DIY Window Replacement
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DIY Window Replacement

It's not as hard as you might think it is to replace a window. Usually, I prefer to have an experienced glass company take care of it when I need a window replaced, but sometimes, they can't get to me as fast as I'd like, or I can't afford a new window right away. I keep a few inexpensive panes of glass and some supplies in my garage so that I can temporarily replace a window until I can get the glass company to my house to install a better one. This is definitely something that anyone could learn to do, so I decided to start a blog about it to try to teach others how to replace windows. Whether you're temporarily replacing a window or you want to do a permanent job, you can learn the basics here in this blog.

DIY Window Replacement

Protect Your Motor Boat's Windshield From Damage

Audrey Owens

After a new windshield is installed in your motor boat, protect it from damage with the following tips. As a result, you can cruise through the ocean or another body of water without your vision being obstructed.

Cover The Windshield While The Boat Is Docked

Purchase a vinyl or cloth cover to place over the windshield while the boat is docked. Many covers can be secured with magnetic strips. Others may come with straps or adhesive to help keep them in place. Once a cover is secured to your watercraft, any debris that is blown around during storms will not accidentally fall onto the glass and cause it to crack. Staining will also not become an issue.

When you are ready to take your boat into a body of water, remove the cover and store it inside of the boat until you would like to use it again.

Protect The Windshield Wipers During Icy Or Windy Weather

If the weather is predicted to be icy or windy while out on the water, cover the wipers with long socks so that they do not get any residue on them. Ice pieces and dirt may stick to the blades and cause scratches to appear in the windshield's surface when the wipers are turned on. Once the weather has cleared up and you are ready to move your boat to dry ground, remove the socks. Whenever it is raining in the future and you need to use the wipers, the blades will move smoothly over the glass, effectively removing moisture so that you can see.

Use A Protective Glass Aid

Some products are designed to repel moisture and add a protective coating on top of glass. When water hits the glass, it will bead up and roll down the windshield's surface. This type of product will effectively reduce the amount of dirt that gets on your boat's windshield. As a result, dry residue won't stain the glass or cause permanent damage, which would require replacement from a company like Econo Glass Company.

Purchase a protective glass product from an automotive supplier or marine shop. Apply the product to a dry, clean windshield. Rub it into the glass surface, using a lint-free cloth. Once the windshield is dry, it will have an extra layer of protection. Add more of the product when needed. 

After using all of the tips provided, your boat's windshield will remain damage-free so that you can enjoy using your watercraft whenever you want and see clearly through the glass.