A broken or cracked windshield requires immediate attention. As soon you spot any kind of damage on the windscreen of your vehicle, you should talk to an auto glass technician and schedule its repair or replacement. But the big question is when exactly a broken windshield needs replacement.
Whether your cracked windshield can be or cannot be repaired will be determined after a thorough examination by the technician.
So, the first thing you should do is get in touch with our glass company and schedule an inspection by one of our highly proficient auto glass technicians. The technician will first examine the size of the crack. If it is a small chip or a small crack, it can likely be fixed with a repair. But if the crack is more than 2 inches, it will need to be replaced. The depth of the crack is also an important factor in deciding if the glass can be repaired. If the damage is so deep that it has penetrated through the PVB (that holds the two glass layers together), then the windshield will require complete removal and a new one will be installed in its place.
Likewise, the technician will also consider the location of the damage in order to determine whether auto glass can be repaired or not. At SIR Glass, we first attempt to repair the damage. If the crack is large and unrepairable, our technicians will perform a complete windshield replacement.