Auto Glass Service
Windshields are made of safety glass. A special construction designed to offer optimum safety in a crash. Safety glass is made up of two pieces of glass, with a thin layer of vinyl sandwiched between them.
When a small object strikes a piece of safety glass, often only the first layer breaks. In a more severe impact, the glass "shatters" but doesn't fly apart. The broken pieces of glass adhere to the vinyl inner lining, preventing shards of glass from flying into the passenger area.
After installation, the technician performs a thorough clean-up of the vehicle and surrounding area. They also do an extensive post-inspection of vehicle and the installation itself.
Tempered Glass (door glass, back glass, etc.) have been "tempered"...put through a special process where it is heated, then rapidly cooled.
This tempering process makes the glass up to ten times stronger than non-tempered glass of the same thickness.
Tempered glass doesn't shatter on impact. Rather, it disintegrates into dull-edged pieces, almost like pebbles. There are no large, jagged pieces of glass to injure the driver or passengers.