Windshield Repair and Replacement
If your windshield is damaged, you should schedule a windshield assessment with a Glass Doctor® of Crown Point specialist as soon as possible. Even a single crack on your windshield will compromise its structural stability and reduce your vehicle's safety. To restore your pane, our team will quickly determine whether you need windshield repair or full replacement; then we will take care of the damage for you.
Factors Influencing Windshield Work
In order to determine the best solution, our glass specialists consider several important factors:
The Area of the Damage
In most cases, a crack longer than three inches and a chip larger than 3/8 inch will require a full windshield replacement. There are, however, a few exceptions to this rule.
The Location of the Damage
If a crack or chip is anywhere along the edge of the windshield, then it will require a full replacement because it will compromise the seal around the edged and is likely to spread. Cracks and chips are directly in the driver's line of sight will require a full replacement because a repair will always have some minor imperfections that obstruct your vision.
The Age of the Damage
The longer a windshield crack or chip remains unchecked, the more its condition will deteriorate. Not only is the damage likely to expand, but also dirt buildup on the inside of the damage will eventually render it unable to be successfully repaired.
Our team at Glass Doctor of Crown Point can repair both chips and cracks in your windshield. As the least expensive solution, we always seek to perform windshield repair first.
If your windshield cannot be repaired, then our glass specialists are more than capable of replacing the entire windshield. We use a process created by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) to replace every windshield:
First, we acquire a replacement windshield that meets or exceeds your vehicle's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards. Second, we carefully remove your windshield. Finally, we install your new windshield according to the requirements set forth by the AGSC. After the installation process is complete, there is a one-hour wait time to allow for complete curing of the adhesive to ensure a perfect seal when you leave.
All of our windshield replacements are backed with our Windshield Protection Plan. With this, any chips or cracks that occur within a year of the initial installation will be repaired for free; if we cannot fix it, then we will pay for a new windshield pane.
Streamlined Insurance Claims
Most insurance carriers will help you pay for the damage to your windshield. In fact, the cost of windshield repair is usually fully covered. We always recommend you contact your insurer to determine what type of coverage you have for windshield damage prior to scheduling service. Once you have verified coverage, we will take it from there. Our team will personally handle the claim process so you experience a hassle-free auto glass service.
The Best Auto Glass Care
A crack or chip to your windshield can obstruct your view, put your windshield at risk of breaking and compromise your vehicle's structural integrity. You don't have to allow this problem to linger. Contact Glass Doctor of Crown Point so one of our glass specialists can repair or replace your vehicle's windshield today!