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Important Updates – Affiliates

November 16, 2017

Pricing Updates We have new and exciting updates to our pricing structure which is certain to benefit Affiliates! has moved from monthly subscription fees to a pay-per-lead structure. This has a number of benefits including:   You only pay when you receive leads. If we aren’t performing, you aren’t paying. No need to purchase […] Operations Manager Speaks at Auto Glass Week 2017

November 15, 2017

Daniel Snow, operations manager for, spoke at a seminar during Auto Glass Week regarding how companies can better reach millennial consumers. Snow gave key insights into the growing demographic who will soon outspend baby boomers in the marketplace. He pressed the importance of an online presence because that’s where the majority of the millennial […]

The Case of Glass Thermal Ratings

November 14, 2017

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 […]

The Case of Laminated Versus Double Glazed Glass Units

November 14, 2017

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 […]

How Hurricane Season Affects Homeowners

November 14, 2017

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 […]

The Case of the Tractor Windshield

November 7, 2017

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 […]

What is the Process for Installing a Door?

October 30, 2017

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 […]

Decorative Glass for Windows and Doors: The Basics and Beyond

October 27, 2017

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 […]

The Case of the Re-purposed Shower Door

October 26, 2017

Question: Dear Glass Detective, 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 […]

The Case of the Skylight Replacement

October 26, 2017

Question: Hi Glass Detective, I am replacing an old bubble type skylight with a curb mount Velux. I have a few tall fir trees around my house and in storms have huge pine cone and some branches come bouncing on the roof. Is it best to get a tempered or laminated glass skylight for best […]