What is safety glass?
Safety glass can come in several different forms. Tempered glass is designed to shatter into tiny pieces rather than large shards of glass, lessening the chance of serious injury. Laminated glass is safety glass as well. It is made up of two individual panes of glass bonded together by PVB resin. This resin will prevent the glass from falling apart when broken. This glass is also used for security purposes. The resin makes this glass nearly impossible to break through.
Do I have to use safety glass?
According to building codes glass must be safety if:
In a door or within 24″ of any side of a door.
Any glass that is within 18″ of the floor.
All glass that is in or on a stairway.
Glass that is near a bathtub or shower.
All glass that opens to a swimming pool area not fenced off from the pool area.
Can tempered glass be cut?
No. Because of the nature of tempered glass, it can’t be cut. It is designed to shatter into tiny pieces and will do so if cutting is attempted.
Can all windshields be repaired?
Our first priority is to repair your windshield, but if the damage is larger than a fifty cent piece or is in the drivers direct line of vision, replacement is often the only alternative.
How does repairing work?
When a windshield gets a rock chip, air fills into the cracks. A change in temperature will cause this air to expand and contract. When this happens the crack will spread. Our patented system first vacuums all of the air out of the crack and replaces it with a crystal clear resin. This resin is 10 times stronger than glass and will stop that little rock chip from destroying your windshield. It is important to remember that although the chip will be less visible, it will not disappear completely.
How long does a replacement take?
According to High-Tech Autoglass, windshield replacement in Phoenix and other similar areas That really depends on the make and model of your vehicle. Most vehicles require about an hour to an hour and a half to install the windshield, but some vehicles may take as long as 2 1/2 hours.