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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Mirrored Walls vs. Framed Mirrors

It used to be that walls of mirrors were for the rich and famous. Think of Versailles, where mirrors were the stuff of kings and queens. Nowadays mirrors are easy to come by. Any one of us can have mirrored walls. Most of us, however, are a little hesitant of mirrored walls in our homes. […]

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Why Are Commercial Buildings Made of Glass?

Architects and designers are increasingly using glass in buildings, such as skyscrapers, because of its adaptability and versatility. Glass improves a building’s appearance and ambiance by allowing light in, providing a sense of space, and adding simple modernity and flair. However, the qualities and applications of glass are far from solitary or straightforward. When choosing […]

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What is the Best Glass for a Front Door?

The Case of the Front Door Fenestration Question: Dear Glass Detective, What is the best glass for a front door? Beth R.   Answer: Dear Beth, Thank you for reaching out to the Glass Detective at Glass.com with your question regarding the best choice for glass to be installed in your front door. While you […]

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What Are Different Wine Glasses For?

The proper serving of wine is an art to perfect. Every wine connoisseur knows that different wine glasses serve unique purposes for the wine it holds. Knowing these differences will help you enhance the experience of wine sipping for you and your guests.   Anatomy of the Wine Glass A basic lesson on the terminology […]

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What is the Best Wine Glass?

The best wine glass will capture the fullness of the wine’s flavor and aroma and allow your taste buds to appreciate the wine fully. Overall, the wine glass enhances the entire experience of wine drinking, although it is not easy to choose just one wine glass that is the best. What is considered the best […]

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Are Wine Glasses Necessary?

To answer this question, we turn to science. What does the research say, you ask? Well, a study published in the Journal of Wine Research (yes, that is a real scholarly journal) conducted by Margaret A. Cliff found that wine glass shape had a significant impact on how wine drinkers perceived the intensity of the […]

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What Wine Glasses Do Sommeliers Use?

In any field, experts are the people you turn to for the most trustworthy advice. They are the most knowledgeable in their field and can offer the best recommendations. In the area of wine, sommeliers are the go-to people. Sommeliers are the experts in all things wine.  Beyond their understanding of the wine itself, they […]

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How Can You Tell If a Wine Glass Is Crystal?

Crystal has a particular reputation for being the “fancy” version of glass and is typically used for formal tableware on special occasions. So naturally, this might leave you wondering what’s so special about crystal. The discerning wine enthusiast will want to know how to spot a wine glass that’s made of crystal. Glass Wine Glasses […]

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Preparing For A Hurricane

Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season Hurricanes have ravaged many different areas in North America over the past decade. Severe weather has brought the United States Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey and Irma, Hurricane Michael, and many other tropical storms. These storms cause property damage and death, and injury to those who were not able to […]

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How Flat is Glass?

The Case of Glass Tolerances Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the tolerances for ¼” glass as far as flatness or being level is concerned? Thank you, Brent R. Answer: Dear Brent, Thank you for contacting the Glass.com Glass Detective with your questions concerning the tolerances or “flatness” for what you are referring to as […]

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