Portland Windshield Repair means safety for you and your family…
Portland Windshield Repair is safety for you, and your family and unfortunately, it is one of the things most car owners usually neglect, but should not. Even though the windshield does not belong with the mysterious underhood components and seems to be transparent in its use, its importance cannot be underestimated. As with any car component problems, windshield damage should not be overlooked and must get a Portland Windshield Repair immediately, yes, immediately.
Many people don’t see the real value of a Portland windshield chip repair. Paying 50 bucks for a chip repair that is barely the size of a nickel might seem unreasonable. However, most car owners do not realize that the windshield is very fragile to internal stress. It may look impenetrable, but when subjected to road and temperature stress, the chip can easily become a crack.
Understanding the Stresses your portland Windshield Endures
Whether your car is parked, speeding on I-5 or turtle-ing in the morning rush hour on highway 217, your windshield endures many abuses: temperature changes (most notably night cooling and day heating,) road vibrations and car body frame shears, and road debris.
Because glass expands and shrinks at a slower rate than the metal body frame it is located in, during temperature changes, for example a rise in ambient temperature, the expanding metal pushes in on the sides of the Portland windshield; conversely, a decrease in the ambient temperature exerts a pulling force on the edges of the windshield.
Now imagine, in addition to temperature stress, the constant pulling and pushing of the windshield from the body frame absorbing road impact. A stress gradient exists within the windshield. The highest stress occurs around the edges and lessens gradually approaching the center point of the windshield.
So far so good. Then a rock hits the windshield and creates an opening. Usually the windshield could distribute temperature and vibrational stress to its neighboring glass molecule. Now, however, tension would accumulate along the edge of the crack until it travels down to the border of intact and separated glass. The extra tension causes the borderline intact glass to separate, since it is the next weakest point and would continue until something is done about it.
Stress gradients correlate directly to the likelihood of a chip or crack developing further. A stone break in a high stress area, i.e. the sides, is more likely to evolve into a crack. Cracks that start from the edges usually travel to the center of less stress, just as water flows from high pressure to low pressure. Depending on shearing forces the car body exerts on the windshield, the crack may actually travel in different directions.
Value portland Windshield Chip Repair Services
After you read this article, we hope that you have a deeper appreciation of the value of the windshield chip and crack repair that our service sector provides to you. By repairing stone breaks and cracks when repairable, we save you time and expense and give you quality. Cars retain their originally fitted windshield, which is ever more important in new models where windshield design have reached the stage that correct replacement is paramount to ensure a snug fit and prevent stress cracks from developing. (Stress crack can occur even without external damage, especially if the windshield is not designed to fit on certain car models.)
Properly done repairs will enhance the strength of the windshield, reduce optical distraction, restrict damage area and maintain a smooth surface for wiper operation.
If you are looking for Portland Windshield Repair please contact Metro Auto Glass, we offer the highest quality windshield repairs on auto, semis, rv and trucks. With over 16 years of experience in the Portland windshield repair industry, we count with the best windshield repair technicians. Give us a call at 503.654.0114 or visit our website at www.metroautoglass.net