One thing that I loved about my house when we bought it three years ago was the greenhouse in the yard. I knew that it needed a lot of work, but knew that I would eventually get around to making the repairs and would have a wonderful greenhouse to spend my free time in. I had to do some research to find out about replacing the glass panels that had been broken over the years. I wanted to be sure that the glass I was installing wasn't going to stop the sun's nutrients from reaching the plants and that the glass would be durable and last for many years. If you are building or repairing a greenhouse, visit through my blog to learn all about the glass that should be used.
Until you can get a technician to come and fix it, a crack in your shower door glass will be very unsettling to look at. If you let it spread too far, your shower door or wall could even shatter while you're in the bathroom and cause significant injuries. To help you temporarily patch up a crack in shower glass and prevent it from spreading, don't forget to try these three tools.
Since shower doors and walls are typically so thick, any cracks that form will probably create a lot of tiny glass shards. If you don't do anything about these shards, they'll slowly grind against the glass they're stuck on and contribute to the existing crack widening.
For removing stubborn glass shards that are partially fused to the glass around the crack, a small pair of tweezers like the one you'd use to pluck an eyebrow are ideal. Trying to remove all of the shards with your hands will just lead to painful cuts.
The problem with big cracks in a shower door or wall is that they tend to worsen because of the pressure placed on them by the glass above. Without some kind of sealant to strengthen the affected glass, a sizable crack is practically guaranteed to spread eventually.
Filling the crack with super glue is a good way to add temporary structural strength. For a strong seal, make sure to use your tweezers beforehand to completely remove loose glass shards from the crack.
In addition to its many other uses, duct tape is great for covering the surface of a crack after you (temporarily) seal it with super glue. As long as you use enough duct tape, you should be able to shower normally for awhile before the tape starts peeling off.
If you put duct tape on both sides of the crack, it'll also put just enough pressure on the glass to significantly slow down a crack that's in the process of spreading.
Of course, when you're applying the tape, you should make sure that you're not pressing so hard on the crack that you cause the entire shower door or wall to shatter.
It's a race against time to keep a crack in the bathroom from spreading until your only option is replacing a shower door or wall. Additionally, since the real possibility of shattering can be so terrifying if you're taking a shower at the time, you shouldn't put off finding the necessary tools to give the crack some temporary structural durability. For more information on glass services, talk to a company like S & S Glass and Door Inc.