If you've been living with old aluminum windows for years, you know how inefficient they are. Part of the problem is that old windows often used single-pane glass. Another problem is that aluminum transfers heat easily, and energy-efficient windows, like vinyl windows, block heat transfer. Here's why you should consider replacing your old aluminum windows with new windows made of vinyl. Vinyl Windows Have Better Insulation Vinyl windows have an inner core that insulates against heat transfer. [Read More]
How Rear Auto Glass Reacts To Impact And The Repairs That May Be Needed
The back window glass on your car is made differently than the front windshield, so flying debris or vandals are likely to create a different kind of damage on rear glass. Repairs aren't always possible on a rear auto window, and replacement may be necessary. Here's a look at the type of damage that can occur and how repairs are made. How Rear Auto Glass Reacts To Impact A front car windshield is usually made of laminated glass. [Read More]
Hardening Your Home With Impact Windows
If you live in an area prone to dangerous or unpredictable weather, then you have likely given significant thought to how you can protect your home from nature's wrath. Wind and rain can wreak havoc on even the most well-built houses, and your glass windows and doors are likely to take the worst of any severe weather. Aside from creating a potentially expensive repair, traditional glass can also present a hazard during storms if it shatters while anyone is in the house. [Read More]
How Can You Avoid Causing Damages To Your Old Window Glass While Cleaning It?
When you buy new windows for your home these days, the residential glass that is inside of those window frames is much more resilient than the glass that was used in the old days. If you have older windows in your house, there is a good chance that the glass inside of them will be easily scratched, cracked, or otherwise damaged when doing seemingly harmless things. This can get extremely frustrating when trying to maintain the integrity of those vintage windows. [Read More]