The Case of the Clear Glass Shelving

The Glass Detective explores options for glass shelving used for furniture when a concerned citizen inquires about glass tint colors. Be it blue, green or clear, different tints can be applied to the glass to achieve the desired look. Learn more.

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Do You Know What a BiFold Door Is?

One of the biggest trends in home design in recent years is the concept of seamless indoor-outdoor living. Learn about BiFold doors a as well as other types of patio & sliding doors. Learn more.

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Cleveland Artist Turns Auto Glass Into Jewelry

After moving into an artists’ loft in Cleveland, Deanna’s car was broken into. Her neighbors told her it was a common occurrence in the area and that broken car glass can be found everywhere in the city. That’s when she decided to start collecting glass for art & jewelry. Learn more.

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How to be “Green” Replacing your Windows

Green building seeks to achieve many goals, including energy efficiency, protecting occupant well-being, and reducing impact on the environment. Believe it or not, windows and doors can help with all three. Find out how you can be “green” when selecting your next replacement windows.

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Smart Home Technology Takes Off

These days, it’s not just our phones that are “smart.” From cars to appliances to the entire household, it seems like everything is getting smarter—and that includes windows and doors. Learn more.

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The Case of Glass Thicknesses

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on the Case of Glass Thicknesses. Is thicker glass always better? The Glass Detective tackles a tough question about what thickness of glass should be used for a particular project. Learn more.

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The Case of Scraping Paint Off of Windows

Question: Dear Glass Detective, I have been asked to take paint off of windows. The person said someone already tried and couldn’t do it. The paint has been on for years and the sun hits the windows hard. I know I will have to scrape, but is there a product that I can use and […]

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Will Robots Install the Windows in Your Next House?

Fifty years ago, the idea of a robotic housekeeper like in the cartoon series The Jetsons may have seemed like a far-off, unimaginable concept. But things have changed. While we may not yet have a full-body robot named Rosie to help clean the house, we do have a number of options when it comes to […]

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The Basics (and Growing Trends) of Sliding Glass Door Hardware

There are many considerations to take into account when selecting the right sliding glass door for your home, whether it is the color and style of the door, or the type of glass used. One important factor that shouldn’t be overlooked is the type of hardware—specifically the handle system—used with the door. Here is a […]

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Contemplating the Fate of Energy Star

Even if you don’t own an Energy Star labeled product it’s a safe bet that you have seen or heard of the label. Energy Star has been known in households across the U.S. since its inception in 1992. The voluntary program rates the energy efficiency of thousands of products, from air conditioners to dishwashers to […]

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