The Relative Strength of Tempered Glass Versus Laminated Glass

The Case of the Relative Railing Question: Dear Glass Detective, I am trying to determine the relative strength of half-inch tempered glass versus a composition of two quarter-inch tempered glass pieces with a .060-inch interlayer between. The application is for a glass guardrail. Can you advise me? Thank you, Brad J. Answer: Dear Brad, Thank […]

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What’s an Infinity Mirror and How Can I Use One in My Home?

If you want to make just about any room in your house look bigger, brighter and more open, adding some mirrors can help do the trick. Mirrors come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and styles. You can buy framed or unframed infinity mirrors. But how about those wild infinity mirrors? You may have […]

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How to Wash Your Car in the Winter

No one likes to wash their car in the cold, but no one likes driving around a dirty car all winter either. One day of driving through salt and dirty snow can leave your car looking like it hasn’t been washed in months. It’s not just the aesthetics that you need to keep in mind. […]

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Should You Wash Your Car in Direct Sunlight?

Washing your car may seem like an “asked and answered” question, but many struggle with the idea of washing or not washing their vehicle based on the weather. Even detailing experts aren’t clear on if you should or shouldn’t wash your car in the direct sunlight. Not Choosing Direct Sunlight The first reason to avoid […]

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What is Colored Mirror?

Ready to freshen up your home’s interior? You’ve probably already thought about new paint, carpet and furniture. Maybe you’ve even looked into new windows and window treatments. But what about mirrors? You’re probably thinking, “Really? Mirror?” Are you envisioning outdated décor, complete with floor to ceiling mirror walls? Well, put those thoughts aside. We’re not […]

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Laminated vs. Tempered Side Windows in Vehicles

You may have seen it in the news recently—instances of someone getting stuck in their vehicle after an accident because the car was equipped with laminated side windows. Laminated windows are nearly impossible to break with traditional glass-break tools. These small devices are carried in many driver’s gloveboxes because they easily break car windows so […]

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7 Ways to Finance your New Windows and Doors

Is it time to replace all the windows and doors in your house but you have no idea how to finance this large project? Don’t worry, there are several steps you can take to finance that purchase and do all the replacements at once. Reasons to Replace First, let’s review why you want to replace […]

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How to Locate Your Car’s VIN

Your car’s vehicle identification number, or VIN, is an important identification tool that auto glass shops use when you are replacing glass. Knowing a vehicle’s VIN gives the shop information about your vehicle that helps them figure out exactly which glass is needed for your model with its specific options. In order to give an […]

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Should You Wash Your Windshield in the Winter?

The winter season doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep your vehicle’ glass clean. Look to this blog to learn the do’s and don’ts of washing your vehicle in cold weather.

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Should You Restore or Replace Old Windows?

There is something very special about the presence of an old window and the character it adds to a home. Learn about the pros & cons of restoring vs. replacing old and historic windows.

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