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How Auto Glass Replacement Works

Posted by Mariios on January 29, 2021

Any time a piece of debris flies up from the road, there is the risk of it ricocheting off your windshield and causing damage. When this occurs, it could make replacement the only option. But there is still a mystery in the process, even if it is one of the most commonly performed auto repairs. Here is more information on how auto glass replacement works.

Two-Person Team

Whenever an auto glass replacement is necessary, it begins with a two-person team to complete the process. Ideally, this is conducted as an on-site service to avoid unnecessary danger from driving with a damaged windshield. The two-person team is there to ensure the entire process is performed smoothly and professionally for the client and the company.

Removal and Prep Process

Upon arrival, the duo will work to remove the damaged glass. They use special tools to make the process as safe as possible and ensure minimal chance of injury from chipped or shattered glass. They then work to remove any glue residue to ensure a level surface for the new windshield.

Replacement Glass Used

The next step in how auto glass replacement works is to put down the specialty adhesive for the windshield. This specialty glue is called urethane and is extremely difficult to cut. The glass is then slowly lowered into place and stays in place where the old one used to be. It is important to go with a reputable company for your windshield replacement in Houston. Choose a company like Blue Diamond Auto Glass that uses OEM glass that is the same as what is used in the factory where your vehicle was made.

Client Requirements

It is very important that the client understands the process because they will be without their vehicle for some time while their windshield is repaired. The repair itself takes a good chunk of time—usually between 30 minutes and an hour. Then you must wait for the glue to dry before the new windshield is properly set in place. This can take several hours depending upon the materials that were used.


For more information or to schedule your windshield replacement appointment, contact the experts at Blue Diamond Auto Glass. We have the tools and the know-how to get your vehicle safely back on the road. Contact us today to learn more!

January 29, 2021
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