The windshield of your car is designed to provide structural support for the vehicle. It is also constructed to stand up to the stress of traveling on highways. Damage and the need for auto glass repair inevitably occurs. Windshields have two layers of glass that “sandwich” an inner layer of automotive safety glass. The inner layer, called the lamination, is what holds together the broken outer layers in the event of an accident. This explains how windshields crack when they are struck by objects, but do not fall apart or cave in as the result of most everyday occurrences. If you’re facing issues, Complete Auto Glass is ready to help!
Not long ago, a chip or crack in your windshield meant certain replacement. However, that is no longer the case. Modern technology makes auto glass repair possible for windshields that would have previously been scrapped. Not only does this save your windshield, it also saves you money. Whether you need repair or replacement depends on the size, type, depth, and location of the damage. Moreover, results from the auto glass repair will vary based on the age, the amount of contamination, location & severity of the cracks.
Generally, a crack or chip can be safely repaired if it can be covered by a dollar bill. Advancements are being made so that auto glass repair shops can easily fix cracks that are up to 18 inches long. Chips and cracks that can be covered with a quarter can also be repaired. This includes star breaks which are short radial cracks coming off of the impact point and both bulls-eye and partial bulls-eye which are caused by round objects. Auto glass repair also includes crack chips that are around the size of a quarter, minor dings and pits that have small pieces of glass missing.
It also pays to look into auto glass repair as opposed to complete windshield replacement because it costs less. Many insurance policies make it so that you end up paying little to nothing to have your windshield fixed. It generally takes under an hour for repairs to be done. It could take over two hours for the replacement to be complete. This is because you must wait for the adhesive to set and bond. If you have a crack or chip in your windshield and are in the Denver area, contact Complete Auto Glass for all of your auto glass repair needs.