Windshield Repair and Replacement
It can be tempting to let a broken windshield go unrepaired, but waiting can pose serious danger to you and your passengers. Glass Doctor® of Middleton specialists will quickly repair or replace your windshield and get you safely back on the road. Our team will repair most chipped windshields, however, cracks longer than three inches will require a windshield replacement.
Windshield Service Criteria
There are several factors the Glass Doctor® of Middleton specialists will consider when determining if your windshield should be repaired or replaced.
- Size: There are a few exceptions, but most windshield chips that are larger than 3/8 inch and cracks that are more than three inches long require a full windshield replacement.
- Location: When a crack has splintered to the edge of your windshield, replacement will keep the crack from spreading further. Chips and cracks that impede your line of vision also require replacement, since a slight residual outline of the damage will remain.
- Time-span: When chips and cracks are left unaddressed, dirt and grime builds up, making them more difficult to successfully repair.
Glass Doctor® of Middleton works closely with all major insurance carriers, and we will handle the paperwork for you. We always recommend you contact your local agency to verify coverage before the repair or replacement is scheduled.
Don’t let your cracked windshield threaten the safety of your passengers; our team of auto glass specialists has the right training and tools to get your windshield road ready.
Windshield repair provides a less-costly alternative to replacement and can keep chips and cracks from spreading. The team at Glass Doctor® of Middleton suggests repair over replacement in many cases. Best of all, our specialists complete the procedure within an hour.
Because of the reduced cost, many insurance companies will waive your deductible to pay for the repair to your windshield. Choosing a windshield repair is an environmentally responsible decision; an old glass windshield will remain in a landfill indefinitely.
When repairing your windshield, our specialist will first remove any debris from the impacted area, sometimes using a special drill to create a clear passageway for the repair resin. The resin is injected into the crack or chip. Once the resin has cured, we polish your pane to a clear finish.
Replacing a severely damaged windshield is vital to the safety of you and your passengers. The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) reports that your windshield is responsible for up to 60% of the structural integrity of your vehicle in a rollover accident. Glass Doctor® of Middleton will perform a series of steps to ensure the proper replacement of your windshield.
First, the windshield will be meticulously removed to prevent damage to your paint and bonding surface. If the surface of your car, truck or SUV is damaged, corrosion or leaks is more likely. A windshield that matches the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality will be chosen for installation. Only adhesives approved by the AGSC™ will be applied. Because we follow the AGSC™ guidelines, the recommended one-hour wait time, which allows the adhesive to dry, is observed. While your windshield sets, a specialist will review our G12® Road Hazard Guarantee with you. This guarantee states that chips and cracks will be repaired, free of charge, if your new windshield is damaged within 12 months of the replacement. If your windshield cannot be repaired, Glass Doctor® of Middleton will repair it for free.
No matter the type of windshield damage you face, count on our team for top-notch windshield service. Call or set an appointment online today!