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Window Lite or Window Light How is Your Grammar?

window lite

Which is grammatically correct, Window Lite or Window Light? How is your grammar? If you’re like me, you may struggle with the complex rules used in the English language. Window Lite vs Window Light is just another one that drives me nuts. It’s right up there with disc vs disk, nite vs night, grey vs gray, and my personal favorite (because I love donuts) donut vs doughnut. Read more

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Wood Dimensions
Why does a 2 x4
not measure 2” x 4”?

Standard Wood Dimensions

Why are physical wood dimensions different than the advertised dimensions? Why does a 2×4 measure 1-1/2” x 3-1/2” and not 2” x 4”? And what the heck is a nominal dimension? To answer these questions, we need to travel way back in time and look at the history of the 2×4 and how wood dimensions have evolved over time. Read more

Blasting With Recycled Glass | Saving the Environment

recycled glass

In the previous article we took a quick peek at what happens to recycled glass, including glass from home windows, bottles, and automotive windshields. In this article we take a deeper look into one of the more common uses for recycled glass, sandblasting. Okay, you caught me it’s really not sand blasting since the blasting media is recycled glass not sand. In fact, they won’t be using sand much longer due to the health and environmental aspects of blasting with sand. Recycled glass is a much greener, environmentally friendly alternative. Read more

Glass Recycling | What Happens to All That Recycled Glass

Glass Recycling

Have you ever wondered what the oldest item is in your home? Chances are it’s something made of glass. With all this glass recycling going on, you more than likely have something in your home made from 100-year-old glass, or perhaps even a thousand-year-old glass. In fact, the glass we use today is pretty much made from the same material that was used by the Egyptians three thousand years ago. They used the same basic ingredients including sand to make jewelry and drinking cups. Read more

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Curved Window Glass | How is it Made?

Curved Window Glass

You may have seen high end homes or commercial building with curved window glass installed. While it looks pretty cool; I have often wondered how curved window glass is made. Would it be feasible to incorporate the curved glass into the average home? The answer is yes it can be done, but you better have deep pockets. Each individual piece of glass can take upwards of 6 hours to manufacture. So for the average homeowner, it sounds like flat glass windows is the way to go. Of course you can still obtain the curved effect using flat glass in the construction of a bay window. Read more

Window Protection | Tornado Myths and Storm Solutions

Peak tornado season may have passed for our area; however, a tornado can strike at any time throughout the year. While you can’t eliminate the danger from the wrath of a powerful tornado, there are a few steps you can take to lessen the impact. We have some tips for window protection during a Tornado as well as debunking some of the common tornado myths. Read more

What is Bulletproof Glass? Watch the Video!

Bulletproof Glass

While the average home-owner has no need for bulletproof glass, we thought it would be interesting to explain the difference between bulletproof glass and conventional glass. The short story and the basic principle of how it works is that bulletproof glass is designed to dissipate the energy of the bullet. Read more