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glass needed for constructing or repairing a greenhouse

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.


glass needed for constructing or repairing a greenhouse

Three Reasons You Need To Replace A Windshield With A Chip Around The Edge

Vicente Morales

If there is a chip around the edge of the windshield on your vehicle, then you will want to have it replaced rather than attempt to repair it. Otherwise, you can run into problems that can compromise your own safety. Here are three specific reasons you need to have the windshield replaced when there is a chip around the edge:

  1. The Windshield No Longer Properly Fits: The first reason is that when there is a chip around the edge, the windshield is no longer properly fitted into place. This is because the chip compromises the hold from the adhesive around the edge of the windshield. This means that even if you attempt to repair it, the adhesive will still be compromised since there is no way to fix this.
  2. The Chip Starts to Spread: Once you notice a chip anywhere on your windshield, you need to have it repaired. However, when the chip appears around the edges, it needs replacement promptly. A repair is near impossible around here since the chip has already damaged the adhesive hold. Without replacement, that chip is going to spread around the edges entirely, which can cause the windshield to vibrate while you are driving. Eventually, it's going to be so bad that your windshield will probably not stay in place very long. 
  3. You Are Not Safe During a Accident: If you are involved in a car accident, you want a windshield that is strong enough to contain you and your passengers and act as a supporter of the airbags if they are deployed. If there is a chip, your safety is compromised because the adhesive is not holding the windshield in place. It's more than likely that the windshield will collapse entirely for this reason and not provide any protection whatsoever for you or your passengers. 

When you know some of the reasons to replace the windshield, you can be prepared for this if you discover a chip around the edge of it. You will also know that using a repair kit yourself to fix the chip is not going to provide the best results that will be long lasting. For safety reasons, as well as legal reasons, you must have the windshield replaced. Take it in to professionals for a quote and also to determine whether or not the chip has truly compromised the adhesive around the edge. Otherwise, auto glass repairs might just be possible.