Glass 101


Five Tips to Securing Windows and Doors to Prevent Burglaries

By Tara Taffera

Burglaries occur every 13 seconds across the United States, according to the FBI, and about 30 percent occur through a door or window. To prevent a break-in from happening to you make sure you first of all lock your doors and windows. Second, realize that there are two types of break-ins: glass breaks and lock/pick […]

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Lead Paint and Window Replacement: What You Need to Know

By Trey Barrineau

If you own an older home, you think it might contain lead paint and you’re considering a window replacement project, there’s an important environmental regulation you must know about. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule in 2008 that requires anyone doing renovation work on residential facilities built before 1978 to take steps to […]

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How Mercedes is Using ADAS

By Trey Barrineau

With its new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it’s taking another step toward autonomous driving and the use of advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The company says its Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist will be even better at helping the driver keep a safe distance and steer the vehicle. Additionally,k speed can also be automatically […]

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Movable Patio Door Systems

By Daniel Snow

Is a Folding Patio Door System the Right Choice for Your Home? Moveable glass wall systems aren’t just for the super-rich anymore. That’s right- those floor-to-ceiling, folding glass door panels that expand living areas into outside spaces. The operable wall systems that give panoramic views which you have lusted after while watching HGTV. The uber-aesthetic […]

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Mid-Range Patio Doors Exceed Expectations

By Trey Barrineau

If you’ve been shopping for patio doors during the past few years, you’ve probably seen the big, beautiful products with sliding and folding glass panels that offer breathtaking views. Unfortunately, they also often have price tags to match. But what about the smaller  patio doors— you know, the ones you’re much more likely to actually […]

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What Type of Glass is Most Resistant to Sports-Related Damage?

By Daniel Snow

We already covered the impact that sporting events can have on auto glass in a previous blog. From baseballs to golf balls, these can wreak havoc on windshields, side windows, and rear windshields. But cars aren’t the only objects affected. All too often windows on homes are broken from sports-related incidents too. In this article, […]

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Heat and Windshield Breakage

By Penny Stacey

The nice weather of summer can be great for barbecues, pool parties and more, but it can be hard on your windshield. Your windshield is more likely to crack—and cracks are more likely to spread—when the temperature changes. Temperature changes cause glass to expand and contract, which can make your windshield a bit more fragile. […]

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Windshield Safety: How Safe is my Windshield?

By Tara Taffera

Riding along the road on a normal day, drivers don’t typically worry about their windshield. But what happens if they are in a crash, the vehicle rolled over or even if the airbag deployed. Would that windshield stay in place? The answer is yes, it should. But there are many factors that affect windshield safety. […]

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Keeping Cars Cool in the Summer: Ten Tips to Beat Vehicle Heat

By Tara Taffera

Summer is here, and while many love the warm weather, it’s not so fun when you have to get into your car when it is has been sitting in the hot sun all day. Keeping cars cool in the summer heat can be a difficult task. So Glass.com offers ten tips and tricks to help […]

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