FREE WINDSHIELD REPAIR WITH LIFETIME WARRANTY
Is the rock chip/crack repair really free?
Yes! If you have comprehensive insurance, we will repair your current windshield for free. No deductible, no claim penalties, no cost to you. If no insurance, we'll give a very affordable quote.)
Will you come to my location?
Yes! Siri Auto Glass provides mobile service. We'll come to wherever you're located in Galena Park - your home, office etc.
What if I need an entire windshield/auto glass replacement?
No problem!We do that very affordably too. For lowest prices on new windshields, door glass, moon roofs etc, click here
Where are you located?
We're located one block west of Veterans Memorial / Stuebner Airlines Dr on FM1960.
Our address - 4714 FM 1960 W, Suite# 112, Houston TX 77069.
Will my insurance company waive my deductible? Will my rates stay the same?
Yes. Because of the large cost of new windshields, most insurance companies will waive your deductible if you get your windshield repaired instead of replaced. On top of this, virtually all insurers consider windshield repair to be a no-fault claim, which means your policy rates won't be affected! Give us a call and we'll handle everything.
What if I don't have or don't want to go through insurance?
Don't worry, we'll give you a very affordable quote. And we also accept cash and checks.
Is Siri Auto Glass a reliable and reputable company?
Why fix a chip if it hasn't spread yet?
The longer you delay in fixing the chip, the higher the possibility of the damage area spreading. Damage can spread from bumps in the road, temperature changes (hot/cold) or wind stress on your windshield. Eventually, these un-repaired rock chips will "crack-out" all the way across and require you to replace your windshield, which is far more expensive. It is a lot cheaper to repair them before this happens.
Windshield repair also tends to look seamless when done as soon as possible after damage occurs. Otherwise, rain, dust and road grime will contaminate the damage over time thus inhibiting the best cosmetic results and may even cause further spreading of the damaged area.
Should small surface chips and pits be repaired?
Even a pin head size surface imperfection on a windshield has the potential to get worse. In particular, if the windshield damage has a shadow, or black or silver discoloration around the impact point, it could "crack out" if not repaired. Pits and surface chips are the beginning of potential further damage. Visible damage should be taken care of with windshield repair ASAP.
Should I contact my agent or insurance company?
At Siri Auto Glass, we're experts at verifying coverage, filing the claim and handling all the paperwork. We'll contact your insurance company and submit the claim for the windshield repair on your behalf, hassle free. Or if you prefer, you can also pay our repair technician directly and file the claim personally.
What zipcodes in Galena Park does Siri Auto Glass serve?
We provide mobile service to all of these zip codes: 77029, 77547
The front window of a vehicle whether it is an aircraft or a car or a truck or a motorbike is referred to as a windshield. In several counties such as England and Australia it is called the windscreen. The windshield serves several purposes. It provides support to the roof of the vehicle. Its aerodynamic design helps to reduce the drag allowing the vehicle to move faster but the most important function of the windshield is to act as a shield and protect the occupants of the vehicle from the wind and other flying objects such as stones, rocks, insects etc. It also protects the occupants from injuries in case of collisions.
The windshield has undergone several changes since they were first introduced. The first windshields were made of the material that is used in glass panes which used to shatter very easily causing grievous injuries. This along with a slew of cases forced the car manufacturers to look for alternate solutions. The next stage saw windshields being made up of hardened glass which would fragment into harmless pieces if it broke. These glasses though were brittle and even a small stone chip could shatter it. The solution came in form of laminated glass in which windshields were two layers of glasses with a cellulose inner lining in between. The main purpose of all the developments has been to protect the occupants from getting injured from sharp glass fragments. It is essential by law in most nations that the windshields should remain in one piece even it broken. The windshields that are being used in car these days are made up of laminated safety glasses. It comprises of two curved sheets of glass and plastic sheet is laminated between them for safety.
Even the modern windshields continue to be the most breakable parts of the vehicle though modern technology ensures that instead of breaking up the damage is limited to a crack or a chip. Accidents are the most obvious causes of damage to the windshield. The damage from accidents could be minor or severe. Apart for accidents there could be various reasons for the windshield getting damaged. At times the chip or the crack are microscopic and are hard to detect which widen in due course. Some of the reasons for these are
Flying objects - It would be surprising for some that even a small stone chip can cause a crack or a chip on the windshield. The reason for the same is the velocity at which the chip strikes the windshield thus multiplying the impact. The tire of car in the front might pick up a stone and fire it backwards causing the damage.
Weather - The damage to the windshield can aggravated by ice storms, high winds and heavy rain. Winds at high speed put tremendous pressure on the windshield causing it to crack further and becoming dangerous. Hail storms can be very dangerous for the windshield. Severe hail storms can lead to numerous holes developing on the windshield to an extent that the only option left is such cases would be replacing the same.
Temperature - Glass expands when heated and contracts when cooled. This explains the role temperature can play in widening the crack. In severe cold the outer layer of the windshield gets contracted while in extreme heat it expands and both lead to widening of cracks. The use of heavy air conditioner in the extreme heat and heater in severe cold can worsen the cracks. The reason is that due to sudden change on temperature from hot to cold and cold to hot worsens the situation.
Structural weakness - The most common cause of windshield damage is structural weakness. A weak spot about 3 inches from the usually develops during the manufacturing process. The reason for this weak spot is that glass is made up of particles and not of liquid. As there is no glass at the edges the particles are unable to get a good grip and thus become vulnerable to damage. The modern windshields comprises of two glasses being pressed against the inner plastic lining. During the process of pressing mechanical stress develops in area around the edges making them weak.
