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How to Temporarily Cover a Broken Car Window

December 17, 2020

If you have ever broken a car window and needed to cover the hole temporarily, you probably don’t take glass for granted the same way other people do. It’s easy to see why glass is taken for granted. By design, glass is meant to be forgotten. Most often, the purpose of glass is to provide […]

How to Remove Tree Sap From Auto Glass

December 16, 2020

Tree sap can be one of the messiest, most difficult substances you’ll ever have to remove from your car’s windshield. It’s a breeze to remove, though—IF you’re using the right product. We’ll show you what to use (and not use) to get your windshield crystal-clear with the least amount of effort. If you’re not fortunate […]

What is the Most Beautiful Kind of Glass?

December 16, 2020

Question: Dear Glass Detective, In your opinion, what is the most beautiful kind of glass? Thank you, Anna W. Cohoes, NY Answer: Dear Anna, Let me begin by thanking you for making contact with Glass.com® with your request for me, the Glass.com Glass Detective, to give you my opinion of what the most beautiful glass […]

How to Avoid Hitting a Deer and Damaging Your Windshield

December 10, 2020

Last year, deer caused over 1.5 million accidents, accounting for nearly 80% of all animal-related accidents. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your vehicle.

Are Argon Gas Filled Insulated Windows Worth The Cost?

December 3, 2020

One of the most frequently asked questions consumers have when purchasing a new window for their home is whether or not Argon gas filling is worth the cost in insulating glass units. Argon gas is added to the spacer within the glass unit and designed to increase insulation. Depending on the size and type of […]

Can a Mechanic Replace an RV Windshield?

November 24, 2020

When something goes wrong with your RV, it might not always be clear who you should contact to fix the problem. Your motorhome shares many similarities with cars—tires, a motor and drivetrain, and a windshield. It also shares commonalities with a house, such as central air, appliances, plumbing, and sliding windows. This probably leaves you […]

What Is Low-E Glass?

November 19, 2020

Not all windows and glass products are created equal, but by understanding how heat and light interact with different materials, and with the latest technologies available today, glass manufacturers have been able to develop better and more efficient windows for your home. Learn all about Low-E window glass here.

Vive La French Doors!

November 18, 2020

  What is it about the French that brings to mind sophistication, style, and just that “ooh-la-la” feeling?  French fashion, French cuisine—it’s all magnifique! A common potato can be transformed into the French fry. French cuffs make an ordinary shirt look expensive. A wrinkly old bulldog can be oh so chic when it’s called a […]

What is the Difference Between “R Value” vs. “U Value” of Glass

November 18, 2020

Question: What is the “R-Value” of Glass? Glass Detective, Can you tell me how to calculate the “R-Value” of glass based on its “U-Value”? I have an issue with a building inspector in my town based on energy codes, and my wall area must achieve a certain overall “R-Value” for me to get a certificate […]

How to Keep Your Shower Glass From Fogging

November 2, 2020

  Most people prefer your showers steaming hot, not freezing cold. The hot water might feel great on your skin, but the moisture filling the air can be harsh on your bathroom’s finishes. In the long term, excessive moisture in bathrooms can lead to peeling paint, rotting wood, mold, and rusted hardware. In the short […]

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