Glass 101


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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A Guide to Full Length Mirror Options

A full length mirror not only allows you to see yourself and your outfit better, it can help a room appear larger and brighter. Full length mirrors come in several different sizes with a variety of frames and mounting systems. If you want to be able to see a more complete reflection of yourself and […]

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The Relative Strength of Tempered Glass Versus Laminated Glass

The Case of the Relative Railing Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am trying to determine the relative strength of half-inch tempered glass versus a composition of two quarter-inch tempered glass pieces with a .060-inch interlayer between. The application is for a glass guardrail. Can you advise me? Thank you, Brad J. Answer: Dear Brad, Thank […]

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Are Tinted Vehicle Windows Illegal?

If you’re thinking about adding window tint to your vehicle windows it’s important to know what’s legal in your state, as window tinting laws vary by state. Reputable tint shops will inform you that you can’t tint your windows past a certain level while others may perform illegal tints anyway. Learn more about window tinting here options & limitations here.

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Can Glass Prevent Sun Damage?

Sun damage can be harmful to your health and property. While basic glass doesn’t stop UV rays, there are ways to prevent penetration.

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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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How to Clean Etched Glass Shower Doors

Etched glass shower doors add a personal touch to any bathroom. Whether you purchased a house that already had an etched glass shower door or you had one installed, keeping it clean is the best way to maintain your glass and keep your bathroom looking good.

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