Posts by Lyle Hill


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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How to Fix Sticking Sliding Glass Patio Door

Is your sliding glass patio door sticking, heavy, and hard to open or close? Usually this is an easy problem to fix. Find out how here as the glass detective takes on the case of the sticking sliding glass patio door.

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The Case of the Sliding Patio Door

Question about sliding patio doors: Dear Glass Detective, My Florida pool home has three sliding glass patio doors that face the pool. They are extremely difficult to open and close. I believe the bottom hardware or rollers need to be replaced. Who can I contact to rebuild my sliding doors? Are there contractors who specialize […]

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The Case of the Broken Trellis Glass

Question regarding broken trellis glass Dear Glass Detective, My glass subcontractor has been laying laminated glass on a trellis with standoffs. The glass keeps breaking. The standoffs are approximately 24 inches apart. What is wrong? Thanks. Steve San Diego, CA Answer to question regarding broken trellis glass Steve, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective […]

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The Case of the Laminated Glass Tint Color

The Glass Detective takes on The Case of the Laminated Glass Tint Color and answers a question about matching the tint of a piece of laminated glass to the tint of tempered glass. Is it possible? Find out here.

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The Case of the Double Pane Window Upgrade

The Glass Detective takes a look into double pane window upgrades, their benefits, and other beneficial upgrades when purchasing new windows. Find out where laminated window glass and “Low-E” glass coating should be installed in the resolution to the case of the double pane window upgrades.

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The Case of Starphire Glass

The Glass Detective reflects on Starphire glass by discussing the benefits and drawbacks of using this high-definition mirror in your home. Read more to learn about low-e glass coatings, window film, and the resolution to the case of the Starphire glass.

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The Case of the Machinery Protection Glass

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the Machinery Protection Glass and talks about what type of glass is the best choice for shields made to protect workers when working with machinery. Find out more.

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The Case of Finding Clear Glass

Most glass has a green tint to it. But what if you want crystal clear glass? The Glass Detective is on the case! Find out more about the manufacturing differences and where to buy clear glass

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