Posts by Lyle Hill


The Case of the Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Have you been the victim of spontaneous windshield breakage? Then this blog is for you! The Glass Detective explores the possibilities of what might actually cause these chips and cracks that seem to appear out of nowhere. Spoiler alert: There is always an underlying cause. Find out more!

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The Case of the Glass Awning

Does your home suffer from traffic noise or street noise? The Glass Detective comes to the rescue with recommendations about glass awnings and what type of glass would work best for this application.

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The Case of the Stained—and we mean “Stained” – Fireplace Glass

The Glass Detective takes on the case of how to clean fireplace glass. The glass detective loves a good fire in a fireplace as much as the next guy, and never wants the glass to detract from its hypnotic and calming effects. If you have a fireplace, you know how tough keeping the glass clean can be. Read this blog for some expert tips.

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The Case of the Coffee Table Glass Top

The Glass Detective explains why neither laminated glass nor tempered glass, by itself, would be the best solution for a coffee table top. But he does give an excellent recommendation as to what would make a great table top. Keep reading to find out more!

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The Case of the Earthquake Doors

The Glass Detective answers a question about how to choose sliding glass doors if you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes. If you’re looking to replace sliding glass doors and live in an earthquake prone area, this article is for you!

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The Case of Replacing Glass Damaged with Bullet Hole

The Glass Detective addresses the question of what type of glass to use in the event that your window has been damaged with a bullet hole. Laminated? Tempered? Bullet resistant glass? Read on to find out.

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The Case of the Glass Stairway Railing

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the glass stairway railing and answers a question about the best type of glass to use for railings and balcony barriers. Safety is paramount in these cases so read on to find out more.

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The Case of Load Resistance for Tempered Glass

The Glass Detective explores different types of load resistance that glass must endure including wind load and dead load and the best method for finding these figures for different types of glass. Find out more.

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The Case of the Clear Glass Shelving

The Glass Detective explores options for glass shelving used for furniture when a concerned citizen inquires about glass tint colors. Be it blue, green or clear, different tints can be applied to the glass to achieve the desired look. Learn more.

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The Case of Glass Thicknesses

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the Case of Glass Thicknesses. Is thicker glass always better? The Glass Detective tackles a tough question about what thickness of glass should be used for a particular project. Learn more.

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