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.

How To Keep Your Windshield Clear This Winter


The wintertime requires many changes to your day-to-day routines as a result of the colder temperatures and harsher weather. Many auto drivers believe that the way to an unobstructed view is to blast the heat and scrape the ice off the glass. However, there are other ways that you can ensure your window glass is clear, clean, and safe throughout the winter season.

Keep the Glass Clean

One of the more important steps to maintaining a clear visual field is cleaning the windshield. If there is dust or dirt on the glass, it will increase the risk of moisture sticking. Use a squeegee and/or glass cleaner to remove grime from the glass and use a dry, lint-free cloth to wipe down the area once you are done.

Allow the Engine to Warm Up

Once you get into your vehicle in the morning, don't turn on the defroster immediately. Instead, allow your vehicle some time to warm up. In doing so, you will help save fuel by not pointlessly blasting cold air through the cabin of the vehicle. As soon as the engine temperature has warmed up, you can switch on the defroster, which will ensure the ice and snow is removed from the glass more efficiently.

Avoid Re-Circulating the Air

The re-circulation button inside of your vehicle is often used by car owners because it pushes the air out faster. However, over the course of the winter months, it is recommended that you do not activate the re-circulation feature in your vehicle. When you do, you are ultimately readmitting your breath to the interior of your car, creating more moisture as the time goes on. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure that fresh air is moving in and out of the automobile, which will help ensure that the vehicle's glass remains as fog-free as possible and that your visibility of the road in front of you is high as well.

The winter season can do a lot to your vehicle's windshield, including increasing the risk of cracks. To ensure that your windshield and visibility remain clear, follow the aforementioned tips. You may also want to reach out to an auto glass professional for additional tips. In the event that your auto glass experiences damage, schedule an inspection with an auto glass repair professional who can take a look and perform the necessary repairs to get you and your car back on the road as quickly as possible.


13 October 2019