Glass Doctor Blog

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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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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If you’re looking for a modern railing and staircase material to install in your home, consider glass as a possible option. Your local Glass Doctor® can help you select the best design and materials for your home. Then, we’ll perform a professional installation to ensure you get the most from...Read more

Here’s how to install sliding mirrored doors (a.k.a. bypass doors) in any room:

›         Measure the width of the closet

›         Trim the top and bottom track to size

›         Use the hardware provided to secure the tracks to the floor and frame

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Sliding glass doors are some of the most common patio entrances, but they can make your home vulnerable if you don’t take the proper precautions. Consider the weak points of average sliding glass doors that make them a common entry point for burglars. Then, learn how to secure your sliding glass...Read more