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Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

Buying new windows for your home is a major purchase. Luckily though, it isn't something that needs to be done often. However, few people realize that there are a few tips and tricks that can help you extend the lifespan of your new windows. My husband and I recently bought new windows and I wanted to make sure I got the most out of them, which is how I came across these tricks. I spent a lot of time researching and learning about them, so I decided to create a website to help others who may be looking for the same information. I hope this helps you.

Tricks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Windows

4 Tips To Help Your Prepare For A Mobile Winshield Replacement

by Bradley Castillo

A broken car windshield can throw a kink in your day. Fortunately, windshield repair technicians can often come to you, so you won't need to adjust your schedule to fit in a visit to a repair shop. The following tips can help you prepare for a visit from a mobile auto windshield replacement company, like Mr Go-Glass, so your new installation goes as smoothly as possible.

#1: Park Properly

Your car needs to be both easily accessible and offer room to work when the windshield installer shows up. It's a good idea to park further out in the lot than you are accustomed to, just to ensure that there is space around your vehicle. If it's allowed, park over the line so you take up two spaces, just to ensure no one parks next to you. Also, avoid parking in a controlled access lot, if possible, unless you can arrange to allow access for the windshield installer.

#2: Clean It Out

Make sure all valuables and loose items are removed from the car before you leave it in the lot. A car with a broken windshield can be a target for thieves. Don't forget to remove paperwork from the glove box, as well, since it may contain data that an identity thief could use. Next, remove anything that may get in the window installer's way. This includes dashboard covers and rear view mirror ornaments. Any removable decals, such as parking passes, should also be removed from the window before the installer arrives.

#3: Arrange for Key Pick-Up

Your installer may need your vehicle key if it is locked and the windshield is only cracked, not missing completely. They will generally come into your home or office to pick up the key, so make sure you are available or have made arrangements to get it to them. For example, if you know you have a meeting, leave the key with the receptionist. Or, leave the key with a neighbor if you must pick up the kids from school. Make sure the installer knows who to contact to get the key if you are not available.

#4: Make Your Payment Arrangements

Depending on the damage and your insurance, you may or may not need to make a payment at the time of replacement. If your insurance is picking up the full tab, payment has likely been arranged already. Otherwise, you need to know the expectations before the installer arrives. Can you pay ahead of time by credit card or check by phone, or will you need to be available to make a payment when the work is complete? If you won't be available, you can usually make arrangements to pay ahead of time with a credit card or you can leave a check with a receptionist or neighbor. In situations where there are additional charges, such as the need for replacement molding, you may need to arrange for additional payment after the service is rendered.