The rear and side window glasses in a car are made of tempered glass. It is a special type of safety glass. It is both safer and stronger than standard glass. The main goal of using this type of glass in cars, SUVs, minivans, trucks and vans is to avoid injuries when the glass breaks.
When normal or standard glass breaks, the broken pieces are sharp that can cause severe injuries. But tempered glass is different, as it breaks into small, blunt and harmless pieces. So, if you are on the road and one of the glasses in your vehicle’s side window or rear window breaks, the broken pieces will not harm you. Round and blunt glass pieces will not cause severe injuries. The car glass breaks in this way because of how it is manufactured through a process of tempering, which refers to first heating the glass in an oven and then cooling it.
The front windshield of a car or SUV is made from laminated glass whereas the other glasses such as the side window glass and rear window glass are made from tempered glass. If you spot any kind of damage on any of the automotive glasses of your vehicle, the first thing you should do is get in touch with our highly experienced and trained technicians at SIR Glass in Boise, Idaho.
Our auto glass company specializes in windshield repair and window glass replacement for all makes and models of cars and SUVs. If you cannot make it to a shop, we will come to your home or office and fix the chip or crack on your tempered glass in a proper and accurate manner.
Our Mobile Auto Glass Repair and replacement services are available at no extra cost in and near Boise, Idaho.
Timely repair or replacement of your broken tempered glass will help you stay compliant with the windshield laws in Idaho. Most of all, it will help you remain safe on the road during an accident or bad weather.