Posts by Nick St. Denis


Vinyl Window Colors: How the Game Has Changed

By Nick St. Denis

  From a color standpoint, picking out doors and windows may have been a little boring back in the day—heck, even just a few years ago. But thanks to recent advancements in laminates and coatings, they are now available in a wide range of colors. Let’s take a look at how and why the color […]

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Your Guide to Sliding Glass Doors

By Nick St. Denis

Sliding glass doors are a great way to open up your home to the outside while giving up as little floor space as possible. Are you considering adding a sliding glass door system to your home instead of a traditional swinging French door? Here’s everything you need to know. Positive Traits Sliding patio doors, also […]

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Weathering the Storm: How Impact Windows Protect You and Your Home

By Nick St. Denis

When a severe weather event hits your area, nothing is more important than your safety and the safety your loved ones. And equipping your home with the tools it needs to help withstand a storm will not only help protect you. It can protect your most prized investment—your home—as well as the property inside it. […]

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The Lowdown on Large Glass for Commercial Vehicles, Buses and RVs

By Nick St. Denis

There’s a lot of love for personal automobile and passenger car glass around here at Glass.com and elsewhere on the Web. But what about large-format windshields and glass for commercial vehicles such as buses and RVs? Well, we’ve got that covered, too. Here are some key factors that make working with (and purchasing) large vehicle […]

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Hey, Sport: Here’s What to Do When Your Windshield Gets Hit By a Ball

By Nick St. Denis

Maybe you’ve considered the scenario of a wayward golf ball flying into the street and breaking your windshield as you drive by the local country club. Or you’ve thought about the rare possibility that the parking spot you chose at the baseball game just may end up being the inevitable target of a big home […]

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Safe Drive-Away Time vs. Minimum Drive-Away Time

By Nick St. Denis

For some time, the auto glass repair and replacement (AGRR) industry has used the phrase “safe drive-away time,” or SDAT, to describe the length of time necessary for the adhesive used in a windshield replacement to cure properly so the customer is safe to, you guessed it, drive away. But is “safe drive-away time” the […]

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WATCH: The Auto Glass Safety Council Explained

By Nick St. Denis

What is the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC)? Good question. Let us show you. The AGSC, formerly the AGRSS Council, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. It was founded and is supported by companies in the industry that keep safe windshield installation as their primary goal. The Council is […]

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Metallized Windshield: What is it, and What is its Purpose?

By Nick St. Denis

The modern day windshield features a variety of technologies serving many functions, including safety for the driver and structure for the vehicle. Like many other products in our everyday world, some are more advanced than others. One of these advancements is the metalized windshield, or metal oxide windshield. The glass in these windshields, sometimes installed […]

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Tools of the Trade: What Auto Glass Technicians Use on the Job

By Nick St. Denis

Here are some of the most basic but important tools an auto glass technician will use to replace your windshield.

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What to Do with a Cracked Windshield

By Nick St. Denis

There’s a crack in your vehicle’s windshield—that much is obvious. So what do you do now?

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