What is the Difference Between “R Value” vs. “U Value” of Glass

Question: What is the “R-Value” of Glass? Glass Detective, Can you tell me how to calculate the “R-Value” of glass based on its “U-Value”? I have an issue with a building inspector in my town based on energy codes, and my wall area must achieve a certain overall “R-Value” for me to get a certificate […]

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How to Get Scratches out of Your Windows

Windows bring in natural light, fresh air and help improve the overall comfort of your home. So it’s no surprise that upgrading your home’s windows is one of the best investments you can make. But what happens when your sparkling, clear windows are scratched? Your beautiful views go from clean and pristine to dull and […]

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Should I Repair or Replace the Windows in My Home?

Repair or replace? That’s a common question when it comes to a lot of broken things we own. Windows are no exception. Many homeowners wonder when to repair or replace their windows. When something goes wrong or isn’t working, replacement might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, in many cases, repair is […]

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Should You Restore or Replace Old Windows?

There is something very special about the presence of an old window and the character it adds to a home. Learn about the pros & cons of restoring vs. replacing old and historic windows.

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How to Prevent Foggy Windows and Doors

Moisture on your door or window glass might seem concerning, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes the case for foggy windows and doors is one that’s easy to prevent.

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What Causes Condensation on My Windows?

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the Case of the Condensation Concern. Learn about what causes condensation on the outside of new triple-pane windows and more.

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Are Laminated Glass Hurricane Windows Also Burglar Resistant?

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.

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How Much Will New Windows & Doors Cost?

Upgrading your home’s windows is a smart investment. How much will new windows cost? There are many considerations in determining the final cost. Find out more.

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How to Recycle Old Glass Windows

When you’ve decided to buy new windows for your home, what do you do with your old ones? There are many options for recycling, repurposing, and reusing your old windows. Find out more here.

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Stained Glass: The Past Meets the Present

Have you ever wondered about stained glass windows? Even though you can’t see out of them, they are very much a part of the window family. There’s a lot more history here than you think. Stained glass dates all the way back to 2750 B.C. Find out more here!

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