Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scratched glass in Florida

Busch Gardens, Florida.
We are underway on a restoration project at Busch Gardens, Tampa, for the new Penguin exhibit. This exhibit was formerly the Otter exhibit. Otters are very damaging to glass, due to their habit of shell cracking. Where they would normally lay a stone on their stomach to crack open oysters or abalone, they were fascinated by the hardness of glass, thus nearly destroying their own exhibit. We are currently repairing the scratched glass for the future penguin exhibit opening in December, 2014.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Four Seasons glass repair

The crew on the 16th floor balcony

Working on the new Four Seasons Resort in Orlando Florida

Stunning new resort ended up with a bunch of scratched glass from improper cleaning techniques. We also found pitted glass from tile setters saw. Those guys need to protect the glass behind the saw. Being stupid is very expensive. Wake up guys! There is more to think about than the job you are doing.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Four Seasons hotel in Orlando Florida

We were selected for restorative services by Turner Construction after we did a side by side comparison to another company that could not achieve the results that we achieve on a daily basis.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Glass Restoration Inc and Homes by West Bay

We are happy to announce that we have just added Homes by West Bay to our growing list of clients. We look forward to years of working with them to reduce losses due to scratched glass. We are professional glass restorers. 941-923-9679 Land Line 941-295-7342 Fax

Friday, August 22, 2014

Scratched glass repair in the Bahamas?

This is a beautiful Bahamian style home on Casey Key Florida. The dead give away that I am not in Nassau is my van in the picture. I can repair scratched glass there, but I will not be taking my van.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scratched glass repair in Bonita Springs again

Busy fixing scratched glass. We are professional glass restorers and the guys to call to get it done correctly. 941-923-9679

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Scratched glass repair on Siesta Key

6 new slider panels scratched. 6 new slider panels repaired. Scratched glass is not ruined glass when we can repair scratched glass. We are professional glass restorers. 941-923-9679

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Buffing scratched glass in Lakewood Ranch FL

All the top area builders know and use Glass Restoration Inc. We are not exclusive to builders though. We work for homeowners, car and boat owners and dealerships, as well as furniture shops. Have a nice old glass table with a few scratches? We fix scratched glass furniture. Check out our website at

Monday, July 14, 2014

Repairing scratched glass in Venice Florida

Neal Communities has come to rely on us when they occasionally find scratched glass on their jobs. We have saved them time and money by quickly restoring glass that previously was replaced.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Scratched glass repair on Captiva

Here's our second job today. 2 slider panels and a French door panel repaired. Captiva is a really cool place. I hope to go back for recreation some time.

Scratched glass repair on Sanibel Island

We are on Sanibel Island today, working on a beautiful home with a few scratches left on the glass. They will all be flawless when we are complete.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Scratched glass repair in Tarpon Springs

First time for everything. These professional cleaners never had this happen before. They have an excellent record. Nevertheless, it happened on this job. They saved a bunch of money by calling Glass Restoration Inc, rather than replacement. We fixed it quickly.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mineral deposit removal

This is the picture after we removed the hard water staining.

Mineral deposit from lawn sprinklers removed

This is a picture of a newer home in Bonita Springs. The sprinklers were already making a mess of the glass, and the cleaner had difficulty. We took over with a more advanced method and removed the mineral deposit on 4 windows.

Scratched glass repair in Bonita Springs

Here's the before photo. I know it will be tempting for the other guys to put these photos on their website, but it was us, Glass Restoration Inc, that did the repair. That is why we get calls daily for scratched glass repair jobs from Naples to Pasco County.

After Glass Restoration in Bonita Springs

We repaired 5 severely scratched impact rated sliders in Bonita Springs today. Here's a look after we finished it. Be sure and look at the before photo as well.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

We are professional scratched glass restorers

We are on the team of many top builders, and are available through Hyphen Solutions Supply Pro. We are scratched  glass repair professionals. . Who is that masked man? Barry Barbas, of Glass Restoration Inc. 

Glass Restoration Inc to the rescue

We are on site in Bonita Springs, where a competitor recently failed. Why do we succeed where others cannot? Experience, training, and the correct methods and tools. We are some of the few, nation wide, that can consistently get good results.

Barry Barbas
Glass Restoration Inc

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Classic car glass repaired by Barry Barbas, Glass Restoration Inc

Classic car glass is difficult to find with the correct date codes. Why replace if you can get it restored. Glass Restoration Inc. We are professional glass restorers. 941-923-9679

1969 Corvette glass

Several scratches on a 1969 classic car is not too unusual. What is unusual is having someone to repair the glass. Glass Restoration Inc. 941-923-9679

Friday, June 27, 2014

At work at Diamond Glass and Aluminum

Top window and door suppliers like Diamond Glass and Aluminum know, use, and recommend Glass Restoration Inc. They have seen the work of our competitors, and that is why they use us. They just told us today of a national builder that uses us, tried a competitor from Miami. The result? Resoundingly, they want us for their scratched glass repair needs. They found our work to be superior, and due to the quality,  a better value.  Check us out at

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Customer reviews for Glass Restoration services

Here's a review from yesterday :

All too often we are prone to comment on what we perceive to be the failings of service vendors who don't "measure up".  In this case I do believe Glass Restoration did  the job and did it well!  Thus, I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to avail themselves of their service.


