The windshield is perhaps the most important piece of glass in your vehicle. It’s also the most durable – often cracking and splintering instead of breaking straight away. This design is meant to improve safety as well as durability. When there’s enough force to actually break a windshield, it will break into pebble-sized, round objects that are difficult to cut yourself on. The windshield is the only thing standing between you and road debris that may come flying at your vehicle.
If you can imagine a pebble flying toward you at sixty or seventy miles per hour, only to be stopped by a thin piece of glass – that’s your windshield. It does a lot of work protecting you and your loved ones. Give it a little care in return.
Crack and Chip Repair
Chips in your windshield may seem innocuous, but like cracks, they have a tendency to grow over time. There are a number of ways you can treat chips in the windshield without replacing the entire window, though.
The most popular method is to use a liquid polymer injection to fill the chip and prevent the weakness in the finish from spreading. This is generally a short- to medium-length solution. No polymer will last forever, but in some cases, it can be a semi-permanent band-aid solution.
If you have extensive cracking in your windshield, you’re putting yourself in danger. Many drivers feel confident that they can just look past the cracks, but anything obstructing your view of the road should be avoided. The police ticket people for having overly cracked windshields – it’s an equipment violation. We can replace all kinds of windshields.
We custom make our glass, meaning we can replace any make or model, generally adhering to the original equipment standards. This includes laminated safety glass and flat laminated and tempered glass for classic cars.
Combating the Rain
The Northwest boasts abundant rainfall. Our replacement windshields are guaranteed to keep the water out. More than that, we offer services designed to keep the weather at bay. A replacement set of windshield wipers can do wonders for streaky windows.
We also offer Aquapel treatment for new windshields. The rain will bead up and roll off of your window on its own. This treatment dramatically improves visibility in the rain, reduces glare from water, and will last for several months under normal driving conditions. If you have any questions about your windshield glass repair project, don’t hesitate to call.
We’re devoted to the safety and security of all of our customers. Our family owned business has thrived on this fact – the satisfaction of our customers speaks for itself. This posting is specific to windshields – look for more information about our residential and commercial services in the future. If you want to have us take a look at your vehicle, have a custom job you have a question or concern about, or simply want to schedule a free estimate, click here.