Windows & Doors


Are Argon Gas Filled Insulated Windows Worth The Cost?

One of the most frequently asked questions consumers have when purchasing a new window for their home is whether or not Argon gas filling is worth the cost in insulating glass units. Argon gas is added to the spacer within the glass unit and designed to increase insulation. Depending on the size and type of […]

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What Is Low-E Glass?

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.

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Vive La French Doors!

  What is it about the French that brings to mind sophistication, style, and just that “ooh-la-la” feeling?  French fashion, French cuisine—it’s all magnifique! A common potato can be transformed into the French fry. French cuffs make an ordinary shirt look expensive. A wrinkly old bulldog can be oh so chic when it’s called a […]

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What is the Difference Between “R Value” vs. “U Value” of Glass

Question: What is the “R-Value” of Glass? Glass Detective, Can you tell me how to calculate the “R-Value” of glass based on its “U-Value”? I have an issue with a building inspector in my town based on energy codes, and my wall area must achieve a certain overall “R-Value” for me to get a certificate […]

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Trick or Treat: Damage-Free Halloween Decorating

Don’t suffer from holiday decorating casualities. Everything you need to know about decorating without damaging your doors and windows this Halloween.

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Window Condensation

The Condensation Conundrum Here at Glass.com, we regularly get questions about what some you might think are defective windows or perhaps failed insulating glass units (IGUs). These windows look like they’ve failed because moisture is forming on the interior side. We also regularly get questions concerning frost or ice on the inside surface of window […]

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What Window Should I Choose

At Glass.com, the consumers who reach out to us for advice often ask, “What type of window is best for me?” In handling these consumer interactions, we quickly came to understand that not everybody was asking the same question when they referred to the topic of windows. Some wanted to know what type of glass […]

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How to Insulate Old Windows: Three Budget Approaches

When it comes to insulating old windows against cold winter air or scorching summer heat, there are few options that serve as much more than “band-aids.” That said, if replacement windows aren’t in the budget, here are three ways you can better insulate windows. Many of the same methods can be used to insulate glass […]

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How to Get Scratches out of Your Windows

Windows bring in natural light, fresh air and help improve the overall comfort of your home. So it’s no surprise that upgrading your home’s windows is one of the best investments you can make. But what happens when your sparkling, clear windows are scratched? Your beautiful views go from clean and pristine to dull and […]

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Should I Repair or Replace the Windows in My Home?

Repair or replace? That’s a common question when it comes to a lot of broken things we own. Windows are no exception. Many homeowners wonder when to repair or replace their windows. When something goes wrong or isn’t working, replacement might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, in many cases, repair is […]

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