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The Case of the Earthquake Doors

January 31, 2018

The Glass Detective answers a question about how to choose sliding glass doors if you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes. If you're looking to replace sliding glass doors and live in an earthquake prone area, this article is for you!

A Glass Wall Can Partition Off Modern Office Spaces

January 31, 2018

When most people think of glass used in construction, they typically envision familiar things such as windows and skylights. But there are also many uses for glass inside a structure. They carry different names, such as glass wall, window wall, glass partition or glass office, but they all do something similar.

Understanding Insulating Glass Windows

January 31, 2018

You walk in a window showroom, and start talking to a salesperson about energy efficiency. He explains all the advantages and intricacies of the IG unit to you. If you are like most of us, he has lost you already with that acronym. Learn all about insulating glass windows here.

Ten Tips to Replacing Historic Windows

January 29, 2018

When researching new windows and doors for an historic home, you will find that it is possible to preserve that historic style when making your new window and door purchase. Follow these steps to find a company and products that will preserve your historic home’s integrity while offering great new views!

The Case of Replacing Glass Damaged with Bullet Hole

January 25, 2018

The Glass Detective addresses the question of what type of glass to use in the event that your window has been damaged with a bullet hole. Laminated? Tempered? Bullet resistant glass? Read on to find out.

Are You Ready for Driverless Cars?

January 22, 2018

Many automotive companies are in development stages of these new autonomous vehicles—and there are good reasons for it, including fewer traffic accidents and improved fuel efficiency and emissions. Check out our self-driving car predictions here.

Low-Quality Lidar Keeps Self-Driving Cars in the Slow Lane

January 18, 2018

Would you be comfortable taking a ride in a self-driving car? If you’ve got hesitation, you’re not alone. According to a recent Gartner Consumer Trends in Automotive survey, 55 percent of the consumers it surveyed aren’t on board with letting technology takeover completely. Learn about self-driving cars and Lidar.

The Case of Load Resistance for Tempered Glass

January 18, 2018

The Glass Detective explores different types of load resistance that glass must endure including wind load and dead load and the best method for finding these figures for different types of glass. Find out more.

The Case of the Clear Glass Shelving

January 16, 2018

The Glass Detective explores options for glass shelving used for furniture when a concerned citizen inquires about glass tint colors. Be it blue, green or clear, different tints can be applied to the glass to achieve the desired look. Learn more.

Do You Know What a BiFold Door Is?

January 4, 2018

One of the biggest trends in home design in recent years is the concept of seamless indoor-outdoor living. Learn about BiFold doors a as well as other types of patio & sliding doors. Learn more.