How to Protect Your Auto Upholstery

protect your auto upholsteryTaking care of your car’s exterior is very important, but remembering the inside of your vehicle is vital too. Neglecting to protect your auto upholstery can result in a drastic decrease in your car’s overall value. Your auto upholstery specialist will be able to provide suggestions for protecting your upholstery. For now, here are several ways you can keep the interior of your car looking newer longer.

1. Tint Your Windows

One of the best ways to protect your upholstery is to have your windows tinted. This is particularly effective if you live in a sunny location. See your local auto glass specialist for more details.

2. Use Sunshades

In lieu of tinting your windows (or in addition to), it’s also a good idea to use sunshades. This is an inexpensive purchase that can keep your auto upholstery safe from the sun.

3. Apply a Protective Spray

Another option is to apply a protective spray to your auto upholstery. There are many different types and brands of upholstery protection available. Make sure you pick the one that is right for your seats.

4. Cover Your Seats

If you have children or pets, it may also be a good idea to purchase seat covers. At the very least, have towels and blankets on hand to prevent damage from spills and pet nails.

Need Auto Upholstery Repair or Replacement?

Preventative measures don’t always work. When this happens, you should consult a professional regarding auto upholstery repairs and replacement. If your upholstery needs attention, contact Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained glass and upholstery specialists. We offer a wide selection of services, from upholstery work to window replacement. View our website for more information or call (253) 201–1136 to schedule an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Auto Upholstery Repair and Replacement

Serving the communities of Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Parkland and Joint Base Lewis-McChord

What You Should Know about Windshield Repair

Windshield RepairIt’s happened to the best of us; you’re driving down the highway on your way to work or for a quick trip to the supermarket when WHACK—suddenly there’s a crack in your windshield. Auto windshield and glass repair can be daunting, especially if you’ve never needed it before. While the circumstance certainly isn’t ideal, your local home and auto glass specialist is available to help. To ease your mind, here are a few things you should know about windshield repair before scheduling an appointment.

1. The Size of the Damage Matters

Typically, as long as the damage to your windshield is smaller than a quarter, it can be repaired. If, however, the spot in question is larger than a quarter, it’s likely you’ll need to replace your auto glass. Continue Reading →

Types of Car Upholstery for Your Seats

Car UpholsteryHow long has it been since you took a serious look at the upholstery in your car? Has your car upholstery has seen better days? Consider asking your local auto glass specialist to take a look during your next auto windshield and glass repair appointment. Here are a few of the most common types of car upholstery to discuss with your home and auto glass specialist.

1. Cloth

There are two popular types of cloth car upholstery: nylon and polyester. Both have benefits, but nylon is probably the most popular choice among automobile owners. Nylon is very durable, but porous and tends to collect debris easily. Polyester tends to be softer, but it’s easier to stain.

2. Vinyl

Vinyl is a very popular option as a car upholstery fabric. While nylon and polyester can both be a little difficult to clean, vinyl can usually be wiped off with nothing more than a damp towel. It’s both water-resistant and non-porous.

3. Leather

Leather is a favorite among car owners and for good reason. Visually, few other car upholstery options can even begin to compare with leather. That said, cleaning leather upholstery can sometimes be tricky. If you choose leather upholstery for your car, make sure you use only pre-approved cleaning products when cleaning is necessary.

Need New Car Upholstery?

Whether you need to repair what you have or to install completely new car upholstery, it’s important you work with a professional. Are you looking for quality car upholstery installation, as well as auto glass and window replacement services? Contact Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery right away. You can find out more about our company and the many home and auto services we offer by visiting our website. Want to talk with one of our specialists? Call (253) 201–1136 today to schedule an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Car Upholstery Installation and Repair

Serving the communities of Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Parkland and Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Questions to Ask Your Home and Auto Glass Specialist

glass specialistDo you need to the services of a home and auto glass specialist? Whether you need windshield repair or window replacement, finding a reliable glass specialist is important. With so many companies and independent contractors out there, this can be a challenging task. Reviews and customer testimonials are helpful. But there’s little that can compare to speaking directly with the individual who you’ll be contracting. To help ensure you get the professional assistance you deserve, here are several great questions you should ask potential home and auto glass specialists before making your final hiring decision.

