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Windshield Cracks vs. Chips ǀ Windshield Glass Repair Richmond, VA

East End Glass Shop in Richmond, VA specializes in windshield glass repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

A chip refers to a small hole in your windshield. Chips usually occur from a piece of debris flying up and hitting your windshield while you are driving. Chips are minor and can usually be fixed easily and inexpensively by being filled in with resin.

There are some instances when you need to replace your windshield due to a chip. The first reason a chip requires replacement is if the chip is in the driver’s direct line of vision; this means that the chip distorts the driver’s view of the road and could cause potential danger. The second reason that a chip can lead to windshield replacement is if it is not fixed in a timely manner. If you have a chip in your windshield and do not have it repaired as soon as possible, it could spread and lead to widespread cracks in your windshield; this is why you never want to ignore windshield damage, no matter how small.

A crack refers to more extensive damage in your windshield. Cracks typically originate from one point but then spread, covering a larger portion of your windshield than a chip.

Cracks in your windshield, more often than not, mean that you need to have your windshield replaced. Cracks call for replacement instead of repair for several reasons. First of all, once you have a crack in your windshield, it is hard to contain it from spreading like you can with a chip. That means that something as simple as a pothole could damage your windshield even further. Secondly, cracks typically obscure the driver’s view of the road and are unsafe to drive with.

Whether you have a chip or a crack in your windshield, you should call us at East End Glass Shop in Richmond, VA. We specialize in windshield glass repair and can help you to determine if your windshield should be repaired or replaced.

Replacing Storm Windows ǀ Auto Windshield Repair Hanover, VA

East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA specializes in auto windshield repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

At East End Glass Shop, we don’t just specialize in auto windshield repair, we also replace and repair storm windows and screens in your home. So, what are some signs that you need to replace your storm windows?

  • The most obvious sign that your window needs to be replaced is if it’s broken or damaged. If this is the case, cover the window with cardboard until it can be repaired and get it fixed by professionals as soon as possible.
  • If you notice a spike in your home’s energy costs, it may be due to a draft coming through your windows. Inspect the windows around your home to see if this is the case. If you notice air coming through, it’s time to get your windows replaced.
  • If you want an upgrade to your home, whether you’re selling, hoping to cut energy costs, or just ready for a change, there are plenty of energy efficient options when it comes to windows to not only give your home a fresh look but to also save you some money in the long run.
  • Windows last about an average of 20 years. So, if you live in an older home, look into the last time that the windows were replaced. If it’s been a few decades, it’s definitely time for an upgrade.

For all of your auto windshield repair needs as well as your storm window needs, contact us at East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA.

Removing Ice From Your Windshield ǀ Auto Windshield Repair ǀ Richmond, VA

East End Glass Shop in Richmond, VA specializes in auto windshield repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

With the days getting colder, and the mornings getting even chillier than that, it’s going to become a common occurrence to step outside to leave for work and see our windshields covered in ice.

Here are some tips from yourmechanic.com on different methods to remove that pesky ice from your windshield:

  • If you find yourself without an ice scraper, you can use a credit card to remove the ice instead. First, turn on your car and get the defroster going to soften up the ice. Then, use a card that you don’t use as often to scrap the ice off.
  • You can purchase a de-icer spray for your car’s windshield, or you can easily make one of your own. There are several versions of the homemade spray. The first includes three parts vinegar to one part water. The second includes a bottle of rubbing alcohol and three drops of dish soap. Take these mixtures and add them to a spray bottle for an easy de-icer spray.
  • The last method to removing ice is by using warm water. You want to get about a gallon of warm water and pour it over your windshield to melt and soften the ice on your windshield for easy removal. However, be careful that you don’t get the water too hot, because that can cause your windshield to crack.

For all of your auto windshield repair needs in and around Richmond, VA, come to see us at East End Glass Shop.

Glass Furniture Tops ǀ Windshield Glass Repair Hanover, VA

East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA specializes in windshield glass repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

Not only do we offer windshield glass repair, we also offer home glass services like patio doors, storm windows, and screens. Another home glass service that we offer is glass furniture tops.

Adding glass tops to your valued furniture is a great choice and a smart investment.

Glass tops add life to your furniture by protecting them from scratches and stains. Wooden furniture is vulnerable to damage from pets, children, drinks, and any other household occurrence. So, if you have any furniture that you want to keep around for a while, glass tops are definitely the right choice.

Other options to protect your furniture, like table clothes or sheets, mean that your beautiful furniture is safe from harm, but it also means that you can’t see and enjoy the beauty of your furniture. With glass furniture tops, you are able to both protect and enjoy your furniture.

For all of your glass needs, whether it’s windshield glass repair, residential glass repair, or the installation of glass furniture tops, we are ere to help you at East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA.

Mirror Repair and Replacement ǀ Windshield Glass Repair Hanover, VA

East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA specializes in windshield glass repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

We can perform auto windshield repair on all makes and models and can even get your windshields up to date for inspection. Side windows, truck sliders, custom mirrors, or small rock chip repair— we have you covered in Richmond, VA and beyond.

Has one of your car’s mirrors cracked or fallen off? It’s important for your driving safety that you get these mirrors repaired and replaced as soon as possible.Rear view and side view mirrors help you to see other cars and objects that may otherwise be in your blind spots. So, if one of these mirrors is cracked or missing, you are at a higher risk of getting into an accident.

On top of putting yourself at risk for an accident, missing mirrors can also cause you to be stopped by the police, and nobody wants that.

Many insurance companies cover the replacement of rearview and side mirrors in your car. However, these are often inexpensive repairs, so depending on the amount of your insurance deductible, you may opt to not even use your insurance for these repairs.

