Glass 101


Why Am I Seeing Tiny Specks in My Windshield and Glass Window?

Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the tiny specks I see in tinted glass? I see them in my car glass and I see them in my home’s windows. When the sun hits my car’s windshield at about 10 o’clock in the morning you can really see them.   No one has had an answer […]

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How to Avoid Hitting a Deer and Damaging Your Windshield

Last year, deer caused over 1.5 million accidents, accounting for nearly 80% of all animal-related accidents. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your vehicle.

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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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What Window Should I Choose

At Glass.com, the consumers who reach out to us for advice often ask, “What type of window is best for me?” In handling these consumer interactions, we quickly came to understand that not everybody was asking the same question when they referred to the topic of windows. Some wanted to know what type of glass […]

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Zero Deductible Windshield Replacement

A free windshield replacement? That’s right, you might qualify. It pays to find out whether or not you are eligible for a zero deductible windshield replacement. After all, it could save you hundreds of dollars or even more. So what exactly is a zero deductible windshield replacement? And what criteria do you have to meet? […]

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Tips for Maintaining Your RV’s Glass

RVs can get dirty easily when traveling on muddy or dirty roads and it’s important to keep them clean to maintain your RV’s longevity. Keeping your RV windows clean is one part of that process. You’ll want to clean them periodically to keep your RV looking clean and fresh. Cleaning your RV windows also improves […]

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Sights to See Through Your RV’s Windshield This Summer

You don’t buy an RV simply for what’s in it; you buy one because of where it can take you. There are plenty of sights waiting for you to see out of your RV’s windshield. Whether you’re planning a road trip with multiple stops or wanting to enjoy a single location, there’s a world of […]

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A Guide to Farmhouse Mirrors

Farmhouse style mirrors are becoming a popular décor item, made famous by the HGTV show Fixer Upper. They can add a rustic but elegant touch to any room in your house. There are a variety of shapes, sizes and styles from which to choose. You can even make them yourself. What is a Farmhouse Mirror? […]

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Think Twice Before Adding Windex to your Windshield Wiper Fluid

Cleaners such as Windex helps keep glass clean, including your windshield, right? So wouldn’t it be a good idea to add some Windex to your windshield wiper fluid, also known as washer fluid, to keep it that way, or to replace your wiper fluid altogether with Windex? The answer is a resounding “no” on all […]

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The Many Uses of Mirrors

Mirrors do more than allow you to see your reflection. They can make a space brighter or appear larger. Mirrors also play a major part in feng shui. There are plenty of uses for a mirror in your home or business. What Does Your Reflection Show? While mirrors can be used to let you know […]

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