Back glass isn’t as commonly damaged as your front windshield, but it can happen. Whether a tree branch fell through your rear windshield, you got into a car accident, or had a break-in, a damaged rear window is not something to be left ignored. You’ll need a back glass replacement. Here is what you need to know about back glass replacement.
Repairs Aren’t an Option for Back Glass
The most important thing to know about back glass replacement is that it will almost always be the only solution for a damaged rear window. This is because that rear window is made with tempered glass to allow you to break through it more easily in the case of an emergency.
Glass repairs are more for chipped glass and not shattered glass. A damaged rear window is more likely to crack or shatter and will require a replacement in most cases.
Take the Necessary Precautions After Back Glass Replacement
Like a windshield replacement, you will need to take the necessary precautions following a back glass replacement to ensure that everything dries and sets properly. These precautions include avoiding ammonia-based products that can eat away at the enamel, avoiding car washes for a few days that could damage the seals in the new glass, and removing the tape after four hours and keeping it out of the sun to avoid any tape residue or damage to the paint on your car.
Any damage to your rear window should be taken just as seriously as your front windshield. You will need to schedule a back glass replacement right away. Give us a call if you would like to learn more.