Glass.com Logo and Words

Need Glass? Get Started Here:

Glass Magnifying glass sits up on an open book
An A-Z glossary of all things
glass-related.
Olderman with glasses smile a the camera dressed as a detective with a hat and coat. Is holding a smoke pipe in one of his hands.
Need customized help on glass?

Tara Taffera

AUTHOR BIO

Tara Taffera is the editorial director for USGlass magazine, Auto Glass Repair and Replacement, and Window Film magazines. Her skills and more than 20 years of experience have helped her earn numerous journalism awards, including coveted Jesse Neal Awards.

Tara enjoys spending time with her family and staying active with her husband by competing in races together, including triathlons. She also spends time volunteering in her community and with her church.

Posts by Tara Taffera

How to Find a Windshield Leak

March 1, 2022

Ever noticed water or a whistling sound coming through your windshield? There could be several reasons for this, but first you have to pinpoint the problem. Your auto glass is held in place by urethane, which is an adhesive that’s applied similar to caulk. Urethane, coupled with a moulding, keeps water, air and/or other debris […]

Keeping Cars Cool in the Summer: Ten Tips to Beat Vehicle Heat

March 1, 2022

Glass.com Offers 10 Tips and Tricks to Help You Beat the Heat Summer is here, and while many love the warm weather, it’s not so fun when you have to get into your car when it is has been sitting in the hot sun all day. Keeping cars cool in the summer heat can be […]

What Other Parts May Need to be Replaced with My Windshield?

March 1, 2022

You don't like taking time out of your schedule to change your windshield wipers right? We hear you, but if you are already with an auto glass installer getting your windshield replaced you may as well get these other maintenance items done at the same time. Just think of the time it will save you down the road.

Think Twice Before Adding Windex to your Windshield Wiper Fluid

March 1, 2022

Cleaners such as Windex helps keep glass clean, including your windshield, right? So wouldn’t it be a good idea to add some Windex to your windshield wiper fluid, also known as washer fluid, to keep it that way, or to replace your wiper fluid altogether with Windex? The answer is a resounding “no” on all […]

Steps to Fixing a Broken or Shattered Sunroof

March 1, 2022

A sunroof is a great feature for your car, though there are some issues you will have to watch for such as leaks, malfunctioning buttons or shattered glass. No one wants to have to deal with a shattered sunroof, but, if it does happen to you, Glass.com recommends steps to take until you schedule its replacement.

Window Safety 101: Preventing Window Falls

February 18, 2022

Every year, about eight children under the age of five die from injuries sustained from falling out a window. More than 3,300 are seriously injured and wind up in the hospital. But many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented by putting some basic window safety practices in place.

Breaking it Down: Choosing the Hardware for your New Shower

February 18, 2022

When remodeling your bath, there are some updates you can make to your shower door hardware. Make sure you consider everything in your bathroom so you can create a unified look. Find out more here.

How to Get Those Pesky Stickers Off Glass in Your Home

January 26, 2022

When it comes to removing those pesky stickers from your glass you'll have several common household options, so hopefully, you will have at least one of these items on hand when you're ready to get started. Find out what common and uncommon products and tactics we recommended for getting those stickers off of your glass once and for all.

Eight Must-See Adventures in Glass

May 14, 2020

If you want to combine a love of adventure with a love of glass, there are some must-see spots that tourists everywhere have added to their itinerary. For those ready to take the challenge there are several must-see attractions to add to your future travel plans. See more here!

Window Restoration Tips from A to Z

January 14, 2020

Wondering if you should replace your older home's windows, or if you can repair or restore them? We’ll help you find out the differences between window restoration and replacement and which one is right for you as well as some tips on navigating through this process, from A to Z!

>