Glass Doctor Blog

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.

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You may not realize it, but your double pane windows work hard to reduce your heating and cooling bills, lower your home’s energy consumption, and improve noise control. These are the reasons why double pane windows have been...Read more

Follow these eight steps to properly install a sliding glass shower door:

1)    Measure the top and bottom track areas.

2)    Cut the tracks to length.

3)    Drill holes for the tracks and jambs.

4)    Lay a bead of silicone on the bottom of the track.

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About 1.35 million car-deer collisions occur each year. Taking a long drive down a country road or mountain pass increases your risk of hitting a deer, especially at dawn or dusk. Even if you’re extra vigilant, animal collisions on roadways are always possible. Incidents increase in the fall and...Read more

Mirrored closet doors combine function and creativity for the perfect addition to any bedroom. There are plenty of types to choose from:

  • Barn-style mirrored doors
  • Rustic-looking mirrors with patina
  • Window-style mirrors
  • Unique framing materials
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If your sliding glass door sticks, it may need a little maintenance. Here are the basic steps:

  • Remove the sliding door.
  • Vacuum the tracks.
  • Use hot, soapy water and a brush to clean the tracks.
  • Inspect the rollers, and replace them if damaged.
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