Facts about Windshield Chip Repair
you know that the repair may be fully covered by your insurance company?
Most insurance companies will waive glass breakage deductibles to encourage
chip repairs before they become large cracks, requiring windshield replacement
which could cost both the insurance company and your self more money.
We'll help you check it out.
Usually chips no larger than a fifty-cent piece are repairable, as are
cracks up to about 3". Windshield repair technology forces the air
out of the glass and replaces it with a resin. This resin cures to produce
a windshield repair that is much stronger than if it is left un repaired.
You will still see the mark or "scar"
on your windshield. This is normal. Windshield repair is not designed
to make the damage completely disappear, but the repair will restore the
structural integrity of your windshield.
Common Questions about windshield chips.
Q. Can long cracks be repaired?
A. YES and NO, Long cracks can sometimes be repaired, but the results
are usually unsatisfactory. The crack will still be visible, and the overall
strength of the glass is compromised. We recommend replacing a windshield
that has long cracks. Many times the amount of repair resin that must
be used in long cracks makes the cost unfeasible also.
Q. Will I be able to see the chip
after it's repaired?
A. YES, Once repaired, a chip will be less noticeable, but you will most
likely still be able to see the outline. Some chips repairs look better
than others. The sooner a chip is repaired after the damage has occurred,
the better the result, since it will be less likely to have dirt or wiper
fragments in it.
Q. What is the driver's "critical
A. The driver's critical viewing area is a section of the windshield directly
in front of the driver when they are sitting in the vehiclefacing forward.
Chip repairs are not recommended in this area of the windshield since
the break will still be visible and a possible distraction.
Q. Will a repair keep my windshield
from continuing to crack?
A. YES but only up to a certain point. Having a chip repair done on your
vehicle will strengthen the break and help keep it from cracking. However
it is still a weak point in your windshield and can possibly continue
to crack from there, especially if the windshield gets under a high amount
Q. Is there a chance of my windshield
breaking or getting worse while a repair is being done?
A. YES, that is a possibility, but it is rare. The glass is in a fragile
state and is put under some stress during the repair process and can get
worse. This is more likely to happen if the break is close to the edge
of the glass where it is bonded to the vehicle.