Windshield Repair and Replacement
A damaged windshield is cause for immediate action. In many situations, the windshield can be repaired, but there are guidelines to help you determine whether windshield replacement is necessary. Do not put off windshield repair, because doing so creates safety issues that go far beyond limiting your field of vision, including a loss of up to 60% of your vehicle’s structural integrity. Glass Doctor® of Granbury is ready to perform windshield chip repair or complete replacement, and we will schedule the repairs around your schedule and at your location.
Windshield Repair Considerations
We will always look at the feasibility of repair before performing a full windshield replacement. The three primary factors used to determine whether your windshield must be replaced are size, position and the age of damage.
- Size: The length of the crack is more than 3 inches, or the depth extends to the central layer, the windshield cannot be repaired.
- Location: if the crack reaches the outer edge, or the chip is directly in front of the driver position, windshield crack repair will not be suitable.
- Age of damage: Putting off windshield repair can result in a complete replacement because oils and other contaminants can coat the damaged area and prevent bonding agents from allowing a lasting repair.
Benefits of Windshield Crack Repair
When repair is possible, our windshield glass specialist will use a special resin to fill the damaged area, allow it to set and polish the surface to a smooth, clear finish. The benefits include preventing the damage from spreading, lower cost and reducing landfill waste. For your convenience, we will come to your home, place of business or another location, and repairs will be completed in about 30 minutes.
Windshield repair is less expensive than windshield replacement. Many insurance companies will pay the full cost of windshield repair as well as waiving the deductible. Verify the coverage, and have your insurance information ready when your glass specialist arrives. If your windshield repair is covered, Glass Doctor of Granbury will handle the insurance filing for you, making the process even more convenient.
Windshield Repair Experts
We follow strict industry best practices for windshield replacement, including precautions to prevent scratching or damaging your vehicle. We only use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, matching the new windshield to the vehicle specifications. Bonding adhesives adhere to the standards of the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), and resist leaks and corrosion while maintaining a high quality seal. The entire procedure follows industry best practices as laid out by the AGSC, including the one-hour curing time before the vehicle can be operated.
While allowing the adhesives to cure, your glass specialist will explain the G12® Road Hazard Guarantee, the special warranty we provide as part of every windshield replacement. You will also be offered our exclusive Clear Choice™ glass protectant. Our goal is to make your driving a safer, more enjoyable experience. Contact Glass Doctor of Granbury to schedule your windshield repair today.