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.
If you have ever had your windshield crack, you know it's not convenient. Your auto glass can crack for a number of reasons and the situation can be dangerous if it happens while you're driving. Windshield replacement is a fairly common service that drivers use their auto insurance policies to obtain. Here is what you should do when you find a crack in your windshield:
If your auto glass starts cracking slowly while you're on the road, you need to keep an eye on it. It may start off as a tiny crack from a small rock or other debris that hit the windshield on the freeway. If you notice that the crack is growing rapidly, this can mean that the glass is not stable and won't be as strong as it should if you were to need it for protection. You will want to get to your destination and look up repair services as soon as possible. If you are hit by a larger object the crack may span a good portion of your windshield and make visibility poor or even downright impossible. It really isn't safe to drive if visibility is impaired, so you should pull over. Do not try to knock or tap on the glass, it can make the crack worse.
Call your Auto Insurance Agent
You can start the repair or replacement process by calling your auto insurance agent. Most policies cover rock and chip repair or auto glass replacement with an affordable deductible. If this is written in your policy you can get an appointment set up. The glass repair or replacement provider will often come to your location. Insurance companies generally cover this type of service because it is in their best interest to make sure your windshield is strong and visibility is good. It keeps you safer on the road and saves them money in the long-run. If you do not have this coverage you can shop around for a good deal. Sometimes you can find windshield repair booths in the parking lot of your local mall. They fill the crack on the windshield with a glue-like substance and it's a quick process.
Next time your windshield cracks, use these tips to stay calm and take care of business. Contact your auto glass professional. The sooner you get your windshield fixed or replaced, the faster you get back on the road for your next adventure!