Having the proper windshield for your RV, Semi-Truck or Commercial Vehicle is not only important for your safety, but it can also save you money. That’s why when you notice chips or cracks in your glass—no matter how small—it’s important to get it repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. This will both keep the driver safe, and save you money in the long run.

First, you will need to make a quick inspection that will only cost you 25 cents—you will need to grab a quarter from your wallet! If you are able to cover a crack or chip on your windshield with a quarter, it’s likely that you’ll only need a repair. If the damage is larger, however, you will most likely need an entirely new windshield. Regardless of the size of the damage, any cracks or chips that are directly in the driver’s line of sight should be addressed immediately.

Due to the size and shape of large, one-piece windshields for RVs, Semi-Trucks and Commercial Vehicles, there is an increased risk for damage to spread quickly. This could lead to reduced visibility and make an already unsafe driving condition even worse.

For damage smaller than the size of a quarter, a minor repair might be all that is necessary. It is not recommended to use a budget-friendly glass repair kit, as these commonly end up being only a temporary solution. Instead, we encourage you to visit a reputable glass repair shop that can professionally seal and repair small chips and cracks in your windshield. Custom Glass Solutions works with a large network of glass shops nationwide and can help you find one in your area. While it may be more expensive upfront, a professional fix helps ensure the damage will not get worse and end up costing even more money to replace your windshield.

It’s also important to note that replacing a windshield of this size requires expert training and special tools. Attempting to fix the windshield yourself can not only further the damage but risk the safety of yourself and other drivers. Working with the professionals at Custom Glass Solutions ensures that you will receive the best quality replacement from a glass shop that has experience installing windshields of large vehicles. Plus, a professional windshield replacement can typically be completed in less than one hour!

If you find cracks or chips in your RV, Semi-Truck or Commercial Vehicle windshield, make a call no matter how small. Custom Glass Solutions has a call center in Worthington, Ohio that is equipped to handle all of your glass replacement and repair questions. We are also able to work with most insurance companies, and we offer a limited warranty that is honored at all of the glass shops in our network.