WINDSCREEN REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENT
If your vehicle has recently encountered windscreen damage, you may be wondering whether repair or replacement is necessary. Whilst Priority Glass can repair most chipped windshields, cracks typically longer than 7 cm indicate an immediate need for windscreen replacement in order to protect the structural integrity of your car and the safety of its occupants.
To decide if your best option is windscreen repair or replacement, Priority Glass considers a few factors.
Size: Though there are a few exceptions, chips larger than 3/8 inch and cracks more than three inches long generally require windshield replacement.
Location: Cracks that have splintered to the edge of the windshield typically require replacement due to their tendency to spread. Chips or cracks directly in your line of vision require replacement as well, as a repair often does not cure clearly, leaving a slight outline in the repair area.
Timespan: The longer you leave chips and cracks unaddressed, the more likely dirt will build up making it difficult to perform a successful repair, and requiring a replacement.
Priority Glass works with all major insurance carriers. It is advisable to contact your local agent to verify coverage and make a claim before having your windshield repaired or replaced.
Windshield repair is an inexpensive alternative to windshield replacement that can stop chips and cracks from spreading.
Priority Glass & Windscreens recommends repair over replacement because:
Convenience: Priority Glass & Windscreens specialists typically perform windshield repairs within an hour.
Inexpensive: Windshield repair is far more economical than replacing the whole windshield.
Insurance Advantages: Because of the economic advantages of repair vs. replacement, many insurance companies will waive your deductible and pay for the windshield repair.
Environmentally Responsible: Repairing your windshield keeps your old glass out of a landfill, where it will stay forever.
To properly repair your windshield, Priority Glass & Windscreens specialists remove debris from the impacted area, sometimes using a drill to create a clean passageway for the repair resin. A special resin is then injected into the damaged area using a tool that attaches to the surface of the glass. After injection, the resin is cured and polished to a clear finish.