If you have a sunroof in your car, it is likely one of your favorite amenities on your vehicle. It provides immediate fresh air, a beautiful view of the sky, sunshine, and the ability to let warm air out of the car without opening the side windows. It gives your car a sporty look and allows you some flexibility without owning a convertible. But, just like your windshield, if the glass of your sunroof cracks, you need to know what to do to get it fixed.
What you should know about tempered glass
Most sunroof glass is made of tempered glass, as opposed to laminated glass that is nearly always used for your windshield. Tempered glass is made by rapidly heating and cooling the glass. This process gives the glass added strength and protects against shattering. So, if you are involved in an accident and your sunroof (or side/back windows break), the glass will not shatter all over the passengers in your vehicle. Instead, tempered glass breaks into small, dull, pebble-like pieces that very rarely cause any injury.
When tempered glass breaks, however, it generally cannot be repaired, but often needs to actually be replaced. So, if you notice a crack in your sunroof, it is especially important to get it to a reputable auto glass repair shop for an assessment. Cracks can very easily grow and the sooner your sunroof is fixed, the better.
Team Acme: Auto Glass Experts
Team Acme is an AGRSS (Auto Glass Safety Council) accredited auto glass repair shop with more than a decade of experience working with customers in the Las Vegas area. We are experts in all types of auto glass repair, including windshields, side and back glass as well as sunroofs. We are conveniently located right off of the 215 Freeway in Henderson and easy to find.
Often, when there is a crack in a sunroof, our team can simply replace the glass without replacing the entire unit. We can order the exact same type of high quality glass used for your original sunroof (OEM glass), so you can rest assured that you are getting the best possible repair. And, when needed, for certain vehicle models, we can also replace the entire unit and get you back on the road fast!
Team Acme provides the highest quality installations with excellent customer service and competitive pricing. We can also help you file an insurance claim for auto glass repair (yes, even for your sunroof). Our knowledgeable customer service team can help you determine if filing is a viable option for you. Our customers are the most important part of our business and we strive to make you happy. We realize that recommendations and repeat customers are key to our business, so know that if you choose us, we will take care of you!
So, if you look up to the sky and see a crack in the glass of your sunroof, contact Team Acme as soon as you’re safely off the road. We can give you a free estimate on the repair and a sense of how long it will take to have you back on the road.