Rapid Glass provides the highest quality auto glass repair and windshield replacement at affordable prices. We use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts and our installers are certified to ensure your auto glass repair or replacement and windshield repair or replacement meets or exceeds the strictest auto glass industry standards. We are dedicated to serving Coon Rapids, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and nearby suburbs, and we stand behind all of our windshield replacements with an industry leading National Lifetime Warranty.
Because of the natural forces that frequently bombard our drivers in Coon Rapids and Minneapolis, cracked windshield repair and automotive glass repair has become a necessity.
When a rock or flying debris strikes your windshield, a certain amount of glass is displaced, allowing air and moisture to work their way into the damaged area. Repairing the damaged area involves injection of a special resin using a tool that attaches directly to auto glass. Once injected, this resin is then cured and polished to restore the clarity of the glass. When a chip or crack occurs, it often spreads into the windshield's inner layer of plastic, called Poly Vinyl Butyral, or PVB, which is sandwiched between two layers of glass. In some instances, a drill is used to make a clean passageway to the plastic, where the resin is injected to repair the damage.
Our windshield repair accomplishes two tasks: it prevents the damage from spreading to the rest of the windshield, and it improves the visual clarity of the damaged area, especially if the repair is made in a timely manner to prevent contaminants, which cannot be easily removed, from finding their way into the windshield. Some windshield repair specialists also say that the structural integrity of the windshield is improved, though no publicly available tests exist that support this claim. Restoring the windshield's structural strength should be a top priority for repairers because structural strength relates di