Not all windshields are manufactured with the same type of components. It is always a good idea to understand what a windshield is made of before you make a purchase. Our company only uses the highest quality of glass, as we understand the importance of safety for our customers.
What are Windshields Made From?
Windshield glass includes a variety of components, such as silica sand, dolomite, limestone, cullet, and soda ash. A windshield may also contain small amounts of aluminum oxide and potassium oxide. All of these components are combined with water and heated at a very high temperature to create glass. All of these ingredients are fused together, as this process is known as chemical fusion.
How Does Windshield Glass Differ from Other Types of Glass?
The glass in your windshield is often referred to as laminated glass, as two pieces are laminated together during the manufacturing process. These components are also combined with heat and pressure to ensure the highest level of safety. The glass doesn’t shatter during an accident but adheres to the central layer of vinyl for additional protection.
The rest of the vehicle includes “tempered glass,” as it is created by heating it to high temperatures to make it stronger than non-tempered glass. This type of glass is designed to break into small pieces in the event of an accident, as the main goal is to prevent injuries due to large pieces of glass.
It is always important to ask an auto glass technician if they use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). This type of windshield is produced with the original equipment for top-quality glass. Our company only uses the best products to ensure that you are well-satisfied with your replacement. Feel free to reach out and call us today to learn more about the window replacement process!