Glass.com Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 the Aftermarket Quality Windshield

Question regarding OEM vs. aftermarket glass: Dear Glass Detective, A very well-known windshield replacement company contends that their aftermarket glass is no different than the Audi OEM glass. When I had my windshield replaced by this company, Audi said that they could not replace the windshield because the glass had internal defects (“ripples”) which prevented […]

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The Case of the Counterfeit Glass

Question regarding counterfeit glass: Hello, I have a glass panel that arrived snapped in half inside its carton. This was mean to be toughened safety glass, but I thought that always shattered?? Is someone selling me dodgy glass? Jay T. -New Zealand Answer regarding counterfeit glass: Dear Jay, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective […]

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The Case of the Shattering Patio Doors

Question regarding shattering patio doors: Dear Glass Detective, I am looking for alternatives to replace glass in patio doors. All three doors in my home suffered spontaneous breakage; possibly due to metal inclusion of some type. The home is almost 7 years old (2011) and the breakages have occurred at intervals. The last one was […]

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What is Sunroof Detachment?

The Sunny Side of Sunroofs Sunroofs can be a great upgrade option for car owners looking to get a little more sunshine on their face and wind in their hair. Most everyone who has had a sunroof make it a must-have requirement for any of their future cars. Sunroofs have come a long way since […]

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Why Does a Windshield Cost What it Does?

Why Does a Windshield Cost What it Does? A question we often receive is “How much does it cost to replace a windshield?” Unfortunately,  there isn’t a clear answer because there are many variables that will affect the cost of a windshield. The easy answer is “about $300” which is the average cost that consumers […]

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The Use of Bulletproof Glass in Schools

In light of recent events the use (or lack thereof) of “bulletproof” glass in schools has come under fire. Let’s start by addressing the fact is that there is no such thing as bulletproof glass. What movies, the media, and pop culture commonly refer to as bulletproof glass is in fact bullet-resistant glass. Bulletproof would […]

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Decoding Door Lock Options

Looking at a new front door, or just want to change out your lock? There are a ton of door lock options. In years past, if you wanted extra security you went for a deadbolt. Technology has evolved quite a bit since then. Here’s everything you need to know about door locks and automation. This […]

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How to Remove Stickers from Car Windows

  During the past decade bumper stickers have become less and less popular, while the popularity of putting stickers on a car’s backglass has grown tremendously. From stick figure families, to 5K races, and landmarks, these stickers give people a sense if individuality- showing other drivers what they’re passionate about- while at the same time […]

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What Is Back Painted Glass and What are its Uses?

Back painted glass is a unique use of glass that has been growing in popularity in recent years. It is essentially exactly what it sounds like- glass that has been painted on the back side. That way, from the front side, the glass is no longer translucent, but instead a solid color. Uses of Back […]

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Window Shapes and Sizes Vary Greatly

There are a huge number of window shapes and sizes on the market today, and because they are frequently made to order, windows can be manufactured in just about any look, color or style you can imagine. While the design possibilities are nearly endless, the reality is that most people can’t afford to order windows […]

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