Tara Taffera

Tara Taffera

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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.

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Eight Must-See Adventures in Glass

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!

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Think Twice Before Adding Windex to your Windshield Wiper Fluid

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 […]

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Window Restoration Tips from A to Z

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!

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7 Ways to Finance your New Windows and Doors

Is it time to replace all the windows and doors in your house? From home equity loans to credit cards, learn 7 ways you can finance your new window or door installation.

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Breaking it Down: Choosing the Hardware for your New Shower

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.

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Steps to Making that Luxury Shower a Reality

If you have ever fantasized about installing a luxury shower, here are a few tips for how to go about that transformation in your bathroom. Find out about pricing, styles, sizes and more.

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Window Safety 101: Preventing Window Falls

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.

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How to Choose the Best Insulating Window

Before choosing the best insulating windows for you, consider a variety of important factors from energy efficiency to price. For example, if a great insulating window—one that keeps the heat and cold out—is your main concern, make sure you keep the insulating properties at top of mind when doing your window shopping. Learn more here.

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How to Get Those Pesky Stickers Off Glass in Your Home

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.

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Decoding Door Lock Options

Looking at a new front door, or just want to change out your lock? There are a ton of door lock options. In years past, if you wanted extra security you went for a deadbolt. Technology has evolved quite a bit since then. Here’s everything you need to know about door locks and automation.

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