Not all windshields or windows need replacing when they become damaged. Some types and sizes of damage may only require repairs and allows you to avoid replacement. Only 1 Auto Glass specializes in windshield replacement and windshield repairs.
What is the best way to find out if a replacement is right for your windshield? Simply call Only 1 Auto Glass and set up a free estimate.
In the past, when you found that your windshield was chipped, you were often required to have the windshield replaced. While your insurance policy may cover the cost of replacement, often chips, dings and cracks are small enough to be repaired. Windshield repair has become a great option due to the advances in the auto glass industry.
Before you tell your favorite Minneapolis auto glass repair company that you simply want the chip repaired, there are a few things you need to know. First off, not all windshield chip damages are ideal for windshield chip repair. While there are very effective ways already available for consumers to have their windshields repaired instead of replaced, not all windshield chip damages can actually be effectively repaired or should be considered for repair.
Even the most technologically advanced method of windshield chip repair has limits, and repair is not possible for some types and sizes of windshield chip damage, crack damage, and dings. The location of the damage may also prevent you from repairing the windshield. This is usually the case when the chip obstructs the driver’s vision.
Damage along the edges of windshields commonly prevent repair and often require windshield replacement. This kind of a chip can easily compromise the integrity of your windshield, and can expand spreading cracks to other areas of the windshield. Your best option is to have your windshield replaced if you find damage along the edges of the windshield.
It is important that you contact Only 1 Auto Glass as soon as you discover the chip on your windshield. Leaving a chip on your windshield unattended and unrepaired will cause you problems like dirt and water entering the damage that compromises the clarity of your auto glass. Water freezing will expand the damaged areas. Minnesota winters are especially hard on windshields with chips, dings, and cracks.
Feel free to contact Only 1 Auto Glass and have our certified technicians evaluate your windshield.