Posts by Lyle Hill


The Case of the Aftermarket Quality Windshield

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the aftermarket quality windshield, investigating windshields with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the impacts of an aftermarket installation. Find out more here!

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The Case of the Counterfeit Glass

In a world where so many products are counterfeited, even glass is no exception. The glass detective looks at a particular situation involving tempered glass and points out the give-away signs of what to look for when it comes to counterfeit panes. Read more here!

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The Case of the Shattering Patio Doors

Patio doors shouldn’t spontaneously shatter. Unfortunately, it still happens and these large panes of glass can be a pain to replace due to their hefty price tag. What can cause this to happen? The Glass Detective is on the case. See more here!

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The Case of the Sometimes Stained Glass

Do your glass doors have streaks that don’t seem to come off no matter how well you clean them? The Glass Detective investigates and addresses what can cause these unsightly stains and the best way to go about fixing the issue. Find out more here.

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The Case of the Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Have you been the victim of spontaneous windshield breakage? Then this blog is for you! The Glass Detective explores the possibilities of what might actually cause these chips and cracks that seem to appear out of nowhere. Spoiler alert: There is always an underlying cause. Find out more!

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The Case of the Glass Awning

Does your home suffer from traffic noise or street noise? The Glass Detective comes to the rescue with recommendations about glass awnings and what type of glass would work best for this application.

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The Case of the Stained—and we mean “Stained” – Fireplace Glass

The Glass Detective takes on the case of how to clean fireplace glass. The glass detective loves a good fire in a fireplace as much as the next guy, and never wants the glass to detract from its hypnotic and calming effects. If you have a fireplace, you know how tough keeping the glass clean can be. Read this blog for some expert tips.

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The Case of the Coffee Table Glass Top

The Glass Detective explains why neither laminated glass nor tempered glass, by itself, would be the best solution for a coffee table top. But he does give an excellent recommendation as to what would make a great table top. Keep reading to find out more!

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The Case of the Earthquake Doors

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!

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The Case of Replacing Glass Damaged with Bullet Hole

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.

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