Glass 101


Don’t Fall Prey to a Cheap Independent Windshield Technician

By Nick St. Denis

The windshield plays a critical role in the safety of your vehicle. Not only does it serve as the window to your view of the road and can protect you from flying debris, but it also is important in maintaining the structural integrity—and safety—of the vehicle itself. A proper windshield installation is vital to ensuring […]

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Paying the Price: Cost Considerations for Windows and Doors

By Nick St. Denis

Materials, manufacturing, logistical and application considerations—all affect the final cost of you pay for the windows and doors you purchase. In order to help you get a better understanding of where the cost of your windows and doors comes from, why it may fluctuate up and down over time depending on the circumstance, and why […]

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How to Save Energy During Cold Weather

By Trey Barrineau

The winter months bring lower temperatures – and higher energy bills. One of the biggest sources of heat loss from a home can be around the windows and doors. Older windows, which often feature just one piece of glass, can be especially chilly. If this is a problem in your home, the best solution may […]

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The Case of the Coffee Table Glass Top

By Daniel Snow

Question about a Coffee Table Glass Top: Hi Glass Detective, Would you recommend a tempered glass top or a laminated glass top for a coffee table with very little underneath support? Thank you, Jim R. Answer regarding a Coffee Table Glass Top: Jim, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective regarding your request for some […]

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Are Your Windows Deadly to Birds?

By Ellen Rogers

For many homeowners, it’s an all-too-common occurrence: birds flying into your windows and patio door glass. Your first instinct may be to think “What’s wrong with this bird? Why does it keep flying into the glass?” Some people might think it’s because the birds don’t know any better, but the problem usually is much more […]

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A Glass Wall Can Partition Off Modern Office Spaces

By Trey Barrineau

When most people think of glass used in construction, they typically envision familiar things such as windows and skylights. But there are also many uses for glass inside a structure. They carry different names, such as glass wall, window wall, glass partition or glass office, but they all do something similar.

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The Case of the Glass Stairway Railing

By Lyle Hill

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the glass stairway railing and answers a question about the best type of glass to use for railings and balcony barriers. Safety is paramount in these cases so read on to find out more.

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Are You Ready for Driverless Cars?

By Ellen Rogers

Many automotive companies are in development stages of these new autonomous vehicles—and there are good reasons for it, including fewer traffic accidents and improved fuel efficiency and emissions. Check out our self-driving car predictions here.

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How to be “Green” Replacing your Windows

By Nick St. Denis

Green building seeks to achieve many goals, including energy efficiency, protecting occupant well-being, and reducing impact on the environment. Believe it or not, windows and doors can help with all three. Find out how you can be “green” when selecting your next replacement windows.

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Smart Home Technology Takes Off

By Ellen Rogers

These days, it’s not just our phones that are “smart.” From cars to appliances to the entire household, it seems like everything is getting smarter—and that includes windows and doors. Learn more.

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