What is a Windshield Replacement?
A windshield replacement refers to the complete removal of the broken windshield and installation of a new one in its place.
Compared to a repair, a windshield replacement is a much detailed procedure which consists of many steps. A glass technician carefully moves from one step to another and finally installs a brand new windshield into the correct position. Before the car front windshield is installed, the professionals need to remove a number of hardware, the old adhesive gaskets etc. After proper trimming and cleaning, the technician applies the new bonding agent, replaces the gasket and then finally installs the new auto glass with a great deal of attention and precision.
Similar to a repair, a windshield replacement also requires skills and expertise to carry out the job successfully. A competent technician has experience in installing window glasses and windshield for all makes and models of cars. Professionals ensure the new auto glass has no leak issues.
For proper installation of a new windshield, the technician needs to use the right kind of equipment and tools, apart from completing each step in a proper manner. For example, the technician has expert skills in using a urethane glue gun, which is for applying the new bonding agent at the correct temperature. If the entire procedure is not followed properly and the materials and tools are not of top quality, the windshield replacement will end up having multiple faults. At first you won’t notice what is lacking. But issues will start to arise as you get back on the road. Improper or poor glass installation could put the driver’s and the other passengers’ lives at risk. That is why it is extremely important to get the replacement done by an expert.