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When there is any damage on your windscreen, it is imperative to get it repaired as soon as you can. This can potentially avoid the need to get it completely replaced.
You can trust Top Windscreens to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We are going to go over a couple things for you to keep in mind when getting a repair or a replacement.
The Color of the Glass
Glass for windscreens comes in various colors. The color of the glass is what determines the amount of heat retained inside the car. Some of the colors range from purple, to green, to grey, to blue, and even colorless. Since all newer vehicles come equipped with air conditioning, realizing how important the color of the glass is might not be apparent.
There is an easy way to figure out what color your car glass is. All you have to do is get a white piece of paper and put it up against the glass to see what color comes through. There are certain laws in place that state that dark colors are not allowed to be crafted for windscreens. Your front windscreen should only have a 70% light penetrability. Your car door windows, on the other hand, should have at least 75% light penetrability.
Panes of Glass
The solar pane is the most common type of glass used. This particular type has a special oxide that covers the entire surface. This helps in reducing the amount of heat that gets through the window. This attribute is extremely helpful for people who are in hot climates or where there aren’t many trees that produce shade. Panes can range in color as well. They can be green, purple, or dark blue. These colors are most commonly used for window tinting.
Rotary Screen Printing
These are the little belt of black dots on a window pane. They can be located along the bottom edge of the window and can have a small designated area open to display the VIN number. Something that is also used is serigraphs. These are extremely important and help the glass stay attached to the car body. It also serves another very important function; it protects the adhesive used for windscreens from sun damage. It also hides the glue used on the glass. Serigraphs help the aesthetic of the vehicle, by allowing the appearance to seem fresh and streamlined.
Remember These Points
When you need to replace your windscreen, always remember to make sure the glass used is sourced from the original manufacturer. This makes it so that the quality, size, and color are all correct for your make and model of vehicle. This ensures that all the sensors in the glass and other attributes will work properly once installed. You will know if the wrong glass was used as a replacement by if outside noise is not cancelled out. When replaced properly, the panes will be stuck to the car body and fit snugly. Proper fitting glass is extremely important for the safety of all passengers and the driver. If your glass has sensors in it, they also need to be installed with proper glue and protection. This will prevent any damages from stray electricity.
How We Can Help With your Replacement
As soon as you notice a fault in your windscreen, whether it be a chip, crack, or something that requires a total replacement, you need to get it fixed as soon as you can. Damaged windscreens are no joke and should not be put off. It is for the safety of you and anyone who rides along with you. If you require a Manchester Windscreen Replacement contact us today at 07707550375 to find out more. Top Windscreens is here for you!