Windshield damage should be repaired right away.
If left alone, the damaged area could spread or crack out. Lee’s Glass Service provides windshield repair and windshield replacement.
A windshield is repairable if it meets the following criteria:
- The total area of damage is smaller than the size of a quarter.
- The damaged spot is not in the driver’s direct line of sight.
- The damaged spot is not located within 1″ of the edge of the windshield.
Our work is covered by a lifetime warranty to never crack out from the repaired spot. After the chip is repaired, it is still possible to see the chip – this is normal and does not compromise the safety of the windshield. If you do not like the repaired area we will apply the amount charged for the repair towards a replacement windshield installed at Lee’s Glass Service.
How a Windshield is Repaired
First, the loose glass particles are removed from the damaged area. Next, a repair machine cup is placed over the damaged area, and sucks out all the air from the cracks. Then a sealant is pushed into the cracks. Finally, a protective piece of Mylar is put over the damaged area and heated – the sealant sets and the spot is repaired.
Warning: When the sealant is pushed into the damaged area in the glass, a certain amount of pressure is needed. Sometimes the pressure causes the damaged area to “crack out” or run (like a snag in pantyhose). If the run gets larger than the size of a quarter, the repair cannot be completed. In these cases, we do not charge you for the repair, but you will need to have the windshield replaced instead.