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Downtown SLC: 801-355-7577
Bountiful: 801-295-3449
West Valley: 801-969-1491

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The 7 Most Common Causes of Windshield Damage

Your windshield protects your vehicle’s interior from temperature changes, precipitation, and the effects of traveling at higher speeds. Ideally, this seamless piece of glass would fade to the back of your mind, unnoticed for the most part.

But nothing makes you pay more attention to your windshield than cracks, chips, and other defects. Some of this damage has obvious causes, like a foul ball at your local Little League park, while other causes of windshield flaws are less predictable.

In this blog, we list seven of the most common causes of windshield damage.

3 Tips to Preserve Your Windshield’s Visibility This Winter

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As a Utah resident, you’ve probably resigned yourself to replacing your windshield every other year, if not every year. The winters in the Beehive are snowy, windy, sunny, and cold. These environmental factors, coupled with snow removal efforts and skier and tourist traffic, increase the risk of your windshield getting damaged. The most common quick windshield killer is a high-speed rock catching air from the back tires of the car in front of you.

However, there are many other slower, subtler, maintenance-related issues that cause your windshield, windshield wipers, and weatherstripping to degrade over the course of the winter. Without regular maintenance, these issues can negatively impact your windshield’s visibility and put you at risk during winter weather.

To help you preserve your windshield, we’ve created a vetted list of tips that will prevent these kind of issues from destroying your windshield this winter. Read on to learn what you can do.

Replacing Windows: What You Need to Know

Replacing your home’s windows isn’t a task to be taken lightly. It’s costly and takes a lot of effortyou’ll have to do quite a bit of research to decide what type of windows are best for your house.

However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t replace your windows. You just need the right information to make the process go smoothly. If you have questions about window replacement, keep reading. You’ll find answers in this blog.

1. Should You Replace All Your Windows At Once?

If you know you need to replace your windows, you may have some sticker shock over the cost. Depending on the size, quantity, and quality of your windows, you may need to spend thousands of dollars to get the job done.

How to Fix Your Drafty Windows

Drafts are never a good thing. During the summer, you want your windows to shut properly and keep hot air out, and in the winter, cold air shouldn’t sneak in and drive up your heating bills. To keep your home comfortable, affordable, and energy efficient, you need to find ways to keep your windows from leaking air.

The good news is that you have many options for fixing those drafts. No matter your budget, you can find a solution.

Find the Source

If the source of the draft is obvious, like a cracked window, then you won’t have any trouble deciding how to fix it. However, you may not be certain where the air is coming in from. Most leaks from around your windows are small and unobtrusive.

Windows Already Dirty? Keep Them Clean Longer

You may love windows in theory, but in practice, you might find them difficult. Though they provide views, fresh air, and natural light, windows also get dirty much too quickly. Perhaps you just cleaned them last week, but when you open the blinds to let in the morning sun, you see streaks and grime again.

All kinds of things can make your windows dirty quickly. Read on to find out four of the most common culprits and what you can do to fix the issue.

1. Children’s Hands

If you have kids, you’ll know too well how good they are at making messes. Your windows are no exceptionif your children look out the window at something that interests them, they will probably touch the window while they are at it. The natural oils on their skin will leave marks.

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  • 4785 West 3500 South
  • 801-969-1491

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  • 416 West 500 South
  • 801-295-3449

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I had 2 windshields replaced on my previous car at a different glass company. I went back there and got an estimate for this windshield but thought I would get a second estimate from Central Glass. I am sure glad as it saved me over $140. This is now my glass company of choice.

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