Posts by Lyle Hill


Home Window Options for Sound Reduction

The Case of the Noise Nuisance Question: Dear Glass Detective, My flat has two bedrooms directly facing a busy road. I am planning to replace the existing single glass windows with double glass windows to reduce the noise. Please advise if a single-laminated glass window may be more effective in cutting the noise than a […]

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Residential Window Warranty Identification

The Case of the Coverage Question   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am seeing internal discoloration in my double-paned windows due to a manufacturing defect, and I am trying to figure out if they are covered under a Lifetime warranty. I found this sticker on top of my window, is there a way to tell […]

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Why Do Some Windshield Replacements Cost More Than Others?

The Case of the Comparison Pricing   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have a 2015 Mini Cooper 2 door hatchback with factory-installed rain-sensing wipers. I am seeing a great spread in price between two well-known windshield replacement companies. Both tout OEM glass. Why the price difference? Thank you, Thomas M. Broomfield, CO Answer: Thomas, Thank […]

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What is the Best Type of Glass for a Display Case?

The Case of the Displaced Display   Question: Dear Glass Detective, What type of glass should be used for a display case in a gymnasium? We have a viewing window being installed near our playing area where volleyballs and basketballs might come in contact with the window? What type of glass would be recommended for […]

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How Much Does an Interior Glass Door Cost?

The Case of the Bedroom Budget Door   Question:   Dear Glass Detective, We live in a condo. A hallway leads to our bedroom door.  I would like the door to be glass because the bedroom has tall glass windows facing the backside of the door. It would be great if the light could enter […]

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Can Glass Be Cut to Sharp Angles?

The Case of the Angular Ailments   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I’m trying to get tempered glass that has a very sharp angle but is small in size for my house and it seems like it is a hard task. Can it be done using laminated glass instead? The size is 47-inches in length by […]

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Polycarbonate vs. Laminated Glass

 The Case of the Polycarbonate Pool Project Question: Dear Glass Detective, I’m thinking of using ¼-inch or 3/8-inch polycarbonate rather than laminated glass for a deck railing system. The deck is about 10 feet above a pool and I don’t want to take any chances of damage should furniture, etc. hit the glass in a […]

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Float Glass vs. Flat Glass vs. Plate Glass vs. Sheet Glass

The Case of the Definite Definitions   Question: Hi Glass Detective, Could you please clarify this for me—are the terms float glass, flat glass, plate glass and sheet glass used somewhat interchangeably? Kind regards, Gagan M. United Kingdom Answer: Dear Gagan, Thank you for making contact with the Glass Detective with your questions regarding what […]

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Why Does My Glass Keep Breaking?

The Case of the Repeating Rupture   Question: Dear Glass Detective, We installed a glass door in a wash room but every time it broke after installation. Any advice where we could be making an installation mistake would be helpful. Or do you think there could be a manufacturing defect in the glass? Thank you, […]

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What’s the Best Replacement Glass for a Condo Window?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Cosmopoliton Condo. Learn about building codes and requirments related to replacing glass windows in condo units located in major metropolitan areas.

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