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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A Guide to Farmhouse Mirrors

Farmhouse style mirrors are becoming a popular décor item, made famous by the HGTV show Fixer Upper. They can add a rustic but elegant touch to any room in your house. There are a variety of shapes, sizes and styles from which to choose. You can even make them yourself. What is a Farmhouse Mirror? […]

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Think Twice Before Adding Windex to your Windshield Wiper Fluid

Cleaners such as Windex helps keep glass clean, including your windshield, right? So wouldn’t it be a good idea to add some Windex to your windshield wiper fluid, also known as washer fluid, to keep it that way, or to replace your wiper fluid altogether with Windex? The answer is a resounding “no” on all […]

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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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Can I Use Steel Wool to Clean Auto Glass?

The Case of the Cleaning Compounds Question: Dear Glass Detective, When cleaning the interior of an automobile windshield that is fogging, is it recommended to use an abrasive step in the cleaning process? Most of the car care “how-to” videos and postings online all seem to include an initial “abrasive” step which uses a nylon […]

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Can You Wash Your Car if Your Windshield is Cracked?

Washing your car with a cracked windshield … although it seems like an initial “no” there are a few things to consider. Yes, technically you can physically wash your vehicle with a crack or chip in your windshield, but it might not be in your best interest. Why? – It’s simple, if too much pressure […]

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Recycling Glass Bottles

The Case of the Broken Bottle Build Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am tired of seeing glass bottles and jars not getting recycled. I am wondering two things—first, is there an R-value for broken glass, such as gabion glass or broken bottles? Secondly, I want to build a fence made of broken or whole glass […]

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The Many Uses of Mirrors

Mirrors do more than allow you to see your reflection. They can make a space brighter or appear larger. Mirrors also play a major part in feng shui. There are plenty of uses for a mirror in your home or business. What Does Your Reflection Show? While mirrors can be used to let you know […]

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Mirror Lighting Options

Mirror lighting can transform it into something completely different. From a design standpoint, it can help jazz up a living or dining room space. Mirror lighting can also help improve reflection. Mirror can create a nice feature or design element in most any room. Using mirror in your home’s design can help make the space […]

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Entry Doors 2020: Larger in Size and Wider in Options

If you’re shopping entry doors in 2020, you might find yourself confused by the latest trends—many of which represent polar opposites. Some manufacturers have worked to develop age-old aesthetics, while others have gone modern. Some are offering pivot doors, while others are sticking with standard hinges. Perhaps the only trend that most door manufacturers seem […]

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