Lead Paint and Window Replacement: What You Need to Know

If you own an older home, you think it might contain lead paint and you’re considering a window replacement project, there’s an important environmental regulation you must know about. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule in 2008 that requires anyone doing renovation work on residential facilities built before 1978 to take steps to […]

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When Hail Damage Meets Windshield

While a hail storm can sometimes be harmless, other times, it can be quite destructive. It can leave in its wake shattered windshields and numerous auto glass insurance claims. Take, for example, the recent hailstorm that ravaged the Denver, Colo., metro area in early May 2017.

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How Mercedes is Using ADAS

With its new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it’s taking another step toward autonomous driving and the use of advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The company says its Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist will be even better at helping the driver keep a safe distance and steer the vehicle. Additionally,k speed can also be automatically […]

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Movable Patio Door Systems

Is a Folding Patio Door System the Right Choice for Your Home? Moveable glass wall systems aren’t just for the super-rich anymore. That’s right- those floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors that expand living areas into outside spaces. The operable wall systems that give panoramic views which you have lusted after while watching HGTV. The uber-aesthetic “bring […]

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Mid-Range Patio Doors Exceed Expectations

If you’ve been shopping for patio doors during the past few years, you’ve probably seen the big, beautiful products with sliding and folding glass panels that offer breathtaking views. Unfortunately, they also often have price tags to match. But what about the smaller  patio doors— you know, the ones you’re much more likely to actually […]

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Attacking the Glass: When Road Rage Leads to a Broken Windshield

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 […]

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What Type of Glass is Most Resistant to Sports-Related Damage?

We already covered the impact that sporting events can have on auto glass in a previous blog. From baseballs to golf balls, these can wreak havoc on windshields, side windows, and rear windshields. But cars aren’t the only objects affected. All too often windows on homes are broken from sports-related incidents too. In this article, […]

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OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield Glass: What You Need to Know

When your windshield cracks and you need a replacement, there are two types of windshield glass available to you—OEM and aftermarket glass. Which of these options is best for you? This article is going to cause some controversy within the ranks of those who do auto glass manufacturing as well as those who do auto […]

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Ways to Protect Your Windshield from Bad Weather

  Destructive storms with hail, wind gusts and perhaps even tornados, can wreak havoc to your vehicle. How can you protect your windshield from bad weather? And what should you do if your windshield is damaged? Austin, Texas The Insurance Council of Texas estimated the total damage cost from the 2016 hailstorms at nearly $1.4 […]

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Heat and Windshield Breakage

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. […]

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