Installing Better Glass In Your Home

A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.

Sources Of Windshield Damage You May Encounter


A car's windshield will be subjected to a high risk of suffering serious damages. When a driver underestimates the potential risk that these issues can pose for their car, they can subject themselves to unnecessary risk due to driving a vehicle with a damaged windshield.

Road Debris

Debris from other cars is the most common source of damage to windshields. When traffic is moving at even relatively slow speeds, these items can strike your windshield with tremendous force. This will lead to it developing extensive cracks that can run deep in the glass. Unfortunately, you can do very little to effectively prevent this type of damage from occurring. Generally, this will be limited to observing safe following distances and avoiding trucks with soil or other loose debris. Once your car has sustained damage to its windshield from these sources, prompt repairs will be necessary to avoid needing to replace the entire windshield as a result of cracks spreading.

Falling Items

Items falling from trees and buildings can be another source of windshield damage. In particular, branches, pine cones, and nuts can all be highly damaging to glass if they impact it. While cracks maybe the damage car owners are the most worried about, impacts from these items can also leave the windshield scuffed. Preventing this damage to your windshield will require you parking away from these items whenever possible. If your property has a lot of trees on it, investing in a covered parking spot can allow you to keep both the windshield and vehicle body safe from these damages. Otherwise, your only option for reducing this risk may be to trim the tree branches so that you make a clean space where you can park the car without the risk of debris falling on it and damaging the windshield.

Storm Damage

Individuals will often think of structural damages to buildings when they think of the primary threats from storms. However, intense weather can also be damaging to a car's windshield. When a strong storm passing through your area, it can drop extremely large hailstones. These stones can be highly damaging to vehicles as they can leave deep indentations in the body and contribute to extensive cracking of the glass in the windshield. In many instances, your insurance will pay for these particular damages. Depending on the extent of the hail damage to the windshield, the most effective repair may be to opt for windshield replacement.


22 September 2019