A damaged windscreen is a major safety concern, and it should not be neglected. Even the smallest crack can eventually spread, and your windscreen will need a replacement. The most probable reason why the damage occurred is a rock on the road or extreme weather conditions. Whatever is the case, do not hesitate to consult a professional even if you are completely sure that repairing is all you need.
Pros of a Professional
Novus Auto Glass technicians are able to determine whether your windshield needs to be replaced or it can be repaired. They will take into consideration several crucial factors:
- The location of the crack
- Size of the damage
- Mechanical effects damage has on the windscreen
Your windscreen will be thoroughly inspected from the inside and outside, and if it requires repairing, our team of experts will make sure not to compromise the wipers. Another benefit of professional windscreen repair is that they will use all the materials and methods according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
Cons of DIY
Unless you are an expert, repairing your own windscreen is not a good idea. Our technicians are professionally trained to handle the windscreens professionally, and you can do more damage than good. Keep in mind that this is not only a piece of glass at steak but yours and your family’s safety.
While trying to repair the damage you can also apply too much pressure and make the crack so big that windscreen needs to be replaced. Even though a DIY project might seem like a money-saver, soon you will have to pay a replacement. Also, this type of damage is mostly covered by insurance, so why bother when it is free anyways.
And finally, the most important reason why you should not mess with your windscreen is that even though it may look fine, the glass can crack again, and put your life at risk.
In order to adequately replace or repair a windscreen, superior technology is required as well as highly trained personnel. The repairmen have to be performed with a specific set of tools designed to operate with laminated glass. Professional are also trained to conduct all safety measures and ensure that they are protected while doing their job. Repairment and replacement of a windscreen have to be performed in a manner that meets the strict Australian standards, so your safety is never put at risk.
Novus uses something called ADAS windscreen repair resin. ADAS is a technology designed to help drivers park, recognize traffic signs, and even help them keep in the lane. However, if a crack happens on ADAS windscreen, it can be quite expensive to repair it. With ADAS windscreen repair resin, the damage can be repaired in front of the camera.
Another benefit of professional windscreen replacement at Novus is a lifetime warranty. Majority of other service providers offer a limited warranty or no warranty at all. Novus, on the other hand, offers its customers a full refund.
The Bottom Line
Replacement or repairment of your windscreen is not the time to test your DIY skills. You can put yours and many other lives at risk. If you notice a crack in the glass, do not hesitate to ask for professional advice. Only a highly trained team of professional can estimate whether your windscreen needs replacement or repairment will do the job.