Windscreen Repairs are for the repair of laminated glass only. You do not need to determine if the windscreen is laminated, if it is chipped or cracked it must be laminated, the older toughened windscreen does not chip; it shatters into thousands of pieces. The repair process works by injecting a liquid acrylic resin into the damaged glass. The resin is cured by the use of long wave ultra violet light.
The advantages of windscreen repair over windscreen replacement are several and it is these benefits that make "Mechanix Windscreen Services" such a favored option.
At "Mechanix Windscreen Services" we focus on repair.
Windscreen glass is not recyclable!
Most people think 'glass is glass', and that all windscreens that are replaced will be recycled into new windscreens. This is not the case. A windscreen is made of laminated glass - this means that the windscreen will not 'shatter' if it is involved in an impact incident. It also means that it will not be recycled when removed from the vehicle. Laminated glass also won’t 'break down' or decompose over time (although research is being done to establish ways to separate the glass from the plastic and recycle both). A windscreen dumped in our landfills will remain there forever. There is also a large energy cost incurred in the manufacture of a windscreen. Thousands of windscreens, which can be repaired, are removed unnecessarily from vehicles every year. Extending the life of a windscreen saves energy and resources.