1. Are you licensed?

It’s important that you ask all potential home and auto glass specialists if they are licensed before hiring them. Having a license means that the company or individual in question has received the appropriate training. Hiring someone without a license is never a good idea because you may not receive the service you need. Continue Reading →

Questions to Ask Before Installing Replacement Windows

replacement windowsHave you been thinking about hiring a home and auto glass specialist to install replacement windows in your house? There are a number of great benefits you can expect after replacing windows. These include lower energy bills, simpler cleaning, and the elimination of drafts. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that completely replacing your windows may not be the best option for you and your home. Here are four questions you can ask yourself to determine if it’s time for replacement windows.

1. What are your savings expectations?

Installing new windows is a great way to make your home more energy efficient. Older windows can be the cause of unwanted drafts, which alter the temperature inside your house. While replacement windows will likely lower your energy bills, the savings will not completely negate the expense. Keep your finances in mind before making your final decision. Continue Reading →

Benefits of Window Replacement

window replacement

Has it been a while since your last window replacement? Can’t remember the last time you replaced the windows in your home? It’s likely you should consider calling a home and auto glass specialist soon. Old windows can cause a number of problems, including higher energy bills and water damage due to leaking. It’s important to keep the windows in your home updated. Here are several great benefits to scheduling a window replacement this summer.

1. Decreased Energy Bills

Every homeowner loves an opportunity to pay less in energy bills. Replacing your home’s windows can do just that. Window manufacturers are constantly improving their products and, as a result, finding ways to improve the efficiency of your home. Regular window replacement is especially important in regions with cold winters.

2. Fewer Drafts

Drafts can be a nuisance. Caused by tiny holes between your windows and the window frames, drafts literally allow air from outside to leak into your home. Glass repair specialists can assess the condition of your windows and help you eliminate pesky drafts in your home.

3. Improved Soundproofing

Whether you have loud neighbors, live near a highway, or can hear trains as they pass by, soundproofing your home is important. Older windows often cannot accomplish this as well as newer model windows. Talk to your residential and auto glass specialist about which new windows will improve soundproofing in your home.

4. Easier Cleaning

Every homeowner enjoys hearing the words ‘easy’ and ‘cleaning’ in the same sentence. Luckily, newer model windows often are significantly easier to clean. They often sport impressive technology that keeps them cleaner longer and allows simple access to homeowners.

Need Help with Your Upcoming Window Replacement?

Is it time for a window replacement? If you need to find a home and auto glass specialist in your area to help with your window replacement, Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery can help. Visit our website for more information about our company and the services we offer. Call us at (253) 201-1136 to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Residential Window Replacement

Serving the communities of Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Parkland and Joint Base Lewis-McChord

How to Find a Home and Auto Glass Specialist

glass specialistDo you want to improve your home by installing new windows? Window replacement is a great way to increase the value of your home while also decreasing your monthly energy costs. Or has your car’s windshield recently been damaged? Are you dealing with a chip or a large crack? It’s important to take care of any auto windshield and glass repairs right away to keep further problems from occurring. Whether it’s your home’s windows or your car’s windshield, you’ll want a qualified home and auto glass specialist. Here are a few tips to help you locate the person who will best serve your needs.

1. Talk to Friends and Family

While you may have never needed the assistance of a home and auto glass specialist before, it’s likely someone you know has. Speak with friends and family to see if they have any recommendations for a qualified company or individual in your area. Continue Reading →

Aluminum vs. Vinyl Windows

Aluminum vs. Vinyl WindowsMany homeowners may be thinking about aluminum vs. vinyl windows and wondering which is the better choice. There are distinct advantages to each product, and you will need to consider each one carefully before making a decision.

Aluminum Window Advantages:

Durable: Aluminum windows have the advantage of being a highly durable product. Their frames are much stronger than vinyl window frames. They are rust resistant, and are not likely to split, crack or shrink over time.

Easy to Repair. Since the frames are screwed together, it is much easier to repair a broken aluminum window than a vinyl one, which has a glued frame.

Noise Reduction. Aluminum windows are more effective at muffling external sound, making the room quieter.

Variety of Colors. This type of window is available in a number of colors and styles to coordinate with many exterior facades. Continue Reading →