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Always use sealer or a gasket
Glass tends to expand with heat (thermal expansion coefficient), you should never install a glass pane in direct contact with a hard surface. Use a gasket or sealer to compensate for this expansion.
Glass must be stored dry, ventilated, and protected from the weather. The edges of a glass pane shouldn't be in direct contact with hard or rough surfaces.
Use neoprene fits (60 Shore-A hardness)
This is the best material to rest the weight of your glass panes on. The fits should be at least 10cm long, and located every 1/4 the size of the glass' bottom edge.
Clean your aluminum frames
Always clean the aluminum frame and glass pane thoroughly before applying the sealer. Try using isopropyl alcohol and a colorless cotton cloth for best results.
Only install perfect glass panes
Don't install glass panes that have damaged edges. Bruised, cracked or chipped edges can produce future damage to the rest of the glass piece.
Glass installation and sealing
You should only install the amount of glass panes that you can seal that same day. Leaving an unsealed joint is not recommended, because this can allow dust and grime to contaminate the edges and complicate the sealing process.
Outdoor joint design
In this case, you must consider the thermal dilatation coefficient of the materials you wish to join. The thermal coefficient for a glass-glass joint is 0.000009 mm/mm.