Windshield Replacement & Auto Glass Repair Salt Lake City
While repairing the glass is both a time and money-saver, sometimes replacing the windshield is necessary. It could be one of several scenarios. First, if you’ve wait too long after the initial crack, dirt and other contamination can get inside, a successful repair may be impossible. Second, if the crack in your windshield is longer than three inches (often, companies will say larger than a dollar bill,) or a chip is larger than 3/8 of an inch, then the glass needs to be replaced. Third, if the crack or chip has fissured at the edge of the windshield, it cannot be salvaged, and must be exchanged. Finally, if the crack or chip is directly in your line of vision, an entire windshield replacement is necessary, as repairs merely stop a crack from spreading, it does not erase the existing crack. Salt Lake City Windshield Replacement & Repair is the place to call for your windshield replacement!
Once you’ve determined that your vehicle needs windshield replacement, we can find you an auto glass company in your area with the best reputation for customer service and quality repair.
First, technicians certified by the National Glass Association (NGA) will remove the damaged windshield from the pinch-weld, or the liner around the edges of the car that holds the glass. Once the glass has been safely removed, the technicians coat the pinch-weld with a primer before applying the adhesive urethane. This adhesive bonds glass to metal, securing the windshield within the confines of the space.
The new glass must be the best quality, of the utmost clarity, and meet all the safety requirements set by the Department of Transportation. The strength of the front windshield is a safety feature, its durability both supporting the roof, and keeping those sitting in the driver and passenger seats being thrown from the car in a crash. This is achieved by sealing a piece of glass to either side of a slab of laminate. When hit forcefully enough to break, the glass will crack and cling to the laminate rather than shatter or break into shards.
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After the technicians are finished with the replacement, they will clean the glass and vacuum out the car to ensure there are no pieces of broken glass within, and then a one-hour wait time is required to allow the adhesive to set properly. Once it has set, the windshield has no further wait times or limitations, able to be subject to rain, wind, or any other inclement weather.
Though an entire windshield replacement is more involved and costly than a simple repair, occupants’ safety is the first priority. When you use us, quality care and safety is ensures a great job, and we are efficient.
Rock chips and cracks are unavoidable. The most important thing to remember is not to wait so long to get your windshield repaired that it turns into a bigger problem. Recognize the warning signs – the fissure in the corner, or a spreading crack – and get in touch with Salt Lake City Windshield Replacement & Repair as soon as possible so we can help you get your windshield the help it needs.