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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The Case of Glass Thermal Ratings

By Lyle Hill

Question: What is the thermal rating for laminated glass compared with double glazing? Is double glazing safety glass the same as laminated glass.? Thank you. -Dave H. Papakura, New Zealand Answer: Dave, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective with your question regarding what you refer to as “glass thermal ratings”. The quick response is […]

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The Case of Laminated Versus Double Glazed Glass

By Lyle Hill

Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am building a retirement home for my husband and I, and have had two quotes – one for laminated glass and the other for double glazed glass, the second one being more expensive. I do not understand the supplier’s explanation of the differences between the two. Could you help me […]

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How Hurricane Season Affects Homeowners

By Ellen Rogers

November is usually a quiet month for hurricanes, but the last day of the season isn’t over until November 30. Given 2017 was atypical, many parts of Texas and Florida are still struggling to recover post-hurricanes Harvey and Irma; damage estimates from those combined storms could be between $150 billion and $200 billion. But whatever […]

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The Case of the Glass Staircase Railing

By Lyle Hill

Question: Dear Glass Detective, We would like glass to go clear down to our stair landing. We know it needs to be safety glass. If one were to fall down the stairs, into the glass, and break through it, they would fall another 5ft. down to a deck. We assume a guard rail might be […]

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Pilkington Creates Specialized Discount Program with Glass.com® for Its Customers

By Daniel Snow

  Pilkington created a customized program for its customers that become Glass.com Affiliates. As part of the new program, Pilkington customers receive discounted lead fees, waived sign up fees, and free downloads from install instruction databases. Pilkington dealers will not only receive leads directly from Glass.com, but also expand their web presence by having the […]

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The Case of the Tractor Windshield

By Lyle Hill

Question: Dear Glass Detective, Kubota offers a tempered glass windshield for 2 of their models that have a maximum speed of 25 mph. The model I have is supposed to go 29 mph and Kubota says that’s too fast for the tempered windshield. Their tempered model is $750 and the laminated model is $1200. Does […]

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What is the Process for Installing a Door?

By Penny Stacey

So, you have found yourself in need of a new door for your house. Whether it’s a front door, interior door or patio door, there are a range of options available and much to consider. What material would you like? What type of hardware? What style is your home? How much glass do you want […]

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The Easy Way to Wash and Clean Your Windows

By Nick St. Denis

There are many ways to clean your windows, and if you’ve found a great method that works perfectly to your standards, then by all means, keep doing what you’re doing. But if you’re finding that the technique you’ve grown accustomed to just isn’t getting the job done, then take note of some of these tips […]

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Decorative Glass for Windows and Doors: The Basics and Beyond

By Nick St. Denis

Decorative glass is relatively self-explanatory. After all, it is just that: glass that has decorative elements. We’ve included photos of some examples here. The product can serve a variety of functions. First and foremost, it is used to enhance the aesthetics of a space, whether it’s a design in the glass on your door or […]

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The Case of the Re-purposed Shower Door

By Lyle Hill

Question: I would like to re-purpose a 1/4″ (6mm) tempered glass shower door as a sloped awning over an entry. The dimensions of the glass are 30″x60″. My question is whether there is a chart available that can tell you what thickness of glass is needed for what loads? There would be a 40″ span, […]

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