will cost less because frameless glass doors are more durable than showers that are framed and are also easier to clean. This will keep their like-new condition for longer and their value will last for years. A remodeled bathroom with upgrades bring the biggest return on your investment when you go to sell your home. The cost of a remodel is marginal compared to the benefits which explains the recent increase in frameless glass doors being part of bathroom renovations.

Frameless Glass Shower Door Installation in Canton, Taylor, Garden City, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti & Wayne County, Michigan

Do you have an outdated bathroom? It doesn’t take a lot to turn your bathroom into a space you’ll want to spend more time. Contact Dan’s Enterprises to advise you on all your options when it comes to upgrading your bathroom. They have experience in the installation of frameless glass shower doors. Give us a call today!

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