If you experience a broken or missing mirror in your car, contact us as soon as you can, and we will be glad to repair these for you. We are even able to come to you for the repairs.

Covering all of Greater Richmond, VA, including Hanover, VA, we have fully equipped and radio dispatch trucks to perform windshield glass repair on the spot. We’re proud to process all insurance claims to get you on the road again as soon as possible. Our prompt, courteous, and professional service is just a phone call away. So, call us at East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA.

Convenient Mobile Service ǀ Auto Windshield Repair ǀ Richmond, VA

East End Glass Shop in Richmond, VA specializes in auto windshield repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

If you are looking for auto windshield repair on the go, we offer mobile service. Covering all of Greater Richmond, VA, we have fully equipped and radio dispatch trucks to perform windshield glass repair on the spot. We’re proud to process all insurance claims to get you on the road again as soon as possible. Our prompt, courteous, and professional service is just a phone call away.

If your windshield is badly damaged, you want to stop driving immediately before you cause further damage to your car or to yourself. Pull over to a safe area and give us a call. We will be there in no time to replace your windshield. We work with all makes and models.

If your windshield gets a minor chip, it is probably still safe to drive in order to get home or to work, but you want to get your windshield repaired as soon as possible before the damage gets worse. We can come to your home or to your work place and repair your windshield while you go about your everyday routine.

With our dedicated windshield glass technicians, you can have your glass products installed, repaired, replaced with no hassle. Our team, with decades of experience on our side, is dedicated to helping you get the quality you deserve.

For all of your auto windshield repair and replacement needs in and around Richmond, VA, contact us at East End Glass Shop.

Home Glass Repair ǀ Auto Windshield Repair Richmond, VA

East End Glass Shop in Richmond, VA specializes in auto windshield repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

We don’t stop with cars— we service patio doors, storm windows, and screens when they happen. We’re proud to process all insurance claims to provide you everything you need to keep your Richmond, VA home pristine and family safe.

Whether a bad storm has hit your home, or that stray baseball found its way to your window, we can repair and replace glass in your home as well.

If a window or glass door breaks in the home, be sure to clean up the broken glass immediately. A slice of bread is actually great for picking up those tiny glass shards that your broom may have missed.

Once the area is clean, cover the window with a piece of cardboard or plywood, depending on what you have around the home. This will help to keep the elements from entering into the home.

Immediately after that, you want to call us to repair your glass. You don’t want to wait around to repair the damage, because broken glass poses numerous safety risks to your family. We will even process your insurance claim for you.

Whether you are looking for auto windshield repair or home glass repair, we are here for you at East End Glass Shop in Richmond, VA.

When a Storm Hits ǀ Windshield Glass Repair Hanover, VA

East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA specializes in auto windshield repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

We don’t stop with cars— we service patio doors, storm windows, and screens when they happen. We’re proud to process all insurance claims to provide you everything you need to keep your Richmond, VA home pristine and family safe.

With hurricane season in full swing, damaged glass in your home is an increasing possibility. At East End Glass Shop, we are happy to help get your home safe and running again.

If a hurricane or major storm is headed your way, it’s a good idea to cover your windows with plywood. If a window does break in your home, immediately cover it with a piece of cardboard and remove your family from that room. Then, clean all of the debris and broken glass from the area.

When it comes to your car’s windshield, park your car in a garage if you have one to prevent any damage from the storm. However, if you don’t have a garage, try to park your car away from the line of any trees. Also, avoid driving anywhere during the storm to prevent damage to your windshield and to ensure your own personal safety.

Once the storm is over, give us a call at East End Glass Shop, and we will be happy to repair any broken glass in your car or home.

Windshield Repair vs. Replacement ǀ Auto Windshield Repair Hanover, VA

East End Glass Shop in Hanover, VA specializes in auto windshield repair. Our mission is crystal clear: to provide high-quality glass replacement and windshield glass repair at a price you’ll love. With us, you can get it right the first time and never have to worry about safety. With our same day service and over 52 years of experience, you’ll be safe and in the clear in no time.

If you get a crack in your windshield, don’t wait to call us. Even if it’s a small crack, over time it can spread and cause more damage. Depending on the size of the crack, your windshield may just need to be repaired or it may need to be replaced completely.

Windshield damage comes in two forms: chips and cracks. Chips typically occur when a rock or piece of debris hits your windshield. Chips are circular in pattern. Cracks create lines in your windshield and can vary in size.

According to Glass.com: “Whether or not your windshield can be repaired depends on three main factors: size, depth, and location. Larger, deeper cracks in the glass that extend to the edges of your windshield are much more likely to need replacement than small shallow chips away from the edges of your windshield.”

If you notice damage to your windshield, whether it’s a chip or crack, large or small, call us at East End Glass Shop.

Cleaning Your Windshields ǀ Windshield Glass Repair ǀ Richmond, VA

East End Glass Shop specializes in windshield glass repair in Richmond, VA. We also replace and repair glass in your home such as glass doors and windows. As windshield experts, we want to give you a few tips to help you keep your windshields clean:

  • If you have anything on the exterior of your car’s windshield, such as bird droppings or pollen, you can easily clean these off with some water and soap, and a little bit of elbow grease.
  • Keeping the interior of your car’s windshield is a little trickier. Streaks on the interior of the windshield can make it hard to see while you’re driving, especially at night.
  • The first thing you should do it wipe your windshield’s interior side with a microfiber towel to clean off any dust or dirt.
  • Then, spray your windshield’s interior with glass cleaner. Be sure it wipe it off in circular motions to avoid streaks.
  • Again, using a microfiber towel is more effective than a paper towel, because paper towels can leave behind particles.

Come see us at East End Glass Shop in Richmond, VA for all of your windshield and home glass needs. For more tips on cleaning your windshield, visit Tip Hero’s guide.