Glass 101


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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How Hurricane Season Affects Homeowners

November is usually a quiet month for hurricanes, but the last day of the season isn’t over until November 30. Given 2017 was atypical, many parts of Texas and Florida are still struggling to recover post-hurricanes Harvey and Irma; damage estimates from those combined storms could be between $150 billion and $200 billion. But whatever […]

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The Case of the Tractor Windshield

Question: Dear Glass Detective, Kubota offers a tempered glass windshield for 2 of their models that have a maximum speed of 25 mph. The model I have is supposed to go 29 mph and Kubota says that’s too fast for the tempered windshield. Their tempered model is $750 and the laminated model is $1200. Does […]

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The Easy Way to Wash and Clean Your Windows

There are many ways to clean your windows, and if you’ve found a great method that works perfectly to your standards, then by all means, keep doing what you’re doing. But if you’re finding that the technique you’ve grown accustomed to just isn’t getting the job done, then take note of some of these tips […]

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Decorative Glass for Windows and Doors: The Basics and Beyond

Decorative glass is relatively self-explanatory. After all, it is just that: glass that has decorative elements. We’ve included photos of some examples here. The product can serve a variety of functions. First and foremost, it is used to enhance the aesthetics of a space, whether it’s a design in the glass on your door or […]

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Window Pane Options: Single, Double or Triple

Selecting and buying new windows for your home isn’t as easy as it may seem. There are hundreds of options to consider, from the glass to the frame to the style and finish. It’s important to choose windows that will not only be right for your home’s aesthetic, but also the climate where you live. […]

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