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Laminated Windshield Glass: One Big Peace of Mind
Car windshields aren’t just there to keep out the rain; they’re also one of a vehicle’s more important safety devices. Read on to learn more about how the glass keeps from breaking into shards.
In the early days of the automobile, when cars were slow and bugs still obeyed traffic laws, windshields weren’t a big concern. Cars were as much a luxurious way to catch a breeze as they were a way to get around, and most had no front window at all. But as cars got faster and more dangerous, the glass windshield was introduced, and with it came a new concern: how to keep drivers safe from their own car during an accident. The solution eventually became laminated glass—a material that helps keep a windshield intact as one large sheet when it breaks. Though they’ve gone through many improvements over the years, since 1966 laminated windshields have all been made of two sheets of glass bonded with a layer of thin plastic film (poly vinyl butyral, or PVB) between them. The inner PVB layer adheres tightly to the glass layers, preventing broken shards from flying apart and causing additional injuries. Without such an innovation, windshields might still be a danger to drivers. The first windshields, found in racecars and early Cadillacs, were made of everyday glass, and according to The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation: A Textbook, about half the people hurt in car accidents in 1923 had injuries related to broken glass.
One of the additional benefits to a three-layer windshield is that, should it get chipped, the damage often only happens to one layer—making small chips relatively easy to repair. These days, repair technicians can often fix small cracks and chips in windshields by filling them with a strong, clear resin that bonds to the surrounding glass. The result is a smooth, inconspicuous surface that leaves almost no evidence of damage from when a teenage couple carved their initials into it.
A Chat with Auto Glass Easy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We use only original equipment manufacturer–quality glass, and our technicians are the best in the industry. We understand that your car is one of your biggest investments, only second to your house. With that knowledge, our technicians take the utmost care while installing a new piece of glass in your vehicle.
What facilities or services do you provide for customers while they wait?
We come to you. We understand that life is busy and you may not be able to take time off from work or school. For that reason, we offer free mobile replacements within 75 miles of McAllen, Texas.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The owner of this company worked as a technician for many years, but seeing how many other companies cut corners and didn't treat the customers the way he felt they should be treated, he decided to open his own company. It's a company that truly values our customers and their possessions.
What do you love most about your job?
Our customers. Nothing puts a smile on our faces more than happy customers. We strive to make lifelong customers, not just one-time customers.