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


What Causes a Mirror to Tarnish?

Mirrors can suffer from tarnishing, fogging, black spot formation, de-silvering and more. So what causes mirrors to tarnish? There can be a few culprits, but there’s one that’s almost guaranteed to ruin a mirror. The Glass Detective explains on our blog!

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Spontaneously Exploding Glass Tabletops

What causes glass tabletops and other glass applications to spontaneously explode? There’s one main culprit that can be traced back to before you even purchase the glass. Learn about the causes of spontaneous glass breakage from the Glass Detective on our blog.

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Glass Wind Barrier for Decks

Using a glass wind barrier to shield decks is a great way to keep clean aesthetics. However, certain safety aspects need to be accounted for. So what type of glass should you use for a glass wind barrier? Glass.com’s Glass Detective explains on our blog!

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Can a Metalized Windshield Be Repaired?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the Case of Mending the Metalized Windshield. Find out more about metalized, or athermic, windshields and whether or not they can be repaired.

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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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