Like any of the windows in your vehicle, your sunroof isn’t impervious to damage, deterioration, or malfunction. And even if you don’t use your sunroof as frequently as your other vehicle windows, at some point, it will require repair or replacement.


At Only 1 Auto Glass, we understand it’s not always easy to tell when a sunroof requires professional attention. That’s why we’re here to help. Below, our auto glass repair experts break down what you need to know about sunroof repair and replacement.


4 Common Sunroof Problems That Require Auto Glass Repair

Although sunroof repairs and replacements aren’t as common as other types of auto glass repair, there are a few common issues that necessitate professional attention. They include:


●        Damaged glass. Though your sunroof is fashioned from tempered glass, it isn’t impervious to damage. Extreme temperature fluctuations and falling objects are the most common culprits behind damaged sunroof glass.

●        Leaking. If your sunroof’s drainage system is damaged or clogged, it can allow water to enter your vehicle. If the neoprene or silicone sealing around the glass deteriorates or incurs damage, that can also allow water to seep inside the vehicle.

●        Motor failure. Sunroof motor failure is rare, but if your sunroof refuses to open or close, or it begins operating much slower than usual, you may have a damaged motor on your hands.

●        Damaged track or cable. A properly functioning sunroof should open and close smoothly. If your sunroof begins making odd noises or starts catching as it moves, the track or cable may be deteriorated or damaged.


What Type of Auto Glass Is Best for Sunroof Replacement?

When it comes to auto glass replacement for a damaged or non-functional sunroof, you have two different glass options to choose from. That said, it’s important to keep in mind you may not always have the option of selecting a specific type of replacement glass, depending on the type of vehicle you own. 


On the more affordable end of the spectrum, you can opt for replacement auto glass that features a screened, dot-matrix pattern. This type of glass reflects about half of the sun’s heat off the top of your vehicle. On the pricier end of the spectrum, you can opt for high-end replacement auto glass that features solar cool reflective technology, which reflects approximately 93% of the sun’s heat. 


Not sure what type of glass is best for your sunroof replacement? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for advice on the best options for your unique situation.


Only 1 Auto Glass: Your Twin Cities Source for Auto Glass Replacement and Repair

When your vehicle’s sunroof needs professional attention, get in touch with our team at Only 1 Auto Glass. We specialize in auto glass replacement and repair for all vehicle makes and models, and if you can’t come to us, our mobile repair team will come to you. To learn more about our services or request a free estimate, give us a call today at 651-789-1111 or contact us online.