Glass Detective


The Case of the Aftermarket Quality Windshield

Question regarding OEM vs. aftermarket glass: Dear Glass Detective, A very well-known windshield replacement company contends that their aftermarket glass is no different than the Audi OEM glass. When I had my windshield replaced by this company, Audi said that they could not replace the windshield because the glass had internal defects (“ripples”) which prevented […]

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The Case of the Counterfeit Glass

Question regarding counterfeit glass: Hello, I have a glass panel that arrived snapped in half inside its carton. This was mean to be toughened safety glass, but I thought that always shattered?? Is someone selling me dodgy glass? Jay T. -New Zealand Answer regarding counterfeit glass: Dear Jay, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective […]

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The Case of the Shattering Patio Doors

Question regarding shattering patio doors: Dear Glass Detective, I am looking for alternatives to replace glass in patio doors. All three doors in my home suffered spontaneous breakage; possibly due to metal inclusion of some type. The home is almost 7 years old (2011) and the breakages have occurred at intervals. The last one was […]

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The Case of the Sometimes Stained Glass

Do your glass doors have streaks that don’t seem to come off no matter how well you clean them? The Glass Detective investigates and addresses what can cause these unsightly stains and the best way to go about fixing the issue. Find out more here.

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The Case of the Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Have you been the victim of spontaneous windshield breakage? Then this blog is for you! The Glass Detective explores the possibilities of what might actually cause these chips and cracks that seem to appear out of nowhere. Spoiler alert: There is always an underlying cause. Find out more!

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The Case of the Glass Awning

Does your home suffer from traffic noise or street noise? The Glass Detective comes to the rescue with recommendations about glass awnings and what type of glass would work best for this application.

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The Case of the Stained—and we mean “Stained” – Fireplace Glass

The Glass Detective takes on the case of how to clean fireplace glass. The glass detective loves a good fire in a fireplace as much as the next guy, and never wants the glass to detract from its hypnotic and calming effects. If you have a fireplace, you know how tough keeping the glass clean can be. Read this blog for some expert tips.

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The Case of the Earthquake Doors

The Glass Detective answers a question about how to choose sliding glass doors if you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes. If you’re looking to replace sliding glass doors and live in an earthquake prone area, this article is for you!

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The Case of Replacing Glass Damaged with Bullet Hole

The Glass Detective addresses the question of what type of glass to use in the event that your window has been damaged with a bullet hole. Laminated? Tempered? Bullet resistant glass? Read on to find out.

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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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