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Can I Repair My Windshield?

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What is windshield repair, and how does it save me money?
Utilizing the power of modern technology, we’re able to repair most windshield chip damage instead of replacing the entire windshield. If a chip in your windshield can be repaired, the more costly process of replacing the entire glass can be avoided.

Which types of damage can be repaired, and which can’t?
It’s important to note that not all windshield damage can be repaired, but most types of smaller chips the size of a quarter or smaller can be repaired, in addition to single cracks 24 inches or less. Chips usually have an appearance of a silvery or white color with small black spots. The black areas get their appearance from trapped air inside the chip itself. If the chip contains no dark spots and simply appears as a white speck, this is only surface damage that did not penetrate to the interlayer and should not be repaired.

How is windshield damage repaired?
We’ve already described the repair process in detail on our blog here. To summarize, the process involves drilling into the chip and extracting the air, then injecting a specially formulated resin compound into the damaged area. The resin is then cured with an ultraviolet light, which restores the structural integrity of the glass and drastically diminishes any appearance of damage.

Will a chip in my windshield expand to form a crack?
Even the smallest of chips can expand into cracks over time if left alone as a result of temperature fluctuations and structural pressures while driving. The wisest course of action is to have the chip repaired as soon as possible. This will all but eliminate the chance of the damage expanding into a crack under normal conditions.

How long does the repair process take?
Repairing a windshield chip is a relatively quick process, taking only about 30 minutes from setup to completion.

I live in the Greensboro area, where can I get my windshield chip repaired?
Right here at DeDona Auto Glass! We’re located centrally in Greensboro and only a short drive from areas like High Point and Kernersville. If you aren’t able to visit our shop, our mobile service can come to you and repair the damage on the spot. Call us today at (336) 851-1300 or contact us through our website for a free quote.

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