When you look around your home, door hardware isn’t likely the first thing you will notice. But door hardware is crucial to both the appearance and function of your doors, so you will want to make sure you choose from many options wisely. You can opt for classic hardware, or modern, contemporary hardware; handles that […]
So, you have found yourself in need of a new door for your house. Whether it’s a front door, interior door or patio door, there are a range of options available and much to consider. What material would you like? What type of hardware? What style is your home? How much glass do you want […]
Does your power bill seem higher than it should (in both the summer and winter)? Do you notice drafts and energy loss as you walk by your doors and windows in the winter or extreme heat as you walk by them in the summer? Doors and windows can have a great impact on a home’s […]
Road rage is quite common and we’ve all heard terrible stories about drivers with road rage attacking other drivers and/or their vehicles. In quite a few of these instances, the vehicle’s windshield is often the first target. So, what qualifies as road rage? The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) defines road rage as “aggressive […]
The nice weather of summer can be great for barbecues, pool parties and more, but it can be hard on your windshield. Your windshield is more likely to crack—and cracks are more likely to spread—when the temperature changes. Temperature changes cause glass to expand and contract, which can make your windshield a bit more fragile. […]
We all do our best to avoid animals on the road (or even flying around the roadways) but sometimes it happens. You don’t see the animal in time to avoid it, or you see it but know it would be dangerous to swerve, and your windshield ends up broken. We often see stories in the […]
Broken sunroofs can be common, but the reasons for them vary. Have you ever heard of an exploding sunroof, or been in a car when the sunroof glass blew out? Though still rare, the number of exploding sunroofs reported has increased and with them has come lawsuits against car manufacturers. Allegedly exploding sunroofs have […]
Glass technology in vehicles is moving at warp speed. Collision warning systems, automatic braking, lane alert programs, heads-up-displays, and all the cameras and radar these features entail, are here to stay. These are likely to show up in more and more models in the very near future. Though options vary by vehicle, here are some […]
In some cases, you may want bullet-resistant glass on your vehicle—perhaps if you live in a high-crime area or require extra occupant security. There is no such thing as bullet-proof glass, but bullet-resistant glass is available for windshields, back glasses and side windows.
A broken windshield is a common mishap. It happens occurs to all of our vehicles at some point. Your windshield can break in a variety of ways, from rocks flying on the highway to vandalism to falling branches. No matter how your windshield breaks, you will want to be sure to get it fixed right away.