Windows & Doors


Are Laminated Glass Hurricane Windows Also Burglar Resistant?

The Case of Hurricane Glass vs. Home Intruders   Dear Glass Detective, I want to replace the windows in my beach house in New Jersey (4 blocks from the beach) in order to protect against intruders. I already have hurricane glass in my Florida house. They say that, in New Jersey, hurricane glass is the […]

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How Much Will New Windows Cost?

Upgrading your home’s windows and doors is one of the smartest investments you can make. New windows can add to your home’s overall aesthetic, while also improving its energy efficiency. A new front door can offer similar benefits, particularly when it comes to curb appeal. You’ve probably got some ideas of the look, style, features […]

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How to Fix Sticking Sliding Glass Patio Door

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

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The Case of the Laminated Glass Tint Color

The Glass Detective takes on The Case of the Laminated Glass Tint Color and answers a question about matching the tint of a piece of laminated glass to the tint of tempered glass. Is it possible? Find out here.

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The Case of the Double Pane Window Upgrade

The Glass Detective takes a look into double pane window upgrades, their benefits, and other beneficial upgrades when purchasing new windows. Find out where laminated window glass and “Low-E” glass coating should be installed in the resolution to the case of the double pane window upgrades.

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How to Recycle Old Windows

When you’ve decided to buy new windows for your home, what do you do with your old ones? There are many options for recycling, repurposing, and reusing your old windows. Find out more here.

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Can You Paint uPVC Doors and Windows?

uPVC doors and windows can be painted, but should it be done? Find out if you should paint your old uPVC windows or if you’re better off replacing them with new energy-efficient windows that fit your goal aesthetic.

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Stained Glass: The Past Meets the Present

Have you ever wondered about stained glass windows? Even though you can’t see out of them, they are very much a part of the window family. There’s a lot more history here than you think. Stained glass dates all the way back to 2750 B.C. Find out more here!

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Replacing Glass in Historic Windows – Is It Worth It?

Old windows are more common than you might think, especially if you’re not in a newly built home. We discuss whether or not you should replace the glass in your home’s historic windows. Learn new ways to improve your window’s longevity.

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Robotics in Building

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.

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