Cracks and chips in your windshield are dangerous.
You windshield is a vital part of your vehicle’s safety system. It keeps you and your family from being thrown from the vehicle in an accident, helps support the roof to prevent a collapse in a rollover, and serves as a backboard for the airbag deployment.
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Why should you repair your windshield?
If your windshield glass is compromised because of a crack or a chip, your safety could be at risk.
A cracked or chipped windshield could break in a collision so it wouldn’t be able to protect you from ejection. A cracked or chipped windshield is also not as structurally sound as an undamaged windshield, so it may not support the weight of the roof in a rollover or be able to absorb the impact of airbags deploying.
If not repaired, a crack or chip can severely compromise the glass. In fact, safety test results showed that a cracked or chipped windshield left unrepaired and exposed to the elements for just four months experienced total failure in impact testing. This is especially important in Canada, where summer and winter temperature and reach extremes.
What’s the difference between repair and replacement?
A windshield repair fills in the chips or small cracks in your windshield with a resin that makes the glass stronger at the point of the defect.
Sometimes, we won’t be able to repair a long crack, especially if it’s located near the edge of the glass or has spidered out into multiple directions. In this case, we would perform a replacement.
During a replacement, we loosen the adhesive around the edge of the glass, lift it away from the frame, scrape the adhesive away and apply a new bead, then install a new windshield.
What can you expect?
If your windshield glass is cracked or chipped, our windshield repair and replacement experts will evaluate the damage. If it can be repaired, we’ll fill in the crack or chip with our exclusive patented Ultra Bond Repair Resin, which is the highest performing windshield repair resin available. After the resin application, we’ll apply a special light to the area to “cure” the resin, which hardens it and reinforces the glass.
When a chip or crack is repaired with Ultra Bond, the safety performance of the glass is restored to 100%, even after four months of extended exposure. In most cases, the repaired glass is even stronger and the repair is barely visible.
Crackmasters always explores the repair option first to save you time and money, preserve the factory seal on your windshield, and keep this hard-to-recycle glass out of landfills.
If a repair isn’t possible, we’ll perform what’s called a full cut-out repair, which means we remove all of the adhesive from the frame and apply a new adhesive bead before we install the new windshield. We use only the best quality OE glass in our replacements to guarantee the safety and performance of your new windshield. Request a windshield repair quote online today on contact a Crackmasters location near you.
About Ultra Bond Resin Windshield Repair
It used to be the windshield repair was only possible if the damage was small, like a rock chip. But scientific advancements in resin development have made it possible to repair more extensive damage like long cracks.
Ultra Bond Windshield Repair Resin is the best windshield repair resin in the world. It’s specially formulated to fill in long cracks up to about 18 inches in length. This means you can avoid a costly replacement and keep windshield glass out of landfills.
Ultra Bond resins also stand the test of time and exposure, outperforming all other repair resins in independent laboratory testing.
Crackmasters is the only windshield repair company in Canada licensed to use Ultra Bond. Contact us today about performing an Ultra Bond Windshield Repair on your vehicle. Request a windshield repair quote online today on contact a Crackmasters location near you.