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What’s The Best Glass for an Office Reception Area Counter?

The Case of the Laminated Lobby Glass Question: Dear Glass Detective, We are considering enhancing the safety and security of our staff in the reception area. We have a public access lobby area where our clients wait until they can be served. There is a reception counter but we are considering putting up a tasteful […]

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Home Window Options for Sound Reduction

The Case of the Noise Nuisance Question: Dear Glass Detective, My flat has two bedrooms directly facing a busy road. I am planning to replace the existing single glass windows with double glass windows to reduce the noise. Please advise if a single-laminated glass window may be more effective in cutting the noise than a […]

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Residential Window Warranty Identification

The Case of the Coverage Question   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am seeing internal discoloration in my double-paned windows due to a manufacturing defect, and I am trying to figure out if they are covered under a Lifetime warranty. I found this sticker on top of my window, is there a way to tell […]

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Why Do Some Windshield Replacements Cost More Than Others?

The Case of the Comparison Pricing   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have a 2015 Mini Cooper 2 door hatchback with factory-installed rain-sensing wipers. I am seeing a great spread in price between two well-known windshield replacement companies. Both tout OEM glass. Why the price difference? Thank you, Thomas M. Broomfield, CO Answer: Thomas, Thank […]

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What is the Best Type of Glass for a Display Case?

The Case of the Displaced Display   Question: Dear Glass Detective, What type of glass should be used for a display case in a gymnasium? We have a viewing window being installed near our playing area where volleyballs and basketballs might come in contact with the window? What type of glass would be recommended for […]

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How Much Does an Interior Glass Door Cost?

The Case of the Bedroom Budget Door   Question:   Dear Glass Detective, We live in a condo. A hallway leads to our bedroom door.  I would like the door to be glass because the bedroom has tall glass windows facing the backside of the door. It would be great if the light could enter […]

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Can Glass Be Cut to Sharp Angles?

The Case of the Angular Ailments   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I’m trying to get tempered glass that has a very sharp angle but is small in size for my house and it seems like it is a hard task. Can it be done using laminated glass instead? The size is 47-inches in length by […]

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Polycarbonate vs. Laminated Glass

 The Case of the Polycarbonate Pool Project Question: Dear Glass Detective, I’m thinking of using ¼-inch or 3/8-inch polycarbonate rather than laminated glass for a deck railing system. The deck is about 10 feet above a pool and I don’t want to take any chances of damage should furniture, etc. hit the glass in a […]

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Float Glass vs. Flat Glass vs. Plate Glass vs. Sheet Glass

The Case of the Definite Definitions   Question: Hi Glass Detective, Could you please clarify this for me—are the terms float glass, flat glass, plate glass and sheet glass used somewhat interchangeably? Kind regards, Gagan M. United Kingdom Answer: Dear Gagan, Thank you for making contact with the Glass Detective with your questions regarding what […]

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Why Does My Glass Keep Breaking?

The Case of the Repeating Rupture   Question: Dear Glass Detective, We installed a glass door in a wash room but every time it broke after installation. Any advice where we could be making an installation mistake would be helpful. Or do you think there could be a manufacturing defect in the glass? Thank you, […]

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