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Glass Shops and Scratched Glass

Every glass shop in existence has been blamed for delivering glass with scratches. The reality is that 99% of the time this comes up, the glass was delivered in Factory Spec Condition. Yet, every glass shop I have talked to has occasionally received glass with scratches from their suppliers. There is a lot of handling from the factory to your shop, and a lot of opportunity for glass scratches. That is why so many shops have invested in a restoration system. Unfortunately, few have bought the correct tools, received the correct training, and had the time to perfect their skills. These kits usually sit on the shelf collecting dust until they are stolen or sold on ebay. Either way it is a loss of at least a thousand dollars.

Warranty Service for Scratched Glass

Glass Restoration Inc. is a warranty agent for many glass shops throughout Florida. If your company ends up on the hook for the replacement costs, call us. It is very likely that we can save a substantial amount of money for your company, and keep your customers happy too. 

Should you restore glass?

As a Glass Shop, it is a bit of a two edged sword to restore glass. Here is why. If your efforts to restore a piece of glass on a site fail, your next option is to sell them more glass. This sounds like money in the bank, but is it? It may appear that you charge for the restoration effort, and then for the new glass (or just lose time and money for a failed effort). Contractors and Owners may assume that they are being double charged to get the glass. Also, will your competitors, the other glass shops in town, want to hire you? Generally, the answer is "No". Another reason is that you may be assuming the responsibility and liability for the surrounding areas where your work takes place. One mistake could result in losses rather than gains. Why not leave that to the Glass Restoration Professionals that just restore glass. 

We Are Your Trade Partner 

We do not sell glass. We do not compete with Glass and Mirror shops. We support your efforts by providing a service designed to keep you as profitable as possible. We also refer our customers to our Trade Partners. Call us, we are here to help you look good and save cash. 

A reoccurring trend is for glass shops to try to get into the restoration side of glass work. In the past decade, nearly every glass shop bought a system for nearly $2000, and shortly thereafter realized it is a separate craft altogether, and they failed to master the craft due to the hundreds of hours needed to actually get good at it. Those systems sat on the shelf until they were stolen or discarded. They realized that they made their money and kept their highest reputation doing what they knew and did best, Selling, Fabricating, and Installing glass. As all the most successful companies have learned, diversifying did not lead to greater success at all. In fact, nearly all of them abandoned the effort and the cash they invested.

It is happening again, this time in the form of buying a franchise. The franchise equipment is a notch or two better than the previous iteration, but the learning curve remains the same. If you can dedicate a couple hundred hours of unprofitable time, and can afford the failures that will come, and not damage your good reputation for what you do best, you might get good at it, but you are not likely to ever achieve the consistantly excellent results of a restoration specialist.

Heart surgeons make poor brain surgeons. It is just the way it is. 


Glass Restoration Inc. 2818 Grafton St, Sarasota FL 34231. 941-923-9679 Office 941-295-7342 Fax



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