One thing that I loved about my house when we bought it three years ago was the greenhouse in the yard. I knew that it needed a lot of work, but knew that I would eventually get around to making the repairs and would have a wonderful greenhouse to spend my free time in. I had to do some research to find out about replacing the glass panels that had been broken over the years. I wanted to be sure that the glass I was installing wasn't going to stop the sun's nutrients from reaching the plants and that the glass would be durable and last for many years. If you are building or repairing a greenhouse, visit through my blog to learn all about the glass that should be used.
Do you have a crack in your windshield? If so, you may be wondering whether you should opt for windshield repair or replacement. No matter what you decide, it is important that you understand the dangers associated with having an unrepaired windshield on your automobile. The following information can help you to make an informed decision about which service to use.
If you are thinking that your decision to own a higher end vehicle will mean that you have to buy a vehicle brand name glass from the manufacturer, you are wrong. Some people get confused by this because they see the make of their vehicle on their current windshields. The choice of vehicle manufacturers' to have the make on the original windshields can be viewed as a measure to add to the luxury feel or authenticity of vehicles that leave their manufacturing plants. This measure can be best compared to an optional trim that enhances a vehicle.
OEM and Aftermarket
OEM windshields are windshields that have the manufacturer logo on them. Car dealerships and manufacturers order their OEM glass from the same sources that create aftermarket glass. If you opt for an OEM windshield, you are essentially paying for the logo because as far as quality and construction are concerned OEM and aftermarket glass are the same. For example, if your vehicle was purchased with a windshield with special dotting incorporated in it, you may think that it is a feature specific to your car's brand, but you can buy an aftermarket windshield for your vehicle with the same quality of dotting, and it will likely be cheaper.
This is a viable solution for many people. Frequenting or traveling through areas that have potholes may cause the damages in windshields to get worse. You also need to be aware that a crack in the winter time could expand as a result of you turning on your heater or defrost in your vehicle. This can happen as a result of the heated air warming the cold windshield. Delaying a repair could mean that your windshield ends up with more damage that is unsafe to repair.
An automotive glass shop, like Allstate Glass, is the best resource to use for your glass replacement needs. They can help you determine the best method of fixing your windshield in terms of safety and available technology. For example, cracks may be repaired with urethane resulting in a seamless crack repair, however, if your glass has a shattered appearance, it will likely be best to replace it even if the fragments are still intact.