There are different types of glass in a vehicle according to their functions. They include windshields, sunroofs, side windows and rear windshields.
Miracle Auto Glass Center reveals that each of these types of auto glass is made in a different way, which can be laminated or tempered.
Laminated glass is made with plates of plastic, resin or other material between two sheets of glass to prevent shattering. It is also called safety glass or shatterproof glass.
Laminated glass does not shatter easily because it can withstand severe impact. This makes it perfect for windshields.
Even though the impact of a crash may break a windshield made of laminated glass, the glass will remain intact.
Passengers will also be protected from flying pieces of glass in the event of a crash.
Tempered glass is produced by heating and cooling a pre-cut standard piece of glass in a tempering furnace. It is also called toughened glass.
Tempered glass is hard to break. When tempered glass finally breaks, it can shatter into small pieces. This is to avoid causing more injury or damage in the event of a crash.
Tempered glass is more commonly used for sunroofs, side windows and rear windshields.
Despite the kind of material used in making your auto glass, Miracle Auto Glass Center believes you will certainly need a repair or replacement one day if it eventually gets cracked, broken or damaged.
Miracle Auto Glass Center repairs and replaces cracked, broken or completely damaged auto glass. They are an experienced auto glass repair and replacement center based in San Antonio. Call them today on 210-680-2551 to get started!