Learn About Windshield Glass Replacement

The windshield is one of the most important components of your car as it provides structural support for the roof of your car. Whether you are dealing with a shattered windshield or broken door glass, the importance of having the glass installation done properly is vital. Keep reading for more windshield replacement information or to schedule an appointment call Speers Auto Glass professionals at 905-339-0339 today! A well-installed windshield will protect you in the event of an accident. It also allows you to see the road properly, and everything surrounding the road so you are able to react quickly and effectively.

Size of auto glass damage

If you find that the chip in your windshield is no bigger than 5 to 10 cm, then the glass can most often be repaired. If there is a crack in the windshield spanning over 6 inches, it may be necessary for an entire windshield replacement. When you take your vehicle to an auto glass shop, they will be able to determine whether the damage is repairable or if a replacement is needed.

Types of auto glass damage

Depending on the type of glass your car is equipped with, it will break in different ways. This makes it easy for the auto glass service technician to determine how easy or difficult it will be to replace or repair the damaged glass. Typical break patterns usually include:
  1. Bulls-eye (circular damage)
  2. Cracks
  3. Chips
  4. Pit (small piece of glass missing)

Damages that cannot be repaired

There are some damages that an auto glass company will not provide repairs for, this means an auto glass replacement is necessary.
  1. Damages on the inside of the surface of the window
  2. Damages that affect the driver’s viewing area
  3. Complicated multiple cracks
  4. Extensive damage on both layers of the glass
  5. Cracks over 6 inches long
  6. Cracks that are contaminated
If you have endured cracks, chips or bumps in your windshield that are in the line of your vision while driving, it is important you have it replaced right away! Call Speers technicians at 905-339-0339 or click here to book an appointment today!