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


Home Window Options for Sound Reduction

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the noise nuisance. Noisy streets and neighbors can be tamed by using the right windows. Find out what type of glass helps with sound reduction and if you can benefit.

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Residential Window Warranty Identification

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the coverage question. Learn how to find out if your windows are under warranty & where to get quotes on new ones.

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Why Do Some Windshield Replacements Cost More Than Others?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the comparison pricing. Find out why quotes from two different glass shops on OEM glass can vary widely.

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

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the displaced display case. Find out what type of glass is safest for a new gymnasium display case.

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How Much Does an Interior Glass Door Cost?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the bedroom budget door. Find out what interior glass bedroom doors cost and what adjustments you can make to reduce costs.

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Can Glass Be Cut to Sharp Angles?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the angular ailments. Find out whether tempered glass can be cut to sharp angles or if laminated is a better option for custom angular glass.

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Polycarbonate vs. Laminated Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the polycarbonate pool project. Find out whether polycarbonate or laminated glass is best for a glass deck railing system.

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

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the definite glass definitions. Learn about the differences between various types of flat glass from float glass, to plate glass to sheet glass.

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Why Does My Glass Keep Breaking?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the mystery of the breaking glass. At some point, every piece/type of glass will break. How and why it breaks is the bigger, or maybe we should say harder, question to answer. Learn about common causes for door glass breakage.

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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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