Uses & Applications


The Use of Bulletproof Glass in Schools

In light of recent events the use (or lack thereof) of “bulletproof” glass in schools has come under fire. Let’s start by addressing the fact is that there is no such thing as bulletproof glass. What movies, the media, and pop culture commonly refer to as bulletproof glass is in fact bullet-resistant glass. Bulletproof would […]

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What Is Back Painted Glass and What are its Uses?

Back painted glass is a unique use of glass that has been growing in popularity in recent years. It is essentially exactly what it sounds like- glass that has been painted on the back side. That way, from the front side, the glass is no longer translucent, but instead a solid color. Uses of Back […]

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What is the Window Installation Process?

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

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

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

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

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

Ever wonder what tools are used to replace your windshield? Not all technicians use the same set of tools, but there are a few basic tools you’ll see most technicians using on a standard windshield replacement. Check out some of the most important tools used by technicians here!

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Bullet-Resistant Auto Glass

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

Have you ever realized just how many products use glass? How about that weight scale in your bathroom? Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the weight-scale start-up and looks at the tech that goes into developing weight-scale glass.

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