When a crack or chip in your windshield occurs, the professional technicians at GlassWerks may be able to repair the damage. By repairing your windshield instead of fully replacing it, we provide a safe and convenient alternative that is often more affordable. It is vital that should you experience a chip or crack in your windshield, you do not delay and contact GlassWerks as soon as possible. Minor damage can be repaired, however if not corrected it will only spread, and full replacement will be your only option. Our technicians are industry certified and have the training and experience to assess your windshield damage, recommend a solution, and repair your glass.
Windshield Repair: A Serious Matter
A damaged windshield is a serious issue that is more a structural issue than a cosmetic one. The structural integrity of your vehicle is compromised, and your safety is at risk. Your windshield can account for up to 30% of your vehicle’s structural strength. This is especially important in the event of a rollover accident because it serves as a support for the roof. Damaged auto glass, whether extensive or minor, can cause your roof to collapse upon impact. A crack or chip in your glass will also affect your field of vision. Often, it is a distraction that causes glare that also increases the likelihood of an accident occurring.
The Importance and Ease of Windshield Repair
Repair of a windshield is a safe and efficient way to restore its structural integrity, as well as that of your vehicle. You and your loved ones are much safer following the repair, and your field of vision will be restored. Having your windshield repaired soon after the damage has occurred is also important. Over time, dirt, moisture, and temperature changes will accumulate in the chip or crack leading to more extensive damage. Fortunately, windshield repair is both easy and fast, often completed in 30 minutes or less. Once the repair is completed, your vehicle can be driven immediately. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of windshield repair. Even with a deductible, many companies will waive it should you choose to fix your auto glass.
It is important to note that following the repair, you will likely still see the impact area. However, this does not affect the structure or safety of your glass. Also, in any glass repair there is a slight possibility that pressure applied during the repair process will cause your glass to crack. In this event, GlassWerks does not charge you for the repair. Our warranty covers the repair for as long as you own your vehicle. Should the restored area crack at some point after completion, we will either refund your money or apply it to the cost of replacement. We work hard to ensure the complete satisfaction of our clients and are dedicated to providing exceptional glass repair services that are convenient and effective.
GlassWerks is your locally owned glass company providing a level of service and attention that’s difficult to find. Our mission is to combine our highly experienced auto glass professionals with our dedication to earning our customers’ trust through our focus on honesty and integrity. With GlassWerks, we treat your vehicle as if it were our own and always go the extra mile. Want to learn more? Visit our services to learn all the ways we can help with your glass needs, or contact us at one of our three locations today!
Whether it’s the mountains of snowy wonder providing incredible outdoor activity opportunities, or the warm breeze and bright sun as you relax by the river, St. Cloud, MN is a great place to call home. However, those same reasons we love this area are often the reason for cracks in your windshield.
Brainerd is known for, like any other city in Minnesota, its weather and temperature extremes. These conditions allow us to enjoy each season; whether it’s the beauty of new fallen snow or the bright, warm rays of sunshine. However, these conditions we love are also a primary cause of damage to your windshield.
Seasons provide so much for us to do in Willmar year-round, the weather they bring provides excellent conditions for cracks and chips in your windshield. It may seem inconsequential, but a cracked windshield is a very serious matter.