If you are driving down the interstate and a rock bounces off your windshield, leaving a nickel-sized chip in the glass, it’s natural to worry. You know that ignoring this problem will lead to the damage growing, but do you need to replace the whole windshield for a small chip? Not with windshield repair in Raleigh from Glass Solutions! Our mobile team of glass specialists will come to you to repair your windshield. We serve Raleigh, Garner, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and surrounding areas.
Choosing Windshield Replacement or Repair
Cracks and chips in your windshield can often be repaired, though sometimes windshield replacement is the only option to ensure the structural integrity of the glass. But many of our customers are surprised at the extent we can repair damage to auto glass.
If your windshield has a recent chip that is smaller than ½” in diameter or a single crack that is three inches long or less, we can fix it. Typically, we look at the size, lifespan, and location to determine the best option to ensure safety and long-lasting durability. For example, a small, new chip in the center of the windshield is easily fixed, but a long crack on the edge of the windshield that can quickly spread or affect visibility would mean the glass should be replaced.
How We Repair Your Windshield
Repairing a windshield isn’t a “temporary fix,” it’s a permanent repair that is designed for minor chips and cracks in your windshield. With chips, the rough edges are smoothed, loose slivers are cleaned out, and all air is removed from the void. Then, a clear resin is placed into the crack or chip to bond the glass and ensure a strong, durable repair that will last for the duration of your windshield. Once it cures, it will not only stop any damage from spreading, it will minimize the appearance of the crack or chip.
Should You Choose a DIY Windshield Repair Kit?
We understand that there are windshield repair kits available on the market, and they’re often less than $25. However, it’s important to realize that it’s not as easy as it looks to get the precise finish necessary for a long-lasting repair. If there are any slivers of glass left or air between the void and the resin, additional cracks can form. Because you don’t know how good of a quality the resin is, you’re not sure if it will hold a strong bond.
Basically – it’s a job best left to local, experienced professionals.
The Benefits of Windshield Repair
If you’re unsure whether you should replace or repair your windshield, consider these benefits:
- Peace of mind. If you get a chip or a crack, it may not be a problem for weeks or even months, but it can quickly spread and is more likely to shatter, which can be dangerous in the event of a collision.
- Ensures structural integrity. The faster you get a chip or crack repaired, the better it is for your windshield. A repair is meant to be permanent, strengthening the surrounding glass with a powerful resin.
- Significantly less expensive. In most cases, repairs can be completed between $75 and $200, whereas replacements vary greatly, starting at $200 and ranging as much as $1,000. Price typically depends on the make, model, and year of your vehicle.
- Fast. Our team can quickly repair a damaged windshield and have you back out on the road quickly.
Call Us for a Free Estimate for Windshield Repair in Raleigh
Don’t drive around with a damaged windshield – call us for windshield repair. Our experienced team has over 100 years of combined experience and are dedicated to providing excellent service, unbeatable results, and competitive prices. Reach out to us today at 919-772-1007 or fill out the form below to get started.