building a personal greenhouse
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building a personal greenhouse

It has always been a dream of mine to have a greenhouse that I could use to grow my own produce during the winter. I love garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes and a variety of other produce and it made me sad when I had to quit gardening for the season. I decided that it was time for me to invest in having a greenhouse built in my backyard so that I could continue to grow throughout the entire year. Learn all about the selection of the glass and how it needs to be cared for right here on my blog.


building a personal greenhouse

Pros & Cons Of DIY Windshield Damage Repair Kits

Lee Moerman

You notice a small crack, ding, or chip in your windshield, and it is bugging you to no end. You look at calling a mobile windshield repair company for help but then decide to grab a DIY repair kit instead. Is this a good idea and will it the repair suffice? There are a few pros and cons of using these basic repair kits that every vehicle owner should know first. 

Pro: These kits can be picked up for a really cheap price. 

You can find a DIY mobile windshield repair kit at just about any auto parts or retail store, and these things are not all that expensive. The supplies inside are pretty basic, so you are not going to pay a lot for the kit—or at least, you shouldn't. 

Con: These repair kits are very limited in just how much damage they can repair. 

Windshield repair kits tend to do an okay job for things like a tiny chip caused by a stray rock or some other form of a small blemish in the glass. These repair kits are not capable of repairing things like cracks that run almost completely through the glass, deep fissures, chips, or other problems. If you were to try and repair a major crack or blemish with one of these kits, you would likely get less-than-satisfactory results and would probably have to buy multiple kits to get the job done anyway. 

Pro: Using a DIY kit is a straightforward process. 

Along with your DIY windshield repair kit, you will get a small set of instructions that are going to be fairly easy to follow. Most people can use these kits even if they don't have any extra tools or experience with these kinds of repairs. Plus, there are a lot of videos online that will show you how to get the most of the kit if you are a little iffy about the process. 

Con: The repair can be only a temporary fix. 

The stuff included in your DIY windshield repair kit is not the same as what true mobile windshield repair experts use. You will get a basic epoxy-resin material, small suction cups, securing strips, and maybe a scraping tool. The end result is probably going to lower the appearance of the blemish, but it may not be a long-term fix. It is not uncommon for people to use these kits and still have to seek professional repair later on.