I was greeted by this “There, I Fixed It” in a Tim Horton’s parking lot in late 2011, most definitely a modified steel plate cover for a broken window.
This is another example of a problem fix and not a problem eradication, and one that is costly in the long run.
The owner of this truck probably thought it was easier, faster, and immediately cheaper to slap a steel panel onto the broken window and thread a bunch of screws into place. Done – no more hole.
But look at what longer-term issues arise because this wasn’t fixed properly.
So the cost savings of NOT putting in a new window turns into an expensive venture due to fuel costs, cabin leaks, safety risks, greater repair costs, and lower resale value.
An ounce of prevention (or proper immediate repair) is worth a pound of cure.
To learn: Fix problems right the first time instead of using temporary fixes.