Windshield Repair for Long Cracks
Even if you have a cracked windshield, repair is still an option.
Any crack over 6″ is considered a long crack. As with short cracks, both the original rock chip and the crack must be repaired to restore the structural strength of the windshield.
Cracks from 6-14″ can be repaired, however, I do not provide this service. But I do offer temporary stop crack procedures if you don’t have insurance and cannot afford a replacement.
Insurance Claims for Long Cracks
If the windshield crack is longer than 6″ your insurance may not pay for the repair.
Usually, insurance companies require that you get a new windshield if it contains a crack over 6 inches long. Not only will you have to pay the deductible, but installation claims often result in increased insurance rates.
For best results, get cracked windshields repaired within 24 hours, if possible.
The quality of the repair often depends on the following:
- type of windshield damage
- length and age of the break
- amount and type of contamination inside the break
If you notice a rock chip or small crack starting to spread, call GlassLogic at (972) 983-8571 immediately for repair.
Temporary Stop Crack Procedure
If you need your windshield replaced but you cannot afford it, I can do an emergency stop crack procedure. This usually stops a crack from spreading, but the entire length of the crack is not filled with
This is a temporary measure and should not be a long-term substitute for replacing the windshield.
If you cannot afford your deductible, speak to your insurance agent about getting a stop crack repair. I have found that in some cases, insurance companies will pay for a stop crack and waive the deductible.
Sometimes the crack fills on its own during the stop crack procedure. However, I cannot guarantee that the crack will fill more than a few inches from either end.
My Crack Repair Policy
In some cases, an inspection is necessary for me to determine if a crack is repairable. You can save time and avoid a possible service call fee by measuring the crack first.
I do not repair cracks longer than 6 inches!
If the crack is shorter than 6″ but you are still unsure whether it can be fixed, feel free to email a photo of the damage for me to review. (Please contact us for further instructions.)
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