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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What Causes Glass Shower Doors to Explode

There’s nothing like a nice, hot shower after a long, busy workday. But just as you’re rinsing away the stress of the day … CRASH! Your glass shower door explodes into what seems like millions of tiny pieces. Why did your glass shower door explode without warning? Cases of glass shower doors—and even other types […]

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Is it Legal to Drive with A Broken Sunroof?

Breaking your car’s sunroof is undoubtedly a frustrating experience, especially if it appears to have broken spontaneously. However, it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, your vehicle still runs and usually is technically driveable.  But is it legal to drive it? People often wonder if they’re able to drive their car without […]

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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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Why Does My Glass Keep Breaking?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the mystery of the breaking glass. At some point, every piece/type of glass will break. How and why it breaks is the bigger, or maybe we should say harder, question to answer. Learn about common causes for door glass breakage.

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What Type of Glass is Most Resistant to Sports-Related Damage?

We already covered the impact that sporting events can have on auto glass in a previous blog. From baseballs to golf balls, these can wreak havoc on windshields, side windows, and rear windshields. But cars aren’t the only objects affected. All too often windows on homes are broken from sports-related incidents too. In this article, […]

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