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 Glass Canopy

Question about Designing a Glass Canopy: Hi Glass Detective, I would like to build a glass canopy over an outdoor area. I envisage installing a mono-pitch glass canopy at about 30 deg pitch which is connected on one side (4.8m long – the highest side) to the house via a stringer. From the high point […]

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The Case of the Glass Shield for Equipment

Question regarding a glass shield for heat and debris protection: Glass Detective, We have a piece of equipment with a window using four (4) glazing panes. two(2) panes are the inner operator side consists of a lexan type product made by Bayer. The other (2) two consists of one pane ceram type glass to withstand […]

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What is the Best Way to Detail Auto Glass?

Why Detail Your Auto Glass? Properly detailed auto glass not only gives your car a beautiful, finished appearance to match the freshly waxed paint job and shined tires, it also ensures the safety of you as the driver, your passengers, and other people on the road. Peering through a dirty window can be dangerous as […]

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The Case of the Best Insulating Window

Question regarding the best replacement windows for energy efficiency and noise reduction:   Hello Glass Detective, I am trying to figure out the best option to replace my windows throughout the house. I am looking for both energy efficiency and noise reduction. I can go with: -triple pane with Krypton gas for a bit of […]

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How to Clean Your TV Screens and Computer Monitors

From the television to the computer to the tablets, screens and monitors are all around your house. As more and more devices move into the touch-screen mode, you may very well find you’re frequently cleaning TV screens and computer monitors. While you may be quick to grab some paper towels, glass cleaner and start wiping […]

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Door Hardware Standards Protect Life, Property

For door hardware to be effective at protecting life and property, its properties must be measurable. That’s where door hardware standards come into play. These are determined by organizations in the design and construction industry, and they list technical requirements and best practices for safe buildings. Because of that, they can guide manufacturers and sellers […]

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Glass.com Visits Chihuly Garden and Glass

Visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass What does glass have to do with Seattle Washington’s top-rated tourist attraction? Well, everything—almost. Chihuly Garden and Glass is a pristine gem among the hustle and bustle of the Lower Queen Anne section of Seattle. It is positioned in a prime location almost directly beneath the iconic Space Needle. The […]

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What is a Transom Window?

Transom Windows You’ve probably seen transom windows on houses more times than you can count, but you might not know what they are or what purpose they serve. Transom windows are named as such because they are located over top of a window or door’s transom- this is the beam that separates the top of […]

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Mirror Cleaning: What’s the Best Way to Do It?

Mirrors are an important part of modern life. In addition to helping us comb our hair and drive our cars, they play important roles in science and medicine. And much like traditional glass, mirrors get dirty and need cleaning. So what’s the best way to clean a mirror? In addition to their functional uses, mirrors […]

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The Case of Laminated Glass Cutting

Question About Cutting Laminated Glass Hello Glass Detective, We have several pieces of laminated safety glass that we are rejecting from a manufacturer and they are trying to tell us laminated safety glass is very difficult to cut and get a perfect edge. So they are saying these chips on the edges and wavy edges […]

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