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Using Tempered Glass in Large Picture Windows

The Case of the Distortion Distress   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I want a picture window roughly 8-feet by 8-feet that has to use safety glass for code requirements. Will a tempered glass pane this size have any obvious visual clarity or distortion looking through it? Thank you, Kirk M. Manson, WA Answer: Dear Kirk, […]

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ATM Machine Glass

The Case of the Laminated LED Lite Question: Hi Glass Detective, We are designing an enclosure for an automated teller machine (ATM). The enclosure has LED screens on the surface. The client has requested that a layer of glass be placed 2-inches from the LED screens. There are two glass sheets sized 102-inches by 43-inches […]

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What Causes Condensation on My Windows?

The Case of the Condensation Concern   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have new replacement triple-pane windows and I live in central New York. The windows were installed in July. Since then, the windows have had heavy condensation on the outside on several occasions. The windows they replaced never had that problem. What could cause […]

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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

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the noise nuisance. Noisy streets and neighbors can be tamed by using the right windows. Find out what type of glass helps with sound reduction and if you can benefit.

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Residential Window Warranty Identification

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the coverage question. Learn how to find out if your windows are under warranty & where to get quotes on new ones.

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Why Do Some Windshield Replacements Cost More Than Others?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the comparison pricing. Find out why quotes from two different glass shops on OEM glass can vary widely.

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

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the displaced display case. Find out what type of glass is safest for a new gymnasium display case.

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How Much Does an Interior Glass Door Cost?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the bedroom budget door. Find out what interior glass bedroom doors cost and what adjustments you can make to reduce costs.

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Can Glass Be Cut to Sharp Angles?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the angular ailments. Find out whether tempered glass can be cut to sharp angles or if laminated is a better option for custom angular glass.

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