Risky factors. Cracks can be caused by installation or manufacture defects. The effects of hailstorms, extreme fluctuations in temperatureas well as changes in temperatures and pressures can also cause windshield cracks. A glass manufacturer will repair small cracks by using special resins. On the other hand If the crack measures longer than 10 inches replacing the windshield is usually required.
A different type of windshield damage is windscreen chips. Chips on the windshield are formed after a piece of rock gets caught on the windshield. Although a chip on the windshield may seem slight and easy to repair, the chance of getting it repaired is dependent on the size of the chip, its location, and severity. A chip located outside of the windshield is likely to have a higher probability of getting repaired.
Some auto glass repair service businesses double up as chip-makers for windshields. For the most competitive windshield deal, it’s best that you get quotations from multiple firms prior to selecting one.