Learn to Blow Glass

Glass blowing is a wonderful hobby that results in some beautiful artwork for your home. My name is Natalie, and I started in glass blowing as a hobbyist, but now I teach classes in this skill. Some people think glass blowing is difficult or dangerous. That's not the case at all. As you build your skill level, you will find that you learn very quickly. In this blog, I will examine the misconceptions about glass blowing and teach you some of the techniques. I will also give you helpful tips about where to find a glass so you can practice this new skill yourself.

Why Only Professionals Should Install A Windshield


When it comes to your car, you might be surprised to learn that the windshield is one of its most vital safety features. Some people don't understand this because it can be difficult to comprehend that something made out of glass can be such an important safety feature on something made from metal and other very strong materials. However, the windshield plays a lot of roles with regard to safety. It helps prevent the roof from caving in during a rollover, it protects you from projectiles while you are driving, and it helps prevent you from being ejected from the vehicle in an accident. On top of all these things, it also makes it much easier for you to see by blocking everything from dust to snow. With the windshield being so important, you want to make sure you don't consider installing a new windshield yourself, but instead take your car to a professional. Here are some things to keep in mind about DIY windshield installation: 

An increased chance of all types of damage

There are a lot of different types of damage that can happen when an inexperienced person installs a windshield. The windshield can end up popping out, it can chip in certain spots, it can crack, and it can give under stress, such as in a rollover accident, which can create a very dangerous situation. 

Stress cracks can occur

When a windshield is installed, urethane will be used to seal the windshield in place. Someone who isn't a professional installer may not use enough, and this can cause the windshield to end up with stress cracks due to the pressure and stress it will be put under while you are driving. Stress cracks are bad because they can lead to weaknesses and the increased risk of an easily damaged windshield that isn't as safe. 

The windshield can leak

If the windshield isn't installed correctly, then it can end up allowing water to come inside of the car. When water gets in the car, it can lead to problems that include rotting of the carpet, upholstery, and other parts of the car. Mold can also end up growing in the car, and this can create an unhealthy situation for anyone who is in the car and breathing in the mold spores. 

The wind can sound loud

There are cars that are very quiet and calming to drive and cars that are loud due to the sounds of wind. When a windshield isn't installed properly, the result can be hearing the wind loudly, and this can make for an unpleasant drive.

Contact a company that provides windshield installation services for more information and assistance.


14 August 2020