Professional Windshield Replacement & Repair in Calgary, AB

Time is of the essence when your windshield is damaged. It's vital to have the glass repaired or replaced immediately to ensure you and your passengers are safe on the road. Glass Doctor® of Calgary inspects to determine the best course of action. Our specialists repair minor chips and scratches, but cracks in the glass often indicate that the windshield needs replacement.

Should I Repair or Replace My Windshield?

Several variables come into play to determine whether we should conduct a repair or replacement. 

  • Location: Chips in your direct line of sight are distracting; replacement is often the best option to ensure your field of vision is clear. Cracks along the edge of the windshield spread quickly, lowering your vehicle's structural integrity, so a windshield replacement is the safest choice.
  • Size: Cracks in your windshield more than three inches in length are typically beyond repair and need replacement. If a chip in your windshield exceeds 3/8 of an inch, replacement is also highly recommended.
  • Time Span: Small cracks can quickly grow into massive fissures over time, making driving dangerous. Over time, chips in the glass collect dirt and lower the odds of a successful repair.

Why Should I Repair My Windshield?

In many cases, repairing your windshield is a simple process. Glass Doctor of Calgary may recommend repair instead of replacement for several reasons:

  • Affordability: In contrast to windshield replacement, repairs are much less expensive.
  • Convenience: We complete most windshield repairs in less than an hour.
  • Insurance Incentives: Since windshield repairs cost much less than complete replacements, insurance companies will likely pay for the repair in full.
  • Safety: Our windshield repair service ensures the original equipment of your automobile remains intact.
  • Environmentally Conscious: When we replace windshields, the broken remnants end up in landfills. Repairing windshields is an excellent way to help the environment.

When performing a repair, Glass Doctor of Calgary will first remove any debris from the damaged area. We then drill into the glass to give our repair resin a clean passageway to settle. After injecting resin into the impacted area, the substance can cure before being polished. This process guarantees a seamless look for repair.

What Is the Glass Doctor Windshield Replacement Process?

A damaged windshield, creating an unsafe environment for you and your passengers, can drastically compromise the structural integrity of today's vehicles. Glass Doctor of Calgary follows a set of precise steps when performing windshield replacement so you can return to the road with confidence.

  • Your damaged windshield is removed with extreme care to ensure it does not damage the bonding surface. This is essential to prevent corrosion or leaks from occurring.
  • Our glass specialists will find an OEE (Original Equipment Equivalent) windshield for the replacement.
  • Our service professionals install windshields in compliance with all Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) procedures.
  • We offer our Windshield Protection Plan, valid for 12 months after your windshield replacement. Any cracks, chips, or breakage will be repaired free of charge. If we determine that you need another replacement, Glass Doctor of Calgary will do it at no cost.

How Do I Book a Windshield Repair or Replacement Appointment?

Do not continue to drive around with a damaged window, but instead call Glass Doctor of Calgary to book your windshield repair or replacement appointment today.

FAQs about Windshield Repair & Replacement

How do I know if my windshield needs repair or replacement?

A windshield can be repaired if it has minor chips or cracks. If the damage is more extensive or prevents you from spotting road hazards, then a replacement will be necessary. Our service professionals will carefully assess the damage and determine the best course of action for your vehicle.

Will my insurance cover the cost of my windshield repair or replacement?

Several insurance companies cover the cost of windshield repair or replacement, but you should communicate with your insurance provider about your coverage. Our team can assist you with your insurance claim so the process is seamless.