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Smart glass, or switchable glass, is glass that uses advanced technologies to block light and insulate. The glass’s light transmission properties can be affected by light, heat or electricity. Mostly, this means the glass changes from translucent to transparent, blocking...Read more

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Bulletproof glass seems like the best safety measure you can take to protect your house or business property – and maybe it is – but like any material, bulletproof glass isn’t completely impenetrable. It’s more accurate to say this glass is “bullet resistant.” In fact, can we even call it glass...Read more

Okay, plexiglass isn’t glass, but what exactly is it made of? We’ve all watched that movie scene where the person is going to collide with the “glass” pane the men are carrying on the sidewalk, but unexpectedly the person bounces right off! The pane was plexiglass! As it turns out, that...Read more

A walk-in curbless shower is a functional, attractive choice for any bathroom, elevating safety and style in a single home upgrade. This post outlines the advantages of curbless showers and walks you through the process of installing one in your home. 

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Sure, your sliding glass door is an attractive entryway, but how efficient is it? It should come as no surprise that sliding patio doors can be a major source of heat loss in a home. If not sufficiently insulated, sliding glass doors can make a room drafty or downright cold. This is particularly...Read more

Your curtains aren’t just for privacy – in the winter they can also keep rooms warm, lower energy bills and reduce interior window condensation; but only if they’re thermal curtains!

Read on to learn everything you need to know about selecting thermal curtains for your home:

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From dew sparkling in the morning sun to water droplets on a soda can, all condensation is fundamentally the same: water vapor that has cooled to the point of condensing and forming liquid water droplets. This change of state occurs based on temperature, when warm humid air meets a cold surface...Read more

Windows come in all shapes and sizes, yet many of them are made of the same parts. Window terminology may seem confusing, but once you know the basics, you can find the exact window part you’re looking for.

Did you just run across beautiful glass cups, jars, bottles, or vases at the dollar store? They’re cute as-is, but etching is an easy way to add unique and custom designs to your glassware. With this tutorial from Glass Doctor®, you’ll learn how to etch glass in no time at all.

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Answer: No. While it may be tempting to quickly thaw out your windshield with hot water, it’s a very bad idea. Rapid temperature changes in glass can cause it to crack, and automotive glass is no exception.

However, there are easier ways...Read more