If you’ve experienced a cracked windshield or other broken auto glass, it can ruin your day. It may not help, but you should know that you’re not the only one. In fact, across the country there are an estimated 14 million windshield replacement procedures each year. If misery loves company, you should also be aware that some seven out of ten windshields on vehicles on the road today will someday need a repair.
The point is, a rock chip repair and even a windshield replacement is not an uncommon event. It is important, however, to know your options and why some options are better than others.
Repair vs. Replacement
A windshield repair is usually a better option that a windshield replacement. Certainly cost is a factor. Many insurance companies will cover the full cost of a repair but you may be liable for a deductible in a complete replacement. But more importantly, you don’t want to have to replace a factory sealed windshield if you don’t have too. Having a rock chip repair instead of a full windshield replacement assures that original factory seal remains in place.
There are circumstances however, when a repair may not be possible. A cracked windshield with cracks longer than six inches is usually a candidate for replacement. When that is the case, it is critical you find a company experienced in replacing broken auto glass. In Minneapolis, that company is Centennial Glass.
When you visit Centennial Glass, you will find an auto glass replacement company that only uses the finest glass and adhesives in the industry. Our installers are NGA (National Glass Association) Certified. We are an employee owned business and have been serving the Minneapolis, MN area for over 25 years. We offer free estimates and we can even come to your home or office to make the repair. What really sets us apart is our personal and attentive service. It has been a big factor in our becoming the leader in auto glass in the Twin Cities area. We can work directly with your insurance company to make your experience more hassle free.
Get a free quote online. Tell us about your car and the damage and we’ll get right back with you. When you have broken auto glass, need a windshield replacement or a rock chip repair; it can be helpful to know you are not alone. But getting an experienced, trusted team on your side is critical. We invite you to contact is at Centennial Glass. We look forward to serving you.