Repairing your windshield is a great way to prevent the spread of damage and restore clarity to the driver while offering some nice advantages over replacing the glass. When the damaged area is small enough (usually the size of a quarter or less) windshield repairs can be performed instead of having to replace the entire glass.
The repair process takes less time than a replacement and costs far less than a new windshield. In fact, if you’re filing an insurance claim, the windshield repair may cost you nothing out of pocket, regardless of your deductible amount.
Free Windshield Repairs?
That’s right! Since a windshield repair can save your windshield by preventing the damage from spreading and still restoring the clarity to the windshield, insurance companies will often waive the deductible when the damage is repairable. That’s because replacing the windshield can cost the insurance company much more than the cost of a repair and they will often pass these savings on to you.
Are you wondering whether you qualify for a free windshield repair? Give us a call with your insurance information and let us verify your coverage or contact your insurance company for more information.
The Windshield Repair Process
When repairing a windshield there are some general steps that all repair techs follow. First, the area around the damage will have to be cleaned. This ensures that any debris that is in the rock-chip or crack is removed. This may seem obvious, and to some unnecessary, but without careful cleaning the chances of the repair failing are increased.
Once the damaged area has been thoroughly cleaned, our repair technicians inject a special resin into the damaged area. This resin bonds with the glass and is cured by exposing it to UV light. If conditions are right, the UV rays from the sun are enough for curing, but if not, our repair technicians use special lights that subject the resin to sufficient UV rays.