Value of Maintaining the Auto Glass.
The the windshield is normally forsaken by just about every vehicle owner out there. People only think that its function is so minimal. It is seen as an object that only prevents the entry of unwanted matter into the vehicle. In a fact very few people know that the windshield is made to perform more than just acting as a wind protector. The auto glass has quite some functions compared to what we most believe. I would even want to imagine that the glass in your windshield is made to do much more function than just a normal window. Without a single part of the vehicle then I doubt the car would function as it should. This only proves that all the parts of a vehicle make it possible for it to function. Not only does the auto glass act as a protector, but also as a roof shield. It also took me quite some time to understand this, before I only saw it as a means of shielding the car occupants from the rains and extreme heat.
Long ago the windshields were made from pure glass. This is the same glass that is used to make the windows found in homes. Though the glass seemed to work well it was considered disastrous especially during accidents. Broken glass is seriously dangerous. Because of the damage the glass caused, glass manufacturing companies switched to making hard core glass. The modern glass has been designed in a way that it cannot shatter dangerously. It is important to note, however, that tampered windshields need to be repaired just as a measure of safety precaution.
Today, glass is used as a structural member. Looking at our phones we get to see that the screens are made of glass. Another function of the auto glass is providing support to the roof of the car. Generally the top part of the vehicle that is the roof is joined to the front and rear windshields, therefore the glasses provide support to the roof. A broken auto glass would be reason enough for the roof to get adversely destroyed if the car happens to be involved in an accident.
By now you must have realized just how important your auto glass shield is as a part of the vehicle. Suggestively, the auto glass should be in good condition so as to perform its purpose. Even the tiny chipped glass on the windshield is a risk to the rest of the car. It is therefore very important to get a replacement for the damaged part. With this then your car could be considered safe in general. For a minor damage then a glass company would be in a position to fix it but in an adverse damage, it would be considered best to get the whole windshield replaced.