3 Methods of Windshield Repair

When you’re out driving on the road, rocks and other debris can easily cause damage to your windshield. You could be casually driving along when BAM, a rock hits your windshield at the perfect trajectory. As you go through the motions of scheduling an appointment for auto glass repair, you may find yourself wondering about how a windshield is repaired in the first place. We’re here to explain three common windshield repair methods.

1.) Replacing the Windshield

Sometimes there are chips and cracks that go beyond simple patch jobs. If a windshield chip is larger than a quarter, it likely cannot be filled. Also, if the crack is larger than a dollar bill, repair isn’t an option. In situations like that, the entire windshield would have to be replaced. Replacing a windshield involves taking out the old windshield and putting in a completely new piece of glass. This process is best left to a professional, and should not be performed on your own.

2.) Windshield Patch

If you’re in need of a windshield patch, you can usually purchase a do-it-yourself repair kit. After acquiring the kit, apply the patch over the damaged portion of the windshield, and smooth out the patch to allow it to work. The patch will harden, which helps strengthen the damaged area. The patch will not strengthen the glass itself, but it will hold the area together to prevent future cracking.

3.) Windshield Resin

This method is used most often by professionals for repairing cracks and chips. The way it works is that resin is injected into the crack or chip, and then a heat source is utilized to harden the resin. As it hardens, the resin expands and works to fill the damage. The resin helps prevent the current windshield damage from spreading, and also helps strengthen the area.

For all of your windshield repair needs, contact the professionals at Windshield Centers! Call us at (800)-900-1505, or fill out our online contact form!

The Effect of Heat on Damaged Windshields & Auto Glass

During the summer, your car’s auto glass takes extra stress from the intense heat of the season. The summer heat does not directly cause chips or cracks in your windshield or auto glass, but it can be very bad for a damaged windshield. If your windshield or glass already has cracks or chips in it, you will likely see this damage spread as the glass expands with the heat.

Most windshields are made up of two sheets of glass with a thin layer of polyvinyl butyral between them. A small crack in your windshield will typically have only caused damaged to the first layer of the glass. However, if left out in the intense summer heat for too long, these minor cracks will eventually spread to the point where windshield replacement will become necessary.

Another way to cause stress to current windshield damage during the summer is by cranking up the air conditioning right when you get in your hot car. The rapid change in temperature causes stress to already damaged windshields. It is not uncommon for cracks to lengthen when directly exposed to cold air after sitting in the sun.

The summer is one of the worst times of the year to put off getting a windshield repair. Minor cracks and chips in your windshield will undoubtedly spread when exposed to intense heat and sunlight. Be proactive with windshield damage and get your auto glass repaired as soon as you see it.

 

Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop located in the greater Buffalo & Rochester, NY areas. Contact us online or at (800) 900-1505 to schedule windshield repair or replacement services today.

How Long Does a Windshield Repair Take?

At Windshield Centers, we pride ourselves in our windshield repair services. We are known for having the fastest windshield repair services which takes only 20 minutes. Not only does Windshield Centers guarantee satisfaction with all repairs, by getting your windshield fixed regularly prevents small cracks or minor chips from becoming hazardous problems in the future. By using Clarity Windshield Repair Resin, our windshield repair specialist will heat it up to 180 degrees and inject the resin into the point of damage. Now that the repair resin has filled in the damage, it is cured for one minute under our ultra-violet light. Once this procedure is complete, your windshield will have restored its original strength and the damage will be non-existent.

Not only do we provide prompt services to get you to your next destination on time, Windshield Centers uses only the best quality products which is why our windshield repair resin is the fastest-curing resin available. So call us today at 800-900-1505 for more information about our windshield repairs or contact us online!

 

Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop located in the greater Buffalo & Rochester, NY areas. Contact us online or at (800) 900-1505 to schedule windshield repair or replacement services today.

Specialty Vehicles Serviced by Windshield Centers

Your windshield is one of the most important safety features in your vehicle. For the average automobile, an unharmed windshield is important for maintaining the structural integrity of the vehicle. Similarly, all pieces of auto glass in your car are important for a sound structural design, and are key security features.

However, windshields and auto glass are important for more than just cars. At Windshield Centers, we service several kinds of specialty vehicles, because all of these vehicles are vulnerable to auto glass damage.

We service tractor trailers with auto glass repair and replacement. While tractor trailers use strong, high-quality windshields, they are also out on the road more than almost any other kind of vehicle. This makes tractor trailers vulnerable to random, and almost inevitable, windshield damage. Our certified technicians have the experience and equipment to service semi-truck auto glass.

Windshield Centers also services glass for mobile homes. While some mobile homes don’t spend too much time on the road, those that travel with their mobile homes tend to take long trips, which makes them vulnerable to windshield and glass damage. Also, mobile homes not on the move are still vulnerable to vandalism, one of the leading causes of all auto glass damage.

We also do repairs and replacements for buses. Buses have that distinction of having a lot of windows. Contact Windshield Centers for bus glass repair or replacement.

Contact Windshield Centers today at (800) 900-1505 to find out if we can service your specialty vehicle.

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The Importance of Repairing Minor Windshield Damage

Minor windshield damage is common and unavoidable. Small chips in your windshield can come from rocks being kicked up by other cars, heavy weather, or vandalism. No matter how you get the damage, it can be easy to put the problem on the backburner. If it’s a small crack, you might tell yourself that its not a big deal, and can wait. But even the smallest crack can turn into a big problem.

In the winter time, a great amount of stress is placed on auto glass. Cold weather puts stress on the windshield, which can cause the glass to warp, and the damage to spread. Snow, freezing rain, and hail all have the potential to make the damage even worse.

There are many benefits to getting your windshield repaired before the damage gets out of hand. Our windshield repair process is exceedingly fast; we can have you back on the road in as little as 20 minutes. Our repair services are also more affordable, with many insurance providers completely covering the cost of the service. Additionally, even minor cracks can make the windshield structurally weak, decreasing the chance of the windshield holding up in accidents.

Don’t put off repairing you windshield any longer. Book an appointment today or call us at 800-900-1505.