A Day in the Life of a Glass Shop: Robert Hiller

Commercial Glass and Plastics Lynchburg, VA Robert Hiller’s 15,000 square foot glass shop is impressive by any standard—especially because it sits in the mostly rural foothills of southwest Virginia. But the 64-year-old didn’t just build Commercial Glass and Plastics Inc. overnight. He’s a second-generation glazier whose father started in the glass business in 1945— not […]

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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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Taking Photos Through Glass Windows

The Case of the “Picture” Window Taking high-quality pictures through a window is an achievement only skilled photographers have seemed to master. Why is it so difficult to take pictures through windows? The Glass Detective explores characteristics of the regular residential window. Question: Dear Glass Detective, I would like to sit in my den and […]

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Best Glass for a Bar Window

The Case of the Bar Room Brawl Getting thrown out of a window is not just an event that happens in modern action movies to raise the tension. In fact, getting thrown out a window was a common enough occurrence that the English language created a word for it in the early 1600s. By definition, […]

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Why Am I Seeing Tiny Specks in My Windshield and Glass Window?

Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the tiny specks I see in tinted glass? I see them in my car glass and I see them in my home’s windows. When the sun hits my car’s windshield at about 10 o’clock in the morning you can really see them.   No one has had an answer […]

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How to Temporarily Cover a Broken Car Window

If you have ever broken a car window and needed to cover the hole temporarily, you probably don’t take glass for granted the same way other people do. It’s easy to see why glass is taken for granted. By design, glass is meant to be forgotten. Most often, the purpose of glass is to provide […]

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How to Remove Tree Sap From Auto Glass

Tree sap can be one of the messiest, most difficult substances you’ll ever have to remove from your car’s windshield. It’s a breeze to remove, though—IF you’re using the right product. We’ll show you what to use (and not use) to get your windshield crystal-clear with the least amount of effort. If you’re not fortunate […]

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What is the Most Beautiful Kind of Glass?

Question: Dear Glass Detective, In your opinion, what is the most beautiful kind of glass? Thank you, Anna W. Cohoes, NY Answer: Dear Anna, Let me begin by thanking you for making contact with Glass.com® with your request for me, the Glass.com Glass Detective, to give you my opinion of what the most beautiful glass […]

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