Auto Glass Explained
The term “Auto Glass” is the term which is used to refer to the automotive glass. An automotive glass is a special type of a glass that is usually fitted on any automotive so as to protect the driver. It may be for the reasons of protecting the passengers from elements. Such may include protection from the wind. The auto glass in most of the cases will be fitted on the parts such as the side and the rear windows and the windscreen of any automotive. In other types of automotive, such as those meant for luxury, the auto glass may be also fitted on the roof of such an automobile.
The most common way of raising and lowering the auto glasses especially those found on the side windows is usually done by the use of the hands. However, the production trend of most of the automotive is that they are coming with automated auto glasses. This is especially to the side windows.
The main reason for using the auto glass such as the windshield is to protects the driver from the debris and the too much wind. In the same time, the driver is also able to get some comfort. The auto glasses are usually held into place by the use of a channel. In case the auto glass gets broken, the glass fragments are usually held by the channel to prevent them from flying. The usage of the auto glass involves the use of the laminated auto glasses. One of the reason as to why the laminated auto glasses are used today is that the auto glass will not break into larger pieces in cases when it gets broken.
There exist more than one types of auto glasses which may be fitted on the automotive today. The two categories of the most used types of auto glasses are the laminated type of auto glasses or the tampered type of the auto glasses. The most used among this category of auto glass is the laminated auto glass which may be seen as the traditional type but they are still in use today. This type of auto glass is made by placing together two glass sheets using the polyvinyl butyral which is placed in between the two glass sheets.
The tampered glass on the other side is a type of auto glass which is made through the process of fabrication as a one ply product. After fabrication, the glass will then be subjected to rapid process of heating and cooling so as to make the tampered glass. Incase the tampered glass gets broken is will only form small pieces which are pebble like and not sharp and dangerous.