Glass Detective


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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Is it Possible to Cut Tempered Glass?

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the Bookcase Glass and delves into whether truly tempered glass can be cut. Read on to learn more.

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Are Laminated Glass Hurricane Windows Also Burglar Resistant?

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of Hurricane Glass vs. Home Intruders. Are laminated hurricane glass windows burglar-resistant too? FInd out more here.

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What Type of Glass Do I Use in a Glass Railing System?

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Reticent Railing Remodeler. Find out what glass thickness is safe for porch railing building codes and what other safety factors to consider.

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What is the Strongest Type of Glass?

Follow along as the Glass Detective takes on the case of The Novel Novelist to determine the strongest type of glass for deterring thieves from breaking and entering the home of a high art jewelry designer.

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What is Soundproof Glass?

Can You Hear Me Now? Dear Glass Detective, What is soundproof glass? Steve Wakefield, MA About Soundproof Glass Dear Steve, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective with your question asking what soundproof glass is.  I would like to begin answering this by changing the term from “soundproof” to “sound reducing” or “sound-absorbing”. Depending on […]

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Tempered vs. Untempered Glass

Is tempered glass stronger than untempered glass? What type of glass offers better support in furniture? Find out more as the Glass Detective takes on the case of the tempered vs untempered glass tabletops.

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How to Fix a Sticking Sliding Patio Door

Question about sticking sliding patio doors: Dear Glass Detective, My Florida pool home has three sliding glass patio doors that face the pool. They are extremely difficult to open and close. I believe the bottom hardware or rollers need to be replaced. Who can I contact to rebuild my sliding doors? Are there contractors who […]

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The Case of the Broken Trellis Glass

Question regarding broken trellis glass Dear Glass Detective, My glass subcontractor has been laying laminated glass on a trellis with standoffs. The glass keeps breaking. The standoffs are approximately 24 inches apart. What is wrong? Thanks. Steve San Diego, CA Answer to question regarding broken trellis glass Steve, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective […]

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