Windshield Repair as a process has been around a long time, and most people know it saves you money and time. What a lot of people don’t realize is that it is very good for the environment and saving energy!
One windshield weighs approximately 26 pounds. To make that one windshield, 156 gallons of water are used, and 52 pounds of carbon emissions are created.
Americans put 11 million tons of glass into landfills each year, and it takes 1 million years for glass to decompose!
Every time we repair a windshield instead of replacing and discarding it into a landfill (windshields are usually not recycled do to the cost and energy waste), we save energy, water, and landfill space. The transportation of glass is costly also, because of its weight it uses more gasoline to transport it!
This is in addition to the more evident reasons to repair, such as retaining the factory seal and the integrity of the vehicle’s roof strength in a rollover accident, avoiding any potential leaks of air or water, and for vehicles with a passenger side airbag, the passenger’s life could be saved by a good windshield seal.
All these reasons make it a no brainer, repair your windshield if you can!
(Real repair performed by Steve Puls, Rockford IL during his training week in Orlando)