Posted on September 16, 2011 by raysandsglass
Windshield repair can be an incredible improvement to the aesthetics and structural integrity of your automobile. When you incur a chip, crack or scratch out on the road it is reassuring to have the option of repair instead of replacement, which can be a money saver and a “green” alternative. These are the factors that motivate Ray Sands Glass to provide FREE windshield repair to customers in our Rochester community.
But not all windshield damage can be repaired, and we want customers to understand our intentions when we have to tell them that their glass must be replaced. We can’t repeat this enough: the windshield is essential to your automobile’s frame strength. Those pieces of laminated glass are what keep your body inside in the event of a collision and prevent the roof from collapsing in the event of a rollover. It makes us shudder to hear companies claim they can repair a crack up to a foot in length, this is considered an unsafe practice by most auto makers and Ray Sands Glass agrees.
There isn’t a responsible insurance company or body shop out there that would tell it’s safe to repair a foot long crack in the auto body’s frame. So why should the windshield be any different? The truth is it shouldn’t. The point of windshield repair is to fix the damage before it get large enough to jeopardize the roof support structure. When an dubious repairman slathers some compound on a large crack, it has the general effectiveness of a piece of scotch tape – it looks better but doesn’t hold up under pressure, when you need it most.
So please reconsider if you are thinking about trying to save a few dollars by avoiding replacement with a treacherous repair. It could be your life (or your passengers’) on the line!
Filed under: Auto Body Repair, Auto Glass Repair, Auto Glass Replacement, Uncategorized, Windshield Repair, Windshield Replacement, Windshield Safety | Tagged: Auto Glass Replacement, car safety, Windshield Repair, Windshield Safety | 2 Comments »
Posted on September 9, 2011 by raysandsglass
For anyone in the Rochester area that is even considering any type of home improvement, this is a great, free opportunity to shop around the local companies without making a dozen phone calls. With exhibitors covering every facet of home improvement, outdoors and in, you can ask questions and get some face to face answers from experts in a variety of fields. We are looking forward to discussing some of our most popular residential glass services with Rochester area residents, and helping them save a few dollars in the process.
One of those popular residential glass services is our “Get the Fog Out” procedure, which can repair windows in which the seal has failed and caused a permanent foggy appearance. We are really thankful that we have been able to offer this service which has saved our Western New Yorkers thousands upon thousands of dollars over the years, not to mention the tons of glass that is effectively insulating homes, instead of rotting in landfills. If you have fogged windows in your home, please come talk to us (for free) before you even consider the costly and inconvenient process of window unit replacement. We may just be able to help you out, the green way, at a fraction of the cost!
And before you head out for the home show, don’t forget to tune into Jim Salmon’s morning home repair clinic on WHAM 1180! Ray Sands Glass’ General Manager Dave Burns and Sales Manager Chris Green will be on the show discussing our residential fog removal process – how it works and how it saves you money. You can tune in between 7am and 8am to hear all about Get The Fog Out, and you can catch us at the Fall Home Show Saturday from 10am to 8pm or Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
We look forward to talking to you this weekend, whether it’s over the airwaves or face to face!
Filed under: foggy window repair, Get the Fog Out, Home Show, Ray Sands Glass, Residential Window Repair | Tagged: fall home show, fogged windows, home repair clinic, jim salmon, rochester area, wham 1180, window fog repair | 1 Comment »
Posted on September 2, 2011 by raysandsglass
While the nearing of 2011’s auto glass week might not titillate the everyday consumer, this is one of the highlights of the year for those in the auto glass industry. To us, it’s a great learning experience and a chance to find out about new ideas and catch up with old friends.
Getting together with other independent glass shops from around the country at Glass Week has often been inspirational to our business. The ideas seem to flow freely amongst the like minded crowd, to the benefit of all who attend. We often hear about new products and services that could benefit our customers or business practices that have been successful (or not so successful) in other auto glass companies.
Aside from the wealth of knowledge and experience of those who share our profession, we are also looking forward to finding out more about recent changes in the auto insurance industry. With two major insurance companies having made adjustments to their polices related to the auto glass repair and replacment, we look forward to finding out more about how it will affect our customers.
The Independent Glass Association (IGA) will also be introducing their new software program, which our co-owner and IGA Board Member, Dave Burns is particularly excited about. The new software could make the entire claims and repair process go more smoothly for everyone – even small to medium sized independent glass shops.
And while the Olympic competitions will be exciting to see, Ray Sands Glass generally doesn’t take part. We wouldn’t want to send our best manpower out of town for the competition and jeopardize the efficiency of taking care of our customers back home.
But as Dave Burns said “We don’t need a competition to tells us that we have one of the most qualified and proficient auto glass teams in the country”
Filed under: Auto Glass, Auto Glass Repair, Auto Glass Replacement, Auto Insurance, Independent Glass Association, insurance, Windshield Repair, Windshield Replacement | Tagged: auto glass week, iga, independent glass association, windshield olympics | Leave a comment »