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How Long Does It Take To Replace A Windshield?

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Once a glass expert has determined that they are unable to repair your windshield damage, the decision to replace your windshield should be addressed quickly. The auto glass replacement process itself takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, but like all things, the preparation and after care is just as important and should be taken into consideration as a major part of the process.

Fact: Auto glass accounts for up to 60% of the cabin strength of a vehicle; as such an improperly installed windshield could not only leak, but compromise the structure and safety of the vehicle.

Is your vehicle safe?

Your auto glass installer won’t perform a windshield replacement a vehicle that has been compromised. If there’s been an accident where the windshield frame has been compromised to make sure that the frame is reinstated to its original state. Another preparation measure to ensure your vehicle is ready for the replacement glass is to check for rust.

Is the glass in stock?

Call ahead and let the auto glass installer know the make and model of your vehicle. Uncommon or older vehicles are less likely to have their glass in stock, and it will have to be ordered. Luxury vehicles and certain types of SUVs may also require a special order.

Schedule Your Appointment in Advance

Getting an appointment to repair your windshield can be as unpredictable as Calgary’s weather. So when you know for certain you’re going to need a new windshield call your auto glass expert and book your appointment with as much notice as possible.

The Auto Glass Installation

Once your glass has arrived and the appointment is booked, the installer can take over. Depending on the installer and the type of glass, the auto glass replacement process can take 30 to 60 minutes in total. This is not a job you want rushed.

After the glass experts are done, a few more steps are required to ensure the installation lasts.

A rest period for your vehicle.

It is recommended that the vehicle not be driven for sixty minutes. If the technician feels this is not enough time due to weather conditions or any other special circumstances, he or she may recommend waiting longer.

Protect your vehicle from inclement weather.

Some conditions may affect the seal of the windshield. It is best to park your vehicle somewhere sheltered, if available.

Make sure your auto glass expert knows everything they need to know beforehand, and the process of booking your appointment will be that much easier.

Diamond Glass provides valuable expert advice on affordable auto glass, commercial glass, and residential glass. For more windshield replacement tips call us at 403‐568‐7086

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