Window Pane Options: Single, Double or Triple

By Ellen Rogers

Selecting and buying new windows for your home isn’t as easy as it may seem. There are hundreds of options to consider, from the glass to the frame to the style and finish. It’s important to choose windows that will not only be right for your home’s aesthetic, but also the climate where you live. […]

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What Are Glass Options for Windows?

By Trey Barrineau

There are many glass options for windows for your home. Most residential windows today come with two panes, or lites, of glass in the frame. Some super-energy-efficient windows have three or even four pieces of glass, though the latter is fairly rare (and expensive). If you’re shopping for windows for your home on Glass.com, our […]

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Vinyl Window Colors: How the Game Has Changed

By Nick St. Denis

  From a color standpoint, picking out doors and windows may have been a little boring back in the day—heck, even just a few years ago. But thanks to recent advancements in laminates and coatings, they are now available in a wide range of colors. Let’s take a look at how and why the color […]

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Glass Detective Question – “R Value” vs. “U Value” of Glass

By Daniel Snow

Question:  Glass Detective, Can you tell me how to calculate the “R Value” for a piece of glass based on its “U-Value”? I have an issue with a building inspector in my town based on energy codes, and my wall area must achieve a certain overall “R-Value” for me to get a certificate of occupancy […]

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Glass Detective Question – Glass Balustrade

By Daniel Snow

Question: Hello, Would you please advice me whether to choose between laminated or tempered glass for a frameless glass balustrade on my balcony in the 4th floor of a building; and is 15mm (in case of tempered glass) or 16mm (in case of laminated 8*8mm) considered safe or should i ask for a thicker glass? […]

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Door Glass Options: Which Ones are Right for Your Home

By Ellen Rogers

When it comes to the front door, homeowners have hundreds of options to create a unique aesthetic and build eye-catching curb appeal. One option is to select an entry door that includes glass—and the list of those options is equally impressive. Glass options include textured and decorative selections in a wide range of sizes, configurations […]

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Locating Air Leaks in Your Windows and Doors

By Tara Taffera

It’s a common problem—that draft you feel coming in through your window or door. Obviously if you feel the air coming in, then you have air going out as well. If your windows or doors are old, yes you may need new ones. But first, check for air leaks, as there may be an easy […]

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Is the Panoramic Sunroof Here to Stay?

By Jordan Scott

If you’re looking to buy a new car with a panoramic sunroof, you’ll have to count out the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai scrapped the feature in all of its 2018 Sonata models as part of a redesign. The official reason, as listed on the Hyundai USA website, is to improve “weight and real world fuel […]

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Saving Money with ENERGY STAR Rated Windows and Doors

By Daniel Snow

  What is ENERGY STAR? You’ve probably heard of ENERGY STAR and even seen the logo– Maybe on a new refrigerator or television. But do you know what it really means? ENERGY STAR was established by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as part of the Clean Air Act to reduce pollution The goal was […]

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4 Easy Steps to Choosing a New Main Door Design

By Daniel Snow

First impressions are everything. This doesn’t just hold true when meeting new people for the first time; your home makes a first impression too. Whether it’s guests for a dinner party, visiting family, friends, or potential buyers, your home’s curb appeal leaves a lasting impression. Does your home impress, or lack luster? Your home’s main […]

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