Laminated vs. Tempered Side Windows in Vehicles

You may have seen it in the news recently—instances of someone getting stuck in their vehicle after an accident because the car was equipped with laminated side windows. Laminated windows are nearly impossible to break with traditional glass-break tools. These small devices are carried in many driver’s gloveboxes because they easily break car windows so […]

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Window Security Solutions

The Case of the Bedroom Burglary Question: Dear Glass Detective, If security is my main goal, how does a security film (such as 3M brand) compare to tempered or laminated glass? After a recent burglary, we want to secure our child’s bedroom window which faces the porch. Laura C. Berkeley, CA Answer: Dear Laura, Thank […]

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Building a Glass Display Case

The Case of the Biblical Box Question: Dear Glass Detective, A friend and I are planning to build a secure, yet (hopefully) beautiful museum display for a small non-profit organization Bible display. We have a very small budget and are trying to economize as much as possible. To that end, I was thinking of purchasing […]

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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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ATM Machine Glass

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the Laminated LED Lite. Learn about the best glass for building an ATM Enclosure & other considerations such as light reflection and coatings.

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

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.

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Home Window Options for Sound Reduction

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the noise nuisance. Noisy streets and neighbors can be tamed by using the right windows. Find out what type of glass helps with sound reduction and if you can benefit.

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What is the Best Type of Glass for a Display Case?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the displaced display case. Find out what type of glass is safest for a new gymnasium display case.

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Can Glass Be Cut to Sharp Angles?

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.

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Polycarbonate vs. Laminated Glass

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.

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