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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.




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2 Ways To Deal With A Damaged Windshield

by Lynn Webb

When your windshield gets a crack, a ding, or a chip in it, you might think that you can just go without having to deal with it. After all, it could be really small and not get in your way when you are looking at the window, so there is no point in fixing it, right? Sadly, it doesn't work that way. You do need to get that damage fixed as soon as possible. That's because the longer that damage is on your windshield, the more severe it will become and the harder it's going to be to take care of it. There are various things that you can do. 

1. DIY

One thing that you can do is to try and repair it yourself. If your entire windshield is damaged, you may not want to try to do that, but if you have just a small area of damage, then you may be able to do it yourself. There are various kits that you can use to repair the damage. Primarily, these kits are used on chips or dings. There are a couple of different kinds of kits. One has an adhesive patch and a syringe that will let you create a vacuum to apply the patch. With that kind, you place the patch over the chip and then put the syringe over the patch and suck the air out, which will force the patch into the chip. Then you release it and repeat the cycle a few times. The other option is to have a two-part liquid adhesive that you will basically inject into the chip, which will fill it up and then set clear. 

2. Professionals

Another option is to work with a professional. If you have a lot of damage or a long crack, this is the way that you want to handle it. The nice thing about working with a professional is that many times they are able to come to you and repair or replace your windshield, which means you aren't losing your car for the day or having to go sit in the glass repair shop. You can go about your daily life and get your windshield fixed without interrupting your day. 

A damaged windshield needs to be repaired quickly, before that little chip becomes a large crack that allows water to get in between the lamination, weakening it and causing your windshield to be cloudy. For more information and tips, contact your local mobile windshield repair service today.