Glass Detective


The Case of the Etched Shower Glass

Question About Etched Shower Glass: Hi Glass Detective, I am wanting glass glass linings for my shower alcove walls.  The glass will have a ceramic paint picture of a waterfall etched onto the back surface.  The glass is backed by villaboard wall linings.  Which glass is more suitable for this application?  UV, sound and flexibility […]

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The Case of the Dangerous Broken Auto Glass

Question about hazardous broken automotive glass:   Dear Glass Detective, Recently hit an elk with my vehicle. The windshield, front passenger window and moon roof were all broken. My colleague and I had to go to the emergency room to have glass removed. I had a piece in my finger and he had a few […]

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The Case of the Theft Deterring Glass

Question about burglar resistant glass: Dear Glass Detective, Will laminated glass composed of 2 panes (lites) of 4mm with a .76 mm sheet in between do anything to keep out burglars? If not, what is the minimum requirement that I need? Thanks in advance for your help. Aron Trattner   Answer to question about burglar […]

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The Case of the Lifetime Window Warranty That Wasn’t Honored

Question about skylight window warranties:   Please Help! I have a lifetime warranty on 2 fixed skylights with broken film between the double panes. I called the company to file a claim & I was told that the company no longer makes skylights. What? Shouldn’t the company at least give me a reasonable refund? Thank […]

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The Case of the Glass Shelving

The Glass Detective takes on the case of figuring out what type of glass should be used for glass shelving applications. We discuss laminated, tempered, and laminated-tempered glass. Read more here.

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The Case of Improving the “U” Value of Glass

Need to increase the “U” Value of your windows? The Glass Detective discusses how this could be achieved with window film. See more here and learn how to increase your glass’s “U” Value.

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The Case of the Glass Canopy

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the Glass Canopy design and divulges secrets about designing glass canopies. Adding this unique feature to your own home? Check out his great insights.

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The Case of the Glass Shield for Equipment

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the Glass Shield for Heavy Equipment. Certain heavy equipment may use layers of glass and polycarbonate to shield operators from heat and debris. Learn how to layer them for optimal protection.

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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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