Not All Glass Replacement Is Created Equal

It is not fun to have a cracked damaged or broken windshield or side window on your car. In fact, it can be quite scary to think it might shatter or come crashing into the car.

Modern-day windshields are quite complex, some have antennas in them, some have defrosters, some have a sunshade built-in, and more. Things like front collision sensors may be mounted just behind the windshield as well.

Selecting a vendor who can perform a professional OEM fit is critical. Why is it critical?

Can you imagine having your windshield replaced and then having your car abruptly stop itself because it thought something was in front of your car? That can be extremely dangerous and furthermore create a liability for you and your family.

That is why the folks like those at Windshield Replacement Providence and Windshield Repair Miami have rigorous monthly training to stay up to date with the latest auto-glass technology and safety features. These two companies participate in a national program designed to keep independent contractors up to speed with new OEM requirements and safety measures. Make sure you choose a vendor and ask the right questions with respect to your vehicle’s safety features and if they have been trained and equipped to handle them.

Do Solar Panels Hurt The Value Of Your Home?

When solar first became available for residential homes, there was a lot of speculation with respect to if they would damage your roof or even hurt the value of your home. In our experience this is not a true cause for concern – and here is why.

Firstly, solar panels are relatively light and are designed to be aerodynamic on the roof so they do not lift in high winds. The concern being specifically in places where heavy snowfall occurs- the added weight of the panels plus the snow would make the roof more susceptible to damage. It makes perfect sense to be cautious about this but it should not concern or stop you from getting them and here is why.

We interviewed Solar Company MA about this very topic. Snow tends to stay on the roofs only because they are not slippery- asphalt shingles are quite abrasive which makes snow stay put because the snow cannot slide off. Unlike on a solar panel which has a very smooth surface and is generally mounted on an angled part of the roof- so heavily weighted snow slides right off.

But what about the value of your home? Top Real Estate Agent In Amesbury also weighed in with Merrimack Valley Solar with respect to the value of a home being negatively affected.

There are mainly two options when getting solar on your home- Lease, or buy. When you buy- they become part of the house and if you sell- they stay and it is pretty simple. When you lease, however, the new owner has to accept to take on the lease terms you agreed to when putting solar on your home. This is generally not much of an issue because the pricing tends to be better than the electricity coming from the utility companies, but for first-time home buyers it can shy them away from a deal. So be sure to weigh your options before signing a lease and assessing your long-term plans for the home.