Cold Temps Create Problems for Windshields

For the second time so far this year, staff at the Raptor Education Group in Antigo were shocked to find that the back windshield of their transport van was shattered. It's been a frustrating situation for the volunteers.

While having a windshield shatter due to cold conditions is somewhat rare, seeing cracks and other defects is quite common.

The Glass Company in Antigo says they have seen an increase in business with the below zero temperatures. Throughout the past week they have replaced numerous windshields.

"When the heat is on in the car and it is -40 below outside the outside glass is trying to expand and contract like the inside one, which has a defect in it and the defroster will actually break it. " says Glass Company Manager Dave Legro.

The Glass Company says that the best way to prevent having windshield issues is to frequently check for cracks or other problems. The quicker you notice a cold weather problem, the faster it can be fixed.

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