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


The Case of Laminated Glass Cutting

The Glass Detective answers a question about cutting laminated glass. Is laminated glass more difficult to cut than tempered glass? Is there a problem with edges on laminated glass? Get the answers to these questions and more here.

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The Case of The Lexan® Replacement

The Glass Detective answers a question from across the pond from a reader concerned about replacing a polycarbonate guard on a piece of machinery.

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The Case of the Glass Wine Cellar Door

If you are thinking about building or renovating a wine cellar, you should consider the type of door that will be used to seal the cellar shut. It will play a vital role in keeping your wine at optimal temperature. The Glass Detective explores the options in this blog. Read more.

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The Case of the Aftermarket Quality Windshield and ADAS Calibration

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the aftermarket quality windshield, investigating windshields with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the impacts of an aftermarket installation. Find out more here!

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The Case of the Counterfeit Glass

In a world where so many products are counterfeited, even glass is no exception. The glass detective looks at a particular situation involving tempered glass and points out the give-away signs of what to look for when it comes to counterfeit panes. Read more here!

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The Case of the Shattering Patio Doors

Patio doors shouldn’t spontaneously shatter. Unfortunately, it still happens and these large panes of glass can be a pain to replace due to their hefty price tag. What can cause this to happen? The Glass Detective is on the case. See more here!

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The Case of the Sometimes Stained Glass

Do your glass doors have streaks that don’t seem to come off no matter how well you clean them? The Glass Detective investigates and addresses what can cause these unsightly stains and the best way to go about fixing the issue. Find out more here.

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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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