Environmental responsibility probably isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to choosing a windshield repair or replacement, but it’s an important consideration.
– Windshield glass takes more than one million years to break down.
– More than one million windshields are replaced every year in Canada, and most of them are disposed of in landfills.
– Windshield glass is comprised of two layers of glass held together by a plastic laminate and embedded with heating elements that make it difficult to recycle.
In recent years, a few processing plants have developed a way to separate the glass from the safety laminate and recycle both products to use in materials such as fiberglass and concrete, but until the process becomes more commonplace, the best way to keep windshields out of landfills is to repair them.
Most rock chips and small cracks are easily repaired, but complex chips and long cracks are more difficult to fix, which is why most companies to recommend replacing the windshield. Crackmasters uses a patented repair resin that fills complex chips and long cracks for a nearly invisible windshield repair. This process not only costs less than a windshield replacement, it also keeps your windshield out of the landfill.
The next time you notice a crack or chip in your windshield, consult your local Crackmasters shop to see if a repair is possible.
*image source: WindshieldRecycle.com