No matter what you drive a car or a van, safety is of utmost importance. The windshield of your vehicle plays the important role of protecting you from the wind, rain and dust particles and is also shatter-proof which ensures that it won’t break into pieces and cause any severe injuries even if, your vehicle meets with an accident. Windshields are made of special glasses which are very different from the regular glasses.
The Main Type of Glasses Used On Windshield
The windshield of a vehicle is mainly made of two type of auto glass, and that includes:
- Laminated Glass: Laminated glasses are made by sticking two sheets of glass together with the help of a sheet of PVB (polyvinyl butyral) between them. This ‘sandwich’ is fused together by subjecting it to high temperatures. It is because of this that it won’t’ break into pieces during a collision. They are specially designed to endure heavy impacts. This ensures that the passenger is not harmed by the flying shards of glasses causing severe injuries. In cases, where the passenger is thrown into the window during an accident, the laminated glass acts as a cushion.
- Tempered Glass: Unlike laminated glasses, tempered glass is a single-ply glass which is made by heating it at first and then rapidly cooling it down. If, met with an accident a tempered glass instead of breaking into harmful shards will shatter into thousands of pebble-like pieces without sharp edges which are more or less harmless.
To conclude, one can say that the automobile glasses are made keeping in mind the safety of a passenger. Therefore, it is important that you should keep it in good condition by regularly taking it to an auto glass repair service.