Glass.com Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

By Daniel Snow

If you’re looking for glass, you’ve come to the right place! Glass.com is the leading resource for anything and everything glass-related. What is Glass.com? Glass.com is a portal about all things glass including auto, residential, and architectural glass as well as related glass products such as tabletops, shower doors, mirrors, windows, window film, and more. […]

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Don’t Fall Prey to a Cheap Independent Windshield Technician

By Nick St. Denis

The windshield plays a critical role in the safety of your vehicle. Not only does it serve as the window to your view of the road and can protect you from flying debris, but it also is important in maintaining the structural integrity—and safety—of the vehicle itself. A proper windshield installation is vital to ensuring […]

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Paying the Price: Cost Considerations for Windows and Doors

By Nick St. Denis

Materials, manufacturing, logistical and application considerations—all affect the final cost of you pay for the windows and doors you purchase. In order to help you get a better understanding of where the cost of your windows and doors comes from, why it may fluctuate up and down over time depending on the circumstance, and why […]

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Steps to Fixing that Shattered Sunroof

By Tara Taffera

A sunroof is a great feature for your car, though there are some issues you will have to watch for such as leaks, malfunctioning buttons or shattered glass. No one wants to have to deal with a shattered sunroof, but, if it does happen to you, Glass.com has some steps to take until you schedule […]

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The Case of the Stained—and we mean “Stained” – Fireplace Glass

By Lyle Hill

Question about removing stain from fireplace glass: Dear Glass Detective, HELP!!! How do I remove a smear of mineral spirits from glass fireplace screen? We painted the fireplace screen and removed some drops of paint from the glass with mineral spirits, but now the mineral spirits has left stains on the glass. What do we […]

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How to Save Energy During Cold Weather

By Trey Barrineau

The winter months bring lower temperatures – and higher energy bills. One of the biggest sources of heat loss from a home can be around the windows and doors. Older windows, which often feature just one piece of glass, can be especially chilly. If this is a problem in your home, the best solution may […]

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The Case of the Coffee Table Glass Top

By Daniel Snow

Question about a Coffee Table Glass Top: Hi Glass Detective, Would you recommend a tempered glass top or a laminated glass top for a coffee table with very little underneath support? Thank you, Jim R. Answer regarding a Coffee Table Glass Top: Jim, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective regarding your request for some […]

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Are Your Windows Deadly to Birds?

By Ellen Rogers

For many homeowners, it’s an all-too-common occurrence: birds flying into your windows and patio door glass. Your first instinct may be to think “What’s wrong with this bird? Why does it keep flying into the glass?” Some people might think it’s because the birds don’t know any better, but the problem usually is much more […]

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The Case of the Earthquake Doors

By Daniel Snow

The Glass Detective answers a question about how to choose sliding glass doors if you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes. If you’re looking to replace sliding glass doors and live in an earthquake prone area, this article is for you!

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A Glass Wall Can Partition Off Modern Office Spaces

By Trey Barrineau

When most people think of glass used in construction, they typically envision familiar things such as windows and skylights. But there are also many uses for glass inside a structure. They carry different names, such as glass wall, window wall, glass partition or glass office, but they all do something similar.

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Understanding Insulating Glass Windows

By Tara Taffera

You walk in a window showroom, and start talking to a salesperson about energy efficiency. He explains all the advantages and intricacies of the IG unit to you. If you are like most of us, he has lost you already with that acronym. Learn all about insulating glass windows here.

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