Regular use - Once a crack or chip develops, the windshield becomes weak and driving on bumpy or uneven roads can lead to pressure being put on the weakened windshield and widening the crack and making driving dangerous by affecting the visibility. Windshield damage can be very dangerous. A crack or chip on the windshield can affect the visibility of the driver thus putting in danger the occupants of the car and other commuters. Even if the crack or chip is not affecting the visibility it could prove dangerous as the weakened windshield might get damaged all of a sudden and cause a fatal accident. Therefore many states have made driving with damaged windshield an offence. In Texas it is up to the discretion of the trooper whether to issue a ticket or not as the law permit in the state allows the vehicle to be driven with a damaged windshield if the crack or the chip is not obscuring the view.
The right thing to do in case the windshield is damaged to call a windshield repair Galena Park TX specialist immediately for help. Several Galena Park TX windshield repair specialists provide mobile service and could come to the site of accident and take appropriate action.
If for some reasons immediate attention cannot be paid to the damaged windscreen one could take following precautions till the time the same is repaired or replaced.
A clear tape should be put on the crack or the chip to prevent accumulation of dirt in it. This is essential as dust hampers the repairing process. One should take care that the tape does not affect the visibility. As accumulation of water in the crack could result in widening of the crack it would be advisable not to wash the car in this period. Use the vehicle as less as possible in the period as regular use may expand the cracks. To minimise the damage due to temperature effect one should not use the air conditioner or the defroster at full blast. The car should be parked in a shade or garage to counter the extension of damage that may be caused by built up heat inside the car.
In the olden days a crack on the windshield proved to an expensive proposition as the same had to be replaced. Modern technology has made it possible for certain cracks to be repaired thus making it cheaper. If the crack is less than 3 inches most windshield crack repair Galena park TX specialists would be able to repair the same though some windshield repair Galena park TX experts can repair damages up to 12 inches. The technician would first look at the extent and place of the crack to decide whether the same could be repaired or has to be replaced. If the crack is near the edge it is likely that windshield crack repair Galena Park TX expert would advise replacement as such cracks widen at a much faster rate.
You need not worry about anything as we are here for you and our qualified glass specialists in Windshield replacement Galena Park tx carefully study and examine your windshield to accurately determine whether a repair is required or if it should completely be replaced. We want to tell you that you should check with your insurance agent and confirm with him about the terms of your coverage before committing further to any windshield work. You can trust our team in every work we do as our specialists are highly qualified. You know that advanced technology is used in your car's auto glass, and all our technicians work hard to keep up with the new innovations. For instance, you may not have realized that the auto glass in your car may contain rain detectors or radio antennas and temperature sensors with heating elements. We help our technicians updated with such technology and our specialists know the importance of keeping such things in mind and help you get your car or vehicle back to new. You can absolutely call us for enquiries and get your required information. We are here to help you get your vehicle back to the road with our talented team; you can visit us for a quote on your windshield replacement or repair. Make the best choice and take wise decisions in the aspect of your automobile is what we suggest.
In certain cases there could be a chip on the windshield instead of a crack. If the chip is less than a quarter one could call a windshield chip repair Galena Park specialist to repair the chip. It is advisable to ensure that the windshield repair Galena Park TX installer that you have contacted is registered with AGRSS and his technicians are trained by the National Glass Association. After assessing the damage if the windshield chip repair Galena park TX expert is of the opinion that the chip could be repaired he would get to work. Using a special tool which gets attached to the glass he injects a special resin in the chip. The resin is then cured and polished to restore the strength and clarity of the glass. As the chip may have spread to the sandwiched layer of plastic, in certain cases a passage to the plastic is drilled and the resin is directly injected into the plastic. If the chip or the crack is very small epoxy might be used to fill the same. If epoxy is used the crack or chip would be visible but the same would not spread further.
Time is of great essence in the repair of a windshield as a delay in the same could lead to the crack or chip widening leaving no option but to replace the glass. This would burn a big hole in your pocket as replacing a windshield may be 4 to 10 times more expensive than a repair. So it would be proper to get in touch with windshield repair Galena Park expert at the earliest. The repair job is not time consuming and usually takes an hour or even less to be completed. Moreover there are several windshield repair Galena Park TX installers who provide repair services at your office or home. So by the time you finish your work or watch a game of baseball the windshield repair Galena Park technician would have your car ready to be taken for a long drive. It is recommended that if the crack is more than 12 inches and chip more than a quarter the windshield should be replaced at the earliest.
A damaged windshield can be repaired at one fourth or even one tenth of the cost of replacing the windshield. Replacing a windshield usually costs $ 300 to $ 1300 depending upon the model of the car whereas you could get the windshield repaired at less than $ 50. Most of the installers charge $ 40 to $ 50 for the first chip and $ 10 for each additional chip. If the crack is longer it requires special treatment yet the cost would be much lower than replacement. It is prudent to remember that you get to live only once so if Galena Park TX windshield repair specialist advises to get the windshield replaced one should get the same done irrespective of the cost.
Windshield is covered by most insurance companies. In case of replacement the insurance company would pay the remaining amount of the windshield once you have paid the deductibles. In fact one could strike a deal with the insurance company in case of a repair and get the same done without paying a dollar from your pocket. As the cost of repairs is considerably lower, insurance companies are more than ready to bear the whole cost of the repairs and wave off the deductibles.