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


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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The Relative Strength of Tempered Glass Versus Laminated Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Relative Railing. The relative strength of glass is important when it comes to matters of safety such as glass railing systems. Is laminated stronger than tempered? Find out here.

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Can Polycarbonate Panels Protect Against Sports Damage?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Polycarbonate Paneling. Learn about the pros and cons of using polycarbonate over glass for protection from golf balls, hockey pucks, and more.

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Using Tempered Glass in Large Picture Windows

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Distortion Distress. Learn about the pros and cons of using tempered glass in large windows like an 8′ x 8′ picture window.

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ATM Machine Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Laminated LED Lite. Learn about the best glass for building an ATM Enclosure & other considerations such as light reflection and coatings.

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What Causes Condensation on My Windows?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the Case of the Condensation Concern. Learn about what causes condensation on the outside of new triple-pane windows and more.

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What’s The Best Glass for an Office Reception Area Counter?

If your lobby area needs a security upgrade, there are several factors to consider. The level of security needed will determine the right material. Learn more as the Glass Detective takes on the case of the Laminated Lobby Glass.

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