Effects of Stress on Windshield Chips and Cracks

When the weather gets colder windshields will contract and develop a more concave shape. This added tension increases the likelihood that a small chip will develop into a larger crack. Warm weather is more likely to cause vertical cracks and the windshield expands.

Temperature is not the only factor that can cause a crack. Driving over uneven terrain or a speed bump too fast can cause a ding to become a crack as well. In fact any pressure that is applied to a corner of the chip has a high probability of turning it into a unrepairable crack.

Breaker Glass Windshield Repair

Getting your windshield repaired by Breaker Glass Co. early can stop the damage from spreading and save you the cost of a new windshield replacement