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


Fire Rated Glazing

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Fire Rated Glazing, discussing window types for fire-prone areas. Learn about window glass types and fire safety ratings to consider when purchasing fire-resistant windows.

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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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The Case of the Clear Tempered Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Clear Tempered Glass. Learn about low-iron glass and find out whether or not tempered glass can have a clear edge vs. a green edge.

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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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