William J. J.

Fixing scratched glass in Land-O-Lakes Florida

6 panel impact rated pgt slider with 5 panels scratched. We fix that!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Installer error on Window in Fort Myers

When installing the window this error was made.  By letting the drill graze the glass surface it left deep marks that cannot be fixed. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Guess which panel the cleaner scratched

If you answered "All of them", you are correct. 9 panels with scraper scratches, some severe. Due to our ability to do forensic work with glass, We can easily spot scraper scratches.

Monday, June 23, 2014

One sloppy sub can make a builder look bad.

I learned this the irritating way, and I see it happen again and again. A builder does a great job of building a home, only to have a sloppy sub ruin the glass. Fortunately, I also learned to fix scratched glass. It saved my rear on a big Siesta Key job, then I put the skills to work for others. I have come to realize that people are not going to stop scratching glass, because it is so easy to do, and slowing down to do their work right is not competitive.

Fixing scratched glass in Lutz

Badly scratched glass on a newly built custom home in Lutz required professional restorative measures. That's why Glass Restoration Inc got the call. This glass will look good when we are complete.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sliding glass door repair in Bonita Springs

Scratched glass repair on a slider panel. Approximately 30 % of the glass was scratched. It was a nice, new, impact rated slider. No need to order a new one. We repaired it for 20% of replacement cost.

Classic car glass

1957 BMW Isetta Restoration Project, Glass Restor…:

69 Camero glass repaired

A beautiful restored 1969 Camero had 2 pieces of glass with issues needing attention. The rear glass had a long, deep scratch, and the driver side door had a big area of soda blast damage. We repaired both pieces in 2 hours time. We saved the owner time and money, and he was able to keep the original glass.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Razor scratched glass in Bonita Springs

On a newly renovated home in Bonita Springs, Florida, the glass was accidentally scratched during cleaning. All 6 panels were impact resistant, new and expensive. We are restoring them for about 10 % of replacement cost.

Monday, June 16, 2014

We fix scratched glass in Punta Gorda

PGI new home with scratches on the glass. We are repairing the glass today to negate the need for a costly replacement.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Metal burn on glass repaired

This image is at the VA hospital in Tampa. A subcontractor on the job was cutting steel and didn't pay attention to where the sparks were flying. They imbedded into the surface of the glass. They actually burn into the glass and fuse to it. We restore metal burned glass.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Silicone staining on butt glass windows

We polish stains from Glass. The joints on butt glass windows have to be sealed, and it is usually clear silicone that is used. Cleaning excess silicone is harder than it looks. Left over silicone shows up later and needs buffed off.

Repairing scratched glass in Quail West, Naples FL

3' x 13' pieces of impact rated glass from Windoor (very expensive and good quality)  doors repaired by Glass Restoration Inc. When quality counts, we get the call.

Scratched glass repair in Tampa

All the top builders know us. We work with them as team members to save profits.

Glass Restoration Inc in Daytona

We have worked on glass jobs to repair the damage left behind from the local scratched glass repair person. Then we went to the track. This bike was raced by Donnie Wright.

Common scraper scratched glass

This is typical of scratches caused by cleaners dry scraping glass.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Glass is temperature sensitive

We monitor the temperature of the glass while we are buffing the scratches out. Too much heat will cause problems.

Fixing scratched glass in Tampa

I can't say enough how much I love M/I Homes as a designer and builder. Their design team is second to none. We repair their occasional scratched glass. If I were to buy a new home by a national builder, I would be foolish not to strongly consider M/I Homes.

The builders use Glass Restoration Inc

Every builder experiences scratched glass at some point. We are team members to all the builders who know us. They have tried others, and selected us for their "Go to"  glass repair guys.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Glass scratch repair in Waterlefe, Bradenton FL

Thanks for the recommendation Fox Mirror and Glass. Every time I get a recommendation from a Glass shop, my job is to make them look good. After all, the glass shop solved the customer's problem by knowing who is able to do the needed work. Since we specialize in glass repair, not replacement, we have honed our craft to the highest level. Few people are able to achieve the quality work that we do every day. Thanks again, Fox Mirror and Glass.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Glass scratch removal training in Venice Florida

Pgt training by the guys at Glass Restoration Inc and IPS. We spent the last two days training PGT employees. Last year PGT saved $150,000 by using the same techniques we use. They count on professionals like us to teach them how to properly restore glass.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Hard water staining on glass in Fort Myers removed

This glass had hard water spots, then on top of that, the chemicals the homeowners used stained the glass further. Glass Restoration Inc fixed it.