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What Is Low-E Glass?

November 19, 2020

Not all windows and glass products are created equal, but by understanding how heat and light interact with different materials, and with the latest technologies available today, glass manufacturers have been able to develop better and more efficient windows for your home. Learn all about Low-E window glass here.

Glass Screen Protectors

September 21, 2020

It’s 2020—screens are everywhere. There is probably a screen in your pocket, your car, your living room, on your desk, and countless other places. Many new refrigerators even feature a screen. I’m currently writing this blog on one screen while my phone screen looks up at me from my desk, and my TV screen looms […]

Why Did the Tesla Cybertruck Glass Break?

May 12, 2020

Tesla consistently headlines news in the automotive world due to its futuristic advances in technology and design. The Cybertruck is Tesla’s latest vehicle, which is slated for production in 2021. According to the hype, it will be one of the toughest trucks on the road. Not only will the truck be fully electric, as all […]

Can Glass Prevent Sun Damage?

October 23, 2019

Sun damage can be harmful to your health and property. While basic glass doesn't stop UV rays, there are ways to prevent penetration.

Re-purposed Renovation ideas

September 2, 2019

Have you ever thought about decorating your new kitchen or bathroom with old clothes? While it may not be the most appealing décor option at first glance, there is actually good-reason to reconsider the idea if you’re planning an eco-friendly home renovation project in the future.

What is Soundproof Glass?

April 5, 2019

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 […]

Robotics in Building

September 20, 2018

The increasing use of robotics in building construction will soon change the way homes of the future are designed and built. Today’s construction workforce is struggling with a lack of skilled labor, so the answer to the question “who will build my new house?” might just be robots. Learn more.

Can Low-E Glass Be Laminated?

August 28, 2018

With low-e glass, you can reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light entering your home, improve energy efficiency efforts, save on annual heating and cooling costs and create a more comfortable indoor environment for you and your family. While low-e glass has many benefits, does it mean that you can’t add any other features or upgrades to your window’s glass, like lamination? Let's find out.

The Use of Bulletproof Glass

April 18, 2018

There's no such thing as bulletproof glass. This may come as a shock because of the portrayal that movies and pop culture make. We'll break down the facts and talk about how testing plays a crucial role (and complicates) selecting the proper glass for different applications. Find out more here.

Decoding Door Lock Options

April 17, 2018

Looking at a new front door, or just want to change out your lock? There are a ton of door lock options. In years past, if you wanted extra security you went for a deadbolt. Technology has evolved quite a bit since then. Here’s everything you need to know about door locks and automation.

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