In most cases, you should leave windshield replacement to professionals. However, understanding the basics of windshield repair is crucial telling a high-quality job from a poor one. If your replacement windshields haven’t been up to par, whether from a DIY job or a professional one, call Glass Works Auto Glass for a high-quality fix. We’ll get you back on the road.
Chip and Crack Repair
Windshields are made with laminated glass – two sheets of glass joined together with polyvinyl butyral (PVB). When something strikes a windshield, the glass cracks or breaks, resulting in an air pocket. To fix a cracked windshield, you must remove the air from the pocket by injecting a resin into the hole. The resin then hardens, creating a barrier as strong as the original glass.
If the crack or chip is filled with low-quality resin, it can leave air in the pocket. Over time, the air pocket will grow, making the crack or chip much larger that its original size. Low-quality repairs can also discolor or fog the glass where the crack was. While you’ll see some discoloration with every repair, a poor job will leave spots that are difficult to see through.
While you can find windshield repair kits online or visit a “We Repair Windshields!” pop-up shop, these solutions will only cause more problems. If a small chip or crack is repaired improperly, it can mean having to replace the entire windshield. What should have been a cheap repair will end up costing you the price of a brand new installation.
After a crack has been repaired once, it cannot be repaired again. You have only one chance to get the job done right, so entrust it to the hands of real professionals.
If you buy an inferior product installed by a poorly trained technician, you get what you pay for. Replacement windshields take training and efficiency to install properly. Even a minor mistake can lead to larger problems down the road. For example, if the windshield isn’t properly sealed, it can cause rust damage to the body of your vehicle – necessitating hundreds of dollars in body repairs as well as a replacement windshield.
An improperly installed windshield can vibrate in its frame, creating cracks or even breaks in the glass. Aside from the obvious role of the windshield to protect vehicle occupants from road debris while driving, it also acts as a buffer by ensuring you’re not thrown from the car in the event of an accident. Properly installed replacement windshields play a crucial role in deploying the airbag as well as by preventing the roof of the vehicle from caving in.
Your Go-To Professionals for Replacement Windshields
You don’t want to end up replacing your windshield for what should have been a quick fix. Steer clear of amateur glass repair and save yourself time and money in the future. Contact us at Glass Works Auto Glass for all your vehicle’s glass needs, especially for all-important replacement windshields. We’ll get the job done right the very first time.