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Minneapolis Windshield Repair & Replacement

Safe Windshield Repair

Because of the natural forces that frequently bombard our drivers in Minneapolis, cracked windshield repair and automotive glass repair has become a necessity.

When a rock or flying debris strikes your windshield, a certain amount of glass is displaced, allowing air and moisture to work their way into the damaged area. Repairing the damaged area involves injection of a special resin using a tool that attaches directly to auto glass. Once injected, this resin is then cured and polished to restore the clarity of the glass. When a chip or crack occurs, it often spreads into the windshield's inner layer of plastic, called Poly Vinyl Butyral, or PVB, which is sandwiched between two layers of glass. In some instances, a drill is used to make a clean passageway to the plastic, where the resin is injected to repair the damage.

Our windshield repair accomplishes two tasks: it prevents the damage from spreading to the rest of the windshield, and it improves the visual clarity of the damaged area, especially if the repair is made in a timely manner to prevent contaminants, which cannot be easily removed, from finding their way into the windshield. Some windshield repair specialists also say that the structural integrity of the windshield is improved, though no publicly available tests exist that support this claim. Restoring the windshield's structural strength should be a top priority for repairers because structural strength relates directly to the safety of the driver and passengers. The average tensile strength of windshield glass is between 6,000 and 10,000 pounds per square inch (psi). The strength of a damaged windshield is obviously less. Therefore, the challenge facing a repair system is to repair the windshield and return its strength to that approaching or equaling its undamaged strength, and preventing flying glass (called spalling) from injuring vehicle occupants.

Windshield Replacement Safety

Your automobile windshield is classified as a safety device just like your airbags and seatbelts. A safe windshield replacement provides the structural integrity to your vehicle by supporting the weight of the vehicle in the event of a rollover so the passengers will not be crushed.

The windshield seal not only keeps wind and water out, but must stay attached to the vehicle so the passengers will not be thrown from the vehicle, which is the #1 cause of death in a rollover. It also acts as a backboard for your airbags should they happen to deploy in the event of a collision.

Your safety is our goal!

As you can see, a safe windshield replacement and installation does much more than keep bugs, wind, and water out of your car, but more importantly, keep you and your passengers safe in case of an accident. It is not our goal to merely replace your windshield; it is our goal to keep you safe.

Achieving the goal

By using the best Quality OEM (original equipment manufacturer) windshield replacement glass, factory approved sealers, and by hiring only experienced, trained and certified employees.

If severe windshield damage has left you in need of safe windshield replacement services in Minneapolis or St. Paul, please visit our Auto Glass page for more information.

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