I have always had problems renovating my home, which is one of the reasons I started focusing so seriously on finding contractors. I began going through and looking for incredible places who could help with everything from replacing my carpet to taking care of finding new glass, and a few months ago, I was able to find a contractor that I felt really great about working with. They went through my home and replaced all of the auto glass, and I was really impressed with how great of a job they did for me. This blog is all about getting help with glass.
If your car sustained windshield damage during the recent storms, you'll need to have the repairs taken care of as soon as possible. Even if your car didn't sustain significant water damage, you still shouldn't drive it until you've had the windshield repaired. You might not realize this, but your windshield provides structural stability to the roof of your car. If the windshield has been damaged, its ability to withstand the weight of the roof may have been compromised. As soon as it's safe to do so, you need to have the windshield damage repaired. Here are four steps that will help you avoid headaches while having your windshield repaired.
Notify Your Insurance Company
Once the storm has passed, and the weather has cleared, you should contact your insurance company and file a claim. Be sure to let them know that your windshield was damaged during the recent storms. If you have comprehensive coverage on your insurance policy, your windshield repair or replacement should be covered. You'll need to pay the deductible, which should be less than the deductible that you usually pay for other damage to your vehicle.
Contact a Reputable Glass Company
As soon as you've filed a claim with your insurance company, you'll need to locate a glass company near you, such as Express Glass Inc. For safety purposes, try to find a glass company that makes house calls. This will ensure that you don't need to drive your car while the windshield is damaged. If you have a hard time locating a glass company that can handle the repairs quickly enough for you, which is possible during disaster situations, contact your insurance company again. They'll be able to provide you with a list of glass companies in your area.
Ask About Repair Versus Replacement
When the repair technician comes out to take care of your windshield, ask about repair versus replacement. It's possible that the damage may be minor enough to handle a simple repair. However, if the repair is extensive, it may be necessary to replace the entire windshield. Trust your glass company to know what's best for your particular situation. It's not worth your safety to try for a less-expensive repair when a replacement is called for.
Avoid Unsolicited Offers for Repairs
After a disaster, you may notice door-to-door salesmen in your neighborhood. They may be offering to repair windshield damage. If you haven't contacted them for services, or they're not associated with a reputable glass company in your area, avoid utilizing their services. You might end up paying for sub-par repairs that will need to be redone later.Share