When you sit down behind the wheel of your automobile, having windows and mirrors devoid of cracks and crevices isn’t just a matter of aesthetics, it’s a matter of safety. For Class C RVs, Valley Glass offers the services you need to repair or replace windshield damage. Our top priorities are your safety and satisfaction.
Repairing vs Replacing Your Windshield
This really comes down to the extent of damage and where it is located. Because even small damage can spread and compromise the entire piece of glass, careful observation of even the tiniest cracks and chips is required.
The Extent of the Windshield Damage
As experts in RV windshield repair, we suggest that if the damage is larger than a quarter, replacement is the way to go, particularly if larger cracks and chips are directly in the driver’s line of sight.
Small cracks in the windshield of a motorhome can quickly spread, reducing visibility and creating unsafe driving conditions due to their shape and size. Regardless of their size, windshield cracks and chips that are directly in the driver’s line of sight frequently call for replacement rather than repair.
Costs for RV Glass
A new windshield can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on its size, shape, availability, and type. The glass itself, as well as the technical expertise and labor of our specialists to replace the windshield, contribute to the cost of replacing a motorhome windshield. It is important to review your insurance coverage for the final costs.
The windshields of a damaged RV fall into one of two categories: irreparable and repairable. The difference in cost between repairing and replacing an RV windshield is significant, but the windshield’s importance to safety takes the highest priority.
Repairing the windshield is less expensive if we can determine that the damage does not affect safety or vision. The best way to increase your chances of only needing a repair is to bring in your RV right away. Damage can increase overnight.
The replacement of an RV windshield requires us to use specialized equipment. It has to be installed correctly to protect you and your family on the road and to guarantee that the warranty will cover your expenses should something happen.
Minor chips or cracks are more likely to spread and cause additional damage to the glass on a large, one-piece RV windshield because of its size and shape. Call our professional technicians to seal and repair minor chips and cracks. Even small damage can compromise an entire motorhome windshield. A professional chip repair can stop damage from spreading if done correctly.
We specialize in Class C RV glass work. Because RV windshield replacements are distinct from windshield replacements in regular automobiles, it is important to bring your RV into us. We have the resources and expertise necessary to deal with RVs.
The glass we install and the work we do is all protected under warranty. Depending on your situation and what kind of windshield you need, we also offer mobile services. There are certain things we can only do at one of our locations.
The Procedure for Changing the Windshield
Our experienced technicians follow specific procedures when replacing an RV windshield. We remove a layer of the old urethane sealant and clean the remaining old urethane seal. Then we prepare both the glass and motorhome body for a new urethane seal. Then we touch up any scratched areas with a primer to prevent rust. Applying a new urethane seal to the RV body is required. Then we set the new windshield and ensure proper positioning and reinstall the molding, cowling, and any other pieces that were initially removed.
Although damage to your windshield is not always in your control, there are precautions you can take to prevent it.
Check your RV’s windshield on a regular basis for damage, and get even minor damage fixed right away. Keeping an eye on the windshield condition is the most effective strategy for minimizing damage. Contact us if you spot even the tiniest rock chip or other damage.
Check the windshield for any and all damage before you buy a used RV or take your current motorhome on the road. Check around the windshield’s perimeter for rusty stains. The windshield may warp and crack as a result of rust. Rust suggests that the windshield might be damaged, despite the fact that the initial inspection may reveal no damage. It can save you thousands of dollars to address any rust issues near your windshield.
At Valley Glass, we’ve been providing quality service to the people of Utah and Idaho since 1956. Valley Glass has been safely installing windshields for decades. Our installers are expertly trained and certified. We have a number of locations that are easy to access, or we can come to you with our convenient mobile service. We are approved by all insurance companies, and have a friendly staff that can assist you with your insurance claim.