Gone are those days when cracks on your windshield could not be repaired but only be replaced. Today's technology makes auto windshield repair easy and more efficient than ever before.
At True Blue Glass, we can get your windshield looking good in no time. While our technician offers windshield replacement in Saskatoon, they also do everything possible to repair the existing windshield to save you time and money if necessary. So what do you do when you see a crack on your windshield? Should I repair my windshield or replace it?
Assessing Windshield Damage
The size of the windshield crack determines the limits of repair. The Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard Guide specifies that glass chips of 3 inches and up to 14 inches are repairable. Anything more than 14 inches requires a full replacement.
The windshield is made up of plastic polymer materials and layers of glass that prevent the windshield from shattering on impact. Any significant damage that manages to penetrate through all the layers requires a replacement.
The windshield protects the passengers. Any chip or crack near the frame and outer edge of the windshield threatens the ability of the glass. In this case, a replacement is the best bet for your car.
Windshield Replacement or Repair: What Does My Car Need?
It can be challenging to decide whether your affected windshield can be repaired, or need a full replacement. Below is a quick guide to determine the best course of action if your car windshield is broken.
Signs a Windshield Can Be Repaired
- Only the outer layer is damaged.
- The chip and crack are smaller than the diameter of a quarter.
- The chip and crack on the glass are not close to the outer margin.
Fixing a crack on time will help prevent it from spreading. Our Car glass repair technicians can fix most chips and cracks within a few minutes and at relatively low cost.
Signs a Windshield should Be Replaced
- The crack is longer than 14 inches.
- The inner layer of the car glass is broken.
- The windshield is covered with tiny divots and old.
- There are more than three chips or cracks on the glass.
- The damage reaches an edge or corner of the windshield.
A replacement will likely take longer– and be the more expensive option, but it's the best way to restore your car integrity when done properly. Contact True Blue Glass at 306-281-4744 for your vehicle glass repair and replacement in Saskatoon.
Trust True Blue Glass For Your Windshield Repair And Replacement
When your vehicle's windshield gets cracked or chipped, your best option is to have the damage inspected promptly. At True Blue Glass, our technicians have the training, equipment, experience, and know-how to fix a broken windshield in Saskatoon. From automotive windshield replacement, automotive windshield repair, custom glass showers, custom glass railings to mirrors, and window replacement, True Blue Glass has the answer to your windshield panes. Call 306-281-4744 for any emergency service.