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Top 5 Great Glass Vacations

By Debra Levy

Great Destinations for Glass Enthusiasts We’ve Handpicked the Top 5 Spots Here’s my list of great sights to see in North America this summer for glass fans like me:  1. Not a Concrete Jungle at All If you plan to visit New York City before the end of October, glass groupies will want to add a […]

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Lead Paint and Window Replacement: What You Need to Know

By Trey Barrineau

If you own an older home, you think it might contain lead paint and you’re considering a window replacement project, there’s an important environmental regulation you must know about. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule in 2008 that requires anyone doing renovation work on residential facilities built before 1978 to take steps to […]

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How Mercedes is Using ADAS

By Trey Barrineau

With its new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it’s taking another step toward autonomous driving and the use of advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The company says its Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist will be even better at helping the driver keep a safe distance and steer the vehicle. Additionally,k speed can also be automatically […]

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Mid-Range Patio Doors Exceed Expectations

By Trey Barrineau

If you’ve been shopping for patio doors during the past few years, you’ve probably seen the big, beautiful products with sliding and folding glass panels that offer breathtaking views. Unfortunately, they also often have price tags to match. But what about the smaller  patio doors— you know, the ones you’re much more likely to actually […]

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What Type of Glass is Most Resistant to Sports-Related Damage?

By Daniel Snow

We already covered the impact that sporting events can have on auto glass in a previous blog. From baseballs to golf balls, these can wreak havoc on windshields, side windows, and rear windshields. But cars aren’t the only objects affected. All too often windows on homes are broken from sports-related incidents too. In this article, […]

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Heat and Windshield Breakage

By Penny Stacey

The nice weather of summer can be great for barbecues, pool parties and more, but it can be hard on your windshield. Your windshield is more likely to crack—and cracks are more likely to spread—when the temperature changes. Temperature changes cause glass to expand and contract, which can make your windshield a bit more fragile. […]

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Keeping Cars Cool in the Summer: Ten Tips to Beat Vehicle Heat

By Tara Taffera

Summer is here, and while many love the warm weather, it’s not so fun when you have to get into your car when it is has been sitting in the hot sun all day. Keeping cars cool in the summer heat can be a difficult task. So Glass.com offers ten tips and tricks to help […]

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When Animals Attack … Your Windshield, That Is

By Penny Stacey

We all do our best to avoid animals on the road (or even flying around the roadways) but sometimes it happens. You don’t see the animal in time to avoid it, or you see it but know it would be dangerous to swerve, and your windshield ends up broken. We often see stories in the […]

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Tracking Windshield Safety

By Penny Stacey

Proper windshield installations are crucial to safety in the event of an auto accident, but there is little data available on faulty windshield installations and how often they occur. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency that normally tracks automotive safety issues, does not track windshield retention or windshield safety in accidents. Automotive […]

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Causes of Sunroof Explosions

By Penny Stacey

Broken sunroofs can be common, but the reasons for them vary. Have you ever heard of an exploding sunroof, or been in a car when one did? Though still rare, the number of exploding sunroofs reported has increased and with them has come lawsuits against car manufacturers. and many lawsuits filed against car manufacturers concerning […]

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