If it’s broken or “basag”, with crack or “lamat”. Some people will say that it’s still ok, but if it hampers visibility at all, whether because of cracks, chips, or scratches, then we recommend you replace your windshield. This is for our own protection and to avoid accidents when driving.
Laminated glass is glass with a plastic interlayer known as polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Upon a strong enough impact, cracks form on the glass, most commonly known as a spider web. It is considered safe because there is little to no risk of sharp shards breaking off and hurting anyone nearby. Also, visibility is only minimally impaired.
Tempered glass, sometimes referred to as toughened glass, undergoes a process of heating and cooling to strengthen it. However, when hit hard enough, tempered glass tends to shatter into small pieces.
A replacement might take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the vehicle and the kind of installation. No need for you to leave your vehicle with us overnight. Our accredited service providers can install it while you wait. Polyurethane is superior to silicone, as silicone is only a sealant and not an adhesive. Users of silicone, typically paired with butyl tape, frequently report rusting of their pinch weld. Proper polyurethane acts as both a sealant and an adhesive, minimizing the risk of rust by not only keeping the windshield or rear window in place but also sealing it against water. Comglasco Aguila Glass uses only high-quality polyurethane to ensure good and proper installation every time.
Polyurethane is superior to silicone as silicone is really only a sealant and not an adhesive. Users of silicone, usually paired with butyl tape, also usually experience rusting of their pinch weld. Proper polyurethane acts as both sealant and adhesive, guaranteeing that not only does your windshield or backglass stay in place, but it is also sealed from water and will therefore minimize the risk of rusting. Comglasco Aguila Glass only uses high-quality polyurethane, ensuring a good, proper installation every time.
We deliver! We call it “offsite installation”, you can call and reach out to us to schedule a delivery and our high-caliber installers can install it offsite. The best part is that we can cater to you because we have branches all over Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Windshields do protect the passengers from ultraviolet (UV) radiation since the vast majority of it does not penetrate through the glass. Plus, the total UV radiation is reduced by over 99% if it is tinted and window tints make the interior of the vehicle significantly cooler, as well as provide comfort to your eyes by reducing glare from the sun; keeping the passengers comfortable.
Five years is the average lifespan of a car windshield but the longevity of it would still depend on how frequently a car is driven outside because constant heating and cooling due to changes in weather temperature are one of the main reasons that shorten its lifespan resulting in why cracks or “lamat” suddenly appear.
Warranty is exclusive only for re-sealing which is valid for a period of one (1) month. It does not cover the repair or replacement of a broken car glass after the installation service within the warranty period.
Taking care of the windshield is easy by following these four simple steps.
Clean your windshield and windows often. This is to ensure that your visibility is not hampered by such elements as dust, bug splatter, bird droppings, leaves, and so on. When cleaning, do not use a glass cleaner that contains ammonia because this type of chemical is harmful to the glass, and also destroys windshield tint; ruining the physical appearance of the glass. You may use vinegar as it does a decent job removing dust and water spots, or use alcohol-based instead of ammonia-based ones. Be sure to use a microfiber cloth or cotton towels since these are the type of cloth that is specially made for surfaces like windshields.
Maintain your wiper blades. Wiper blades will wear out over time so it is best to have it checked if it’s not broken because the metal part of a worn-out wiper blade might come in contact with the glass which could lead to scratch marks. Regularly clean the wiper blades by wiping off the dust that has accumulated on them, but when the wiper blades are no longer effective, have it replaced as this could already be a sign of wear and tear that may damage your windshield.
Park in a shaded area. Despite its ability to withstand heat from sun exposure, a windshield still has its limits. The glass tension will weaken over time; damaging the windshield and shortening its lifespan. For this reason, it is advised to have your car parked in areas where shade is available. This will not only maintain your windshield in good condition but also prevents the car interior from fading.
Close your doors gently. An intense vibration caused by the slamming of the door when closing can loosen the adhesives of the glass when done repeatedly over time. This could also cause small cracks that are not visible to eventually start to appear. So, gently close the doors to prevent this situation from happening.
Learn more on how to install a windshield properly, click here
Windshields are not made to be bulletproof because car glasses are designed to shatter easily into small pieces or “butil-butil” in appearance which makes the glass safer in the event of an accident.
Whatever the type of crack is, may it be big or small, it is best to have it replaced since there are small cracks that are not visible to repair; leaving the said cracks untreated. Plus, having your windshield replaced means that the newly installed glass is free from unwanted scratches and stains.
There are classifications of windshield glass, namely Clear Tempered Glass, Fully Tempered Glass, and Clear Laminated Glass. The differences between the three are as follows:
Clear Tempered Glass is the type of glass that has gone through a process that balances internal stresses which causes the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards, which then makes the small pieces of glass to less likely cause injury in the event of an accident.
Fully Tempered Glass is almost the same as Clear Tempered Glass. What makes it different is that it shatters easily and is grainy or “butil-butil” in appearance, which is much smaller than the small granular chunks of broken Clear Tempered Glass.
The prices of Comglasco Aguila Glass vary according to location. So, the cost to replace a windshield will most likely depend on the location of the client as well as the model and year of the client’s car.
Yes, we have 2 types of acrylics (1) Casted Acrylic and (2) Extruded Acrylic.
(1) CASTED ACRYLIC SHEETS, as the name suggests, are manufactured by a process whereby MMA (Methyl Methacrylate Monomer) liquid is pumped into a mold made from two sheets of glass. Casted Acrylic sheets lend themselves to ease fabrication. Cutting with a conventional saw will give you a cleaner cut.
(2) EXTRUDED ACRYLIC SHEETS are produced by continuously pushing acrylic mass through a form, while the chemical process takes place.
Yes we do! You can check this page for more information – Advertising Products
Basketball boards, also known as backboards, can be made from a variety of materials. The most common materials used in the construction of basketball boards include:
Tempered glass: This is the most popular material used in professional basketball backboards. It offers excellent visibility, durability, and consistent ball response. Tempered glass is also scratch-resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures.
Acrylic: This material is lighter and more affordable than tempered glass. Acrylic backboards also offer good ball response and durability, but they can be more prone to scratching.
Polycarbonate: This material is even lighter and more affordable than acrylic. Polycarbonate backboards are very durable and can withstand impact, making them ideal for use in schools and recreational centers.
Signs and displays: Acrylics are often used to create signs and displays due to their transparency, durability, and ability to be easily molded into various shapes and sizes.
Windows and skylights: Acrylics can be used as a substitute for glass in windows and skylights. They are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and offer good insulation properties.
Automotive parts: Acrylics are used in the automotive industry to create headlight lenses, taillight lenses, and instrument panels. They offer good optical clarity and are resistant to UV radiation.
Bathtubs and shower enclosures: Acrylics are used to create bathtubs and shower enclosures due to their durability, ease of cleaning, and resistance to scratches and stains.
Art and design: Acrylics are a popular medium for artists and designers. They can be used to create paintings, sculptures, and other art pieces due to their versatility, vibrant colors, and ability to be mixed with other materials.
Medical devices: Acrylics are used in the medical industry to create various medical devices, including dentures, orthotics, and prosthetics. They are biocompatible, easy to mold, and offer good clarity.