When it comes to automotive glass, there are two main types of glass used: laminated glass and tempered glass. Laminated glass is an incredibly strong type of glass that can withstand impacts much more effectively than standard glass. It is created when two sheets of glass are joined by a layer of polyvinyl butyral between the sheets. This type of glass is used for windshields and can be repaired if there is a small crack or chip.
Tempered glass, on the other hand, is treated with rapid heating and cooling processes to create a hardened piece of glass that is four to five times stronger than before the tempering process. It is most commonly used in passenger windows of cars and when broken, it breaks into small pieces that are less likely to cause additional injury or damage. Safety glass is used in all automotive glass and is made to reduce the likelihood of injury, should it break. Windshields are manufactured from a lamination process, while side window glass and rear windshield glass are made of tempered glass.
Laminated glass offers the highest levels of safety in the event of an accident, while tempered glass is designed to break into small pieces that are less likely to cause additional injury or damage. When it comes to choosing the right type of automotive glass for your car, it's important to consider the purpose of each type of glass. Laminated glass is widely used in the automotive industry for its strength and durability, while tempered glass is mainly used for side window and rear windshields due to its ability to break into small pieces that are less likely to cause additional injury or damage. At Allstar Glass Corporation, we provide automotive glass services, including windshield repair, replacement or tinting, at affordable prices.
We use original safety and quality specifications for all our replacement glasses, so you can be sure you're getting the best quality product for your car.