Windshield Repair and Replacement
If your windshield is cracked, chipped or damaged, you have two options: windshield repair or windshield replacement. However, choosing the best option can be confusing. Instead of guessing, contact Glass Doctor® of Southwest Idaho for the most efficient and cost effective solution. While windshield repair is the quicker and cheaper solution, it's not always an option. We use several factors to determine what the best windshield service for your circumstances is, including:
Location of Damage
If the crack has splintered and started to spread, a windshield replacement is most likely the only solution to ensure the spreading damage doesn't compromise your vehicle. If the crack directly impedes the driver's line of vision, it will also require windshield replacement because repairs may distract drivers.
Size of Damage
If the damage is longer than three inches or bigger than 3/8-inch, the windshield will typically need replacement service. Your safety is our ultimate goal; this type of damage is too severe for repair work.
Time Since Damage Occurred
The longer windshield damage is left unattended, the more dirt will accumulate and cause the crack to spread. Once the crack spreads, windshield replacement is the safest course of action.
At Glass Doctor of Southwest Idaho, we work with the majority of insurance carriers in Boise and surrounding areas. We handle all of the filing and paperwork for you, but encourage you to speak with your insurance company to ensure you have the proper coverage.
Windshield Repair in Boise
When it is safe to perform windshield repair, Glass Doctor of Southwest Idaho will always recommend it. A windshield repair gives Boise drives quality protection at minimal price.
The Green Choice
Windshield repair is the greener service. A windshield is not easily recycled due to the structure, so often damaged windshields must be thrown out. We keep your windshield in service and out of landfills when we perform windshield repair.
Quick and Easy Option
If you can't make it to our shop our mobile team makes on-site repairs at your request. Cut out the commute and count on your repairs to be completed in under an hour.
Windshield repair is significantly cheaper than replacing the entire windshield.
Since repair is cheaper than windshield replacement, most insurance companies simply pay for the repairs and waive insurance deductibles.
The first step to repairing your windshield is to clean the impacted area. Tape over the affected area until our specialists arrive to reduce debris buildup. Once our specialist ensure the damaged area is clean, a special resin is injected into the impacted area. The resin cures quickly and polishes to a clear finish.
Windshield Replacement in Boise
Boise drivers in need of windshield replacement experience only the best care when they trust Glass Doctor of Southwest Idaho to perform the service. We follow Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS®) on every job:
- We carefully remove the windshield to prevent damage to the paint and bonding surface, which contributes to corrosion and leaks.
- We select a windshield according to the quality of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.
- The windshield replacement is sealed using adhesives and processes approved by the Auto Glass Safety Council to ensure quality and safety.
- After the windshield is replaced, we observe the one-hour drive-away wait time, which allows the adhesive to cure.
While your windshield cures, a Glass Doctor of Southwest Idaho specialist reviews our Windshield Protection Plan. The guarantee provides the additional benefit of a year of glass repairs. If your windshield should fail again, we repair or replace the glass free of charge.
For a fast and effective windshield replacement or repair solutions in Boise, contact Glass Doctor of Southwest Idaho.