Posts by Lyle Hill


How to Replace Sliding Patio Door Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Do Not DIY Door. Learn about patio door glass replacement and why you’ll want a professional’s help.

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New Windshield Breaks (Again) After Installation

Have you had two windshields break in a row right after a new installation? You’re not alone. The Glass Detective discusses what might cause this and the next steps you should take to address the issue.

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Insulated Glass Info

The Glass Detective takes on the case of The Inquisitive Insulation. What are insulating glass units and what are the benefits? The Glass Detective answers these questions along with what the industry standards are. Find out more!

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Cleaning Shower Doors

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the slimy steamed up shower door. Find out what can cause foggy, dirty looking shower glass and how to fix it!

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Is it Possible to Cut Tempered Glass?

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the Bookcase Glass and delves into whether truly tempered glass can be cut. Read on to learn more.

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Are Laminated Glass Hurricane Windows Also Burglar Resistant?

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of Hurricane Glass vs. Home Intruders. Are laminated hurricane glass windows burglar-resistant too? FInd out more here.

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What Type of Glass Do I Use in a Glass Railing System?

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Reticent Railing Remodeler. Find out what glass thickness is safe for porch railing building codes and what other safety factors to consider.

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What is the Strongest Type of Glass?

Follow along as the Glass Detective takes on the case of The Novel Novelist to determine the strongest type of glass for deterring thieves from breaking and entering the home of a high art jewelry designer.

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What is Soundproof Glass?

Can You Hear Me Now? Dear Glass Detective, What is soundproof glass? Steve Wakefield, MA About Soundproof Glass Dear Steve, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective with your question asking what soundproof glass is.  I would like to begin answering this by changing the term from “soundproof” to “sound reducing” or “sound-absorbing”. Depending on […]

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The OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield Debate

Was your windshield replaced with a OEM glass? Or aftermarket glass? And does it actually make a difference? Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield debate. Here’s what you need to know.

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