Glass Detective


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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What’s the Best Replacement Glass for a Condo Window?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Cosmopoliton Condo. Learn about building codes and requirments related to replacing glass windows in condo units located in major metropolitan areas.

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Fire Rated Glazing

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Fire Rated Glazing, discussing window types for fire-prone areas. Learn about window glass types and fire safety ratings to consider when purchasing fire-resistant windows.

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How to Replace Sliding Patio Door Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Do Not DIY Door. Learn about patio door glass replacement and why you’ll want a professional’s help.

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New Windshield Breaks (Again) After Installation

Have you had two windshields break in a row right after a new installation? You’re not alone. The Glass Detective discusses what might cause this and the next steps you should take to address the issue.

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Insulated Glass Info

The Glass Detective takes on the case of The Inquisitive Insulation. What are insulating glass units and what are the benefits? The Glass Detective answers these questions along with what the industry standards are. Find out more!

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Cleaning Shower Doors

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the slimy steamed up shower door. Find out what can cause foggy, dirty looking shower glass and how to fix it!

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