What To Look For In Improper Window Installation

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Repair and replacement of the windshield. Car mechanic is putting a black sealant to a windshield.

There will come a time when you run into a cracked windshield and maybe you don’t want to spend a ton of money to get it replaced. You may consider going to a discount shop, so less money is coming out of your pocket, but it’s important to understand that some places cut corners to get the job done quicker. This may result in an improper installation. How do you know if your windshield is improperly placed? Here are some of the signs you should be aware of after replacing your windshield:

Glass That Looks Bumpy, Wavy, or Imperfect

It’s important to know the signs of misplaced glass on your windshield and it’s even more important to make sure the safety of you and your family is never compromised. Disorientation and incorrect angle of auto glass can damage glass orientation and the driver’s view. When your auto glass has bumps or waves on it, you can automatically assume that the glass was not installed correctly. To determine the issue, look at your windshield in broad day light to get a better view of the issue. If you think the improperly installed windshield could prevent you from having full vision on the road, call your auto glass repair shop immediately.

There Was Only One Person Installing the Glass

If you notice your windshield is being replaced by just one person you might want to reconsider where you go for your services next. A windshield replacement is usually a two-man job that requires to experienced technicians to get the job done efficiently. By having two technicians on the job, this will ensure that the glass is lined and securely put in place.

The Technicians Weren’t Wearing Gloves

When you are having your auto glass replaced it’s crucial the technicians are wearing gloves. Why should they do this? While installation occurs, technicians are constantly getting oils on their hands. To avoid transferring oils from the technician’s hands to the new glass, its vital that they’re wearing gloves the entire time.

Another reason behind technicians keeping gloves on during installation is because new windshield glass is covered in urethane, which is needed in order for the glass to be secured on properly. If oils are being transferred from a technician’s hands onto the glass and urethane, it could potentially reduce its adhesive strength causing the glass to not be installed as securely as it should be.

Your Windshield Is Making Noises

If your windshield is making odd noises right after installation there is a good chance that the glass wasn’t installed properly and it’s loose. Another problem you could potentially run into is a protruding windshield. When the auto glass is too big for the frame it will protrude a little. When this problem occurs, you should ask your auto glass professional to resize the glass and make sure it’s a perfect fit.

There is Still Adhesive from Your Old Windshield

When auto glass professionals leave excess adhesive coating from the old windshield the adhesive material takes up space leaving the glass out of proportion. When the glass is out of proportion gaps can occur causing exposure of the car’s interior with wind, dust, and moisture.

When you’re getting an auto glass replacement the previous molding should be thoroughly scraped away. It’s imperative that all of the old adhesive is completely gone before a new one is installed. Be sure your service provider does not add more adhesive on top of the old stuff just to get the windshield in place. If this happens, your windshield will no longer be water proof. Proper placement is crucial when putting new auto glass in place.

There is a Whistling Noise When Your Car Picks Up Speed

Have you ever experienced that annoying whistling sound when your vehicle picks up speed on the highway? Well, it could potentially be coming from your windshield. How could this be possible? Poor windshield installation. When your windshield isn’t placed properly and efficiently you aren’t going to get the results you hoped for. If you ever have your windshield replaced and you experience these noises, call your local auto glass repair shop immediately to address the issue.

Why is it Important Your Car Receives Proper Windshield Installation?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sets forth guidelines related to the manufacture and maintenance of motor vehicles. A huge part of these regulations and standards has to do with the proper placement of new windshields. The importance of these regulations in place is to make sure that the driver and passengers of the vehicle are protected in case of injuries during a crash.

Not only are these regulations an important reason to receive proper windshield placement, another reason is so that your new glass doesn’t get damaged right away. Poor installation can cause the glass’ life to last a shorter amount of time which can lead to more money out of your pocket.

Why choose Auto Glass Doc to Do Your Windshield Replacements?

At Auto Glass Doc we provide the safest and most efficient services, with long lasting results. Our duty is to make sure you have the best professionals by your side through any of our services that we offer. With that being said, we will always ensure that you are driving off safe and happy with protected auto glass. For more details about the services we provide, visit our website: Auto Glass Doc.

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