Windows & Doors


Door Hardware Standards Protect Life, Property

For door hardware to be effective at protecting life and property, its properties must be measurable. That’s where door hardware standards come into play. These are determined by organizations in the design and construction industry, and they list technical requirements and best practices for safe buildings. Because of that, they can guide manufacturers and sellers […]

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What is a Transom Window?

Transom Windows You’ve probably seen transom windows on houses more times than you can count, but you might not know what they are or what purpose they serve. Transom windows are named as such because they are located over top of a window or door’s transom- this is the beam that separates the top of […]

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Mirror Cleaning: What’s the Best Way to Do It?

Mirrors are an important part of modern life. In addition to helping us comb our hair and drive our cars, they play important roles in science and medicine. And much like traditional glass, mirrors get dirty and need cleaning. So what’s the best way to clean a mirror? In addition to their functional uses, mirrors […]

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The Use of Bulletproof Glass in Schools

There’s no such thing as bulletproof glass. This may come as a shock because of the portrayal that movies and pop culture make. We’ll break down the facts and talk about how testing plays a crucial role (and complicates) selecting the proper glass for different applications. Find out more here.

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Decoding Door Lock Options

Looking at a new front door, or just want to change out your lock? There are a ton of door lock options. In years past, if you wanted extra security you went for a deadbolt. Technology has evolved quite a bit since then. Here’s everything you need to know about door locks and automation.

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Window Shapes and Sizes Vary Greatly

There are a huge number of window shapes and sizes on the market today, and because they are frequently made to order, windows can be manufactured in just about any look, color or style you can imagine. There are a vast range of options available for most homeowners, and the affiliate companies on Glass.com can help you decide what works best for your residence and budget. Learn more here!

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Window Shutter Styles Run the Gamut

For a lot of U.S. homeowners, a window shutter is little more than a decorative feature that is attached to either side of a window. However, there are many products that do serious work to keep air and water out of a home, protect it during severe weather and boost energy efficiency. Many affiliates at […]

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The Case of the Sometimes Stained Glass

Do your glass doors have streaks that don’t seem to come off no matter how well you clean them? The Glass Detective investigates and addresses what can cause these unsightly stains and the best way to go about fixing the issue. Find out more here.

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How to Keep Your Door Glass Clean

When it comes to keeping the glass in your home’s doors clean, you might think there’s nothing to it—all it takes is a little glass cleaner and paper towels, right? Sounds easy enough, but it’s not always that simple. It’s important to always follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions first and foremost. Check out our general tips for keeping your door glass looking pristine!

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Paying the Price: Cost Considerations for Windows and Doors

In order to help you get a better understanding of where the cost of your windows and doors comes from, why it may fluctuate up and down over time depending on the circumstance, and why one window may be exponentially more expensive than another, we break it down.

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