Welcome to Ever-Ready Glass!

We're pleased to introduce you to our company. This website will provide you with information about our specialty glass products and our glass installation and repair services. Are you planning to redecorate or renovate your living area? Come see our numerous applications and see the many uses glass can have in your home or business.

 

Auto Glass

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On average, once every seven years, every vehicle will need a windshield repair or replacement.


Introduction

 

With those odds, our business is great. Your Car is probably the second largest investment you will make. If you have an accident, the glass in your car needs Professional attention.

Ever-Ready Glass offers Service at Your House, Business, Body shop, Garage or one of Our Service Centers

 

We can give you a free glass quote.  Click Here for Free Glass Quote 


We invite you see what we have to offer you.
Please Browse our site, and if you have any questions, answers are an E-Mail away!

 

 

Auto Glass - Repair or Replace?


If it is in a vehicle, we can do it. We have one of the largest inventories of glass in the Southwest. We provide Radio and Computer Dispatched Service to your Home or Business.

Our Approved Vendor status with Most Insurance Companies means that we can take the hassle out of your repair or replacement, with our Electronic Claims Processing. In the case of Windshield Chip and Minor Crack repair, most Insurers will waive your deductible, making your service Free.


 

Training

 

Training at Ever-Ready Glass is an ongoing, process because your safety is our first priority.

Glass installers at many glass shops are given minimal training, in some cases as little as 2 weeks, and then sent out to install your windshield.

 

Our technicians are given extensive training by seasoned veterans in the industry, training by outside sources in both the classroom and the shop.

 

To do the job properly and safely requires a clear understanding the safety issues involved, as well as many hours of hands-on experience.

 

Ever-Ready Glass Services

·        Auto glass Replacement

·        Windshield Repair

·        Home and Business Glass Replacement

·        Tinting Auto, Home and Business

.     24 Hour Emergency service

·        Commercial Glass

·        Windows & Doors

·        Service at our House or Yours

·        Free Quotes; Phone, Fax or Internet

·        4 Locations to serve you

·        Mobile Service

·        Electronic Claims Processing

·        Written Warranties

·        Quality Service

 

We also can Tint your auto glass with the finest products on the market. Tinting reduces the heat inside your automobile, which is critical to longer interior life and enhances your comfort. Tinting also provides an extra measure of safety from flying glass particles in the case of a collision. More Information on tinting can be found Here

 

 

Auto Glass Facts

Auto glass plays a major part in the design of modern vehicles. The glass in your vehicle acts as an important part of the design of the passenger compartment to withstand the crushing of the roof in a roll-over, and to manage energy transfer in less severe accidents.

The windshield is one of the primary safety components of vehicle design crash management, and it is utilized for passenger side air bag deployment. During an accident, a passenger-side air bag can blow an improperly installed windshield completely out of a vehicle.
A windshield that dislodges from the body of the vehicle will not provide the necessary support for the passenger compartment, nor allow the airbag to work properly.

The windshield is a major structural component of an automobile that must meet Federal crash and rollover standards. FMVSS


Types of Auto Glass

 

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is a single layer of glass that is heat treated to increase impact resistance. It is heated to around 1100 Degrees (F) then rapidly cooled. It is made to size and shape, as it cannot be cut after manufacture.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass consists of two panes of glass permanently bonded together with a tough interlayer of plastic under heat and pressure into a single piece.

Windshields are made up of two layers of tempered Glass and a central layer of Plastic. These are laminated together to form a visual and Structural unit in your car.

Tints and Colors

Tinting is done by adding metallic ingredients to the glass mixture during manufacturing. Depending on the ingredients used, the color and performance properties will be different. Tinted glass in vehicles are called variously, Solar, Privacy, and Shaded


Safety

 

Safety Standards

All vehicles sold in the United States must meet or exceed the following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Passenger Airbag Deployment
[FMVSS 49 CFR 571.208]
The airbag bounces off the windshield to absorb the initial deployment. This may shatter the windshield but as long as the windshield stays in place it is still serving its intended purpose.

Structural Strength
[FMVSS 49 CFR 571.216]
In an accident in which the vehicle rolls over, the strength of the front of the passenger compartment depends primarily upon the windshield. As much as 60% of roof strength is lost if the glass separates from the vehicle body resulting in a crushed roof.

Containment
[FMVSS 49 CFR 571.219]
If you are in a crash, it is important that debris from outside the vehicle not enter the passenger compartment and that passengers be kept inside the vehicle.

Older cars 1960's had windshields in rubber gaskets to hold them in place


Glossary

 

Adhesives
Compounds that are used to bond together different materials by surface attachment.

Bulletproof Glass
is actually plastic of varying densities and construction.

Encapsulated
Has the exterior molding applied to the glass and is bolted thru the body from the inside.

Fixed
Usually glued into the body and covered with trim on the outside of the body.

FMVSS
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer. This means that the glass meets the original specifications for safety and quality as the glass that it came with from the factory.

Privacy
Privacy Glass comes in a wide range of colors, depending on manufacturer and vehicle.

Shaded
Shading refers to the dark color band on the top of most windshields.