Windshield Replacement

windshield replacement

The windshield on your automobile is much more than a standard piece of auto glass. A windshield is actually a structural component used to protect passengers in the event of an accident, which is why windshield replacement and windshield repair are so important. While TeleGlass endorses a windshield repair when possible, sometimes the windshield simply must be replaced.

Windshield replacement is the art of removing the existing broken windshield and replacing the old windshield with a brand new windshield.

Replacement of the windshield is done by completing the following steps:

  • First, the old windshield must be safely removed. In many cases, this involves removing any old clips, or mouldings that were attached to the old broken windshield.
  • Next, the technician will inspect and clean the pinchwell and the opening where the windshield was to ensure the vehicle has no rust, or any other hidden problems that will impact the replacement of the windshield.
  • Once the technician is satisfied with the inspection of the vehicle, he or she will move on to installing the new windshield.
  • Installing the new windshield is actually trickier that it sounds. Windshield safety is our main objective. The technician will prime the glass, and lay out a bead of urethane on the glass before placing it in its correct place to allow the urethanes to set. A windshield replacement requires a special high tech adhesive called urethane that bonds the windshield and the automobile. This urethane is the specialized glue that is crucial in the bonding of the windshield and the automobile. A trained auto glass technician will know how to properly use the urethane and ensure they are using the correct type of urethane for each vehicle.
  • Last, the technician will reinstall any mouldings or clips that go around the perimeter of your windshield. These items work contribute to the clean look of your automobile.

  • At TeleGlass, we’re familiar with all the things that can go wrong when performing a windshield replacement, and we partner with locally owned glass shops to make sure your windshield is replaced right the first time. We take the guess work out of auto glass replacement by making sure the technician that does the job gets it right the first time.