Architecture


Vive La French Doors!

  What is it about the French that brings to mind sophistication, style, and just that “ooh-la-la” feeling?  French fashion, French cuisine—it’s all magnifique! A common potato can be transformed into the French fry. French cuffs make an ordinary shirt look expensive. A wrinkly old bulldog can be oh so chic when it’s called a […]

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What is the Difference Between “R Value” vs. “U Value” of Glass

Question: What is the “R-Value” of Glass? Glass Detective, Can you tell me how to calculate the “R-Value” of glass based on its “U-Value”? I have an issue with a building inspector in my town based on energy codes, and my wall area must achieve a certain overall “R-Value” for me to get a certificate […]

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How to Insulate Old Windows: Three Budget Approaches

When it comes to insulating old windows against cold winter air or scorching summer heat, there are few options that serve as much more than “band-aids.” That said, if replacement windows aren’t in the budget, here are three ways you can better insulate windows. Many of the same methods can be used to insulate glass […]

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How to Get Scratches out of Your Windows

Windows bring in natural light, fresh air and help improve the overall comfort of your home. So it’s no surprise that upgrading your home’s windows is one of the best investments you can make. But what happens when your sparkling, clear windows are scratched? Your beautiful views go from clean and pristine to dull and […]

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Entry Door Trends 2020: Larger in Size and Wider in Options

If you’re shopping entry doors in 2020, you might find yourself confused by the latest trends—many of which represent polar opposites. Some manufacturers have worked to develop age-old aesthetics, while others have gone modern. Some are offering pivot doors, while others are sticking with standard hinges. We break down the 2020 style changes, both old and new.

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A Guide to Mirror Styles

A mirror, whether framed or simple wall glass, is one of the most dynamic pieces of artwork you can place in a room. Mirrors come in a variety of styles – frames, glass, shapes, sizes and placement, so how do you choose what mirror style is best for you? Learn how with our mirror styles guide.

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What is the Best Type of Glass for a Solarium?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Solarium Selection. Learn all about sunroom glass and the importance of striking the right balance between clarity and insulation.

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Tips for Matching Your Windows and Doors

Windows and doors are not only practical solutions for protecting your home, allowing easy entry and letting useful and practical natural lighting flood your space, but they’re also crucial elements of your home’s design aesthetic and help to establish individuality. Find out more here.

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