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Lyle Hill


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

How to Replace Sliding Patio Door Glass

June 20, 2019

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.

New Windshield Breaks (Again) After Installation

June 5, 2019

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.

Insulated Glass Info

May 30, 2019

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!

Cleaning Shower Doors

May 20, 2019

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!

Is it Possible to Cut Tempered Glass?

May 9, 2019

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.

Are Hurricane Windows Burglar Resistant?

April 22, 2019

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.

The Case of the Clear Tempered Glass

April 15, 2019

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.

What is the Strongest Type of Glass?

April 5, 2019

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.

What is Soundproof Glass?

April 5, 2019

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 […]

Tempered vs. Untempered Glass

March 29, 2019

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.