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Can Glass Be Cut to Sharp Angles?

August 12, 2019

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the angular ailments. Find out whether tempered glass can be cut to sharp angles or if laminated is a better option for custom angular glass.

Polycarbonate vs. Laminated Glass

August 12, 2019

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the polycarbonate pool project. Find out whether polycarbonate or laminated glass is best for a glass deck railing system.

Why Does My Glass Keep Breaking?

August 2, 2019

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.

Fire Rated Glazing

June 20, 2019

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Fire Rated Glazing, discussing window types for fire-prone areas. Learn about window glass types and fire safety ratings to consider when purchasing fire-resistant windows.

Are Hurricane Windows Burglar Resistant?

April 22, 2019

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of Hurricane Glass vs. Home Intruders. Are laminated hurricane glass windows burglar-resistant too? FInd out more here.

Tempered vs. Untempered Glass

March 29, 2019

Is tempered glass stronger than untempered glass? What type of glass offers better support in furniture? Find out more as the Glass Detective takes on the case of the tempered vs untempered glass tabletops.

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 the Laminated Glass Tint Color

February 5, 2019

The Glass Detective takes on The Case of the Laminated Glass Tint Color and answers a question about matching the tint of a piece of laminated glass to the tint of tempered glass. Is it possible? Find out here.

The Case of the Double Pane Window Upgrade

January 22, 2019

The Glass Detective takes a look into double pane window upgrades, their benefits, and other beneficial upgrades when purchasing new windows. Find out where laminated window glass and "Low-E" glass coating should be installed in the resolution to the case of the double pane window upgrades.

The Case of the Machinery Protection Glass

December 3, 2018

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the Machinery Protection Glass and talks about what type of glass is the best choice for shields made to protect workers when working with machinery. Find out more.

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