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The Case of the Solvent vs. Carbon Based Urethane

October 26, 2017

Question: Hi Glass Detective, When choosing between a solvent based urethane and a carbon based urethane, what goes into your factoring? James N. Glendale, AZ Answer: James, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective with your question regarding the use of urethane products. As you may know, there are a number of urethane products on […]

Make a Grand Entrance with a Refreshed Front Door

October 24, 2017

A home isn’t just a shelter; it’s a place that holds memories and reflects personality. As people walk toward your house, they tend to notice the landscaping and general appearance of the home, but as they wait for you to greet them and let them inside, they’re probably looking at your front door. An outdated […]

Window Pane Options: Single, Double or Triple

October 19, 2017

Selecting and buying new windows for your home isn’t as easy as it may seem. There are hundreds of options to consider, from the glass to the frame to the style and finish. It’s important to choose windows that will not only be right for your home’s aesthetic, but also the climate where you live. […]

What Are Glass Options for Windows?

October 17, 2017

There are many glass options for windows for your home. Most residential windows today come with two panes, or lites, of glass in the frame. Some super-energy-efficient windows have three or even four pieces of glass, though the latter is fairly rare (and expensive). If you’re shopping for windows for your home on Glass.com, our […]

Vinyl Window Colors: How the Game Has Changed

October 16, 2017

    From a color standpoint, picking out doors and windows may have been a little boring back in the day—heck, even just a few years ago. But thanks to recent advancements in laminates and coatings, they are now available in a wide range of colors. Let’s take a look at how and why the […]

Door Glass Options: Which Ones are Right for Your Home

October 11, 2017

When it comes to the front door, homeowners have hundreds of options to create a unique aesthetic and build eye-catching curb appeal. One option is to select an entry door that includes glass—and the list of those options is equally impressive. Entry door glass options include textured and decorative selections in a wide range of […]

Locating Air Leaks in Your Windows and Doors

September 20, 2017

It’s a common problem—that draft you feel coming in through your window or door. Obviously, if you feel the air coming in, then you have air going out as well. If your windows or doors are old, yes you may need new ones. But first, check for air leaks, as there may be an easy […]

Is the Panoramic Sunroof Here to Stay?

September 19, 2017

If you’re looking to buy a new car with a panoramic sunroof (also referred to as a ‘panoramic moonroof’), you’ll have to count out the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai scrapped the feature in all of its 2018 Sonata models as part of a redesign. The official reason, as listed on the Hyundai USA website, is […]

Saving Money with ENERGY STAR Rated Windows and Doors

September 13, 2017

What is ENERGY STAR? You’ve probably heard of ENERGY STAR and even seen the logo– Maybe on a new refrigerator or television. But do you know what it really means? ENERGY STAR was established by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as part of the Clean Air Act to reduce pollution The goal was to […]

4 Easy Steps to Choosing a New Main Door Design

September 12, 2017

First impressions are everything. This doesn’t just hold true when meeting new people for the first time; your home makes a first impression too. Whether it’s guests for a dinner party, visiting family, friends, or potential buyers, your home’s curb appeal leaves a lasting impression. Does your home impress, or lack luster? Your home’s main […]

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