Windshield Repair Service in Easton

Windshield Repair ServiceWindshield repair service from All-Star Auto Glass is a time-tested, reliable way for you to extend the life of your windshield. When your windshield chips or cracks a gap is created between the layers of laminated glass. This gap will fill with water and other debris that will cause it to expand over time. If left untreated, this once small chip will destroy your windshield. One factor in Easton that speeds up the expansion of your windshield chip is temperature. Changes in the temperature, however minor, can cause your chip to spread in an instant! This could be as subtle as doubling in size or as drastic as a crack from one end of the windshield to the other.

As soon as you notice a chip or crack in your windshield, call the windshield repair professionals at All-Star Auto Glass to schedule your repair. The sooner you act, the better your chances of avoiding a windshield replacement.

Advantages and Limitations of Windshield Repair

The windshield repair process offers a number of advantages beyond the safety provided through a structurally sound windshield. The most obvious is the removal of an unsightly chip or crack in your windshield. The greatest advantage that comes with a windshield repair is savings. On average, a windshield repair is 70% less expensive than a windshield replacement. Plus, your insurance company may cover the repair charges for you!

Windshield repairs have saved thousands of windshields over the years but there are limitations to what can be repaired. The windshield repair process essentially replaces the glass that was lost from your chip or crack. The replacement material is a specially formulated windshield repair resin that is injected, heated to expand, and then cured to a hard, clear finish. When injected into large chips (chips larger than a quarter) or into cracks longer than 6 inches, the cured resin is not quite strong enough to restore the windshield's structural integrity.

The Windshield Repair Process

The damage your windshield incurs can take a variety of shapes such as the "bull's eye" or "half-moon". Regardless of the shape, the windshield repair process remains the same:

  1. The damaged area is cleared of all dirt, water, pieces of glass, and other debris.
  2. The area is drilled out to make room for the windshield repair resin.
  3. Windshield repair resin is injected into the damaged area.
  4. Heat is applied to make the resin expand to fill in all the space created within the damaged area.
  5. The windshield repair resin is exposed to UV light to start the curing process.