Learning About Historical Window Replacement and Materials

Learning About Historical Window Replacement and Materials

Tips to Prevent Winter Windshield Cracks

Isaiah Brewer

You don't have to wait until winter to get your windshield ready for cold, inclement weather. Here are some things you can do to protect your windshield. 

Get Repairs Done Now

If you have a small repair that needs to be made to your windshield, it's smart to get the job done before winter comes. What seems like a small issue now can easily become a much larger crack under the pressure of winter weather. 

Buy Cleaning Equipment

Many windshield problems arise because car owners don't have the right tools to keep their windshield clear throughout winter. The first thing that you'll need is a full tank of washer fluid. This way, you can use it liberally to keep the windshield free of debris that could potentially scratch the surface. Set aside some money to replace your wiper blades before winter, as well. When the wiper blades are worn out, they can easily scratch the windshield and make room for a larger crack to develop. 

It's also a great idea to invest in ice-removal equipment. Don't try to use a homemade tool to clear away ice; a windshield scraper or even a spray made specifically to de-ice the windshield works much better and can help to prevent cracking.

Prevent Temperature Changes

Ahead of winter, research your options for keeping the temperature changes minimal for your windshield. For one, you might want to buy a windshield cover so that your windshield stays warm overnight; this will help to minimize the drastic jump that can occur when you start your engine in the morning. Otherwise, have a plan for getting your windshield heated before you need to leave in the morning; you might want to build an extra 10 minutes into your routine now so that you have time to turn on the car in the morning before you need to leave. 

Think About a Windshield-Replacement Company Beforehand

Finally, it helps to pick out your windshield replacement service ahead of time. If you get a windshield crack in the middle of winter, this can quickly become an emergency if you're exposed to winter air while driving. To keep yourself toasty and safe, know ahead of time who you're going to take the car to in the event of windshield troubles. 

It pays to think about winter windshield protection year-round. You may need to budget for some of the repairs and protective equipment that are useful for preventing windshield cracks. With a little bit of forethought, you can help yourself to avoid a winter emergency. 

Call around to companies such as Mr Go-Glass to find out about windshield replacement services they offer.


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Hello, my name is Valencia. Welcome to my website about windows. I want to share information about sourcing period-specific windows for your historical home. In many locations, historical societies will only issue renovation permits once the homeowner proves the materials are accurate to the build date of that structure. The windows must look and function exactly as they would new in that historical time period. My site will contain information about ordering, installing and maintaining these windows. I hope you will use the information on my site to keep your historical home in great shape through the decades. Thanks for visiting.