Lyle Hill

Lyle Hill

Lyle Hill

Author Bio

Lyle Hill has been in the glass and metal industry for more than 40 years. In this time he has managed glass retail, contract glazing, mirror, architectural window, window film, and automotive glass businesses throughout America. He obtained an MBA from IIT with a focus on Technology and Engineering Management.

Hill is also a columnist for glass industry trade magazines and often called the “face” of the glass industry. He has also authored books including “The Broken Tomato and Other Business Parables,” which is available through Amazon.

Posts by Lyle Hill


Should a Sliding Reception Window in a Doctor’s Office be Made of Tempered Glass?

The Case of the Sliding Glass Safety Window   Question: Dear Glass Detective, Should a sliding receptionist window in a doctor’s office be tempered glass? Sincerely, Spencer Answer: Dear Spencer, Let me begin by thanking you for contacting the Glass Detective with your very timely and important question. Many people have been asking questions about […]

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How to Clean Outdoor Tabletop Stains

Outdoor Tabletop Stain Removal The Case of the Ghostly Glass Gunk   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have an outdoor circular glass table about 27″ in diameter. The glass on both sides is what I would call “wavy”, not just clear. It appears as if many coral atolls are side by side. (visualization). You can […]

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Recycling Glass Bottles

The Case of the Broken Bottle Build Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am tired of seeing glass bottles and jars not getting recycled. I am wondering two things—first, is there an R-value for broken glass, such as gabion glass or broken bottles? Secondly, I want to build a fence made of broken or whole glass […]

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Window Security Solutions

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Bedroom Burglary. Learn about your options when it comes to in-home window security.

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Building a Glass Bible Display Case

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Biblical Box. Find out what it takes to cut the perfect glass display case.

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Choosing a Glass Railing System

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Reliable Railing Recommendations. Looking to add a glass railing system? The Glass Detective has tips for what your options could be and whether or not you should hire a pro for the install.

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Are Glass Bottles a Sustainable Alternative to Plastic?

The Glass Detective takes on The Case of the Recycled Receptacle to answer the question of which material is more sustainable, glass or plastic.

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What is the Best Type of Glass for a Solarium?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Solarium Selection. Learn all about sunroom glass and the importance of striking the right balance between clarity and insulation.

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What are the Standards for Frameless Glass Door Thicknesses?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Partition Performance. Learn about glass partition measurement requirements, industry standards for glass thickness, and more.

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How Do I Clean a Dirty Etched Shower Door?

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the scummy etched glass shower door. How do you clean stubborn scum off of a shower door? And what do you do if you used a cleaner that left streaks? The Glass Detective has answers!

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