Glass 101


How to Save Energy During Cold Weather

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. Here are some winter energy saving tips that should help you save. Read more.

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The Case of the Coffee Table Glass Top

The Glass Detective explains why neither laminated glass nor tempered glass, by itself, would be the best solution for a coffee table top. But he does give an excellent recommendation as to what would make a great table top. Keep reading to find out more!

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Are Your Windows Deadly to Birds?

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 serious. Find out more.

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A Glass Wall Can Partition Off Modern Office Spaces

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

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?

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

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

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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Will Robots Install the Windows in Your Next House?

Fifty years ago, the idea of a robotic housekeeper like in the cartoon series The Jetsons may have seemed like a far-off, unimaginable concept. But things have changed. While we may not yet have a full-body robot named Rosie to help clean the house, we do have a number of options when it comes to […]

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The Basics (and Growing Trends) of Sliding Glass Door Hardware

There are many considerations to take into account when selecting the right sliding glass door for your home, whether it is the color and style of the door, or the type of glass used. One important factor that shouldn’t be overlooked is the type of hardware—specifically the handle system—used with the door. Here is a […]

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