Metallized Windshield: What is it, and What is its Purpose?

By Nick St. Denis

The modern day windshield features a variety of technologies serving many functions, including safety for the driver and structure for the vehicle. Like many other products in our everyday world, some are more advanced than others. One of these advancements is the metalized windshield, or metal oxide windshield. The glass in these windshields, sometimes installed […]

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Polycarbonate: Special Windshields for Race Cars

By Daniel Snow

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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Repairing and Replacing Sunroofs and Sliders

By Ellen Rogers

For many drivers, sunroofs are the next best thing to a convertible. They allow you to enjoy a beautiful day, streaming fresh air and sunlight into the vehicle. But just like any other piece of glass, they can also break. What do you do when this happens? Here are a few tips from some industry experts.

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Tools of the Trade: What Auto Glass Technicians Use on the Job

By Nick St. Denis

Here are some of the most basic but important tools an auto glass technician will use to replace your windshield.

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Bullet-Resistant Auto Glass

By Penny Stacey

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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Important Nissan and Porsche Windshield Recall Information

By Daniel Snow

These recalls may affect your car’s windshield and are a major safety concern.

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Window Won’t Roll Up? Don’t Get Caught in the Rain!

By Daniel Snow

Don’t get caught in the rain. Check out what to do when you have a window that won’t roll up or down.

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Replacement Glass for Antique Bookcase

By Lyle Hill

Finding and using the correct glass on antiques can be a difficult process. But don’t worry, the Glass Detective has this one covered!

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What Other Parts May Need to be Replaced with My Windshield?

By Tara Taffera

You don’t like taking time out of your schedule to change your windshield wipers right? We hear you, but if you are already with an auto glass installer getting your windshield replaced you may as well get these other maintenance items done at the same time. Just think of the time it will save you down the road.

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Glass Weight Scale – Another Use of Glass

By Lyle Hill

Have you ever realized just how many products use glass? How about that weight scale in your bathroom? Let’s look at the tech that goes developing them.

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