Let's face it: you have a hectic schedule. That is why, if you require windshield repair, you cannot afford to wait for days on end. You have a job to commute to, kids to pick up, and road trips to take – and your life shouldn't be slowed down because a rock chipped your windshield on the highway.
So, how long does it take to fix a windshield? And what can you anticipate from the overall procedure? Here's what you need to know. Windshield repair does not have to take an eternity; in fact, many windshield and auto glass repair companies can repair a crack in your windshield in less than an hour. Some companies even claim to be able to complete it in 15 to 30 minutes. You may wonder how this is possible. To fill in the crack or chip, high-quality urethane is used. The urethane cures and dries in a few minutes, completely filling in the crack or chip. Once dry, it will blend in with the rest of your windshield, making it appear as if the crack or chip never existed in the first place.
Of course, some cracks or chips in the windshield may be too large to repair. If you have a crack or chip in your windshield that is larger than a quarter or the crack spans across the entire surface, you will require more than repairs – you will require a complete windshield replacement. If your windshield has multiple cracks or chips, you should consider this option.
Although an entire windshield replacement takes longer than a windshield repair, it is still a relatively quick process, especially if you have an auto glass repair professional come to your home or office. The windshield will be installed in about one hour during this process, but it will take about three hours to cure and dry before you can drive your car.
Remember to select a windshield repair and replacement company that can ensure your vehicle's windshield meets federal and state safety standards. Regardless of which option you select, windshield repair and replacement are quick and easy. If your windshield needs to be replaced, it will take about four hours before you can drive again. If you repair your windshield, it will be restored to normal in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.