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What’s a Glazier & Why Would I Need One?

Glaziers, if you couldn’t guess by the name, work in pastry shops and specialize in various kinds of frostings, both in their mixture and application to baked goods.</br></br>HAHAHAHAHA! Just kidding – glaziers don’t glaze your donuts, at least not as a profession.</br></br>Glaziers are glass fitters, and are experts in all the ways that glass may be wedged into doors, windows, walls and wherever else you might want some glass.</br></br><strong>Glaziers: Trade Artisans</strong></br></br>Glaziers have been around as long as there’s been glass, but they didn’t always have the sugary-sounding name. Glassworkers come in many different stripes (think glassblowers, glass makers and glass engineers), but glaziers are a particular sort that specialize in cutting, fitting and glazing.</br></br><strong>Glazing: A Verb Defined</strong></br></br>To “glaze” a piece of glass is to fix it into a frame so that it a) won’t fall out and b) won’t allow a draft or water through the seam. This can be done in a lot of different ways, but the most familiar method to laypeople is with putty.</br></br>A “single-glazed” window is one that has only a single piece of glass in the frame or sash. Nowadays, though, windows may be double-glazed or even tripled-glazed to add durability and increase insulation.</br></br>Those benefits do come with one big caveat, though: If you break a triple-glazed sash you’re going to need a whole new window … or a very good glazier.</br></br><strong>Commercial vs. Residential Glazing</strong></br></br>Commercial glazing is a prominent area of work for glaziers; one look at a bay-window storefront or skyscraper and you can probably understand why.</br></br>But, residential homes require intricate glazing as well, in all kinds of places: setting handmade stained-glass panels, fitting skylights and installing floating glass shower doors are just a few examples.</br></br>So, if you’re looking for some hardcore glazing and you’re not talking about donuts, consider contacting a pro glazier to go over your ideas – and look for one locally on <a href="https://porch.com/">Porch.com</a>.
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