How to tell if your RV window or windshield needs to be repaired or replaced?
If you enjoy the RV life, you likely are familiar with some of the hiccups that can come with life on the road. From engine trouble to a flat tire, to a chip in the windshield, you want to make sure you act sooner rather than later.
A small chip or crack in your RV windshield may not seem like that big a deal, but it can certainly turn into one if you’re not careful. Studies show that 90 percent of chips will spread into a larger crack within three years. And replacing a windshield is much more of a pain – and much more expensive – than repairing it.
This article will outline how to tell if you need an RV windshield repair or RV windshield replacement.
RV windshield repair or replacement?
If you notice or see an object hit your windshield that leads to a chip or crack, it’s best to get a closer look at it. When you have a chance, pull over and see how large and how deep the chip or crack is.
A common guide to determine how seriously to take the damage is if the chip or crack is larger than a quarter. Anything larger than a quarter may require an expert. If the crack or chip is large or deep enough, it can expand over time, leading to a bigger problem or bigger crack that could jeopardize your entire windshield. RV Glass Guru will come directly to you to examine the damage, make a recommendation, and fix it.
If it’s small enough, we’ll use a vacuum over the damaged area to remove air and moisture. Then our technician will fill the crack with resin to fill all the microcracks and help ensure it doesn’t grow or spread. Then our technician will use a UV light to harden the resin so there’s no chance the crack grows. This process can often take less than 30 minutes and helps ensure the long-term health of your windshield.
If the damage is larger than a quarter, it may be necessary to replace the windshield, but before you make that decision make sure to get help from one of our technicians. While the size of the damage may be bigger than a quarter, if it’s not deep, there may be other options. Contact RV Glass Guru.
RV window repair or replacement?
Chips and cracks on your RV windows are far less common. More common are broken seals on your RV windows that can lead to foggy glass. Since RVs spend a lot of time in different climates, it can cause condensation between the two-paned glass, leading to fogging.
RV Glass Guru can remove your windows, clean them, replace the seal, and reinstall the windows. Often, we can come to you to make this repair so you can get back on the road.
It’s always easier to repair your RV window than to replace it. When you notice fogging or another problem, it’s best to deal with the issue as soon as possible to avoid more long-term damage that could require RV window replacement down the line.
Your best bet is always to act fast or give us a call to provide a quick and easy assessment. For more information or for a free quote, visit: https://rvglassguruaz.com/