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Why It's Important to Use Proper Sealants to Install New Auto Glass

Last updated 6 years ago

If you’re working with a seasoned auto glass repair expert, installing a new windshield or window can be a breeze. However, even some auto glass repair “experts” fail to recognize the importance of using the highest quality materials when replacing glass. While some auto glass repair companies are more concerned with their bottom line, Glass on the Move believes in installing your auto glass properly! That’s why we don’t skimp on vital materials like auto glass sealant. Here’s a look at why high-quality sealants, also referred to as adhesives, are so important when installing new auto glass.

  • Proper Adhesion

If you’re having a new window or windshield installed, you want to make sure it’s applied snugly. However, your new window or windshield is not likely to stay snug when using a low-quality sealant. Sealants with slower curing times are more susceptible to complications, which means a less secure seal. Improper adhesion can cause cracks, air leaks, or water leaks to develop, which decrease the lifespan of your auto glass replacement.

  • Safety of Auto Glass

In addition to protecting you from the weather and debris, auto glass is actually designed to keep you safe during a collision. Modern windshields are built to reduce occupant ejection, support the roof structure, and enhance airbag performance. When your auto glass fails due to improper sealant use, the ability of your vehicle to protect you during a collision is reduced dramatically.

  • Shorter Wait Times, Greater Confidence

Although you should never drive a vehicle immediately after new auto glass has been installed, higher quality advanced cure sealants can reduce wait times without sacrificing sealant strength. Not only will you get behind the wheel faster, but you’ll be 100% sure that the sealant has done its job before you hit the road.


For high-quality auto glass repair and installation services, contact Glass on the Move in Oakland by calling (510) 338-4791.


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