Posts by Daniel Snow


Glass Detective Question – “R Value” vs. “U Value” of Glass

By Daniel Snow

Question:  Glass Detective, Can you tell me how to calculate the “R Value” for a piece 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 of occupancy […]

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Glass Detective Question – Glass Balustrade

By Daniel Snow

Question: Hello, Would you please advice me whether to choose between laminated or tempered glass for a frameless glass balustrade on my balcony in the 4th floor of a building; and is 15mm (in case of tempered glass) or 16mm (in case of laminated 8*8mm) considered safe or should i ask for a thicker glass? […]

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Saving Money with ENERGY STAR Rated Windows and Doors

By Daniel Snow

  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 […]

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4 Easy Steps to Choosing a New Main Door Design

By Daniel Snow

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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What’s the Difference between European Windows and American Windows?

By Daniel Snow

Believe it or not, similar to fashion, Europe has long set trends for residential windows in the United States. If you’re in the market for new or replacement windows and want the latest and greatest, you may want to take a look at what window dealers in Europe are currently installing. So what are some […]

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Glass.com Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

By Daniel Snow

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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The Top 4 Myths About Sliding Patio Doors

By Daniel Snow

Myths About Sliding Doors I can recall the sliding door in my grandparent’s home quite vividly- It was big, heavy, and got stuck in the track when trying to slide it open or closed. The lock had to be jiggled just right to set. And the frame itself was big, blocky and ugly, with hazy […]

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Movable Patio Door Systems

By Daniel Snow

Is a Folding Patio Door System the Right Choice for Your Home? Moveable glass wall systems aren’t just for the super-rich anymore. That’s right- those floor-to-ceiling, folding glass door panels that expand living areas into outside spaces. The operable wall systems that give panoramic views which you have lusted after while watching HGTV. The uber-aesthetic […]

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What Type of Glass is Most Resistant to Sports-Related Damage?

By Daniel Snow

We already covered the impact that sporting events can have on auto glass in a previous blog. From baseballs to golf balls, these can wreak havoc on windshields, side windows, and rear windshields. But cars aren’t the only objects affected. All too often windows on homes are broken from sports-related incidents too. In this article, […]

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