Repair and Replacement for Windshields
It might sound unreal but the windshield of your vehicle is made of three layers , two of glass and one of polyvinyl butyrate. The PVB is the plastic element and its work is to hold it together . Wind shield damage occurs in one of two ways, either through complete shatter and on the other hand you can have a rock shatter which will appear in the form of a star or a bullseye most of the times. With rock chips, they may appear as being less of concerns but over time they will grow to create more damage on the wind shield. The conditions of the road that you are driving on, the changes in temperatures are among conditions that are bound to accelerate the rock chips that are on your windshield. The science behind repair of windshields has been better over time, its easier to repair and less costly to repair than doing a replacement.
The windshield repair is a preventative maintenance and it will work well for you when you do it in time. The sad truth however is that motorists with rock chip damage will not pay attention to them especially if they are out of the acute area. Once the rock chip damage spreads and becomes a large crack on the windshield repair will not be an option you have anymore. When it has come to doing a replacement you need to find a windshield that is for your particular vehicle model.
When replacing the windshield, you are torn between an aftermarket part and the original windshield from the manufacturer, the original ones cost a bit more than the aftermarket parts. If the replacement you are getting comes with some additional modern features such as sun coatings then expect it to cost a little more than one without. The moment you do a replacement you have to tamper with the company seal of the original windshield which is hard to replicate once you undo. If the replacement is not done the proper way it’s going to lead to water damage as water is going to leak inside the vehicle.
Together with the airbags and the seat belts the windshield lays a protective role in case you are involved in an accident where you roll over. The windshield ensures that the structural integrity of the passenger compartment does not give in when the crash takes place, the passenger will be intact until rescued. Injuries and even death in the worst cases are the effects of moving around in improperly installed windshields . It makes more sense to repair your windshield when the problems are minute and can be taken care of.