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How Flat is Glass?

July 12, 2021

The Case of Glass Tolerances Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the tolerances for ¼” glass as far as flatness or being level is concerned? Thank you, Brent R. Answer: Dear Brent, Thank you for contacting the Glass.com Glass Detective with your questions concerning the tolerances or “flatness” for what you are referring to as […]

Recycling Glass Bottles

March 9, 2020

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 […]

What’s The Best Glass for an Office Reception Area Counter?

September 2, 2019

If your lobby area needs a security upgrade, there are several factors to consider. The level of security needed will determine the right material. Learn more as the Glass Detective takes on the case of the Laminated Lobby Glass.

What’s the Best Replacement Glass for a Condo Window?

July 22, 2019

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Cosmopoliton Condo. Learn about building codes and requirments related to replacing glass windows in condo units located in major metropolitan areas.

New Windshield Breaks (Again) After Installation

June 5, 2019

Have you had two windshields break in a row right after a new installation? You're not alone. The Glass Detective discusses what might cause this and the next steps you should take to address the issue.

The Case of the Clear Tempered Glass

April 15, 2019

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Clear Tempered Glass. Learn about low-iron glass and find out whether or not tempered glass can have a clear edge vs. a green edge.

The Case of the Broken Trellis Glass

February 25, 2019

Question regarding broken trellis glass Dear Glass Detective, My glass subcontractor has been laying laminated glass on a trellis with standoffs. The glass keeps breaking. The standoffs are approximately 24 inches apart. What is wrong? Thanks. Steve San Diego, CA Answer to question regarding broken trellis glass Steve, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective […]

The Case of Finding Clear Glass

October 17, 2018

Most glass has a green tint to it. But what if you want crystal clear glass? The Glass Detective is on the case! Find out more about the manufacturing differences and where to buy clear glass

The Case of the Glass Shelving

August 28, 2018

The Glass Detective takes on the case of figuring out what type of glass should be used for glass shelving applications. We discuss laminated, tempered, and laminated-tempered glass. Read more here.

The Case of Improving the “U” Value of Glass

August 14, 2018

Need to increase the "U" Value of your windows? The Glass Detective discusses how this could be achieved with window film. See more here and learn how to increase your glass's "U" Value.

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How Flat is Glass?

The Case of Glass Tolerances Question: Dear Glass Detective, What are the tolerances for ¼” glass as far as flatness or being level is concerned?

Read More

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

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The Case of the Clear Tempered Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Clear Tempered Glass. Learn about low-iron glass and find out whether or not tempered glass can have a clear edge vs. a green edge.

Read More

The Case of the Broken Trellis Glass

Question regarding broken trellis glass Dear Glass Detective, My glass subcontractor has been laying laminated glass on a trellis with standoffs. The glass keeps breaking.

Read More

The Case of Finding Clear Glass

Most glass has a green tint to it. But what if you want crystal clear glass? The Glass Detective is on the case! Find out more about the manufacturing differences and where to buy clear glass

Read More

The Case of the Glass Shelving

The Glass Detective takes on the case of figuring out what type of glass should be used for glass shelving applications. We discuss laminated, tempered, and laminated-tempered glass. Read more here.

Read More

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