broken window or glass door - what to do

If you have at least one kid in your house, there is a good chance that you have experienced at least one broken window in the past - if not, there is probably one in your future. Do you know what to do if a window or glass door is broken in your home? How you clean it up, who replaces it and how you handle the entire situation will all have an impact on the outcome. My site contains tips for dealing with a broken window or glass door in your home. Hopefully, you will be able to learn from my many experiences and avoid the mistakes that I have made.

5 Van Accessories Every New Landscape Contractor Should Consider Investing In


A landscaping contractor business is both scalable and customizable, giving you the opportunity to grow your profits as quickly as you'd like to. You can invest in a few accessories for your landscaping van to improve productivity and help optimize your chances of success overall. One or more of the following van accessories may be just what your new landscaping business needs:

A Glass Truck Rack

As a new landscape contractor, you may not know how many tools and accessories you'll have to carry around with you as your business grows, so it's important to set yourself up for success from the get-go by installing a glass rack for vans. These racks can be used to store a variety of tools and pieces of equipment such as:

  • Chainsaws

  • Weed wackers

  • Ropes

  • Gardening soil containers

  • Water coolers

  • Gas cans

Consider investing in an aluminum glass truck rack as they're lightweight and will put minimal wear and tear on your shock and suspension system. You may also want to invest in chain or ratchet-strap tie downs to keep your belongings in place on the rack while you drive.

A Utility Trailer and Heavy-Duty Tarp

Even if you don't plan to carry large pieces of equipment with you that can't currently fit on or in your van, it's a good idea to think about buying a utility trailer and heavy-duty tarp to complement your setup. This will allow you to offer services such as mulch, leaf, and tree branch removal so you can make more money while on the job. Just put the refuse in your trailer, cover it with your heavy-duty tarp, and transport it to the local dump or recycling facility.

You may also find yourself in need of renting a large piece of equipment, such as a mulcher, that can't fit in your van in order to complete a job at some point in the future. With a trailer on hand, you can transport these items yourself without having to pay someone else to do it for you.

A Back Metal Window Screen

By installing a metal screen on your back window, you'll minimize the chance of the glass being damaged while unloading and loading your van with tools, and you'll provide yourself with some extra storage space for things like bungee cords and ropes that you use for your landscaping work. Metal window screens can be bolted to your van around the frame of your back window. You can use metal spacers during installation to increase the amount of room you have between the screen and the window.

Aluminum Weld-On Steps

If you can't reach the middle of your van's roof from the ground when standing next to it, some aluminum weld-on steps may benefit you. After installation, your aluminum steps will enable you to easily reach the roof to load and unload large ladders or other pieces of equipment. They'll allow you to reach the top of your glass truck rack and climb in and out of your van with ease too. Install your aluminum steps vertically like ladders on the base of your van or install them side-by-side along the bottom of the van's frame where possible.

Mountable J-Hooks

J-hooks can come in handy if you want to hang small items, such as hammers and a measuring tape, inside your van. The hooks will allow you to keep small stuff off the floor so it's easier to keep the larger stuff organized. Look for j-hooks that come with hinged bases so you can fold the hooks closed when they aren't in use and ensure that they won't be damaged when filling the interior of your van up with large landscaping tools.  


20 July 2017