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 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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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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Tempered vs. Untempered Glass

Is tempered glass stronger than untempered glass? What type of glass offers better support in furniture? Find out more as the Glass Detective takes on the case of the tempered vs untempered glass tabletops.

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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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How to Fix a Sticking Sliding Patio Door

Question about sticking 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 […]

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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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