When it comes to automotive glass, there are two main types: laminated glass and tempered glass. Laminated glass is the most common type of glass used in vehicle windshields, while tempered glass is used for rear and passenger seat windows. In this article, we'll explain what windshield glass is called, how it's made, and the differences between laminated and tempered glass. Laminated glass, also known as safety glass, is the most common type of glass used in vehicle windshields. It consists of two pieces of glass with a thin layer of vinyl in between them.
This lamination process helps to reduce the likelihood of injury if the glass breaks. When a small object hits a piece of laminated safety glass, usually only the outer layer of the windshield that is hit breaks. Tempered glass, also known as toughened glass, is four to five times stronger than untempered glass of the same thickness. It's most commonly used in passenger windows of cars, while laminated glass forms the front and rear windshields most of the time. When tempered glass breaks, it's designed to break into small pieces that are less likely to cause additional injury or damage. For windshield replacement, you have the option of selecting a replacement made by a company that makes OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) windshields, or aftermarket glass made by non-OEM manufacturers.
The second type of aftermarket automotive glass comes from the OEM, but was created on a different production line. Allstar Glass Corporation provides automotive glass services, including windshield repair, replacement or tinting, at prices you can afford. If you're looking for a reliable and affordable option for your car's windshield replacement needs, Allstar Glass Corporation is here to help.