by jennifer frakes

A bathroom remodel may sound like a daunting and time-consuming task, but installing new mirrors and shower doors is a quick and easy way to turn an outdated bathroom into a beautiful, spa-like space. Older, metal-framed shower and tub enclosures may be hiding mold and mildew and could be difficult to use. Furthermore, the existing glass may not meet current safety requirements. Frameless and semi-frameless enclosures with new hardware will beautify your bathroom, allow for ease of shower entry and exit and create a tighter seal against moisture. Replacing old, spotted mirrors with framed or unframed high-quality mirrors can complete the new look.

“Today’s technology allows for some amazing options when it comes to glass and mirrors,” stated Jim Lafenhagen, Owner of Sea Breeze Glass and Construction, Inc. “We have several vendors that use water jet cutting machines to make custom shapes that were previously unavailable. Also, high tech polishers can make beautiful edges and face bevels,” explained Lafenhagen. The choices may seem overwhelming, but many contractors have showrooms that display various products and design ideas. For example, the front office at Sea Breeze guides customers through the decision-making process and provides cost estimates.

Once a product and design is chosen, an in-home measurement appointment is made. Typically, these appointments can be scheduled within days. During the visit, the installers will check the opening for plumb level, measure the opening and go over hardware options. The custom glass is then ordered, and installation takes place shortly thereafter.

According to Lafenhagen, in most cases two installers will come to the home for a quick and easy installation. “Our installers have 50 years of experience between them and a wealth of knowledge about the products and materials,” revealed Lafenhagen. The installers will set 1/2-inch shims on the curb of the shower/tub enclosure, set the glass on the shims, plumb the glass and mark holes for hinges. Our installers do beautiful work which is something that we are proud of. Before the installers leave the home, they will make sure that all screws are tightened and the glass is completely secure. It’s that simple – with two quick, in-home appointments, a previously dated and dingy bathroom can become a spa-like space with a fresh new look.

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Name of Business:        Sea Breeze Glass and Construction, Inc.
Owner:            Jim Lafenhagen
Years in Position:        22
Year of Establishment:    1991
Address:            14025 Poway Rd, Suite C Poway, CA 92064
Phone:            858-486-0205
Description of Business:    Sea Breeze Glass and Construction, Inc. is a full service glass shop. We have 35 years of experience and specialize in high-end residential shower enclosures, custom mirrors (framed and non-framed), expert dual glaze window replacement, retro fit and new construction windows and doors, window and door hardware replacement, vanishing, sliding, swinging, and fixed screens. We can also install new or repair existing aluminum storefront and storefront doors. We provide both commercial and residential services. We offer a 5% military discount, and we give back to our local community by donations and fundraisers.