Glass Detective


The Case of Improving the “U” Value of Glass

Question Regarding Increasing the “U” Value of Glass: Dear Glass Detective, We have glazed windows and need to improve the overall U factor from .338 to .35. Is there an aftermarket film that will increase U factors? -Jim F. Answer to Question Regarding Increasing the “U” Value of Glass: Jim, Thank you for contacting the […]

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The Case of the Glass Canopy

Question about Designing a Glass Canopy: Hi Glass Detective, I would like to build a glass canopy over an outdoor area. I envisage installing a mono-pitch glass canopy at about 30 deg pitch which is connected on one side (4.8m long – the highest side) to the house via a stringer. From the high point […]

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The Case of the Glass Shield for Equipment

Question regarding a glass shield for heat and debris protection: Glass Detective, We have a piece of equipment with a window using four (4) glazing panes. two(2) panes are the inner operator side consists of a lexan type product made by Bayer. The other (2) two consists of one pane ceram type glass to withstand […]

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The Case of the Best Insulating Window

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the best insulating window where he will determine which window types will offer both energy efficiency and noise reduction. Find out more here.

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The Case of Laminated Glass Cutting

The Glass Detective answers a question about cutting laminated glass. Is laminated glass more difficult to cut than tempered glass? Is there a problem with edges on laminated glass? Get the answers to these questions and more here.

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The Case of The Lexan® Replacement

The Glass Detective answers a question from across the pond from a reader concerned about replacing a polycarbonate guard on a piece of machinery.

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The Case of the Glass Wine Cellar Door

If you are thinking about building or renovating a wine cellar, you should consider the type of door that will be used to seal the cellar shut. It will play a vital role in keeping your wine at optimal temperature. The Glass Detective explores the options in this blog. Read more.

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The Case of the Aftermarket Quality Windshield

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the aftermarket quality windshield, investigating windshields with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the impacts of an aftermarket installation. Find out more here!

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The Case of the Counterfeit Glass

In a world where so many products are counterfeited, even glass is no exception. The glass detective looks at a particular situation involving tempered glass and points out the give-away signs of what to look for when it comes to counterfeit panes. Read more here!

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The Case of the Shattering Patio Doors

Patio doors shouldn’t spontaneously shatter. Unfortunately, it still happens and these large panes of glass can be a pain to replace due to their hefty price tag. What can cause this to happen? The Glass Detective is on the case. See more here!

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