Windshield Repair & the Many Benefits
- Windshield Repair & the Many Benefits
- Why Not Repair Your Windshield With a DIY Kit?
Get that windshield repair for that chip or crack that’s been hanging around! There are many different benefits of repairing your windshield from cost to convenience, to the environmental impact.
A windshield repair is typically about $50 – $120. If you carry comprehensive coverage, you are not likely to have a deductible.
When it comes to service, we come to you! Glass Masters offers mobile service to your home, business or other location of your choice.
RESTORES VALUE TO YOUR VEHICLE
Nobody wants a car or truck with damaged glass – it just looks bad! It also can reduce the value of your vehicle when selling. Repairing your rock chip or crack can be one the best benefits of repairing your windshield. It will help restore the windshield to what it looked like before, while retaining the vehicle’s safety standards.
SAVES YOU TIME
Auto glass repair only takes about 20 – 30 minutes, and your vehicle is ready to drive right away. No need to drop your car and pick it up later, or wait in an auto glass shop waiting room. We’ll come right to you and you can drive the car immediately after the windshield repair is completed.
KEEPS GLASS OUT OF LANDFILLS, AND SAVES ENERGY
Most windshields are not recycled and end up in our landfills, which are 10 to 12 percent glass. Also, the manufacturing process for one new windshield creates about 50 pounds of carbon emissions and uses close to 1,500,000 BTU’s of energy.
RESTORES YOUR SAFE DRIVING VISION
With a refractive index of 1.51, Glass Masters repairs will eliminate distracting discoloration and restore your safe driving vision.
Why Not Repair Your Windshield With a DIY Kit?
There are five major factors that are missing with a do-it-yourself windshield repair kit that can result in wasted time, wasted money, and possibly a new windshield. They are:
1. Proper Curing ~
The sun offers an ultraviolet strength of less than 10% of a professional UV curing lamp. The slow and weak cure of the sun is not effective as the glass will go through so many temperature changes, expansion and contraction, and vibration during that cure period.
2. Evac Tools ~
Removing contamination in the break is a vital step to achieving that perfect windshield repair.
3. Proper Injector Pressure ~
The plastic injectors that are included can be useful in a pinch. but they are very cheap and cannot hold a consistent vacuum for an extended period of time. If your looking for a long lasting, visually appealing repair definitely hire the professionals.
Many damages, especially “star breaks” with multiple legs, will require access through drilling or probing into the impact point. Without proper access each leg may not properly fill all the way to the end. If any part of the damage is left unrepaired, the entire damage is deemed unrepaired.
4. Quality Resins ~
Since most do-it-yourself repair kits cost under $15, their manufacturing cost is limited to about $3 or $4. For that, you get an imported toy, not a quality repair tool. Professional repair resin is designed to match the optical refractive index of the glass and expand and contract at the same rate as the glass. A professional technician will generally have a variety of different resins to use, depending on the type of damage and/or the ambient temperature and humidity.
5. Training ~
And the most important factor, experience. Our professional windshield repair technicians are well trained & they do it every day. when repairing a windshield you have one chance at a great repair. They understand the flexibility of the glass and how to properly fill the damage. How to evacuate the air and contamination without breaking the glass, while minimizing or eliminating unsightly blemishes.