Windows & Doors


What is the Best Glass for a Front Door?

The Case of the Front Door Fenestration Question: Dear Glass Detective, What is the best glass for a front door? Beth R.   Answer: Dear Beth, Thank you for reaching out to the Glass Detective at Glass.com with your question regarding the best choice for glass to be installed in your front door. While you […]

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Preparing For A Hurricane

Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season Hurricanes have ravaged many different areas in North America over the past decade. Severe weather has brought the United States Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey and Irma, Hurricane Michael, and many other tropical storms. These storms cause property damage and death, and injury to those who were not able to […]

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DIY Window Installation

Who doesn’t love the feeling after completing a great project that you’re proud of? The feeling of accomplishment is an undeniably fantastic feeling to have known you did something successfully. Do it yourself (DIY) projects are a big way that we do this in our lives. Specifically, DIY home improvement projects make us feel like […]

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Can Glass Shower Doors Be Recycled?

Glass shower doors are some of the most popular ways to design a sleek and appealing bathroom. Glass shower doors are timeless and a beautiful way to modernize a bathroom. But what do you do when they have run their course and it’s time to replace them? Many people wonder if it is possible to […]

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Sand Pitted Window Replacement

The Case of the Wind Blasted Glass Question: Dear Glass Detective, High winds caused by a wildfire blew sand against my windows and pitted the glass. I don’t want the same thing to happen when I replace my windows. Will installing wi ndows with “impact glass” mitigate this issue? Thank you, Phil T. Coleville, CA […]

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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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