Adding a Sliding Glass Barn Door Inside of Your Home

Doors have existed inside of homes in some fashion since ancient times, but now there are more options to choose from when trying to give a custom look and feel to your dwelling. Barn doors have grown in popularity over the past few years and have become a go-to, or staple, for those looking to […]

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Can Glass Prevent Sun Damage?

It’s no longer a mystery that the bright, warm and relaxing sun that we so enjoy laying under on a hot beach is actually linked to several harmful effects on our skin. The American Cancer Society (ACS) links most forms of skin cancer to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, which mainly come from the sun. […]

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Choosing a Glass Railing System

The Case of the Reliable Railing Recommendations   Question: Dear Glass Detective, I want to install a glass railing in front of an opening that measures 120-inches by 44-inches by 120-inches. The railing is meant to protect the opening. Do you have any advice that might be helpful in getting me pointed in the right […]

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How to Prevent Foggy Windows and Doors

Homeowners love sparkling, clear glass in their windows and doors. But what happens when they’re not so perfect? The first signs of moisture on the glass can be concerning. But if panicking is your first reaction to seeing foggy windows and doors in your home’s glass, relax. Foggy windows and doors aren’t necessarily bad. While […]

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How to Avoid Hitting a Deer and Damaging Your Windshield

At Glass.com, we’ve heard some bizarre stories of animals breaking windshields. From turkeys to turtles, owls and ponies, animals—even small critters—can do major damage. Damage most commonly comes from deer though,  which are prevalent throughout North America. A full-grown adult deer can weigh up to 300 pounds, which can cause enough damage to total a […]

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Are Glass Bottles a Sustainable Alternative to Plastic?

The Case of the Recycled Receptacle   Question: Dear Glass Detective, Can half-gallon or one-gallon milk bottles be made with toughened (tempered) glass so the container will not easily break? In the event it does crack, or shatter, can it be easily collected and repurposed-melted back to a glass bottle and reused or recycled? I […]

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What is the Best Type of Glass for a Solarium?

The Case of the Solarium Selection Question: Dear Glass Detective, I live in upstate New York and want to add a south-facing solarium addition to my home. Because it is south facing, it will not have any shade. It will be small—approximately 6-feet wide by 11-feet long. The solarium will feature glass sides and a […]

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What are the Standards for Frameless Glass Door Thicknesses?

The Case of the Partition Performance   Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the industry standard thicknesses for interior frameless tempered glass doors and partitions? We are using continuous head and sill channels for the partitions and patch fittings for the doors. The doors and walls vary in height; typically 8-feet, 9-feet and 10-feet. The […]

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How Do I Clean a Dirty Etched Shower Door?

The Case of the Scummy Etched Glass Shower Door Question: Dear Glass Detective: I have an etched glass shower door. It always looks dirty and covered with soap scum. I am a thorough cleaner, but it never gets clean. I also accidentally sprayed shower cleaner on the etched glass and can’t get rid of that […]

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The Relative Strength of Tempered Glass Versus Laminated Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Relative Railing. The relative strength of glass is important when it comes to matters of safety such as glass railing systems. Is laminated stronger than tempered? Find out here.

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