Uses & Applications


What is the Window Installation Process?

By Trey Barrineau

When you’ve finished looking on Glass.com for a company to install windows for your home, the next step is of course the most important – the installation process. But what exactly goes into window installation in a home? This article will attempt to answer that question. Make Sure You’re Hiring the Best First of all, […]

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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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Polycarbonate: Special Windshields for Race Cars

By Daniel Snow

Polycarbonate, Not Glass? A race car’s windshield is much different than the windshield in your daily driver. These machines are meant for one thing- to go fast. And to go fast, saving every ounce of weight possible is important. Because of this, race cars don’t actually use glass windshields. Instead they usually utilize polycarbonate- a […]

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Tools of the Trade: What Auto Glass Technicians Use on the Job

By Nick St. Denis

Here are some of the most basic but important tools an auto glass technician will use to replace your windshield.

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Bullet-Resistant Auto Glass

By Penny Stacey

In some cases, you may want bullet-resistant glass on your vehicle—perhaps if you live in a high-crime area or require extra occupant security. There is no such thing as bullet-proof glass, but bullet-resistant glass is available for windshields, back glasses and side windows.

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Glass Weight Scale – Another Use of Glass

By Lyle Hill

Have you ever realized just how many products use glass? How about that weight scale in your bathroom? Let’s look at the tech that goes developing them.

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Security Door Glass

By Lyle Hill

The Glass Detective seeks out glass for a security door in his latest job.

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Fighting Fire with Fire Rated Doors

By Lyle Hill

Fire-rated doors are integral to a building’s integrity and the lives of those inside when catastrophe occurs. In this blog, the Glass Detective explores the part glass plays in these pivotal pieces.

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