When your windshield gets damaged due to hail or road debris, you may panic that it would need to be replaced. But it may also set you wondering what they are made of and how they get damaged.
What are Windshields made of?
Automobile glass is made of safety glass for safety. The windshield glass is made up of two layers of glass separated by a layer of vinyl. If the windshield breaks, the vinyl layer prevents the glass from shattering into pieces.
How are Windshields Made?
The windshield glass is manufactured using the ‘Float Method’. Once the hardened glass is made, the glass sheet is molded into the exact curvature required. Finally, two sheets of tempered glass are placed on both sides of a vinyl, heated and pressed. The glass is then bonded into a metal frame to fit the vehicle.
How do Windshields break?
The windshield can chip or crack due to a crash, hail, flying road debris or sudden changes in the temperature. There are many different types of windshield cracks. Once the area is damaged, the crack tends to spread due to temperature changes, shocks etc. To prevent your windshield from completely cracking, park your car in shade and refrain from using the window defroster.
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