Vehicle glass is an essential component of any car, truck, or SUV. It includes windshields, side and rear windows, and roofs with glass panes. Side windows can be fixed or raised and lowered with a button or switch, or by using a hand-turned crank. Safety glass is a type of glass that breaks into small fragments when hit, but does not shatter.
It is encased in a thin layer of vinyl that keeps it in one piece and prevents glass fragments from flying out. Most passenger car windshields are made of safety glass. Laminated glass is created by sandwiching a layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) between two pieces of glass. The glass and PVB are sealed by pressure rollers and then heated, which chemically and mechanically bonds the PVB to the glass.
This combination of pressure and heat creates both mechanical and chemical bonding between the PVB and the glass. At our shop in Shreveport and Bossier City, LA, we have more than 30 years of experience replacing and repairing automotive glass. Depending on the size of the damage to your windshield, your vehicle may require replacement of the car's window. From playing a vital role in vehicle safety to being the resourceful woman who improved visibility for every driver, here are a few interesting facts about car glass that you may not know:.