If you’ve read some of our other window tint care articles, you know that you never ever want to use any kind of harsh material on your windows.
No knives, no scrapers, not even rigid cloths.
Why? Because all these things scratch windows. And you want to avoid scratching your windows so you can avoid having to pay extra money to fix it.
Plus, it’s difficult to see out of a window that’s all scratched up.
Which is why, we’re going to warn you about another thing that most people don’t think of, but can also very much scratch your windows. And that thing is… hail!
When talking about window care, hailstorms aren’t often mentioned. But with the cold Philadelphia weather, we want you to be fully prepared. So that you can keep your car windows looking fresh and new.
Because when hail comes flying down in a hailstorm, it can easily scrape against your windows and cause some unruly damage.
Now, when it comes to protecting your home windows from hail, the easy solution is installing storm shutters. Or, covering your windows with wood. But, when it comes to your car windows, it’s not quite as simple.
There’s no way to install storm shutters.
So, here are some quick tips to keep your car windows safe from heavy hail this winter!
Park your car somewhere safe.
The best protection against hail, is simply parking your car someplace where it can’t get hit.
If you have a big garage, now is the time to use it!
But you can also get creative with parking spots, and try to find spaces that could lessen the hit of the hail a bit. Places like right near a wall, or between buildings. So that you at least lower the chances of your car getting hit.
Get a cover.
If you don’t have a garage you can safely park your car in, not to worry. There are other ways to protect your car from the onslaught of hail.
Like… a car cover. A cover for your car.
These are relatively easy to buy. They usually come either in a cloth material, or a plastic-y tarp material. And they should protect your car pretty well. The only downside, is that if the hailstorm comes with strong wind, the cover could fly away.
So, just be sure to tie it down well before the storm hits.
Use window tints as reinforcement.
Another way to protect your windows against hail, is by reinforcing them.
You can do this easily by installing window tints.
Now, that may sound silly, but window tints are made of a tough ceramic film. And this ceramic film, when adhered to the inside of your window, can actually help bolster your window. As a layer of reinforcement.
So, installing window tints to your car before the ugly winter weather hits, can really help your windows stay strong and solid when the hail comes down hard.