Posts by Tara Taffera


Contemplating the Fate of Energy Star

By Tara Taffera

Contemplating the Fate of Energy Star Even if you don’t own an Energy Star labeled product it’s a safe bet that you have seen or heard of the label. Energy Star has been known in households across the U.S. since its inception in 1992. The voluntary program rates the energy efficiency of thousands of products, […]

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Locating Air Leaks in Your Windows and Doors

By Tara Taffera

  It’s a common problem—that draft you feel coming in through your window or door. Obviously, if you feel the air coming in, then you have air going out as well. If your windows or doors are old, yes you may need new ones. But first, check for air leaks, as there may be an […]

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How to Handle a Window or Door Warranty

By Tara Taffera

If you encounter a problem with a door or window in your home, the first step toward resolution is to look at the warranty you were given when you purchased the product. Maybe the product is under warranty and you are lucky. You call the door or window dealer and in a few weeks your […]

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Five Tips to Securing Windows and Doors to Prevent Burglaries

By Tara Taffera

Burglaries occur every 13 seconds across the United States, according to the FBI,. To prevent a break-in from happening to you make sure you first of all lock your doors and windows. Second, realize that there are two types of break-ins: glass breaks and lock/pick break-ins. The 2016 U.S. Houzz Smart Home Trends Survey of […]

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Windshield Safety: How Safe is my Windshield?

By Tara Taffera

Riding along the road on a normal day, drivers don’t typically worry about their windshield. But what happens if they are in a crash, the vehicle rolled over or even if the airbag deployed. Would that windshield stay in place? The answer is yes, it should. But there are many factors that affect windshield safety. […]

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

By Tara Taffera

  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 […]

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Meet the Windshields of the Future

By Tara Taffera

Car makers are always looking for the latest technology, and the windshield is not left out of that tech-savvy equation. Environmentally-friendly technology is starting to become incorporated right into the windshield. Meet the windshields of the future—some of them are already here. Lighter Windshields Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Corning are teaming up to determine the feasibility […]

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How to Find a Windshield Leak

By Tara Taffera

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 the windshield moulding that keeps water, air and/or other debris from sneaking into your vehicle. This is the integral component that […]

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

By Tara Taffera

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.

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What Are Your Factory Windshield Options?

By Tara Taffera

When you call an auto glass company to get your windshield glass replaced you will no doubt be asked about other features that may be part of your windshield. For example, do you have a rain sensor or a heads up display? If you don’t know the answer don’t worry.

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