Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have been asked to take paint off of windows. The person said someone already tried and couldn’t do it. The paint has been on for years and the sun hits the windows hard. I know I will have to scrape, but is there a product that I can use and […]
Mirrors can suffer from tarnishing, fogging, black spot formation, de-silvering and more. So what causes mirrors to tarnish? There can be a few culprits, but there's one that's almost guaranteed to ruin a mirror. The Glass Detective explains on our blog!
The Case of the Cleaning Compounds Question: Dear Glass Detective, When cleaning the interior of an automobile windshield that is fogging, is it recommended to use an abrasive step in the cleaning process? Most of the car care “how-to” videos and postings online all seem to include an initial “abrasive” step which uses a nylon […]
Interested in making your home safer and more resistant to burglars? We offer up tips on how to fortify your home's weaker points - the windows and doors. Read more to find out how you too can protect your home from theft.
Confused about what type of replacement glass to use in your home or business? Learn how to choose the right type of safety glass for your job today!
Want to add design elements to your basic shower glass? Etched glass and backpainted glass is an excellent way to do this! Explore the possibilities here as the Glass Detective takes on the case of the etched shower glass.
The Case of the Reticent Railing Remodeler Dear Glass Detective, Would you please advise me whether to choose between laminated or tempered glass for a frameless glass railing system on my balcony in the 4th floor of a building? Will ½” glass be considered safe or should I ask for a thicker glass? I want […]
The Case of the Front Door Fenestration Question: Dear Glass Detective, What is the best glass for a front door? Beth R. Answer: Dear Beth, Thank you for reaching out to the Glass Detective at Glass.com with your question regarding the best choice for glass to be installed in your front door. While you […]
The Case of Glass Tolerances Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the tolerances for ¼” glass as far as flatness or being level is concerned? Thank you, Brent R. Answer: Dear Brent, Thank you for contacting the Glass.com Glass Detective with your questions concerning the tolerances or “flatness” for what you are referring to as […]
The Case of the Wind Blasted Glass Question: Dear Glass Detective, High winds caused by a wildfire blew sand against my windows and pitted the glass. I don’t want the same thing to happen when I replace my windows. Will installing wi ndows with “impact glass” mitigate this issue? Thank you, Phil T. Coleville, CA […]