How Do We Replace Windshields Damaged by an Arizona Winter?
The holiday season – and its attendant cold weather – doesn’t just stress out busy shoppers or families. Your car’s windshield is also under stress, albeit of a different kind.
If you have any cracks in your windshield, it’s best to have them attended to quickly. Sudden freezing temperatures can cause expansion and contraction of your window glass, and a crack is vulnerable to an increase in size as the area around it is shifted. Water in the crack (including rain, snow, sleet, or even just condensation) exacerbates this issue, and hastens damage from a chip or crack by also expanding and contracting with temperature fluctuations, acting like a hammer and chisel from within the crack itself.
Repairs also take longer in cold weather, as the resin used to fill in windshield cracks takes more time to cure. We counter this by ensuring the UV lamp used in the curing process has had time to heat up before applying the resin, and by performing all repairs possible inside.
During very cold winters, it’s sometimes advisable to have repairs conducted instead and wait for a full-out replacement until spring. This is again due to the curing process required for the adhesives used to fix your windshield in place, as well as other factors. Custom moldings on certain cars can also become hard and rigid in winter, and it’s difficult to manipulate them without damage to install the windshield.
We counter this by using a high-quality adhesive that has a much faster curing time, as well as making use of our heated workshop.
Diamond Auto Glass in Arizona
Regardless of your windshield troubles in Arizona, have no fear! Diamond Auto Glass is here to help, and will have you and your vehicle safely back on the road in no time. Contact us today to speak with one of our highly-trained professionals to learn more about your windshield and replacement options. We look forward to speaking with you soon!